The heart left,
       and the Friend is (also) gone.
I don’t know whether I should go after the Friend
       or after the heart!
A voice spoke to me:
       “Go in pursuit of the Friend,
          because the lover needs a heart
          in order to find union with the Friend.
       If there was no Friend,
          what would (the lover) do with (his) heart?”
– ‘Abdullah bin Abi Mansur Muhammad al-‘Ansari qs (1006 – 1089) –