Allah the Exalted proclaims:
O children of Adam, if you are truly pleased with the life-experience I have decreed for you, this will bring your heart and your body into peace and harmony and you will become praiseworthy. If you are not satisfied with your portion, I will subject you to this earthly world so completely that you will run back and forth like a wild animal deep in the desert. I swear by My Omnipotence and by My Majesty, you can gain nothing more beautiful than what I have already decreed for you. To ignore this would be blameworthy.
(This khabar was transmitted through the sage Ka'b al-Ahbar and is recorded in Ibn Arabi's Mishkat al-Anwar)
By Gai Eaton (Author)
From 1978 to 1996, the late Gai Eaton gave a series of talks on BBC Radio about Islam and its role in contemporary society and this account features 86 of these talks—variously titled “Reflections,” “Words of Faith,” and “Pause for Thought.” Providing a beautifully clear and accessible introduction to Islam’s central tenets, principles, and practices, this book utilizes wisdom, humanity, and humor to teach those interested in a spiritual approach to life.