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Rābiʻa al-ʻAdawiyya al-Qaysiyya (Arabic: رابعة العدوية القيسية‎) or simply Rabiʿah al-Basri (Arabic: رابعة البصري‎) was a female Muslim saint and Sufi mystic. 

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A beautiful poem written by Rabia al-Adawiyya (also known by Rabia Basri), and sang in the melodious voice of munshid Othman Al Rashidi. Its is a unique love song for the true love of her life, her creator Allah.

Rabiah Al-Adawiyya provides us with a powerful example of how to love and worship God - not only for the reward, but for the sake of His pleasure, as well.



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Life Details

Also Known As: 

Rabi'a al 'AdawiyyaRabi'a al 'Adawiyyah

Rabi'a al 'Basriyya; Rabi'a al 'Qaysiyya; Rabi'ah of Basra

Born: c. 712, Basra

Died: c. 801, Basra

Nationality: Iraqi

Occupations: Poet

Achievements: Known for her brief sayings, her short poems in awe and celebration of God’s beauty, and stories of her life made a dramatic impact and played

Good Reads- Rabia Basri Quotes