To Whom Could The Sinner Turn?

Peace, one and all…

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If just the virtuous could place their hope in You,
to whom could the sinner turn for refuge?

To whom might the vile man direct his entreaties,
if, O Generous One, You only accepted the good?

Mevlana, in Aflaki, Manaqib al-Arifin 404

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2 thoughts on “To Whom Could The Sinner Turn?

  1. The sinful are worth more than the pious in certain cases. Remorse is something, only they possess.

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