Me, A Mystic?


When God said,
“My hands are yours,”
I saw that I could heal
any creature in this world;
I saw that the divine beauty
in each heart
is the root of all time and space.

Rabia of Basra (717–801)

-Rabia of Basra is without a doubt the most popular and influential of female Islamic saints and a central figure in the Sufi tradition. She was born nearly 500 years before Rumi, and although it is rarely said, she, perhaps more than any other poet, influenced his writings-

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