Calling to God [270d]

"One afternoon they were playing the rebab and Mevlana was delighting in ecstasy. One of the Friends entered and cried, 'They are calling the afternoon prayer!'

"Mevlana was silent a moment. Then he said, 'No, this is also afternoon prayer. Both are calling to God — one to an external form of worship and service and the other is an internal way by which one comes to love and knowledge of God.' "