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Rabia Al-Adawiya and 'the resolve of the individual who was armed with faith and nothing else'.   Share:  
Thrust of argument: Ramzy Baroud writes '' 'Lord! You know well that my keen desire is to carry out Your commandments and to serve Thee with all my heart, O light of my eyes. If I were free I would pass the whole day and night in prayers. But what should I do when you have made me a slave of a human being?'

These were the words of the female Muslim mystic and poet, Rabia Al-Adawiya. Her journey from slavery to freedom served as a generational testament of the resolve of the individual who was armed with faith and nothing else.

Rabia's story is multifarious, and despite the fact that the Muslim saint died over 12 centuries ago, few Egyptians are failing to see the centrality of her narrative to their own. In the north of the Nasr City district, tens of thousands of Egyptians chose the iconic mosque named after her to stage their sit-in and demanded the return to shari'a (legitimacy) after it was seized in a brazen military coup which ousted elected President Mohammed Morsi on July 03."
Direction of resistance / implied resistance: Even the long journey to enlightenment BEGINS.


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