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Rabia al-Adawiyya

Rabia al-Adawiyya ( c. 717 – 801) was an Arab mystic.

Pratiksha Apurv introduces us to mystic women who became enlightened and in the process, spread the fragrance of divinity around. Published in Speaking Tree, India, on March 4, 2018.

“Why are you searching outside for the bliss that you have lost within?” asks Rabia about whom Osho says, “Rabia al-Adawiyya is one of the rarest women in the whole human history.” From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.

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