The Male and Female in the Islamic Perspective by Seyyed Hossein Nasr

To speak of creation or manifestation is to speak of polarization, of the manifold, of multiplicity
whose first stage is that primordial polarization between the two contending and complementary
principles, which are seen throughout cosmic manifestation and which in human life appear as
the male and female sexes. In relation to the Divine Unity all multiplicity is a veil, and from the
point of view of the Divine Substance everything else is an accident embracing all the
reverberations of the One in the mirror of the many which we call the world, or in fact the many
worlds which at once hide and manifest the One. But from the point of view of the created order,…

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