I understand why, among our people, everyone must practice Islam.
Without it, society would once again descend into the chaos
of blood fueds and lawlessness.
What I don’t understand is why,
if a man must practice the outward forms of a religion,
he does not avail himself of the inner rewards as well.
It is as foolish as a starving man,
who, when given walnuts, keeps the shells in a bag
and throws the nut meat into the street.
Allah has set before us a grand way of living
A great feast to nourish and enrich our souls.
Would it not be rude to refuse His hospitality?