Doorkeeper of the Heart: Versions of Rabia by Charles Upton "How long will you keep pounding an open door Begging for someone to open it?" Readers of these fiery verses and teaching-stories will glimpse Rabia's state of radical freedom. She challenges us: pass through the open doorway of the heart; transcend and transform all limitations; become as one with the True Beloved. Rabia al-Adawiyya was an unconventional Muslim woman from Basra known as ôthe First of Sufisö. She could be considered the progenitor of other great Sufi poets such as the most famous one, Jelaludin Rumi. Not only spiritual seekers and feminists, but also those who are sympathetic with the Iraqi people in these times, will be interested in owning this volume. Thanks to the translator and interpreter, Charles Upton, it may be the worldÆs most accessible and meditative book on Rabia.Upton, Charles is the author of 'Doorkeeper of the Heart Versions of Rabi A' with ISBN 9780939660247 and ISBN 0939660245.