ALLAH AL-ASMA’A AL-HUSNA, GOD OF THE BEAUTIFUL NAMES, we praise you for your servant Rabi’a and for her great love of you. At a time and place when most women married, she had the courage to choose you instead. We also appreciate the legends that describe the light of your sakina, or presence, that surrounded her head when she prayed. Rabi’a’s love poetry to you, her heavenly bridegroom, encourages us to develop an intimate relationship with you, too. May we love you as she did. For we pray in the name of the God of Love. Amen.

Jane Richardson Jensen, Patricia Harris-Watkins in She Who Prays: A Woman's Interfaith Prayer Book