Al-Ghazali (c. 1058-1111)
“One does not point to the light of the sun but, rather, to the sun. In the obvious sense of this example, everything in existence is related to God just as light is related to the sun.”
- From The Niche of Lights (chapter 1) by Al Ghazālī, translated by David Buchman. Utah: Brigham Young University Press, 1998.