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Hazrat Rabi'a al-Adawiyya al-Qaysiyya (714 – 801 CE) also known as Rabi'ah al-Basri is considered to be the first female Sufi Saint of Islam, the first in a long line of female Sufi mystics. She was born and lived most of her life in Basra, a seaport in southern Iraq. Rabia was born into a