Saturday, 10 October 2009
The Honour of Women
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
When Adam (a.s.) was Created, he was exalted in all Creation. For that, the ego manifested itself. To put man in his place, woman was Created. And she was ever Created to be desired. Man, in his desire of woman, forgoes his lofty station and exalted status to chase her. It is by that desire, that Adam (a.s.) forgot Allah (s.w.t.) for but a moment and was Chastised.
He will say: "O my Lord! why hast Thou, Raised me up blind, while I had sight (before)?" (Surah ThaHa:125)
Women are also honoured to carry within themselves the greatest secret - that of human life. They are the vessels of Allah’s (s.w.t.) Creation. Mawlana Jalal ad-Din ar-Rumi (q.s.) wrote:
"The Prophet to whose speech the world was enslaved,
Used to say, “Speak to me, O ‘Aishah!”
The Prophet said that women dominate men of intellect,
And Possessors of Heart,
And ignorant men dominate women,
For they are shackled by the ferocity of animals.
They have no kindness, gentleness, or love,
Since animality dominates their nature.
Love and kindness are human attributes,
Anger and sensuality belong to the animals.
She is not your 'Sweetheart' - she is the Radiance of God."