He who is negligent awakens in the morning by considering what he is going to do,
And he who is wise by considering what God will do with him.
(Ibn Ataullah al-Iskandari, Alexandrian Sufi)
“Man must become spiritually revived before being able to revive the world about him. The greatest lesson that all true reformers today can learn from the numerous failures of even well-intentioned reformers in the modern world is that the real reform of the world begins with the reform of oneself.”
(Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Islam and the Plight of Modern Man)