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Capturing the Experience

Shaykh Ebrahim Discourse delivered 23/01/16.  Audio is available here. 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 […]

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Love

Shaykh Ebrahim Discourse delivered 7/7/18.  Audio is available here. 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 […]

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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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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, […]

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“I am My slave’s opinion of Me”

Shaykh Ebrahim Discourse delivered 19/8/17.  Audio is available here. 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 here. 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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The Kufr in Your Heart

If you truly believed that there is a designing genius, then nothing that can happen to you is outside of the plan. And that you’re always in safe hands. So it is useful to understand just how dangerous how the atheists are. But its also useful to understand, how helpful they are. They objectify for you your own kufr, your own faithlessness.

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Enter The Silence: Shaykh Ebrahim Interview by Mspiration

Shaykh Ebrahim speaks to Saeed Saeed, an Australian writer and journalist currently residing in Abu Dhabi about the importance of silencing our inner dialogue and of doing “inner work.” MSpiration is an online series of interviews with inspiring Muslims from all walks of life.

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