I first heard this story in one of the lectures of Sheikh Arif. What a beautiful story. Since then I have quoted it often in conversations and speeches. It explains so well the Omnipresence of the Creator.
Truly if God is present everywhere, the questions “Where is God?” and “How is God?” are faulty questions. As Imam Ridha responded, “He determined the “Where” and fashioned the “How”. He was, when there was no “where” and no “how”. He is not known through sense perceptions. He has no body & no abode. He is the Hidden & the Manifest, the Distant & the Near. Eyes cannot see Him but He is visible…to our heart & mind.”