The Womb Relation

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Islamic Medicine
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The word 'womb' or 'uterus' in the Arabic language is 'rahim' (plural is 'arham'). In Arabic, 'rahim' refers to the anatomical organ inside the pelvis, but it also refers to a 'value' based on blood relatives and the tie of compassion that binds them. Of the same derivation is 'rahma' which means compassion, and amongst the names of God are "Rahman" and "Raheem" meaning "The Compassionate: The Merciful".

"And those related by 'arham' (kindred by blood) have prior rights against each other in the Book of God" (8:75)

"O mankind! Reverence your Lord who created you from a single person, and created-of like nature-his mate, and from them twain scattered (like seeds) countless men and women. Reverence God. through Whom you demand (mutual) rights. And (reverence) the 'arham' (wombs) (that bore you): for God ever watches over you". (4:1)

'Then, is it to be expected of you if you were put in authority, that you may do mischief in the land and tear (the ties) of your 'arham' (wombs)?" (47:22)

The 'rahim' (womb) is a value and a link to be heeded and respected. As the prophet said:

"The 'rahim' (womb) is suspended from the throne of God, saying: He who heeds me will be heeded by God and he who cuts me off will be cut off by God". (the two sheikhs).
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