I found that he had a sincere intention [niyya sadiqa],which I experienced within me among the revelations of the Unseen [futuh al-ghaib], so I gave him a positiveresponse in this matter.Promptly and eagerly, counting on the reward, hoping forsalvation on the Day of Reckoning, I set about the work of compiling this book, with the helpful guidance of the Lordof lords [Rabb al-arbab], the Inspirer of what is right[Mulhim as-sawab], and I have given it the title:Sufficient Provision for Seekers of the Path of Truth [Al-Ghunya li-Talibi Tariq al-Haqq].
Concerning knowledge of the Creator [Sani'](Almighty and Glorious is He)
We shall now give a concise account of our knowledge[ma'rifa] of the Creator [Sani'] (Almighty and Glorious isHe), citing the relevant Qur'anic verses [ayat] and evidencefrom other sources.The believer must acknowledge and be thoroughlyconvinced that He is Single [Wahid], Unique [Fard], Eternal[Samad].Say: "He is Allah, the One! Allah, the Everlasting! He doesnot beget, nor was He begotten; and there is nonecomparable unto Him." (112:1-4)There is nothing like unto Him, and He is the All-Hearing,the All-Seeing. (42:11)He has no match [shabih] and no counterpart [nazir], noassistant ['awn] and no partner [sharik], no aide [zahir] and