Rābiʿa al-ʿAdawiyya: a saint?


 
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PRESENTER

Sara Sibai

ORIGINAL CITY 

Beirut

Original Date

November 11, 2018

Description

I’ve been hearing Rābiʿa al-Adawiyya’s name recurrently in the past two years. I became curious about her story, her poetry, and her sainthood.


What I found is that legend has played as great a part as history in the telling of her stories.

Sources & Future References

Books:

Rābiʿa the Mystic and her Fellow Saints by Margaret Smith

Tadhkirat al-Awliya (The Memoirs of the Saints) by Farid al-Din ‘Attar

Sufi Women by Dr. Java Nurbakhsh

Doorkeeper of the Heart: Version of Rabi’a by Charles Upon
Articles:

Rabiʻa ‘l-ʻAdawiyya: Legend or Woman? by Steven Aiello

The Life of Rabia al-Adawiyya: Reflections on Feminism and Fundamentalism by Karen Vintges

Contact Info

Email: sara.sibai@gmail.com
Website: www.silentsaranade.com

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