104 – The Lights of Hearts and Inmost Souls Never Set

The Hikam

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 104th aphorism of the Hikam“He has illumined outward appearances with the lights of His created vestiges; And illumined inmost hearts with the lights of His attributes. This is why the lights of created vestiges set at night, but the lights of hearts and inmost souls never set. And why it has been said: ‘The daytime sun goes down at night, But the sun of gnostic hearts never goes down.’ “

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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103 – Only Finding Rest Through Allah

The Hikam

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 103rd aphorism of the Hikam“The duress of the gnostic never departs, and he finds no rest in anything but 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.
Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

101 – When You Are Alienated From His Creation

The Hikam

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 101st aphorism of the Hikam“Whenever He alienates you from His creatures, realize that He wants to open for you the door of intimacy with 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.
Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

100- Our Best Moment is the Realization of Our Neediness

The Hikam

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 100th aphorism of the Hikam“Your best moment is that in which you see your neediness, and in which you are returned to your lowliness.”

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.
Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

099 – Our Need of Him is Intrinsic

The Hikam

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 99th aphorisms of the Hikam“Your need is intrinsic to you, while the means to fulfill it only appear in order to remind you of what you have overlooked of it. For intrinsic need can not be set aside by things that occur to it.

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.
Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

097-098 Allah’s Blessing of Creating and Preserving Us

The Hikam

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 97th and 98th aphorisms of the Hikam“Two blessings that nothing that exists may do without, and every single created being requires: the blessing of being brought into existence, and the blessing of made to continue.” and “He has blessed you first by creating you and second by unceasingly preserving you.”

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.
Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

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.
Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

094 – The Wisdom of Being Withheld From

The Hikam

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 94th aphorism of the Hikam“Being withheld from only dismays you because you cannot comprehend what Allah means thereby.”  

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.
Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

093 – Allah’s Drawing us Near in His Giving and Denying

The Hikam

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus covers the 93rd aphorism of the Hikam“When He gives to you He shows you His kindness, and when He denies you He is showing you irresistible power. So in both He is disclosing Himself to you, and drawing nigh with His loving kindness unto you.”  

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.
Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/

090 – Being Worthy of Worship (and Overview of Previous Hikams)

The Hikam

In this episode,  Shaykh Zahir Bacchus continues to cover the 90th aphorism of the Hikam“It is reward enough for worship that He has accepted you as worthy of it.”  Shaykh Zahir also does an overview of themes covered in the hikam so far and reflects on some observations on the recent Umrah trip.

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.
Checkout all of the SeekersHub podcasts by visiting http://seekershub.org/podcasts/