The Moon & The Sun الْقَمَرُ وَالشَّمْسِ

“The word Shams (sun) is feminine and Qamar (moon) is masculine. The sun burns itself out to give light and life to everything around it; and the moon is the muneer, meaning it reflects the light. Within itself it has no light; it radiates the brilliance of the sun. So when we shine as men, the implication is that we are reflecting the glorious light of our women. May Allah be pleased with them.” [Shaykh Abdullah Adhami]

Subhan’Allah what a reflection.

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7 Responses to The Moon & The Sun الْقَمَرُ وَالشَّمْسِ

  1. din says:

    hai Allah Bajee! That is interesting. Can you explain this a bit more? Yaani I am useless without BV? ( i.e. men who are not married are no good?)

  2. asmakarif says:

    🙂 This pauper is sure that someone wise will be able to provide an explanation to the above… maybe you could ask Shaykh Abdullah Adhami yourself and post his reply here?

    Though one thing I will say is… women are the dictionaries to men as we’re always correcting your spelling mistakes but then again we’re also those that hide your spelling errors so lalalaalalaa…

  3. din says:

    well there is a saying

    behind every great man there is a woman behind his fall is another one!

    HAI ALLAH! AAj kal kee larkian koi haal nahee!

  4. the indigent seeker says:

    Salaam Sweets,

    This reminds us of a traditional Malay saying which more or less goes like this, “There can never be ‘two suns’ in a household.” Understandably so. There is no such thing as two suns if you think of it right because the sun goes together with the moon. One shines and the other reflects, subhanAllah.

    This, in turn, reminds us of a dear shaykh (may Allah preserve him and his teachers) who once said, “there can’t be two sayyids in the house.”

    Shaykh Abdullah Adhami is just beautiful ma sha’ Allah and his wisdom is so profound. May Allah preserve & increase him, and allow us Muslims to benefit by him, Allahumma amin.

    Side note, oh how this pauper wishes she could float like you! :))

    Stay sweet and lovely
    much much love,
    x

  5. asmakarif says:

    Allahumma Ameen to your duas.

    Side note to our starfish wrapped in pearls… thought we were floating together even though we’re across continents :p

  6. Abdur Rahman says:

    Salaams Asma K Arif,

    Ma sha Allah! This is an interesting and profound reflection.

    Jazak Allah.

    Abdur Rahman

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