open the way to merciless wickedness. Like this one, all Qur’anic rulings confirm the decree,
And we did not send you but as a Mercy to all the worlds.(21:107)
And to the mother, a sixth.(4:11)
This low civilization, which causes injustice by giving daughters more than their due, perpetrates an even greater injustice by denying the mother her right. Yes, the compassion of mothers is a truly sweet, subtle, and lovely manifestion of dominical mercy, and among the truths of the universe, is the one most worthy of respect and reverence. A mother is so generous, so compassionate, so self-sacrificing a friend that driven by her compassion she will sacrifice all her world, her life, and her comfort for her child. A timid hen, even, at the simplest and lowest level of motherhood, will cast herself at a dog or attack a lion in order to protect her young, through a tiny manifestation of that compassion.
To deprive a mother, who is the bearer of such an honourable, lofty truth, of the property of her child is an appalling injustice, a savage lack of respect, a compounded wrongful insult, an ingratitude for bounties, that causes the divine throne of mercy to tremble and adds poison to a brilliant and benefical cure for man’s social life. If those human monsters who claim to love humanity cannot understand this, for sure true humans can. They know that the All-Wise Qur’an’s command of, “And to the mother a sixth,” is pure truth and pure justice.
The Eternal One, He is the Eternal One!
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