October 2018

Month

rediscovering-our-fullness-blog-zawia-ebrahim
Shaykh Ebrahim discourse delivered 29/9/18 Audio available at the bottom of the page Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim Much of our life is really concerned with the pursuit of aspiration, of going after what we want to get out of life. This goal-directed shaping of our beings is the fundamental human condition. It’s what we get taught...
the-death-of-desire-by-means-of-distress-blog-zawia-ebrahim
A piece by Sidi Yusuf Abdulrahman Comfort breeds contempt for the blessings that constitute one’s existence, and is therefore extremely dangerous for the one who seeks proximity to The One. She who is not frequently reminded of how unconditionally dependent she is upon the Divine Mercy permits the seed of self-reliance to germinate, which, like...
capturing-the-experience-blog-zawia-ebrahim
Download audio Shaykh Ebrahim Discourse delivered 23/01/16.  Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim There’s a very useful saying from NLP, which says the map is not the territory. It stands to reason that if we had a large map of Pakistan on the carpet and there was a point on that map that said ‘Lahore’, and one of...
love-blog-zawia-ebrahim
Shaykh Ebrahim Discourse delivered 7/7/18.  Audio is available at the bottom of the page. It occurs to me tonight to explore an issue, on which I very rarely speak about: Love. In the past when I’ve spoken about this, I’ve made the point that there are two ways of seeing the word (love). Fundamentally, you...
the-return-to-reality-blog-zawia-ebrahim
by Sidi Yusuf Abdulrahman, originally posted on his blog   Your life is tailor-made by the All Merciful Creator entirely in your interests. Everything that has happened in your life, both the beautiful moments and the bitter, have been created to reveal to you something about yourself or your relationship with The One. Nothing has...
releasing-outcomes-blog-zawia-ebrahim
By Shaykha Shahbano Aliani You can read Shaykha Shahbano’s poetry on her blog Most of us are outcome focused because that is how we are conditioned. Human beings are essentially predatory, out to get something from the world to ensure (as we believe are trying to do) our survival. When we are children, we are...