Posted by: samandal | August 1, 2011

The Womb of God

Díyáfat-i-Kamál, the Feast of Perfection

Rahma, the Arabic word for mercy, is derived from a root that connects it with the Arabic word for womb, rahím, which is itself a feminine linguistic form. In the mystical cosmology of Islám, the effulgence of erotic energy is masculine and is envisaged as the primordial pen, qalam, with which Alláh inscribes the destinies of all creatures on the Heavenly Tablet, a pre-existent book that is preserved in paradise. The Divine, through the act of creation, releases itself from its uroboric unity; separation and union are interdependent because separation was created to enhance union.

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