Rabia : Devotions

For more about Rabia al Adawiyya (714? — 801 CE), see this post.

“O my God, my work and my desire, in all this world, is recollection of you and in the afterworld, meeting with you. This is what is mine – you do as you will.”

And nightly, she would say, “O Lord, make my heart present, or accept my prayers without my heart.”

Translation by Paul Losensky

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