While I continue to work on the next installment of World as Dream, World as Mirror, I thought I'd share a link to this
article by Amina Wadud. It speaks to the balance of male and female principle on Earth, and also brings up questions about language in general.
It is also a great illustration of how diverse language can enrich and
enliven our shared experience of life on Earth. This is yet another
reason why I don't condone burning Qur'ans, or requiring "English only"
or robbing any person of the right to speak the language of their culture or
religion. Read the whole article here.
The Qur’an says: “to Allah belongs the most beautiful names al-Asmaa’ al-Husnaa’, so call upon Her with these.” Some one asked me why I used ‘She’ with Allah so here is my chance to explain. First of all, we should all note that using the word ‘She’ invokes a question. Meanwhile, why is there no question when I use ‘He’? Because I use that too.