Without You -my Life, my Love-
I would never have wandered across these endless countries.
You have poured out so much grace for me,
Done me so many favors, given me so many gifts-
I look everywhere for Your love-
Then suddenly I am filled with it.
— Rabia Al-Basri
Where would I be without Islam?
I would be depressed, lonely and lost.
“How strange it is that person whose departure
(from this world to the next) has been announced,
and whose predecessors have already departed,
still plays around!”
[Abu Bakr Al-Daynuri, Al-Mujalasah wa Jawahir Al-’Ilm article 843.]