Rabia al Basri (717 - 801 / Basra / Iraq)
Poems of Rabia al Basri
|1.||Die Before You Die||5/8/2012|
|3.||If I Adore You||5/8/2012|
|4.||In My Soul||5/8/2012|
|7.||My God and My Lord||5/8/2012|
|8.||My Greatest Need is You||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|
I have loved Thee with two loves -
a selfish love and a love that is worthy of Thee.
As for the love which is selfish,
Therein I occupy myself with Thee,
to the exclusion of all others.
But in the love which is worthy of Thee,
Thou dost raise the veil that I may see Thee.
Yet is the praise not mine in this or that,
But the praise is to Thee in both that and this.