Rabia al Basri

(717 - 801 / Basra / Iraq)

Poems of Rabia al Basri

1. Die Before You Die 5/8/2012
2. Dream Fable 1/1/2004
3. If I Adore You 5/8/2012
4. In My Soul 5/8/2012
5. Love 5/8/2012
6. My Beloved 1/1/2004
7. My God and My Lord 5/8/2012
8. My Greatest Need is You 1/1/2004
9. Reality 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

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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