Sunday, 3 February 2013

Be Kwaja Abdullah Ansari

Sometimes He gives while depriving you and
sometimes He deprives you in giving 

When He loosens your tongue with a request 
then know that He wants to give you something.

Whoever is not thankful of graces
runs the risk of losing them

And whoever is thankful fetters them
with their own cords.

~ Kwaja Abdullah Ansari
From Ibn 'Ata' Illah the Book of Wisdom & Kwaja Abdullah Ansari Intimate Conversations,
Translated by Victor Danner andWheeler M. Thackston