Rabia Al Basri

(717 - 801 / Basra / Iraq)

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  • Rajnish Manga Rajnish Manga (4/28/2016 10:45:00 PM)

    The poetry of Rabiʿah 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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Love

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.

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