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Rabia Al Basri

Rabia Al Basri Poems

1.
Reality

In love, nothing exists between heart and heart.
Speech is born out of longing,
True description from the real taste.
The one who tastes, knows;
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2.
My Greatest Need Is You

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 --
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3.
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,
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4.
Dream Fable

I saw myself in a wide green garden, more beautiful than I could begin to understand. In this garden was a young girl. I said to her, "How wonderful this place is!"

"Would you like to see a place even more wonderful than this?" she asked.
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5.
My God And My Lord

Eyes are at rest, the stars are setting.
Hushed are the stirrings of birds in their nests,
Of monsters in the ocean.
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Rabia Al Basri Comments

M Asim Nehal 16 January 2019

An inspired poetess with religious background, enlightened with wisdom. Her poems are par excellence.

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Rajnish Manga 28 April 2016

The poetry of Rabi?ah al-Basri is devoted to understanding the meaning and purpose of life and how to attain the ultimate salvation through worship of the God Almighty.

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Rabia Al Basri Biography

Rābiʻa al-ʻAdawiyya al-Qaysiyya (Arabic: رابعة العدوية القيسية‎) or simply Rabiʿah al-Basri (Arabic: رابعة البصري‎) was a female Muslim saint and Sufi mystic.

Not much is known about Rabia al Basri, except that she lived in Basra in Iraq, in the second half of the 8th century AD. She was born into poverty. But many spiritual stories are associa ...

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