Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for the ‘Rabia al-Basri’ Category

-

If I Adore You

-

If I adore You out of fear of Hell,
Burn me in Hell!
If I adore you out of desire for Paradise,
Lock me out of Paradise.
But if I adore you for Yourself alone,
Do not deny to me Your eternal beauty.

Rabia al-Basri

-

-

(Other Women’s Voices)

_____________________________________________________

-

Read Full Post »

-

Reality

-

In love, nothing exists between heart and heart.
Speech is born out of longing,
True description from the real taste.
The one who tastes, knows;
the one who explains, lies.
How can you describe the true form of Something
In whose presence you are blotted out?
And in whose being you still exist?
And who lives as a sign for your journey?

-

~ Rabia al-Basri

-

-

-

_____________________________________________________

-

-

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 533 other followers