The paternal jurisdiction of Courts of equity.
Happy the man whose wish and careA few paternal acres bound,Content to breathe his native airIn his own ground.Alexander Pope
O Prophet! We have made lawful to thee thy wives to whom thou hast paid their dowers ; and those whom thy right hand possesses out of the prisoners of war whom Allah has assigned to thee; and daughters of thy paternal uncles and aunts, and daughters of thy maternal uncles and aunts, who migrated (from Makka) with thee; and any believing woman who dedicates her soul to the Prophet if the Prophet wishes to wed her;- this only for thee, and not for the Believers (at large);
The paternal and filial duties discipline the heart and prepare it for the love of all mankind. The intensity of private attachment encourages, not prevents, universal benevolence.
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