Muslim Preachers and Teachers
God has said, "Spend;" so earn something, since there can be no expenditure without income. Although He used the word, Spend absolutely, read it, "Earn, then spend."
Rumi, Mathnawi [V, 579-580]
From "Jewels of Remembrance," by Rumi, selected and translated by Camille and Kabir Helminski, © 1996. By arrangement with Shambhala Publications, Inc., Boston, www.shambhala.com.