Rabia al Basri

(717 - 801 / Basra / Iraq)

Take Away The Words Of The Devil


O God, take away the words of the devil
That mix with my prayer-
If not, then take my prayer as it is, devil and all.

Submitted: Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Edited: Tuesday, May 08, 2012

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From: Doorkeeper of the heart: versions of Rabia / [translated by] Charles Upton. Putney, Vt.: Threshold Books, c1988.

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  • Rookie - 165 Points Sharon Smith (5/8/2012 3:51:00 AM)

    'Whatever you do, offer it up to Me..then who else could even touch it'! !

    Regards...Sharon. (Report) Reply

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