O you who have attained to faith!
Remember God with unceasing remembrance,
and extol His limitless glory from morn to evening.
He it is who bestows His blessings upon you,
with His angels echoing Him,
so that He might take you out of the depths of darkness into the light.
Al-Ahzab 33:41, tr. Asad
How long will you say,
“I will conquer the whole world and fill it with myself”?
Even if snow covered the world completely,
the sun could melt it with a glance.
A single spark of God’s mercy
can turn poison into springwater.
Where there is doubt,
He establishes certainty.
Rumi, Mathnawi I:542-546, tr. Helminski