Rabia al Basri (717 - 801 / Basra / Iraq)
Take Away The Words Of The Devil
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.
Rabia al Basri
Submitted: Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Edited: Tuesday, May 08, 2012
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From: Doorkeeper of the heart: versions of Rabia / [translated by] Charles Upton. Putney, Vt.: Threshold Books, c1988.
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