130 – Reaching Closeness to Allah – The Hikam – Shaykh Zahir Bacchus
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In this episode, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 130th aphorism of the Hikam : “Were you only to reach Him after your misdeeds had all been eliminated, and your pretensions all obliterated, you would never reach Him. But rather, what He wants to make you reach Him, He conceals your nature with His nature , and covers your attribute with His, and makes your reach Him by what is from Him to you, not what is from you to Him. ”
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.