Turning Towards God

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Some one said to Rabi‘a:

 

“I have committed many sins; if I turn in penitence towards God, will He turn in mercy towards me?” “Nay,” she replied,” but if He shall turn towards thee, thou wilt turn towards Him.”

 

– From: The Mystics Of Islam. Reynold A. Nicholson. [1914] Routledge, Kegan Paul, London

 

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