Rabia al Basri

(717 - 801 / Basra / Iraq)

Poems of Rabia al Basri

1. Die Before You Die 5/8/2012
2. Dream Fable 1/1/2004
3. If I Adore You 5/8/2012
4. In My Soul 5/8/2012
5. Love 5/8/2012
6. My Beloved 1/1/2004
7. My God and My Lord 5/8/2012
8. My Greatest Need is You 1/1/2004
9. Reality 1/1/2004
10. Take Away The Words Of The Devil 5/8/2012
11. The Holy Water 5/8/2012
12. With My Beloved 5/8/2012

My Beloved

My peace, O my brothers and sisters, is my solitude,
And my Beloved is with me always,
For His love I can find no substitute,
And His love is the test for me among mortal beings,
Whenever His Beauty I may contemplate,
He is my "mihrab", towards Him is my "qiblah"
If I die of love, before completing satisfaction,
Alas, for my anxiety in the world, alas for my distress,
O Healer (of souls) the heart feeds upon its desire,

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