I love You with two loves – Rabiʿa al-ʿAdawiyya

I love You with two loves – Rabiʿa al-ʿAdawiyya

Some of the most famous lines of Rabiʿa al-ʿAdawiyya

 

I love You with two loves The love of desire

And a love because You are deserving of that [love]

 

أحِبُّكَ حُبَّيْنِ حُبَّ الهَوَى

 وحُبّا لأنَّكَ أهْلٌ لذاكا

 

uḥibbuka ḥubbayni ḥubb al-hawā     

wa ḥubban li-annaka ahlun lidhāka

 

uḥibbuka  . I love You . أُحِبُّكَ

ḥubbayni . two loves . حُبَّيْنِ

ḥubba . love . حُبَّ

al-hawā . desire . الهَوَى

wa ḥubban . and a love . وحُبَّا

li-annaka . because You . لأَنَّكَ

ahlun li . deserving of, due . أَهْلٌ لِ

dhāka . that . ذاكا

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