There is no doubt that there is a purpose and reason in the createion of this universe. There is someone for whom the inside and outside of this palace have been furnished. Whatever exists is in service to him. Everything is for him. The building of this universe was created for him; he was not created for its sake. It is just like when a rich person has a rich guest – he has a beautiful kiosk built in his honor and furnishes it for him.
-Shams of Tabriz