Shaykh Zahir

047 – Leaving Invocations Due Lack of Presence Therein

The Hikam

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.
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