Allah addressing his sinless angels …
“Love’s affair is truly strange -
it’s thrown to them without a cause.
“You be happy in your sinlessness -
they have been taken by My Mercy."
'Readings from the Mystics of Islam'
by Margaret Smith (Author)
Readings from the Mystics of Islam is an anthology of writings from Islamic mysticism's greatest masters of wisdom, translated and edited by Margaret Smith, the renowned scholar of Sufism. Ranging from the beginnings of Sufism in the 8th century to the modern era, the selections include jewels of mystical thought and experience from Rabia, al-Hallaj, Rumi, Ibn Arabi, Hafiz, among others.