Shaykh Zahir

008 – Knowing Allah and Decrease in Works

The Hikam

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.