If you affirm only His transcendence, you restrict Him,
And if you affirm only His immanence, you limit Him.
If you maintain both aspects, you are exempt from error,
An Imam and a master in the spiritual sciences.
Whoso would say He is two things is a polytheist,
Whilst the one who isolates Him rationalizes Him.
Beware of comparing Him if you envisage duality,
And, if unity, beware of making Him separate.
You are not He and yet you are He:
You see Him in the essence of things both sovereign and conditioned.
— Ibn al-‘Arabi