“If you are granted a blessing from God, hurry towards it with thankfulness before it disappears.”
– Hind Bint Al Muhallab from Basra, 9th century, female Sufi.
From The Book of Sufi Woman by Abu Abd Al-Rahman as Sulami in 1084AD.
This is the first known book about Sufi Woman. It contains notes about eighty-four women and “provides a picture of independent, female spirituality in Islam that calls into question many long-held myths about the status of women in the Muslim world.” The lost manuscript turned up in a Riyadh, Saudi Arabia library in 1991. Rkia E. Cornell translated this work from Arabic into English in 1999.