Monday, 3 September 2012

Muhyi ad-Din ibn ‘Arabi (q.s.) on Women

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Shaykh al-Akbar Muhyi ad-Din ibn ‘Arabi (q.s.) said, “Whoever knows the worth of women and the mystery reposing in them will not refrain from loving them, indeed, love for them is part of the perfection of a man who knows God, for it is a legacy of the Prophet (s.a.w.) and a Divine Love.”

"Oh, her beauty - the tender maid!
Its brilliance gives light like lamps to One travelling in the dark.
She is a Pearl hidden in a shell of hair as black as jet,
A pearl for which thought dives and remains unceasingly in the depths of that ocean.
He who looks upon her deems her to be a gazelle of the sand-hills,
Because of her shapely neck and the loveliness of her gestures."

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