Although according to Islam both masculine and feminine equally have their origin in the Divine, it does well to take a look at the feminine in Islam and remember that the feminine is not to be viewed as weaker than the masculine. In fact, in sources of Islam and in the Sufi tradition growing said sources, there is a strong preference for the feminine aspect of Allah, and often women are portrayed of being most accepting of the truth that the Devine is the only thing of true importance in the world (Galian, “The Centrality of the Devine Feminine in Sufism”).
“Allah is Creator.” This divine function is on the masculine side, representing the aspects of action, force, movement, rigor; Allah is the lawgiver. But then there is also the opposite of this, a sort of undoing or unmaking aspect of...
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...n manifestations of Allah’s jalâl (masculine) attributes. The deeper side of Islam, which can be more difficult to appreciate, is kept within the Allah’s feminine attributes, that is the loving, forgiving, merciful Divine Presence that draws hearts closer. This is the unending jamâl (female) aspects of Allah's Beauty (Galian, “The Centrality of the Devine Feminine in Sufism”). The prevalence of Allah's feminine nature is established in a hadith qudsi: “rahmatî sabaqat ghadabî” (My mercy precedes My wrath).
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Rūmī, Jalāl Al-Dīn, and J. A. Mojaddedi. The Masnavi. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2007. Print.
Schimmel, Annemarie. My Soul Is a Woman: The Feminine in Islam. New York: Continuum, 1997. Print.
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