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The agricultural season in South Asia in which rain is scarce and only irrigated crops are grown, with crops sown in October and November and harvested from March to May.

[Hindi rabī and Urdu rabī', from Arabic rabī', fourth part, spring; see rbʕ in Semitic roots.]


 (rŭ′bē) also Ra·bi·a (rə-bē′ə)
Either the third or the fourth month of the year in the Islamic calendar. See Table at calendar.

[Arabic rabī', spring, fourth; see rbʕ in Semitic roots.]


(Islam) either the third or the fourth month of the Muslim year, known as Rabia I and Rabia II respectively; the Muslim spring


(ˈrɑːbɪa) or


(Biography) full name Rabia al-Adawiyyah. c. 713–801 ad, Islamic saint, mystic, and religious leader; her teachings inspired the Sufi movement
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She covers Sufism, Attar, and his works; modern theory, Michel Foucault, and his predecessors; Rabi'a al-Adawiyya and Margery Kempe; Mahmud and Ayas, Sufi homoeroticism, and European same-sex relationships; Majnun and Laili and Lancelot and Guinevere; Shaykh San'an and the Christian girl, and Abelard and Heloise; and human diversity and inclusiveness.
In the very early days of Sufism, Rabi'a al-Adawiyya a woman Sufi in the great mystic movement of Islam was the native of Basra.