Shaykh Zahir

020 – Distraction of This World

The Hikam

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.