Rabia Al Basri

(717 - 801 / Basra / Iraq)

Take Away The Words Of The Devil - Poem by Rabia Al Basri

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.
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Poet's Notes about The Poem

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

Comments about Take Away The Words Of The Devil by Rabia Al Basri

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal Mohammed Asim Nehal (2/15/2016 2:12:00 PM)

    Curse the devil he is near to us like blood in veins... (Report) Reply

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  • 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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