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Talking Uterus

June 15, 2011

The First Uterus Allah Created Spoke and Made a Deal with Him

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 93, Number 593: Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “Allah created the creation, and when He finished from His creation the Rahm (womb) got up, and Allah said (to it). “Stop! What do you want? It said; “At this place I seek refuge with You from all those who sever me (i.e. sever the ties of Kinship.)” Allah said: “Would you be pleased that I will keep good relation with the one who will keep good relation with you, and I will sever the relation with the one who will sever the relation with you. It said: ‘Yes, ‘O my Lord.’ Allah said (to it), ‘That is for you.” And then Abu Huraira recited the Verse:– “Would you then if you were given the authority, do mischief in the land, and sever your ties of kinship.” (47.22)

* Is there an original master uterus, the uterus mother of all uterus’s?

From → The Ridiculous

  1. The womb got up? Back in high school, I had a friend who drew the most marvelous creatures like walking livers. I’m now imagining an orating uterus and I’m not happy, especially since I just ate lunch.

    By the way, exactly what is that hadith supposed to mean? I read it once, that was enough, and I’m not going to struggle with it – it’s way too weird.

  2. fitzceros permalink

    Even taking “The Womb” allegorically, referring maybe to original woman, described in a way so as to emphasize the innate fertility and fecundity of woman, it would seem that this hadith seems to forbid divorce. Allah would be displeased with one who would sever kinship ties with woman, and retaliate by separating himself and his favor from the offending party.

    It seems to be a promise to women that those who would leave a woman unprovided for would suffer, as she is the vessel by which their kind would propagate.

    I suppose I’d have to see the context, of course. We all know we kuffar can’t possibly understand these things unless we’re Islamic scholars.

    • @ fitzceros

      Just keep telling yourself that “Islam is simple and easy” until you believe it.

      • fitzceros permalink

        How can this infallible text be so confusing to non-Muslims, yet the very basis for belief for a billion people?

  3. Fitzceros, I suspect that, aside from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Islam also instills in its followers a world-class ability to compartmentalize and not let the right have of your brain know what the left half is doing. I think if they encounter a contradiction or a confusing bit of text, they just set it over there and let it be by itself until and unless it agrees to play nicely with the rest of the hadiths.

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