Rabi’a al-Adawiyya, a major saint of Islam and one of the central figures of Sufi Excerpted from Doorkeeper of the Heart: Versions of Rabi’a. Doorkeeper of the Heart: Versions of Rabiaby Charles Upton”How long will you keep pounding an open doorBegging for someone to open it?”Readers of these . Published: (); Diwans of ‘Alqama al Fahl, al Muhalhil ibn Rabi’a, ‘Amr ibn Doorkeeper of the heart: versions of Rabiʼa / [translated by] Charles Upton.

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Your hope in my heart is the rarest treasure Your Name on dooroeeper tongue is the sweetest word My choicest hours Are the hours I spend with You —. Rabia al-Adawiyya was an unconventional Muslim woman from Basra known as “the First of Sufis”, the original Sufi poet-saint, a predecessor to Rumi and Hafiz.

Doorkeeper Of the Heart by Al-Adawiyya, Rabi’A/ Upton, Charles

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Other Writings on Sufism. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Along with the taste of wine, she carries the taste of water – a precious substance when you live, as Rabi’a did, in the desert of God. English Choose a language for shopping. The one who tastes, knows; the one who explains, lies. One person found this helpful.

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Rabi’ah al-‘Adawiyyah Document Type: The end of the book vedsions features three poems by Jennifer Doane, “in the Spirit of Rabi’a”, as well as a Bibliography. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Janette rated it it was amazing May 20, Read more Read less. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers.

To ask other readers questions about Doorkeeper of the Heartplease sign up. Doorkeeper of the Heart: And it is, of course, very meaningful too, and surprisingly relevant, too, considering it’s about years old. Sufism — Early works to Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items.


Immediately both of us were flooded with light. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. Rabia’s passionate verses and witty teaching stories are designed to incite us to illumination. Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Debby McKnight rated it it was amazing Aug 16, Subjects Rabi’ah al-‘Adawiyyah, — d.

Really thought-provoking, and wish it was a longer book! Noria rated it really liked it Oct 30, The versions of Rabi’a are the poetry, miracle stories, and dream fables written either by her or her followers, especially Hasan of Basra.

Would you also like to submit a review for this item? Please enter the message. Each one carried in her arbi a serving-tray filled with light.

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