- A friend of Allah must have affection like the sun. When the sun rises, it is beneficial to all irrespective of whether they are Muslim, Christian, or Hindu.
- A friend of God must be generous like a river. We all get water from the river to quench our thirst. It does not discriminate whether we are good or bad or whether we are a relation or a stranger.
- A friend of Allah must display hospitality like the earth. We are raised and cradled in its lap, and yet it is always under our feet.
—Khwaja Mu’inuddin Chishti (rahimahullah)