Thursday, November 29, 2012

Shari`ah: keep it away from us

I woke up thinking about this line of poetry for some reason. Early in the 20th century, an obscure Lebanese poet, Tanyus `Abduh, wrote: (If their laws reached us, given the lewdness that we are in; our women would be without noses, and our men without eyes).

 "فلو وصلت شرائعهم إلينا, على ما نحن فيه من مجونِ. لأصبحت النساء بلا أنوف وأصبحت الرجال بلا عيونِ"