Rabia al Basri

(717 - 801 / Basra / Iraq)

Rabia al Basri Poems

1. My Beloved 1/1/2004
2. My Greatest Need is You 1/1/2004
3. Reality 1/1/2004
4. Dream Fable 1/1/2004
5. Die Before You Die 5/8/2012
6. Love 5/8/2012
7. In My Soul 5/8/2012
8. If I Adore You 5/8/2012
9. My God and My Lord 5/8/2012
10. With My Beloved 5/8/2012
11. The Holy Water 5/8/2012
12. Take Away The Words Of The Devil 5/8/2012


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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