"Don’t think of Qur’an verses in their obvious sense:
Within the obvious are powerful hidden meanings.
Within one meaning is another meaning concealed
in which thinking and logic are lost in amazement.
Again within this is yet a third implicit meaning
in which entirely vanishes all thought and reasoning.
The fourth meaning is unknown to all cognition;
It’s God beyond comparison and beyond transcendence,
and so on up to seven hidden meanings O kind one,
to be counted from this sheltering prophetic saying.
My child, don’t take the Qur’an as overt in meaning:
The demon sees the form of Adam as mere clay.
The overt Qur’an is like the person of Adam
whose form is apparent and his spirit hidden."