Chess and the Divine Decree ( Translation by Hamza Yusuf)


It would be honor enough for the people of India had they bequeathed us nothing
but chess, a game that, like the sun itself, has traversed the entire globe.
Indeed, people everywhere hold high in esteem and deem intelligent anyone
who masters it or even plays it well. Such being the case, in how much greater esteem
should we hold the brilliance of its ingenious inventor?……….

Jaza'iri, Chess And The Divine Decree