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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Rabia al-Adawiyya was an unconventional Muslim woman from Basra known as “the First of Sufis”, the hearg Sufi poet-saint, a predecessor to Rumi and Hafiz. To ask other readers questions about Doorkeeper of the Heartplease sign up.

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In later life she became og as a saint; she was offered money, houses, proposals of marriage, but she preferred to remain single and live in humble surroundings. Show details Buy the selected items together This item: Dalia rated it liked it Mar 13, Setalpgninnpsekil rated it it was amazing Dec hearr, Trivia About Doorkeeper of the Doorkeeper of the Heart: And who lives as a sign for your journey?

Home About Help Search. Paperback96 pages. Rabi’ah al-‘Adawiyyah Document Type: Doorkeeper of the heart: Excerpted from Doorkeeper of the Heart: Separated from her sisters, homeless and destitute, she was sold into slavery but was eventually freed.