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Life is an Eternal Celebration

Reader comment on item: Niqabs and Burqas - The Veiled Threat Continues
in response to reader comment: Seeing through the Eye of G-d

Submitted by Salah Ali (Norway), Sep 26, 2009 at 08:48

Unfortunately, not many. My father belongs to a clan of farmers. I remember my visits to the datepalms orchards in Diwaniyah. I used to walk in the mud ankles deep. I remember the smell of the little river coming out from Euphrates and the colourful insects buzzing by. The memory came back to me in England when I was reciting Ode to Autumn to my English girlfriend. Indeed I feel life invading every particle down to Prior Park. I lost that scence and the sweet voice of my girl friend but still I feel them within. In a poem by D.H. lawrence.. It was about the figs and civilization: How to eat a fig and if figs are female fruit, or plant.

Once I cut one in Greece while walking in a farm. Milk came out of the other end of the fig and since then I used to always watch for tears in plants. I realized that the droplets hanging to the bark of some trees are tears... All living things have sensation but to varying degrees. Trees and animals miss their mates... And there must be something in common between us... In the Qur'an God says: And We have created thee of one psyche (spirit)..And in more than one place it addresses mankind as a whole one...As for Islam and farming...To the best of my knowledge islam encouraged cultivation but having appeared in a sesert, cultivation was reserved to certain areas. There are traditions of the prophet which encourage war and bless horses to the disdain of cows: But, I suspect their attribution because the Qur'an devotes two Surahs (chapters) one to to Cattles and the other to Bees. There is a secret in the factory that manufactures honey in the bees. The dance you mentioned is beautifully accounted for in a poem by yeats (Solomon and Sheba)...read this poem if you have time and let's go on with this fantastic discussion..


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