Rabi’a Mystic Poet

Rabia

Rabia

Read selected poems from Rabi’a 

Rabi’a was a Muslim saint and Sufi Mystic who was born around 717 CE in Basra, present day Iraq.  She lived a hard life, and had a spontaneous awakening and devoted her life to her Beloved.  Much of her work is of unknown origin, as like many poets of her time she left behind no body of written work.

Farid ud-Din Attar, also a Sufi Saint and poet, narrated much of her life story. There are many anecdotes about her life, and more can be read on Wikipedia.

Read selected poems from Rabi’a 

 

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