In My Soul

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In my soul
there is a temple, a shrine, a mosque, a church
where I kneel.

Prayer should bring us to an altar where no walls or names exist.
Is there not a region of love where the sovereignty is illumined nothing,
where ecstasy gets poured into itself and becomes lost,
where the wing is fully alive but has no mind or
body?

In my soul
there is a temple, a shrine, a mosque, a church
that dissolve, that dissolve in
God.

Rabia al Basri (717-801 CE) was a woman Sufi mystic who is seen as one of the most renowned representatives of the first development of mysticism in Islam by the Sufis. As her fame grew she had many disciples.