Mawlavi Jalal al-Din Rumi (1207-1273)
The way to avert calamity is not by brutality,
the way is morality, and amnesty and humanity.
[The Prophetص ] said: “Charity repels calamity;
Cure your malady with charity, O youth.”
Mawlavi Jalal al-Din Rumi
Mathnavi VI, 2590-2.
transmuted to English by
Hajj Muhammad Legenhausen