The pleasure and the love of God for His creatures constitute the original state. His pleasure and love are the means by which He has brought His creatures into existence and are the cause of that bringing into existence. He who knows that he possesses neither being nor act rediscovers himself in that original state of pleasure and divine love.
Source: The Spiritual Writings of 'Abd al-Kader, 1995, Kitab al-Mawaqif, 180, p. 43
Contributed by: Zaady