Sufi Poetry


Live with dignity, women, live with dignity, men,
Few things will more enhance our
beauty as


~ Rabia al-Adawiyyah

From ‘Love Poems from God’ translated by Daniel Ladinsky.

Rabia al-Adawiyyah of Basra, Iraq was a famous Sufi Saint, who was noted for her asceticism and many legends have been told about her life. Her concept of Divine Love was that God should be loved for His own sake and not out of fear.