Rābiʿa al-ʿAdawiyya: a saint?
November 11, 2018
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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
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
Rabiʻa ‘l-ʻAdawiyya: Legend or Woman? by Steven Aiello
The Life of Rabia al-Adawiyya: Reflections on Feminism and Fundamentalism by Karen Vintges
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