Sufi Poetry

Your Nothingness

Give to God
your nothingness

He’ll give you
His Being.

– Shaykh Abul Hasan al-Kharqani.


Shaykh Abul Hasan is the 7th Master in the Naqshbandi Golden Chain – refer to the ‘Sufism’ section > ‘The Golden Chain’ for his biography.

Translated by Omid Safi, in his book ‘Radical Love – Teachings from the Islamic Mystical Tradition’.