Shaykh Zahir

095-096 How Can Sins Be Good For Us?

The Hikam

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.
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