A little shaykh from the land of Meknes – Shushtari

A little shaykh from the land of Meknes in the middle of the markets is singing what have I to do with people, and what have they to do with me? ‎شُوَيْخ مِن ارْضِ مَكناس وَسْطِ الاَسْواقِ يَغْني…

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The door is open: Rābiʿa al-ʿAdawiyya

The door is open, but the question is in who desires to enter it Rābiʿa al-ʿAdawiyya ‎البابُ مفتوحٌ ولكنّ الشّأن فِيمَنْ يَرغَبُ أن ‎يدخُلَهُ al-bābu maftūḥun walākinna al-shaʾnu fīman yarghabu an yadkhulahu The door . al-bābu . البابُ…

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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…

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