Shaykha Shahbano Aliani

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This gem was sent to a student of Shaykha Shahbano’s in November 2018 – the audio is available at the bottom of this post. You’ll find, often, that situations and people transform when your intent transforms – without you having to say or even do anything. They just seem to intuit it. Allah knows your...
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The following tribute was given by Shaykh Ebrahim Schuitema at the zawia on the 9th of February, 2019. The audio is available at the bottom of the post. Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim The obviously appropriate thing to talk about this evening is Shaykha Shahbano’s passing. For all of us in our extended circle and beyond, this...
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when death arrives i don’t want to say: wait, not yet don’t take me away there are still beautiful paintings waiting for the brush in my hands my heart is still full of unheard music and poetry i have debts of remorse and gratitude to pay there are people whom i love who don’t know...
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neither the gifts received at birth nor skills mastered from books or application not even the fruits of a long and lucrative vocation no inheritance of gold or hoarded stacks of wealth no discipline or abstinence of a life dedicated to health neither those with influence nor illustrious in name neither people of knowledge nor...
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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...