First among Sufis: the life and thought of Rabia al-Adawiyya, the woman Saint of Basra
Born in Basra in the eighth century of an impoverished family, orphaned and sold into slavery, Rabia al-Adawiyya rose to become one of the greatest Sufi teachers.
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Review: First Among Sufis: The Life and Thought of Rabia Al-Adawiyya, the Woman Saint of BasraUser Review - Goodreads
Really interesting story about this unique ascetic Sufi mystic, Rabi'a, who lived long before some of the most famous Sufi poets were around. Her understanding of detachment and focus are superhuman ...
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I really enjoyed this book. I read most of it on a plane and the man next to me kept getting up to vomit. When we parted, he said, "I can tell that you're a very kind person with a kind heart. I don't meet many people like that." Read full review
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