And He alone is truly forgiving, all embracing in His love,
in sublime almightiness enthroned,
a sovereign doer of whatever He wills.
Al-Buruj 85:14-16, tr. Asad
Water says to the dirty, “Come here.”
The dirty one says, “I’m so ashamed.”
Water says, “How will your shame be washed away without me?”
Mathnawi II:1366-1367, tr. Helminski