Monday, May 24, 2010

And you thought you were clever


Moses said:
"O God, why do you provide for the stupid and deprive the clever?
He replied, "So that the clever may know that provision depends upon apportioning and, not upon cleverness."

On the Day of Resurrection, He will forgive the disobedient so that the creatures may know that mercy is a gift not an earning. It comes through God's solicitude, not through the servant's worship.

FROM: Rawh al-arwah, translated by WC Chittick in Sufism, A Short Introduction
Publisher credit: Oneworld

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