Sufi Poetry

Where Do You See God?

They asked Kharqani:
“Where do you see God?”

He replied:
“Wherever I don’t see myself.”


– 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’.