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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. It’s what we get taught […]

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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 self-reliance to germinate, which, like […]

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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 said ‘Lahore’, and one of […]

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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 the word (love). Fundamentally, you […]

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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 with The One. Nothing has […]

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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 we are children, we are […]

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The Zawia: Coming Home

A visitor’s account of their stay at Zawia Ebrahim It seemed unlikely that I would make the trip to South Africa from Europe. In the end, God had to show me strong, undeniable signs that it was time to go. The rich meanings I learnt there, as it turns out, were just what I needed […]

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“I am My slave’s opinion of Me”

Shaykh Ebrahim Discourse delivered 19/8/17.  Audio is available at the bottom of the page. Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala promises us that He is His slave’s opinion of Him. That very simple phrase carries with it an almost terrifying responsibility and accountability. We know that wherever you turn in the Face of Allah. And whatever that […]

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This Dhikr is for the Breaking of Hearts

Discourse delivered by Shaykh Ebrahim, 15/9/18.  Audio available at the bottom of the page. Tonight was indeed a very special night. Tonight we did the Dhikr. You did it with commitment, you did not hold back, you did it in the spirit of emptying yourself of yourself. That’s how one does this dhikr – you […]

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