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Rabi I

  1. the third month of the Muslim calendar.
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Also Ra·bi·a I [ruh-bee-uh] /rəˈbi ə/.

Rabi II

or Rabia II

  1. the fourth month of the Muslim calendar.
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Examples from the Web for rabia

Historical Examples

  • Rabia was asked if she hated the devil, and she replied, ‘No.’

    The Book of Khalid

    Ameen Rihani

  • A sub-tribe of Asad, descendants of Rabia of the Moaddite stock.

  • Hasan Basri once asked Rabia if she ever thought of marrying.

  • "There is a higher degree of sincerity than that," said Rabia.

  • Rabia took it and set it down; then while she went to light the lamp, a cat came and ate the food.

British Dictionary definitions for rabia


  1. either the third or the fourth month of the Muslim year, known as Rabia I and Rabia II respectively; the Muslim spring
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  1. 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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