it reaches toward the face, touches it, and tries to let you know
His promise: that all will be okay.
It acts like love---music, and
tells the feet, "You do not have to be so burdened."
this world made,
"Could you also kiss the hand that caused
Translated by Daniel Ladinsky
The story is told that her master one night woke up and saw a light shining above her head while she was praying. Stunned, he freed her the next morning.
Rabia chose a solitary life of prayer, living much of her life in desert seclusion.
Her fame as a holy woman spread and people began to journey to her retreat, to ask advice, to study, to learn.
Today she is greatly revered by devout Muslims and mystics throughout the world.