Photo: A basket-weaver from Palestine; 1800s.
Your postponement of deeds till the time when you are free is one of the frivolities of the ego.
(Ibn Ata'illah al-Iskandari)
'Ibn 'Ata' Illah the Book of Wisdom/Kwaja Abdullah Ansari Intimate Conversations'
By Victor Danner (Author), Wheeler M. Thackston (Author), Annemarie Schimmel (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.