Always busy yourself with the word of the Quran, and know that the meaning of the whole world is in that one word of the Quran.
“I have followed the entire Quran and found that the gist of every verse and story is this:
‘O servant, cut yourself off from all but Me, for that which you attain through others, you will attain through me without obligation to anyone else. And that which you will attain through Me, you will attain through no one else. You who follow Me, follow Me more closely.’
‘Prayer is joining with God and alms is joining with God and fasting is joining with God.’ These are the means of joining with God, and every joining brings with it joy, just as sitting next to a beloved brings joy and resting your head on her shoulder brings joy. Whether you read from the beginning of the Quran or from the end of the Quran, the Quran says this:
‘O you who are sundered from Me, join Me, for He who is separated from the Living One is of the dead.’
— Baha al-Din Valad, the father of Rumi