Rabia Basri's Unconditional Love For The Divine

Rabia Basri's Unconditional Love For The Divine
The most well-known female Sufi Qalandar in history is Hazrat Rabia Basri. She achieved the highest rank in Sufism and the level of Qutb. She was the first woman to advocate for God's unwavering love. Her life is full of miracles and blessings. Jerusalem is home to her shrine.

Why did Hazrat Fariduddin Attar include Rabia in the ranks of men? This was a question posed to him. In response, he quoted Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) as saying that God only sees your intentions and not your outward appearance. So, our intentions determine the actions we all take. She also made mention of Hazrat Aisha because she is the source of about two-thirds of the Prophet's (PBUH) hadith. She exemplifies how highly valued and respected women are in Islam. The first Qutb of the Sufi spiritual hierarchy was Hazrat Fatimah (AS). The emphasis was on the fact that Prophet Muhammad's (PBUH) daughter is the origin of Sufism. Ibn Arabi, a very well-known male Sufi, learned from his female tutors, or Sufis. The fact that women and men are on an equal footing and that Hazrat Fatimah is credited with founding Sufism illuminates the significance and supremacy of women in Islamic Sufism.

Rabia’s birth story, which shows how destitute her parents were, is highly motivational. His father had nothing the night she was born, and he was depressed. After falling asleep, he had a dream in which the Prophet (PBUH) advised him not to worry because his daughter was a Sufi. Also, he was instructed to ask the governor of Basra if he remembered his pledge to provide the Prophet's (PBUH) 400 blessings. “Go to him and request a hundred dinars from him.” When her father awoke, he went to the governor and told him the entire tale. The governor handed him 400 dinars and expressed how much he loved and respected her father. In my perspective, her father is fortunate that the Prophet (PBUH) visited him in his dream and thought highly of him, and that the governor thought highly of him because of his daughter. Due to her father's extreme religiosity, Rabia was influenced by it as well.


Struggle as a sign of achieving goals:

In her early years, her parents passed away. Once she parted ways with her sisters, she was sold into slavery. She went through a lot of challenges in her life. Her life was not an easy one, and that is an encouraging aspect. She had a lot of challenges because she was a slave.

She then attained the highest level of Sufism. Without any struggle, effort, suffering, or difficulty in life, we cannot achieve our life's objective or purpose. Prior to devoting ourselves to our work, we must first develop our strength and courage. Obtaining one's life's objective is not always simple.

The Prophet (PBUH) made several difficult decisions throughout his life. He had to contend with a great deal of opposition and challenges before he could spread Islam around the world.


Unconditional love: lessons for everyone

She was the first Sufi lady to advocate unwavering devotion to the Almighty. As we should love God without expecting anything in return, without worrying about going to Hell, and without enjoying getting to Heaven. We ought to love God since He is the only being capable of unconditional love. This planet was created by Him.

Rabia was asked if she loved God and despised the devil. She responded that she didn't have time to hate the devil since she was so preoccupied with her love for God. Hence, we ought to love both God and others. Hatred should have no place in our lives, not even for the devil, since if our hearts are filled with love, then nothing will be left.


Miracles and blessings of God

Rabia was a devout woman at her master's home. She fasted and prayed all day and night long, and one day her master witnessed a miracle when, in the middle of the night, an unheard voice pleaded with him to free Rabia from servitude. As he saw a lamp holding a light above her head, her lord was very moved and freed her. Miracles occurred on her later journey to Makkah too. These miracles demonstrate how close Rabia was to Allah.

Another miracle is the fact that the burglar left with the chador after entering her room and finding nothing. Yet the path was blocked. This demonstrates that even while she was dozing off, her companion and the divine continued to look after her.


Equality and justice

Rabia spent her life looking for God. She was single because she wanted to be united with God. And she lived a life surrounded by God's love. She travelled to Jerusalem before passing away and taught there. There were both men and women there. When both men and women are treated equally in this situation, it is evident that God put her in this position. neither superior nor inferior.

In conclusion, we may state that Hazrat Rabia's life served as a great example for the real lovers of God. She made the case for loving God without conditions. Her life is full of miracles, and she has taught us very many valuable lessons indeed.