When He gives to you He shows you His kindness and when He denies you He is showing you irresistible power.
So in both He is disclosing Himself to you, and drawing nigh with His loving kindness unto you.
(Ibn ʿAta Allah Al-Iskandari)
'Ibn Ata Illah/Kwaja Abdullah Ansari (CWS): The Book of Wisdom and Kwaja Abdullah Ansari, Intimate Conversations'
By Victor Danner (Author)
Two early Sufi classics are contained here in one volume. They embody the essence of spiritual life in the Islamic tradition. Ibn 'Ata' Illah (c. 1250-1309) was a Sufi saint and sage who lived in Egypt. Kwaja Abdullah Ansari (1006-1089) was one of major early writers of Persian mystical literature.