Muslim Preachers and Teachers
In the valley, on the mountain, I beheld only God. In hardship I saw Him by my side. In ease and well-being I beheld only God. Like a candle I melted in His flame. Amid the sparks of the flames, I beheld only God.
-Baba Kuhi of Shiraz, "Rabi'a the Mystic"
From "The Bounty of Allah," translated by Aneela Khalid Arshed. Copyright 1999. All rights reserved. Used with permission of The Crossroad Publishing Company, New York.