4th January 2010

“Give me a boy at the age of seven, and he will be mine for ever.”

Ignatius of Loyola1491 – 1556

53 Responses to “4th January 2010”

  1. solomon Says:

    Dear Greg,
    Upon your request, enjoy the Prophets Mohammad description below:

    The blessed one had a beautiful appearance, his limbs were in perfect proportion, his body was well-formed, his forehead and chest and the distance between his shoulders were broad. His neck was slender and pure as silver, his shoulders, biceps and calves were large and thick, his wrists were long, his fingers also long, and his hands and fingers rather thick. His blessed skin was softer than silk.On his perfect countenance were a well-proportioned head, curved eyebrows, a long nose and an oval face.
    His eyelashes were long, his eyes black and beautiful, the space between his largish eyebrows was clear, though his eyebrows were close together.

    That chosen Prophet (saas) was shining in appearance. In other words, he was neither light nor dark, but somewhere between the two, white like a red rose, light and limpid, and the light shone from his face. His teeth were as white as pearls and bright, and the light gleamed from his front teeth as he spoke. When he laughed, it was as if his mouth gave off rays like soft lightning…

    His senses were exceedingly powerful. He could hear from a long way off and see further than anyone. In essence, he had a body formed in perfection and uniqueness, and blessed … Anyone suddenly seeing him would be consumed with love, and anyone speaking with him would feel great love in his heart and soul. The wise respected him in accordance with their degree. He greatly honoured his relatives. He would not, however, treat them better than those more worthy than them. The blessed hair of Rasulullah (saas) was longer than those that reached the ear lobes, and shorter than those that reached the shoulders.When he walked, he lifted his legs with vigour, leaned, slightly forward and placed his feet softly on the ground. He walked at a quick pace and took a rather long step. He did not take small steps. When he walked it seemed as if he was descending to a lower place. When he looked at something, he turned his whole body towards it. He always looked down. His blessed glance was focused more to the ground than towards the sky. His noble habit was to look at something with a slight glance.
    He used not to take any hot food.Meat was his most favorite curry.The Holy Prophet (saas), amongst all other foods, liked pumpkin.He used to eat the meat of hunted birds.
    The Holy Prophet (saas) was the most patient among men, the bravest, the best judge, and he who pardoned most. … he was the most charitable man. He did not pass a single night hoarding a single dirham or dinar. Whenever any excess money came to him and if he did not then get anyone to accept it as charity, he did not return home till he gave it to the poor and the needy. He did not store up for more than a year the provision of his family members which Allah was pleased to give him. He used to take one fifth of what easily came to him out of dates and wheat. What remained in excess, he used to give in charity. He used to give away in charity to him who begged of him of anything, even out of his stored up provision.He did not take any revenge for personal wrongs but he used take it for preservation of the honor of Allah.He used to speak the truth even though it was sometimes a cause of trouble to himself and his companions.He was the most modest, without pride, and his tongue was most eloquent without prolongation of speech. His constitution was the most beatiful.He accepted sports and pastimes as lawful, played with his wives and held races with them…. He did not hate the poor for their poverty nor fear the kings for their mighty power.

    I think that’s about enough for the time being even though I have a lot more to tell about him.

  2. Greg Says:

    Solomon

    I can ask you the same sky-fairy questions, because they’re actually intended for you. Guess you missed the point of that.

    Yes, I ask – no, I demand – that you teach your children about ALL religions and ALL gods, because that is what a good parent does. They teach. Besides, if your god is the one true god as you so strongly believe, what do you have to be afraid of? But you are afraid, aren’t you? Tell me why?

    Most of all I wish you’d tell your children that their father is a misguided religious freak and not to listen to a word he says, but perhaps that’s just wishful thinking on my part.

  3. Greg Says:

    Dear Solomon

    Thanks for the laugh re: your physical description of Mohammend. While I was reading it, though, it struck me that it sounded a bit like a description of a silverback ape. But, as we’re all descendants from the same lineage, Mohammed was definitely closer to the source than you or me.