Since God created me in Mercia until my death in Damascus and I have been in constant travel. I saw a country, met people, accompanied saints and lived under the rule of the Almohads, the Ayyubids, the Abbasids, and the Seljuks, on a path that God had ordained for me before my creation. Whoever is born in a besieged city gives rise to an unbridled desire to go outside the walls. The believer is in permanent travel. And all existence is travel in travel. He who left the residence dwells, and whoever dwells has returned to nothingness.