Shaykh Zahir

001 – Not Relying on One’s Deeds

The Hikam

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

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.