How Can One Thank God for His Being the Lord?
He asked: ‘Am I not (your Lord)?’ and you responded: ‘Yes!’
How can one thank Him for that ‘yes’? By suffering misfortunes!
What is the mystery of that 'yes'? It is that you say:
‘I am a slave in chains in the abode of poverty and perishing.’
What has he found who has lost God?
And what has he lost who has found God?
Good tidings await those who are seen (by others) as strange and outlandish (because of their Islamic beliefs)!
Do you know what ‘sama’ (whirling in ecstasy) is?
It is to enjoy permanence in absolute annihilation of the self.
This article has been adapted from Risale- i Nur Collection.