There are lots of days when the earth stands still. Motionless. Inert. Lifeless. Of course, its not for pleasure, or sport, or enjoyment; it has a revelatory characteristic, inextricably linked to the divine. It is holy and in the service of the one above, an approving man.Helas, are the actions taken borne out of fear or out of love? Maybe women do lie in ponds and distribute swords…
(see link at end)…Egyptian cleric Abd Al-Rahman recently explained on Al-Nas television how a man is permitted to beat his wife.
“A good woman, even if beaten by her husband, puts her hand in his and says: ‘I will not rest until you are pleased with me.’ This is how the Prophet Muhammad taught his women to be,” Al-Rahman said in comment aired in August, according to a translation provided by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI)….
“Islam instructs a man to beat his wife as a last resort before divorce, so that she will mend her ways, treat him with kindness and respect, and know that her husband has a higher status than her,” he said.
“I say to every husband: Do not rush to beat her whenever a problem arises. O servant of Allah, Allah said: ‘Admonish those of them on whose part you fear disobedience, refuse to share their beds, and beat them.’ One should not beat out of anger.”
Al-Rahman said that beating one’s wife is a matter of discipline. He said that the Prophet Muhammad beat one of his wives, Aisha, in order to instill discipline, not because he enjoyed it.Read More:http://www.timesofisrael.com/egyptian-cleric-advises-men-beat-your-wife-so-she-will-mend-her-ways/
Hard to know where fundamentalism is leading to. There is an attraction/repulsion dynamic to many; spewing out many towards secularism and gnosticism and atheism while drawing in hordes relishing the sacrifice and ritual and the appeal of an easily begotten solution to the identity crisis. This is a very trying time for sheep and goats.And even the poor camel. Our thoughts are with them.Clearly not a PETA condoned event.It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, especially for the animals during Eid al-Adha where millions undergo a throat slashing.Can’t everyone just chill and read a few chapters of Paul Coelho’s shepherd stories? …
23 Oct — Palestinians smuggled sheep to Gaza in a tunnel under Egypt’s border for the Muslim celebration of Eid Al-Adha, where goats, sheep and camels are slaughtered commemorating Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail on God’s command.Read More:http://mondoweiss.net/2012/10/egypt-brokers-ceasefire-in-gaza-as-netanyahu-warns-of-extensive-and-deeper-action.html
( Ginsberg, Howl):I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked,
dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix,
angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night,
who poverty and tatters and hollow-eyed and high sat up smoking in the supernatural darkness of cold-water flats floating across the tops of cities contemplating jazz,…
who bared their brains to Heaven under the El and saw Mohammedan angels staggering on tenement roofs illuminated,
who passed through universities with radiant eyes hallucinating Arkansas and Blake-light tragedy among the scholars of war,
who were expelled from the academies for crazy & publishing obscene odes on the windows of the skull,
who cowered in unshaven rooms in underwear, burning their money in wastebaskets and listening to the Terror through the wall,
who got busted in their pubic beards returning through Laredo with a belt of marijuana for New York,
who ate fire in paint hotels or drank turpentine in Paradise Alley, death, or purgatoried their torsos night after night
with dreams, with drugs, with waking nightmares, alcohol and cock and endless balls,
incomparable blind streets of shuddering cloud and lightning in the mind leaping towards poles of Canada & Paterson, illuminating all the motionless world of Time between,