The age-old dream of the human caravan is not to send astronauts in their orbit in outer space.. it is to send its individuals - every single individual in his orbit of self-realization. It is high time that this dream be thus reinterpreted. It is also the sacred duty of every man and woman to help intelligently reorientate human endeavour towards the culmination of this pilgrimage.

Mahmoud Muhammad Taha - Answers to the questions of Mr. John Voll - 17.7.1963

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Ustazh Mahmoud sitting in the yard of one of the so-called expedited justice courts awaiting the indictment of four of his followers
for distributing pamphletes that criticised the government - Jan 1985.
Photo courtesy of Abdalla Ernest Johnson