Al-Ghazali (1058-1111 CE)
“Each thing has two faces; a face toward itself, and a face toward its Lord. Viewed in terms of the face of itself, it is nonexistent; but viewed in terms of the face of God, it exists.”
- From The Niche of Lights (the First Chapter) by Al Ghazālī, translated by David Buchman. Utah: Brigham Young University Press, 1998.