Photo: Three women from Damascus in traditional dress by Pascal Sebah, 1873
The Prophet said that women totally dominate men of
intellect and possessors of hearts.
But ignorant men dominate women, for they are
shackled by an animal ferocity.
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 the radiance of God, she is not your beloved. She
is a creator
– you could say that she is not created.
'The Mathnawi of Jalalu’dín Rumi - Book 1/ Vol 1: The spiritual couplets of Jalaludin Rumi'
by Jalalu'din Rumi (Author), Michael Bielas (Editor)
A corrected text of the mystical couplets of Jalalu'din Rumi, offered in the present day English of America. Based on the original, magnificent translation completed in 1925 by Reynold Nicholson. This version of the Mathnawi of Rumi is a complete and accurate rendition into current English usage providing the reader with a spiritual description of life on this apparently limited earth-plane, containing insights which provide the possibility of opening the door to understanding the full glory of human potential.