Rabia al Basri

(717 - 801 / Basra / Iraq)

My Greatest Need Is You - Poem by Rabia al Basri

Your hope in my heart is the rarest treasure
Your Name on my tongue is the sweetest word
My choicest hours
Are the hours I spend with You --
O Allah, I can't live in this world
Without remembering You--
How can I endure the next world
Without seeing Your face?
I am a stranger in Your country
And lonely among Your worshippers:
This is the substance of my complaint.


Comments about My Greatest Need Is You by Rabia al Basri

  • Rajnish Manga Rajnish Manga (4/29/2016 12:37:00 AM)

    Great poem devoted to the Sufi thought. Loved reading it. (Report) Reply

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal Mohammed Asim Nehal (2/15/2016 2:10:00 PM)

    Superb...
    I am a stranger in Your country
    And lonely among Your worshippers:
    This is the substance of my complaint. (Report) Reply

  • Charity Nduhiu Charity Nduhiu (8/28/2015 8:30:00 AM)

    I like the hope in your heart it is encouraging. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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