Belief and love, faithfulness, and Islamic patriotism and zeal
Those who see me during my travels think that I am a trader and ask me whether I am a trader.
ANSWER: I am a trader and chemist. QUESTION: What do you trade in?
ANSWER: In two substances: I mix them, and one is transformed into a cure, and the other into illuminating electricity.
QUESTION: Where are they found?
ANSWER: In the marketplace of true civilization and virtues. They are contained in a brilliant black box, on which “heart” is written; this exists in the chest that stands on two legs and on whose forehead is written “man.”
QUESTION: What are their names?
ANSWER: Belief and love, faithfulness, and Islamic patriotism and zeal.
(From Munazarat [“Discussions”])
Bediuzzaman Said Nursi