Episode 152
December 9, 2020

143 – Feeling Abashed Before Allah When Praised- The Hikam – Shaykh Zahir Bacchus

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 143rd aphorism of the Hikam  : "The believer when praised feels abashed before Allah to be extolled for a trait he does not see in himself." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersGuidance podcasts by visiting  https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/ Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 151
November 27, 2020

142 – When People Praise You- The Hikam – Shaykh Zahir Bacchus

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 142nd aphorism of the Hikam  : "People praise you for what they suppose you to be. So blame your self for for what you know it to be." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersGuidance podcasts by visiting  https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/ Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 150
November 22, 2020

141 – Allah is in Control of Everything- The Hikam – Shaykh Zahir Bacchus

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 141st aphorism of the Hikam  : "Things are affirmed by His affirming them, and effaced by the soleness of His Entity." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersGuidance podcasts by visiting  https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/ Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 149
August 21, 2020

140 – Contemplating Creation – The Hikam – Shaykh Zahir Bacchus

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 140th aphorism of the Hikam  : "He has given you to contemplate things made to exist, but not allowed you to stop with them: Say: ‘Look at what is in the heavens’ —opening to you the door of comprehensions, and He did not say: ‘Look at the heavens,’ lest He direct you to physical bodies." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersGuidance podcasts by visiting  https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/ Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 148
August 19, 2020

139 – The Inward and Outward – The Hikam – Shaykh Zahir Bacchus

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 139th aphorism of the Hikam  : " He has outwardly manifested everything because He is the Inward. And folded away the existence of everything because He is the Outward." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersGuidance podcasts by visiting  https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/ Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 147
July 24, 2020

138 – The Reality of Things – The Hikam – Shaykh Zahir Bacchus

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 138th aphorism of the Hikam  : "But for His appearing in things made to exist, perception would not alight on them. Did His attributes appear,  the things He makes exist would be obliterated." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersGuidance podcasts by visiting  https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/ Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 146
July 22, 2020

137 – Allah is Not Veiled – The Hikam – Shaykh Zahir Bacchus

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 137th aphorism of the Hikam  : "Allah is not veiled from you by something that exists apart from Him, for nothing exists apart from Him. But what veils you from Him is imagining that something exists apart from Him." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersGuidance podcasts by visiting  https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/ Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 145
July 22, 2020

136 – The Light of Certainty- The Hikam – Shaykh Zahir Bacchus

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 136th aphorism of the Hikam  : "Were the light of certainty to dawn upon you, you would see the next life closer to you than to have to journey to it. And see the allurements of this life darkened by the pall of mortality upon them." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersGuidance podcasts by visiting  https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/ Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 144
July 16, 2020

135 – The Best of Friends – The Hikam – Shaykh Zahir Bacchus

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 135th aphorism of the Hikam  : "No one is your friend but he who is so while fully knowing your faults and that is no one but your All-generous  Master. The best to be friend of is He who wants you for yourself , not for something that returns to Him  from you." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersGuidance podcasts by visiting  https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/ Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 143
July 10, 2020

134 – Allah Conceals Our Reality – The Hikam – Shaykh Zahir Bacchus

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 134th aphorism of the Hikam  : "Whoever honors you is only honoring Allah’s gracious concealment of how you are. So the praise belongs to Him who has concealed you, not him who honors and thanks you." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersGuidance podcasts by visiting  https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/ Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 142
July 7, 2020

133 – Protection from Disobedience – The Hikam – Shaykh Zahir Bacchus

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 133rd aphorism of the Hikam  : "Being shielded is of two kinds: being shielded from disobedience, and being shielded in disobedience. The ordinary ask Allah Most High to shield them in disobedience lest they fall from the regard of other people; while the elect ask Allah to be shielded from it, lest they fall before the True King." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersGuidance podcasts by visiting  https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/ Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 141
July 3, 2020

132 – Our Need for His Forbearence – The Hikam – Shaykh Zahir Bacchus

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 132nd aphorism of the Hikam  : "When you obey Him, you are more in need of HIs forbearance than when you disobey Him." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersGuidance podcasts by visiting  https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/ Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 140
June 30, 2020

131 – The Reality of Our Deeds – The Hikam – Shaykh Zahir Bacchus

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 131st aphorism of the Hikam  : "But for his graciously concealing how it really is, no deed would merit acceptance. " This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersGuidance podcasts by visiting  https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/ Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 139
June 26, 2020

130 – Reaching Closeness to Allah – The Hikam – Shaykh Zahir Bacchus

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 130th aphorism of the Hikam  : "Were you only to reach Him after your misdeeds had all been eliminated, and your pretensions all obliterated, you would never reach Him. But rather, what He wants  to make you reach Him, He conceals your nature with His nature , and covers your attribute with His, and makes your reach Him by what is from Him to you, not what is from you to Him. " This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersGuidance podcasts by visiting  https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/ Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 138
June 23, 2020

129 – Pleading With Utter Need- The Hikam – Shaykh Zahir Bacchus

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 129th aphorism of the Hikam  : "Nothing pleads harder for you than utter need, nor is anything faster to bring divine gifts than humiliation and want." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersGuidance podcasts by visiting  https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/ Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 137
June 16, 2020

127 – Breaking Laws of Nature – The Hikam – Shaykh Zahir Bacchus

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 127th aphorism of the Hikam  : "How should there be broken for you the laws of nature, when you have not broken those of your own nature." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersGuidance podcasts by visiting  https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/ Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 136
June 12, 2020

126 – Knowing Our Place – The Hikam – Shaykh Zahir Bacchus

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 126th aphorism of the Hikam  : "He has forbidden you to claim what is not yours of what belongs to other creatures.  Should he permit you to claim what He is, when He is Lord of the Worlds?" This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersGuidance podcasts by visiting  https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/ Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 135
June 9, 2020

125 – Realizing our Slavehood – The Hikam – Shaykh Zahir Bacchus

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 125th aphorism of the Hikam  : "Cleave to the attributes of His godhood and realize the attributes of your slavehood." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersGuidance podcasts by visiting  https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/ Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate ​

Episode 134
June 5, 2020

124 – Blaming and Praising Ourselves – The Hikam – Shaykh Zahir Bacchus

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 124th aphorism of the Hikam  : "There will unending things to blame you for, should He return you to yourself; And no finish to things to praise you for, should He manifest His bounty upon you." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersGuidance podcasts by visiting  https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/ Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 133
June 2, 2020

123 – Allah’s Favour To Us – The Hikam – Shaykh Zahir Bacchus

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 123rd aphorism of the Hikam  : "When He wants to manifest HIs favour to you, He creates and then attributes to you." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersGuidance podcasts by visiting  https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/ Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 132
May 29, 2020

122 – The Real Doer of Our Deeds – The Hikam – Shaykh Zahir Bacchus

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 122nd aphorism of the Hikam  : "Do not seek a reward for a work you are not the doer of; It suffices you as a reward for works that it is He who accepts them." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersGuidance podcasts by visiting  https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/ Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 131
May 26, 2020

121 – Genuineness in Deeds – The Hikam – Shaykh Zahir Bacchus

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 121st aphorism of the Hikam  : "Whenever you seek recompense for a deed, you are called upon to have genuineness in it; While merely getting off free is enough for someone defending his case." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersGuidance podcasts by visiting  https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/ Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 130
May 22, 2020

120 – The Secrets of Prayer – The Hikam – Shaykh Zahir Bacchus

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 120th aphorism of the Hikam  : "The prayer is a place of holding intimate converse, and a mine-lode of sincerity of love;In which the vistas of secrets extend before one, and there appear at its horizons dawnings of illuminations. He knew of weakness from you, so made them few in number; And knew your need for His bounty,so made them prodigious in spiritual succors." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersGuidance podcasts by visiting  https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/ Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 129
May 19, 2020

119B – Purifying Hearts With Prayer – The Hikam – Shaykh Zahir Bacchus

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus continues with the 119th aphorism of the Hikam  : "The prayer is a purifying of hearts from the foulness of sins and a seeking to open the door upon matters that cant be seen." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersGuidance podcasts by visiting  https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/ Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 128
May 15, 2020

119A – Purifying Hearts With Prayer – The Hikam – Shaykh Zahir Bacchus

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 119th aphorism of the Hikam  : "The prayer is a purifying of hearts from the foulness of sins and a seeking to open the door upon matters that cant be seen." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersGuidance podcasts by visiting  https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/ Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 127
May 12, 2020

118 – Fulfilling the Prayer – The Hikam – Shaykh Zahir Bacchus

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 118th aphorism of the Hikam  : "As the Real knew of impatience in you, He made spiritual works diverse in kind; and as He knew the greediness in you,  He withheld them from you at certain times; So that your concern might be to fulfill the prayer, not the mere occurrence of the prayer.  For not everyone at prayer is fulfilling it." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersGuidance podcasts by visiting  https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/ Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 126
May 8, 2020

117 – Seeing Things Clearly – The Hikam – Shaykh Zahir Bacchus

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 117th aphorism of the Hikam  : "He knew you could not bear to be without Him, so He gave you to see what proceeds from Him." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersGuidance podcasts by visiting  https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/ Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 125
May 5, 2020

116 – Reflect Upon Created Things – The Hikam – Shaykh Zahir Bacchus

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 116th aphorism of the Hikam: "He as ordered you in this adobe to reflect upon created things; but shall reveal to you in that adobe the very perfection of Himself." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersGuidance podcasts by visiting  https://seekersguidance.org/podcasts/ Help SeekersGuidance reach millions around the world through reliable knowledge and guidance from qualified scholars, completely free: become a monthly supporter – www.seekersguidance.org/donate

Episode 124
December 20, 2018

115 – Beholding Allah in Everything

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 115th aphorism of the Hikam  : "Devotees and ascetics are but alienated from everything because they are absent from Allah in everything. If they beheld Him in everything, they would not be alienated by anything." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 123
December 12, 2018

114 – What Will Allah Do With Us Today?

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus continues covering the 114th aphorism of the Hikam: "The unware considers in the morning what he will do. While the wise consider what Allah will do with him." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves as the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Check out all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 122
December 7, 2018

113C: Being Prepared for Receiving Divine Help

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus continues covering the 113th aphorism of the Hikam (third of three parts) : "The coming of divine help is in the measure of one's preparedness; And the dawning of illumination, of the purity of inmost souls." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 121
December 6, 2018

113B: Being Prepared for Receiving Divine Help

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus continues covering the 113th aphorism of the Hikam (second of three parts) : "The coming of divine help is in the measure of one's preparedness; And the dawning of illumination, of the purity of inmost souls." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 120
November 29, 2018

113A: Being Prepared for Receiving Divine Help

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus starting covering the 113th aphorism of the Hikam (first of three parts) : "The coming of divine help is in the measure of one's preparedness; And the dawning of illumination, of the purity of inmost souls." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 119
November 7, 2018

112- Valuing Regular Spiritual Works

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 112th aphorism of the Hikam: "No one disdains regular spiritual works except an utter fool. Their fruits of it are in Final Adobe, while works end with the end of this one; and the most fitting is to be concerned with is that which nothing else will ever follow. it is He who is asking regular spiritual works from you while their fruits are what you are asking from Him. And where is what He Himself seeks of you from what you seek of Him?" This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 118
November 2, 2018

111 -The Elect Can Also Have Shortcomings

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 111th aphorism of the Hikam: "Not everyone truly of the elect has yet been freed of shortcomings".  We did not have our normal recording equipment due to technical challenges so apologize for lower sound quality then usual. This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcast/

Episode 117
October 31, 2018

110 – Being Thankful for Being Good Servants

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 110th aphorism of the Hikam: "Whenever He makes you obedient outwardly to His command and bestows you surrender inwardly to His irresistable power, He has shown you largesse beyond thanking" This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 116
October 26, 2018

109 -Taking Ourselves to Task

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 109th aphorism of the Hikam: "Take not your Lord to task that what seek is slow in coming; but take yourself to task that your manners are slow in coming." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcast/

Episode 115
October 24, 2018

108 – Veiling of the Secret of Elect-hood

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 108th aphorism of the Hikam : "Glorious be to the one who has veiled the secret of electhood in the appearance of humanness, and who is manifest through the mightiness of Lordship in the very showing of one’s slavehood." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 114
October 18, 2018

107C -Our Whims are What Defeat Us

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus continues to cover the 107th aphorism of the Hikam with this episode also being an overview of how our spiritual approach should be : "It is not to be feared that the paths will confuse you, but only that whims will defeat you." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcast/

Episode 113
October 15, 2018

107B -Our Whims are What Defeat Us

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus continues to cover the 107th aphorism of the Hikam: "It is not to be feared that the paths will confuse you, but only that whims will defeat you." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcast/

Episode 112
October 4, 2018

107A -Our Whims are What Defeat Us

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 107th aphorism of the Hikam: "It is not to be feared that the paths will confuse you, but only that whims will defeat you." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcast/

Episode 111
September 27, 2018

106 – His Loving Kindness and His Ordianing Fate

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 106th aphorism of the Hikam: "Whoever thinks His loving kindness is ever separated from His ordaining fate, does so out of shortsightedness." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 110
September 24, 2018

105 – Appreciating Our Trails

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 105th aphorism of the Hikam: "Let the pain of tribulation be lightened for you by knowing that it is He Most Glorious who is making the trial of you; For Him from whom you are faced with the blows of fate is He who has accustomed you to His choosing well.’ " This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 109
September 20, 2018

104 – The Lights of Hearts and Inmost Souls Never Set

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 104th aphorism of the Hikam: "He has illumined outward appearances with the lights of His created vestiges; And illumined inmost hearts with the lights of His attributes. This is why the lights of created vestiges set at night, but the lights of hearts and inmost souls never set. And why it has been said: ‘The daytime sun goes down at night, But the sun of gnostic hearts never goes down.’ " This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 108
September 17, 2018

103 – Only Finding Rest Through Allah

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 103rd aphorism of the Hikam: "The duress of the gnostic never departs, and he finds no rest in anything but Allah." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 107
September 14, 2018

102 – He Wants to Give You When He Makes You Ask

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 102nd aphorism of the Hikam: "Whenever He releases your tongue to ask, know that He wants to give to you." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 106
September 11, 2018

101 – When You Are Alienated From His Creation

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 101st aphorism of the Hikam: "Whenever He alienates you from His creatures, realize that He wants to open for you the door of intimacy with Him." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 105
September 6, 2018

100- Our Best Moment is the Realization of Our Neediness

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 100th aphorism of the Hikam: "Your best moment is that in which you see your neediness, and in which you are returned to your lowliness." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 104
September 4, 2018

099 – Our Need of Him is Intrinsic

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 99th aphorisms of the Hikam: "Your need is intrinsic to you, while the means to fulfill it only appear in order to remind you of what you have overlooked of it. For intrinsic need can not be set aside by things that occur to it." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 103
August 31, 2018

097-098 Allah’s Blessing of Creating and Preserving Us

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 97th and 98th aphorisms of the Hikam: "Two blessings that nothing that exists may do without, and every single created being requires: the blessing of being brought into existence, and the blessing of made to continue." and "He has blessed you first by creating you and second by unceasingly preserving you." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 102
August 29, 2018

095-096 How Can Sins Be Good For Us?

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 95th and 96th aphorisms of the Hikam: "He sometimes opens the door of worship for you, but not the door of acceptance, and sometimes afflicts you with a sin that turns out to be a means to reach Him." and "How often a sin that bequeaths humiliation and neediness is better than worship that bequeaths exultation and haughtiness." We apologize as five minutes in the middle of this episode (around the 12-minute mark) were cut off due to technical challenges. This is the portion where the Shaykh switched from Hikam 95 to 96. This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 101
July 6, 2018

094 – The Wisdom of Being Withheld From

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 94th aphorism of the Hikam: "Being withheld from only dismays you because you cannot comprehend what Allah means thereby."   This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 100
July 3, 2018

093 – Allah’s Drawing us Near in His Giving and Denying

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 93rd aphorism of the Hikam: "When He gives to you He shows you His kindness, and when He denies you He is showing you irresistible power. So in both He is disclosing Himself to you, and drawing nigh with His loving kindness unto you."   This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 99
June 29, 2018

092 – Worshiping and Obeying Allah With Right Intentions

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus continues to cover the 92nd aphorism of the Hikam: "Whoever worships Him for something they hope from Him, or obeys Him to keep chastisement from coming to themselves, has not given His attributes their due."   This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 98
June 27, 2018

091 – Reward for His Servants

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus continues to cover the 91st  aphorism of the Hikam: "Reward enough for His Servants is what He discloses unto their hearts in His worship, and that which He shows them of His kindliness."   This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 97
May 15, 2018

090 – Being Worthy of Worship (and Overview of Previous Hikams)

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus continues to cover the 90th aphorism of the Hikam: "It is reward enough for worship that He has accepted you as worthy of it."  Shaykh Zahir also does an overview of themes covered in the hikam so far and reflects on some observations on the recent Umrah trip. This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 96
May 11, 2018

089/090 – Dealing with Our Lord in Cash

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 89th and 90th aphorisms of the Hikam: "Our Lord is far above the servant dealing with Him in cash and His repaying him in credit." and "It is reward enough for worship that He has accepted you as worthy of it." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 95
May 8, 2018

088 – Being Withheld from Allah is Magnanimity

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 88th aphorism of the Hikam: "Being given to by one's fellow creatures is being withheld from while being withheld from Allah is magnanimity.". This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 94
May 4, 2018

087 – Seeing the Next World Closer to One

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 87th aphorism of the Hikam: "The true 'reappearing in a far off place' is that the entire span of this world disappear from you until you see the Next World closer to you than yourself". This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 93
April 27, 2018

086B – Seeking Imperishable Glory

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus continues to cover the 86th aphorism of the Hikam: "If you want imperishable glory never seek glory in that which perishes".  A few seconds in the 4th minute of the recording were cut off due to technical challenges. This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 92
April 23, 2018

086 – Seeking Imperishable Glory

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 86th aphorism of the Hikam: "If you want imperishable glory never seek glory in that which perishes". This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 91
April 2, 2018

085 – Looking at Created Things with Our Heart

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 85th aphorism of the Hikam: " Created things, their outward is on enticement, while their inward is a sobering lesson, The self looks at their outward enticement while the heart looks at their inward lesson" This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 90
March 29, 2018

083-084 – Withholding Can Also Be Bestowing

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 83rd and 84th aphorisms of the Hikam: "He often bestows to you thereby witholds and often witholds from you and thereby bestows" (#83) and "Whenever He opens up to you a way to understand being withheld from, being witheld from becomes itself a gift" (#84). This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 89
March 27, 2018

081-082 – Knowers of Allah are Afraid When Elated

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 81st and 82nd aphorisms of the Hikam #81 :"Knowers of Allah are more afraid when elated then they are when downcast because those who keep to the limits of good manners when elated are few" and  #82:"The ego has its share from elation by the exultation, while being downcast the ego has no share in" This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 88
February 22, 2018

080 – Being Elated or Downcast, and Our Belonging to Him

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 80th aphorism of the Hikam: " He elates you so as not to keep you in sadness and makes you downcast so as not to abandon you to happiness and brings you forth from both you may belong to none but Him" This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 87
February 19, 2018

079B – What Gnostics Seek from Allah

In this episode (second of two parts),  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 79th aphorism of the Hikam: " What a gnostic seeks of Allah Most High is sincerity is slavehood and fulfilling the rights of godhood." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 86
February 15, 2018

079A – What Gnostics Seek from Allah

In this episode (first of two parts),  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 79th aphorism of the Hikam: " What a gnostic seeks of Allah Most High is sincerity is slavehood and fulfilling the rights of godhood." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 85
February 12, 2018

078 – Hopes and Daydreams

In this episode (second of two parts),  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 78th aphorism of the Hikam: " Hope is what is accompanied by a work. Otherwise, it is but a daydream." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 84
February 8, 2018

077 – Who is the Gnostic

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 77th aphorism of the Hikam: " The gnostic is not the one who reers to the spiritual, finds Allah closer to Him than his own reference. Rathar, the gnostic is he who makes no reference because he is annihilated in His being and encomassed in His beholding" This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 83
February 5, 2018

076 – Sadness over Lack of Good Works

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 76th aphorism of the Hikam: "Sadness over lack of good works without being moved to do any is of the signs that one is deluded" This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 82
February 1, 2018

075 – The Best You Can Ask Allah For

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 75th aphorism of the Hikam: "The best you can ask Him is what He asks of you" This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 81
January 31, 2018

Supporting Scholars and Students in Need – A Message from Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

  Through the SeekersGuidance Global Islamic Scholars Fund, SeekersGuidance Global has been able to help numerous scholars and students of knowledge in need to continue to study and serve their communities. Help is still urgently needed for a number of ongoing cases to help scholars and students of knowledge in need. Please donate today for this ongoing charity. Donate now at seekersguidance.org/donate. All donations are zakat-eligible and are tax-deductible in the US and Canada.

Episode 80
January 29, 2018

074 – The Blessings of Obedience and Contentment

We apologize for the lower quality of audio as the usual audio recording equipment was unavailable.  In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 74th aphorism of the Hikam: " Whenever he gives you obideince and contentment in HIm from needing it, know that He has lavished His blessings upon you outwardly and inwardly" This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 79
January 26, 2018

073B – Your Worth With Allah

In this episode (second of two parts),  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 73rd aphorism of the Hikam: " If you want to know  your worth with Him, look at that in which He keeps you." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 78
January 22, 2018

073A – Your Worth With Allah

In this episode (first of two parts),  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 73rd aphorism of the Hikam: " If you want to know  your worth with Him, look at that in which He keeps you." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 77
January 18, 2018

072 – Fruits of Our Works in This Life

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 72nd aphorism of the Hikam: " Whoever finds the fruits of his works in this life, it means they shall be accepted in the Next " This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 76
January 15, 2018

071 – How Allah Rewards His Servants

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 71st aphorism of the Hikam: "He has only made the final abode the place to reward His believing servants, because this abode cannot hold what He wants to give them; and because He has too exalted their worth to reward them  in an abode of no permanence." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 75
January 11, 2018

070 – Someone Who Talks Too Much

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 70th aphorism of the Hikam: " Whoever you see answering everything he is asked, expressing everything he sees and mentioning everything he knows, you can thereby infer is ignorant " This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 74
January 8, 2018

069 – Why Divine Experiences Come Suddenly

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 69th aphorism of the Hikam: "Divine experiences seldom come but suddenly, to protect them from servants pretending that they deserve them because of preparedness." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 73
December 7, 2017

068 – People Created for His Service and People Created for His Love

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 68th aphorism of the Hikam: "There are people the Truth has created for His service, and there are people He as chosen for His love; ' Each do We help, both these and those, of the bestows of your Lord; And your Lord's gift is never withheld.' " This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 72
December 4, 2017

067 – The Blessing of Daily Works

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 67th aphorism of the Hikam: "When you see a servant Allah most high has kept at daily works, letting him abide in them, while finding continuous divine help, by no means despite what his Master has bestowed him, merely because you do see in him, the mien of those of gnosis, or splendour of those in love. For had there been no fruit, there would be no work". This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 71
December 1, 2017

066 – Our Ill Manners and Divine Help

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 66th aphorism of the Hikam: "It is of the ignorance of the disciple to show ill manners and when the penalty is delayed to say 'Had this been ill behaviour, it would have cut off the divine help and neccasrily caused distance.'  Yet it may be cut off the divine help in a way he is unaware and were it only to prevent the increase, Or he be kept distant while not knowing it, were it only leaving you and whatever you wish". This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 70
November 27, 2017

065 – His Kindness and our Persistent Badness

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 65th aphorism of the Hikam: "Fear from His kindness to you and your persistent badness toward Him, that it may all be to lead you unwittingly astray: 'We shall mislead them unawares whence they know not' ". This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 69
November 23, 2017

064 – Being Thankful for Our Blessings

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 64th aphorism of the Hikam: "Whoever is unthankful for blessings has made himself liable to lose them. While he who gives thanks for them has made them last with their tethers". This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 68
November 20, 2017

063 – Are You Drawing Closer to Allah Through Kindness or Tribulations?

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 63rd aphorism of the Hikam: "Whoever does not draw near to Allah by the gentle graces of kindness is led to him by the chains of tribulation". This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 67
November 16, 2017

062 – You are a Slave of What You Desire

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 62nd aphorism of the Hikam: "You are free from what you despair and a slave of what you desire". This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 66
November 13, 2017

061 – Nothing Leads You On Like Delusion

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 61st aphorism of the Hikam: "Nothing leads you like delusion". This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 65
November 9, 2017

060B – Humiliation and Our Desires (Part II)

In this episode (second of two parts on this aphorism), Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 60th aphorism of the Hikam: "The branches of a humiliation never grew high except over the sides of a desire (or greed)". This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 64
November 6, 2017

060A – Humiliation and Our Desires (Part I)

In this episode (first of two parts on this aphorism), Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 60th aphorism of the Hikam: "The branches of a humiliation never grew high except over the sides of a desire (or greed)". This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 63
November 2, 2017

059C – Works, States and Our Creator (Part III)

In this episode (third of three parts on this aphorism), Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 59th aphorism of the Hikam: "He has prevented both travellers to Him and those who have reached Him from looking at their works, or beholding their spiritual states: Those travelling, because they have not realized true sincerity to Allah in the, and those who have arrived, because He has made them oblivious to them through beholding Him". This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 62
October 30, 2017

059B – Works, States and Our Creator (Part II)

In this episode (second of three parts on this aphorism), Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 59th aphorism of the Hikam: "He has prevented both travelers to Him and those who have reached Him from looking at their works, or beholding their spiritual states: Those traveling, because they have not realized true sincerity to Allah in the, and those who have arrived, because He has made them oblivious to them through beholding Him". This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 61
October 23, 2017

059A – Works, States and Our Creator (Part I)

In this episode (first of three parts on this aphorism), Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 59th aphorism of the Hikam: "He has prevented both travellers to Him and those who have reached Him from looking at their works, or beholding their spiritual states: Those travelling, because they have not realized true sincerity to Allah in the, and those who have arrived, because He has made them oblivious to them through beholding Him". This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 60
October 19, 2017

058 – Rejoice Not in Your Obedience

We had logistical challenges for this recording so we apologize for the compromised quality of the audio.  In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 58th aphorism of the Hikam: "Rejoice not in your obedience, because it came from you; but rejoice in it because it came to you from Allah. 'Say: in the favour of Allah and His mercy, in that let them rejoice, it is better than what they amass'" This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 59
October 16, 2017

057 – Light has to Disclose Insight

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 57th aphorism of the Hikam: "Light has to disclose insight to make judgement, and the heart too draw near or away" This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 58
October 12, 2017

056 – Light is the Army of the Heart

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 56th aphorism of the Hikam: "Light is the army of the heart, just as darkness is army of the self.  So when Allah wills to help His servant triumph, He succours him with armies of light, and cuts off the aid of darknesses and any besides Him" This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 57
October 5, 2017

055 – Lights are the Riding Mounts of the Heart

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 55th aphorism of the Hikam: "Lights are the Riding Mounts of the Heart and the Innermost Soul" This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 56
September 28, 2017

054 – Spiritual Experiences That Take You to Beholding Him

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 54th aphorism of the Hikam: "He made spiritual experience come to you to release you from the prison of being you to the vastness of beholding Him." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 55
September 25, 2017

053 – Spiritual Experiences That Free You from All Besides Him

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 53rd aphorism of the Hikam: "He made spiritual experience come to you, to free you from the hand of any besides Him and redeem you from the bondage of his ephemeral traces." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 54
September 21, 2017

052 – Spiritual Experiences as Means to Know Him

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 52nd aphorism of the Hikam: "He has made spiritual experience come to you that you might come to know Him through it." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 53
September 18, 2017

051 – Forget Your Good Works

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 51st aphorism of the Hikam: "No work is more hopeful of acceptance than a work now gone from your sight and whose existence means nothing to you." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 52
September 14, 2017

050 – Our Sins in Light of His Justice and His Favour

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 50th aphorism of the Hikam: "There is no  minor sin when you are faced with His justice and no major sin when you are met with His favour." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 51
September 11, 2017

049 – Our Sins Versus His Generosity

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 49th aphorism of the Hikam: "Let no sin loom so large in your eyes that it stops you from hoping the best from Allah for whoever knows his Lord deems own sin paltry in the face of his generosity." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 50
September 7, 2017

048 – One of the Signs of a Dead Heart

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 48th aphorism of the Hikam: "One of the signs of the death if the heart is lack of sadness over what you have missed of acts of worship and being being without regret over that which you have committed of misdeeds." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 49
September 4, 2017

047 – Leaving Invocations Due Lack of Presence Therein

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 47th aphorism of the Hikam: "Do not leave an invocation because of your lack of presence of  Allah therein; for your forgetfulness of His invocation is worse then your forgetfulness in His invocation. It may well happen that He lifts you from invocation of remembrance with forgetfulness to invocation of awareness and invocation with awareness to invocation with presence and invocation with presence to invocation in which there is absence of everything besides Him who is invoked. And that is not difficult for Allah ." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 48
August 31, 2017

046 – Good Deeds Result From Good States

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 46th aphorism of the Hikam: "Good deeds result from good states and good states comes  from realization in the stations in which one has been placed." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 47
August 28, 2017

045 – Our Hearts and Our Works

Classes have resumed after a Ramadan and summer break.  In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 45th aphorism of the Hikam: "No Work is small that comes from an abstinent heart and no work is great that comes from a greedy heart." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 46
May 22, 2017

044 – Keeping the Company of Someone Even Worse

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 44th aphorism of the Hikam: "Perhaps you were in a bad state and your goodness was shown to you by companionship of someone who is in a worse state than you are" This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 45
May 18, 2017

043B – Seeking Good Companionship (Part II)

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus continues covering the 43rd aphorism of the Hikam: "Do not keep the company of anyone whose states does not awaken you or words do not direct you towards Allah".  This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 44
May 15, 2017

043 – Seeking Good Companionship

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 43rd aphorism of the Hikam: "Do not keep the company of anyone whose states does not awaken you or words do not direct you towards Allah".  This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 43
May 11, 2017

042 – Don’t be like Donkey Turning a Millstone

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 42nd aphorism of the Hikam: "Do not  travel from one created thing to another, so that you become like a donkey turning a millstone. The place it walks along and the place it is going to, is the place it has just came from.  Rather journey from created things to the Creator and "to your Lord is the final destination". Consider the words of the Prophet (please and blessings be upon him) 'Whoever's emigration is to Allah and his messenger, his emigration is truly to Allah and his messenger. Whosever emigration is for worldliness they are want to attain or a woman he wants to wed them his immigration is for The thing they want to emigrate to.'  Perfect  on this if you possess understanding."  This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 42
May 8, 2017

041 – Don’t Flee from Allah

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 41st aphorism of the Hikam: "How strange - totally strange- that one should flee from him whom One has no separation from and seek after that which has no existence or Will not last besides Him. 'Truly it is not the eyes that are blind but it is the hearts within breaata that are blind' "  This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 41
May 4, 2017

040 – Good Opinion of Allah

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 40th aphorism of the Hikam: "If you do not think the best of Allah because of His intrinsic goodness then think best of Him because of His dealings with you.  Has he ever bestowed upon you anything but good? He has ever given to (vouchsafed) you anything but gifts?" This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 40
May 1, 2017

039 – Only Ask Allah for Help

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 39th aphorism of the Hikam: "If you do not think the best of Allah because of His intrinsic goodness then think best of Him because of His dealings with you.  Has he ever bestowed upon you anything but good? Has He ever given to you anything but gifts?" This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 39
April 27, 2017

038 – Connecting Our Spiritual Ambition to Allah

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 38th aphorism of the Hikam: "Do not let the intention of your spiritual ambition attach itself to other than Him for hopes cannot step higher then the Most Generous".  This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 38
April 24, 2017

037 – Reality of the Divine

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 37th aphorism of the Hikam: " 'Allah was and there was nothing besides Him' and He is now as he was ever"  This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 37
April 20, 2017

036 – The Rays and Truth of the Mystic Vision

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 36th aphorism of the Hikam: "The rays of mystic vision show you His closeness to you. The eye of the mystic vision shows you hour nonbeing in the face of His being.  The truth of the mystic vision shows you His being, neither your nonbeing, nor your being."  This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 36
April 17, 2017

035 – Being Pleased with Oneself and Choosing One’s Teachers

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 35th aphorism of the Hikam: "The source of every disobedience, heedlessness and desire  is being pleased with the self and the source of every obedience, awareness and self respect is your not being pleased with the self. To keep the company of an ignoramus who is not pleased with himself is better for you than to keep the company of a scholar who is pleased with himself, for what ignorance does an ignoramus have who is not pleased with himself and what knowledge does a scholar have who is not pleased with himself ."This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 35
April 13, 2017

034 – Leave Every Trait of Your Humanness

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 34th aphorism of the Hikam: "Leave every trait of your humanness incompatible with your slavehood, that you may answer the call of the Real and be nigh to His presence " . This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 34
April 10, 2017

033- Allah is Not Veiled from You

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 33rd aphorism of the Hikam: "The Real is not veiled from you but is you who are veiled from Him. Were He veiled by anything, it would conceal Him and if it concealed Him, it would delimit His being.  Anything that delimits something dominates it whereas 'He is the indomitable over His servants' " . This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 33
April 6, 2017

032 – Know Your Own Faults

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 32nd aphorism of the Hikam: "Your keenness to know faults hidden within you is better for you than your keenness to know secrets hidden from you" . This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 32
April 3, 2017

031 – Those Who are Travellers and Those Who Have Arrived

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 31st aphorism of the Hikam: " Travellers to Him are guided by the lights of true yearning. And those who have arrived, they posses the lights of finding.  The former the light possess, the latter posses the lights for they belong to Allah and to nothing besides  'Say Allah and let then play at idle words'". This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 31
March 30, 2017

030 – Spirituality and Affluence

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 30th aphorism of the Hikam: " 'Let those who are affluent spend of their affluence' are those who have reached Him. 'Those whose providence from Allah and has been made narrow, let him spend of what Allah has given to him 'are those who are travelling". This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 30
March 27, 2017

029 – Proof of Allah Through Things

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 29th aphorism of the Hikam: "What a difference between the person who infers from Him how things are and someone who infers from things that Allah is.  Whoever draws their conclusions from Him has realized the truth through what it is entailed by, affirming matter upon its very basis, while inferring Him as a conclusion is because of not having reached Him.  Otherwise when was He absent that his existence should need to be proved and when was He far that His traces should be what leads to Him?". This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 29
March 23, 2017

028 – Our Hearts and Outward Works

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 28th aphorism of the Hikam: "What is placed in the the hearts appears in testimoney of outward works". This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

Episode 28
March 20, 2017

027 – Illuminations at the Beginnings and Ends

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 27th aphorism of the Hikam: "Whoever is illuminated in the beginning is illuminated at the end". This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

Episode 27
March 16, 2017

026 – Signs of Success

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 26th aphorism of the Hikam: "From amongst the signs of the success in the endings is returning to Allah in the beginnings". This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

Episode 26
March 13, 2017

025 – Seek Through Your Lord

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 25th aphorism of the Hikam: "Nothing will prove difficult if you seek it through Lord; nothing will prove easy if you seek it through yourself". This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

Episode 25
March 9, 2017

024 – Things of This World will Upset You

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 24th aphorism of the Hikam: "Don't find it strange that things occur that upset one while you are still in this adobe. For it manifests nothing besides  what entails  its own attributes." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

Episode 24
March 6, 2017

023 – Distractions and Being Mindful of Allah

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 23rd aphorism of the Hikam: "Don't wait for distractions to stop,  for that will prevent you from being watchful of Him in that which He has established you in." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.  

Episode 23
March 2, 2017

022 – Our Breaths and Unfolding Destiny

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 22nd aphorism of the Hikam: "Not a breath do you take except He makes something that  has been  destined for you to occur " This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

Episode 22
February 27, 2017

021 – Mindset When Asking Allah

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 21st aphorism of the Hikam: "Your seeking from Him is an accusation of Him. Your seeking after Him is an absence on your part from Him. Your seeking other than Him is of shamelessness towards him.Your seeking other than Him is from remoteness from Him." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

Episode 21
February 23, 2017

020 – Distraction of This World

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 20th aphorism of the Hikam: "The spirtual ambition of the traveller doesn't stop from what has been shown to him of the world.  If he stops,  a voice of reality calls out to him 'what you seek is still infront of you". And when the created thing show their charms to him, a voice calls out " we are but a temptation to you so do not commit disbelief' " This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

Episode 20
February 20, 2017

019 – Asking Allah to Change Condition

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 19th aphorism of the Hikam: "Do not ask Him to bring you out of a condition that you are in, in order to make use of you in another condition. If Allah wanted He would have used you without taking you out of that condition” This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

Episode 19
February 16, 2017

018 – Procrastinating on Spiritual Works

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 18th aphorism of the Hikam: “Postponing works for the presence of free time is from the foolishness of the self". This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

Episode 18
February 13, 2017

017 – Accepting the Present Moment

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 17th aphorism of the Hikam: “He has not left ignorance in the slightest bit - who wants anything to occur at that moment, except what Allah has manifested in it”. This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

Episode 17
February 9, 2017

016B – How Can We Conceive Veils From Allah?

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus continues the 16th aphorism of the Hikam: "How is it possible anything can veil Him when He is the one who manifests  everything? How is conceivable that you are veiled from Him when He is manifest through everything? How is it conceivable that you are veiled from Him when He is manifest in everything? How is conceivable that you are veiled from Him when He is manifest to everything? How is conceivable that you are veiled from Him when He was manifest before anything?......” This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

Episode 16
February 6, 2017

016A – How Can We Conceive Veils From Allah? (Part 1)

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 16th aphorism of the Hikam: "How is it possible anything can veil Him when He is the one who manifests  everything? How is conceivable that you are veiled from him when He is manifest through everything? How is it conceivable that you are veiled from Him when He is manifest in everything? How is conceivable that you are veiled from Him when He is manifest to everything? How is conceivable that you are veiled from Him when He was manfiest before anything?......” This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

Episode 15
February 2, 2017

015 – Created Things are a Veil

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 15th aphorism of the Hikam: “That which directs to His all conquering power is that He veil you from Him with that which has no existence apart from Him” This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

Episode 14
January 30, 2017

014 – Perception of Allah is light

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 14th aphorism of the Hikam: “All of the created univerness is in darkness and it is only ilumned by the perception of Allah.  Whoever sees the universe but does not see Him in it, with it, before it or after it is in need of light.  The suns of spiritial knowledges are concealed from the person by the clourds of material things”. This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

Episode 13
January 26, 2017

013 – Directing Our Hearts to Allah

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the thirteenth (13th) aphorism of the Hikam: “Works vary in kind because inspirations of people’s states do”. This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written and was written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

Episode 12
January 23, 2017

012 – Seclusion and Contemplation

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the twelfth (12th) aphorism of the Hikam: “Nothing helps the heart like seclusion in which it enters into the realm of contemplation”. This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written and was written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

Episode 11
January 19, 2017

011 – Bury Yourself in Obscurity

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the eleventh (11th) aphorism of the Hikam: “Bury yourself in the earth of obscurity, for what grows from the unburied yields no harvest”. This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written and was written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

Episode 10
January 16, 2017

010 – Actions and Sincerity

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the tenth (10th) aphorism of the Hikam: “Actions are lifeless forms, whose soul is the sincerity within them”. This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written and was written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

Episode 9
January 12, 2017

009 – Why Spiritual Works Vary

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the ninth aphorism of the Hikam: “Works vary in kind because inspirations of people’s states do”. This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written and was written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

Episode 8
January 9, 2017

008 – Knowing Allah and Decrease in Works

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the eight aphorism of the Hikam: "When He shows a way to know Him, do not mind if along with that your works become less. For he only showed you it, because He wants youth  know HIm. Do you not see that He making Himself known to you is something He is sending to you and your works are something that you are presenting to Him. How should what you are giving Him compare to what He is giving  you". This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written and was written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

Episode 7
January 5, 2017

007 – Allah’s Promise

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the seventh aphorism of the Hikam "Never let the non occruance of something promised make you doubt the promise, even if it was promised for a particular time, because this thinking may vitiate your spiritual vision and dim the light of your innermost soul". This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written and was written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

Episode 6
January 2, 2017

006 – Allah’s Response to Your Asking

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the sixth aphorism of the Hikam "Do not let the delay of what you have been consistently praying for, discourage you. For he has guaranteed the answer in what He chooses for you, not what you choose for yourself; and in the time He wills and not in the time you want." This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written and was written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

Episode 5
December 29, 2016

005 – Blindness of Spiritual Insight

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the fifth aphorism of the Hikam  "Your striving for what is guaranteed to you and your neglect of what is sought of you is proof of blindness of you spiritual insight". This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written and was written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

Episode 4
December 26, 2016

004 – Relieve Yourself of Planning

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the fourth aphorism of the Hikam "Relieve yourself of planning.  Do not do what someone has undertaken for you." We apologize for the low quality recording of this episode. Our usual recording equipment was unavailable for this episode. This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written and was written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

Episode 3
December 22, 2016

003 – Breaking the Walls of Destiny

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the third aphorism of the Hikam ""The mightiest ambitions cannot breach the walls of things destined". This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written and was written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

Episode 2
December 19, 2016

002 – Taking Worldly Means

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the second aphorism of the Hikam "Your wanting to leave worldly means while Allah is keeping you in those worldly means is from a hidden desire. Your wanting to take means of this world, while has placed you away from it is a fall from high aspirations". This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written and was written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

Episode 1
December 13, 2016

001 – Not Relying on One’s Deeds

In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the first aphorism of the Hikam "One of the signs of relying on deeds is loss of hope when a misstep occurs." (Translation is by Shaykh Nuh Ha Mim Keller which is available online at masud.co.uk). This podcast covers "The Hikam",  considered a classical masterpiece in spiritual literature - written and was written by the great spiritual master of 13th/14th century Ibn Ata'illah. The Hikam is  a book of spiritual aphorisms containing timeless and pure spiritual wisdom. Shaykh Zahir is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Lote Tree Foundation. He also serves was the Imam at the Jamiat-ul-Ansar Masjid in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.