21 Jun 2005


The story of the staggering birth of Jesus has always interested me. It is strange. Not just a normal story that after you hear it, you just continue with sipping your tea and eating your English cake.

However, regardless the deep significance of this incident, it just passed us like a normal thing. Musalamat as our friends will comment. Sure, Jesus was born without a father. Of course, Maryam was virgin. No doubt Archangel Jabriel came to her. She shacked the palm tree. Palm and dates are good for pregnant women. They ease delivery. Ya salam welnaby sa7i7. And on and on we go talking about the palm tree and forgetting about the real 'incident'and key players. Maryam. Jabriel. Jesus.

'..they say every person has some naseeb from his name' this was statment said by Doshar on my blog. Interesting statment. I agree. And this is what Maryam had from her name. The name Maryam can be divided into two parts, Mur & Yam. Yam in the Coranic/Arabic meaning means, river like in the story of Moses (...fa leyloukihi al-yamo be-alsahel). The other part of her name, Mur, could mean Sour, or could also mean, 'passage'. All in all, for me, this could stand true of the nature of Virgin Maryam. She was the water that allowed the passage of the 'word' of God to come to existence. Could be!!?? Why not!

There is a relation between Spirit and Soul. The spirit is considered active, luminous and commanding, while the soul is more passive, dark and receptive, ready to recieve the determining impress of the Spirit. Pen and Template as expressed in the Coranic language. In this way, Maryam is considered the Soul, the Tablet that was preparing itself to be written on through the Pen, in this case the Spirit of God sent to her through his messenger Jabriel. Jesus in this case is the product of Maryam, who personifies the 'water' and notional water of Jabriel, who represents by his blowing the seed-word of the Spirit.

The creation of Jesus is a special case. He is not the product of the Spirit 'impergnated' throught the loins of a mortal man, but directly by the angelic instrument. Thus, he is being informed of his prophecy, not only verbal, but also vital, in that act of spiritual blowing, thus able to communicate the divine Spirit not only verbally but also vitally, since the Spirit enlives at every level.*

*Ibn Al-Arabi, Fusus.

Inspired by All are but prophets.


Blogger Alina said...

This debate is the greatest thing! I can really talk about some theories without hearing something like "you read crap only". Soooo cool! :))

6/21/2005 11:16:00 am  
Blogger jtb-in-texas said...

don't just believe what others tell you the Bible says... read it yourself at http://www.gospelcom.net

you can do keywotd or phrase searches online and it's free...

and decide for yourself what is worthwhile!

6/22/2005 01:10:00 am  
Blogger Alina said...

"don't just believe what others tell you the Bible says... read it yourself" - the New Testament is quite incomplete...some even say inaccurate...Maybe if you could search the apocriph texts you could have an opinion on the issue...Besides, I don't believe what others say, I'm just investigating at the moment!

6/22/2005 10:18:00 am  
Blogger Mohamed said...

Will you continue? Its always good when you finish your posts. The prayer part below is good.

6/22/2005 01:21:00 pm  
Blogger Mohamed said...

Why not indeed?

(if i was in a different state i would've said this was all har-t-ala. I am high from lack of sleep, so i'm close to thinking that now!)

6/22/2005 03:09:00 pm  
Blogger haal said...

LOL! Har-t-ala, what else!

6/22/2005 03:12:00 pm  

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