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Broken People

A piece by Yusuf Abdulrahman Just in case you forgot or didn’t know… His Mercy is not hidden from those who do not know how to use big words or speak foreign tongues. His Mercy is not limited to those with respectable middle-class lifestyles who attend expensive international retreats to […]

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When Death Arrives (Khalwa)

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 […]

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You Are Enough for Me

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 […]

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Finding Your True Voice

Shaykh Ebrahim discourse delivered 16/6/18 Audio available at the bottom of the page There are so many ways that one can describe this journey of becoming ourselves; of becoming fully human. One way that occurs to me that it is useful to explore is that becoming ourselves is from one […]

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Rediscovering Our Fullness

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. […]

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The Death of Desire by means of Distress

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 […]

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Capturing the Experience

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 […]

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Love

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 […]

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The Return to Reality

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 […]

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Releasing Outcomes: Being Process Focused

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 […]

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