Jalal al-Din Rumi
Reading this (very interesting article, please read), I came accross:
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. –
– Jalal al-Din Rumi
and then I came accross this in the same article:
‘In the screaming gale of Love, the intellect is a gnat.
How can intellects find space to wander there?’
‘Do not remain a man of intellect among the lovers, especially if you love that
May the men of intellect stay far from the lovers, may the smell of dung stay
far from the east wind!
If a man of intellect should enter, tell him the way is blocked, but if a lover
should come, extend him a hundred welcomes!
By the time intellect has deliberated and reflected, love has flown to the
By the time intellect has found a camel for the hajj, love has circled the
Love has come and covered my mouth. It says: ‘Throw away your poetry, and
come to the stars!”
I am currently doing some research that lead me to the article by Abdal Hakim Murad. I have about 20 different explorer windows open and am so tempted to just follow the call of the second poem right now. Mmmmm, nah, I can’t.