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Rabia Basri رابعة العدوية القيسية‎‎

(Rābi‘a al-‘Adawīyya)

714 – 801 CE

Muslim mystic, “queen of saintly women,” and most important early Sufi poet; Rabia Basri rose from the poverty and slavery of her youth to become the most famous and influential Sufi woman of Islamic history known as “the queen of saintly women.” She had many disciples and became an important influence on the leaders of her time as well as an early voice against spiritual materialism and Islamic patriarchy. She taught a doctrin of Divine Love known as Ishq-e-Haqeeqi that is still practiced today and emphasized spiritual practice without desire for reward or fear of punishment.


Quotes by Rabia Basri (4 quotes)

“Have wings that feared ever touched the sun?”

Chapters: 63. Easy as Hard

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“How long will you keep pounding on an open door begging for someone to open it?”

Chapters: 47. Effortless Success

Themes: Openness

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“Since no one really knows anything about God, those who think they do are really just troublemakers.”

Chapters: 65. Simplicity: the Hidden Power of Goodness

Themes: God

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“You know of the how, but I know of the how-less.”

Chapters: 57. Wu Wei

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