April 2014

Month

istikharah-instrument-divine-guidance-blog-zawia-ebrahim-spiritual-retreat-gauteng-south-africa
Should I… or shouldn’t I? How many times have we asked ourselves this question, or put it to someone of sound judgment, when we set out to do something we were unsure of?
befriending-existence-blog-zawia-ebrahim-spiritual-retreat-gauteng-south-africa
We have two basic modalities that we exist in as human beings. The one modality which is the predominant modality for most people is that they function under the assumption that they exist separately from and somehow contra-distinct to the world. The other modality is that you recognize that you are not separate from the...
annihilation-continuity-blog-zawia-ebrahim-spiritual-retreat-gauteng-south-africa
The odds of annihilation are far more probable than the odds of continuity, of going-on. If one took into account all of the things that could conceivably go wrong, that could kill you, right now, you're very quickly presented with an almost incalculably vast range of possibilities.
adab-blog-zawia-ebrahim-spiritual-retreat-gauteng-south-africa
Everything has a courtesy to it and you can define the courtesy as the rules that are concerned with the quality of what you are doing rather than the outcome of what you are trying to achieve. So it’s the rule whereby you give attention to the process rather than the outcome, what you are...
discussion-hadra-blog-zawia-ebrahim-spiritual-retreat-gauteng-south-africa
The immediate benefit of hadra is twofold. The one is the silencing of internal dialogue and the second is the shifting of attention or if you like the assemblage point of attention from behind your eyeballs to behind your solar plexus. These are the two immediate physiological attributes of a good hadra. That's what hadra...