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Posted 20 June 2006 - 04:51 PM

A dialogue between a flower and a pearl.


One day, a brilliantly beautiful and fragrant flower with attractive
colors met a pearl that lives far in the bottom of the sea and has none of
these characteristics.

Both got acquainted with each other.

The flower said: our family is large; roses and flowers are members of
the family and there are many other species that are various and
countless.
Each has a distinctive scent, appearance …etc. Suddenly, a tinge of distress appeared on the flower.

Nothing accounts for sorrow in your talk; so why are depressed? The
pearl asked.

Human beings deal with us carelessly; they slight us. They don't grow
us for our sake but to get pleasure from our fragrance and beautiful
appearance. They throw us on the street or in the garbage can after we are dispossessed of the most valuable properties; brilliance and
fragrance.

The flower sighed and then said to the pearl: speak to me about your
life!
How do you live? How do you feel it? You are buried in the bottom of
the sea.

The pearl answered: Although I have none of your distinctive colors
and sweet scents, humans think I am precious. They do the impossible to procure me. They go on long journeys, dive deep in the seas searching for me.

You might be astounded to know that the further I lay, the more
beautiful and brilliant I become. That's what upraises my value in their
thought. I live in a thick shell isolated in the dark seas.

However, I'm happy and proud to be in a safe zone far from wanton and mischievous hands and still the humans consider me highly valuable.


Do you know what the flower and the pearl symbolize?

Think Think



You will find that...








The flower is the unveiled woman
(who shows her charms)

and the pearl is the veiled woman
(who conceals her beauties)

Edited by ~Blessed_Sister~, 20 June 2006 - 08:46 PM.


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Posted 20 June 2006 - 07:20 PM

SALAAMZZZ......

WOW blink.gif ........that is beautiful.....SO true aswell!!!!

Jazakallah, reeli gratefull.........


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Posted 30 June 2006 - 01:04 PM

Assalamu alakium.

i just read this dialouge it is sooo cute &meaningful! i loved it! and i am so proud of myself i guessed/understood what each one represented!
so did u write this, Blessed Sister? if not, where did you find it?
wasalam

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 12:26 PM

As-Salaamu Alaikum dear sisters,

Thanks alot for ur comments my dear sisters... biggrin.gif

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no i didn't write it myself, a friend forwarded it to me via email. wink.gif

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 07:52 PM

Salam alaikum
I hate to be the bubble burster...........but this part makes me sick!
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You might be astounded to know that the further I lay, the more
beautiful and brilliant I become.


We are supposed to lay here??? Hello???
In what world?

This may work for some people but I find it self-destructive, defeating, docile and demure!
Muslim women are not like that!

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 08:23 PM

Assalamu'alaykum
I think it is nice to read. I've received it by e-mail years back too.

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 11:31 PM

QUOTE(Badreya @ Jul 4 2006, 05:52 AM)  

Salam alaikum
I hate to be the bubble burster...........but this part makes me sick!
We are supposed to lay here??? Hello???
In what world?

This may work for some people but I find it self-destructive, defeating, docile and demure!
Muslim women are not like that!


Asalaam'Alaykum,

I think what it means is that the more she is covered, the more of the Muslim attitude she gains, the better she is. Which I don't necessarily agree with, but the spirit of the dialogue is what is nice smile.gif

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 01:00 AM

Salam alaikum, I don't see it ???
Look at this..........
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I'm happy and proud to be in a safe zone far from wanton and mischievous hands and still the humans consider me highly valuable.

Now we know that 1/2 the women in this ummah if not more are not safe!

I don't like to paint rosey pictures that are false.
I know I am being extreemly negative........and it has nothing to do with Islam or what islam teaches.
In Islam a woman would be very protected, very valuable, a peice of gold a treasure!  But when 1/2 or more of my sisters are not living that way in our world today I find the poem sadly lacking. I find her more like the flower!

The poem says it's ok, look the other way and I am against that!
I don't like that message wa Allahu alum.  I know its poetry and romanticising life is more joyful than looking at the reality but come on, amougst sisters!
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The flower said: our family is large; roses and flowers are members of
the family and there are many other species that are various and
countless.

I certainly don't see the solution in burying yourself in the sea, in your little clam!
No, we can do more than that.
As you can see, I do not bury myself in the ocean and even I think I could do more!!!

Islam is beautiful, this world is not.

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 02:43 AM

Asalaam'Alaykum,

Sis Badreya, I admire your passion walaahi, but I think you are reading too much into this. I don't think the poem is talking so much about being 'tucked up' like a clam, stuck in our homes, but rather is making the hijab appear as something beautiful, which protects the women. We aren't pearls, clammed in our shells, hidden from the world etc. The clam is a symbol for hijab, and the pearl is the women, inside the hijab. That's all smile.gif

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 05:22 AM

Salam alaikum, you are probably right sister Verse, I have been rather serious lately.
I should remember your advise.

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 06:28 AM

Asalaam'Alaykum,

Don't worry sis, I'm absolutely hating any poetry at the moment, since I have to study it and write stupid essays on it mad.gif  mad.gif  mad.gif

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 03:42 PM

Asalamualekum

Mashallah what a dailouge between pearl n flower. smile.gif

My mind is going towards poet who thought this n wrote.
Alhamdulillah its beautiful. smile.gif  smile.gif


Allah hafiz


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