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Welcome to The Hikmah Project, a unique platform dedicated to the exploration of the world's spiritual wisdom traditions, with a special emphasis on Islamic metaphysics and mysticism. Our mission is to offer seekers of sacred knowledge an avenue to delve into mystical texts, guided by renowned experts from across the globe. Through podcasts, online courses, and events, we aim to foster a community of learning and spiritual growth.

Drawing inspiration from the Qur’anic verse:

أَفَلَمْ يَسِيرُوا۟ فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ فَتَكُونَ لَهُمْ قُلُوبٌۭ يَعْقِلُونَ بِهَآ أَوْ ءَاذَانٌۭ يَسْمَعُونَ بِهَا ۖ فَإِنَّهَا لَا تَعْمَى ٱلْأَبْصَـٰرُ وَلَـٰكِن تَعْمَى ٱلْقُلُوبُ ٱلَّتِى فِى ٱلصُّدُورِ
"Have they not traveled throughout the land so their hearts may reason, and their ears may listen? Indeed, it is not the eyes that are blind, but it is the hearts in the chests that grow blind" (Qur’an 22:46)
we recognize the profound role of the Heart (Qalb) in transcending mere rational understanding. This concept, resonating with the idea of Intellectus in Latin, highlights a supra-rational faculty of intelligence and awareness. As Ibn ʿArabī illustrates in the Fuṣūṣ al-Ḥikam, this journey is for those who are the folk of the Divine ( أَهْـلِ الله ) and the people of the Heart ( أَصْحاَبِ القْلوب )..

Our focus on 'mystical' delves into the inner essence of teachings, moving beyond formalism as cautioned by Imam Al Ghazali. We aim to transcend the mere form to uncover the essence and to understand the relative in light of the Absolute.

The Hikmah Project is your gateway to exploring profound works such as Rūmī's Mathnawī, Ibn ʿArabī's Futūḥāt al-Makkiyya and Fuṣūṣ al-Ḥikam, Ibn ʿAṭā Allāh al-Iskandarī's Ḥikam, Amīr ʿAbd al-Qādir al-Jazāʾirī's Kitāb al-Mawāqif, and al-Ghazālī's Mishkāt al-Anwār. These texts are not just repositories of wisdom; they are guides for the gnostic on their spiritual path.

As Ibn ʿArabī says in his Secrets of Voyaging, these journeys are bridges to our essence and unique states. They remind us that we are an integral part of everything.

These voyages are only bridges…that are placed for us upon which to ‘cross over’ to our essences and the states that are specific to us…What I have recounted to you is to remind you of what is within you…so that you will know that you are everything, in everything and part of everything”
وإنما هذه الاسفار قنطر وجسور موضعة نَعبُر عليها إلى ذوتنا و أحوالنا المختصة بنا
فيكون هذا الذي قصصته عليك يذكِّرُك بما فيك، و ما نبَّهتك عليه، فتعلم أنك كل شيء وفي كل شيءومن كل

We invite you to join us in this enlightening journey of discovery and spiritual awakening. May your quest for sacred knowledge be fruitful and inspiring. Welcome to The Hikmah Project.

The Hikmah Project Saqib Safdar

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Welcome to The Hikmah Project, a unique platform dedicated to the exploration of the world's spiritual wisdom traditions, with a special emphasis on Islamic metaphysics and mysticism. Our mission is to offer seekers of sacred knowledge an avenue to delve into mystical texts, guided by renowned experts from across the globe. Through podcasts, online courses, and events, we aim to foster a community of learning and spiritual growth.

Drawing inspiration from the Qur’anic verse:

أَفَلَمْ يَسِيرُوا۟ فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ فَتَكُونَ لَهُمْ قُلُوبٌۭ يَعْقِلُونَ بِهَآ أَوْ ءَاذَانٌۭ يَسْمَعُونَ بِهَا ۖ فَإِنَّهَا لَا تَعْمَى ٱلْأَبْصَـٰرُ وَلَـٰكِن تَعْمَى ٱلْقُلُوبُ ٱلَّتِى فِى ٱلصُّدُورِ
"Have they not traveled throughout the land so their hearts may reason, and their ears may listen? Indeed, it is not the eyes that are blind, but it is the hearts in the chests that grow blind" (Qur’an 22:46)
we recognize the profound role of the Heart (Qalb) in transcending mere rational understanding. This concept, resonating with the idea of Intellectus in Latin, highlights a supra-rational faculty of intelligence and awareness. As Ibn ʿArabī illustrates in the Fuṣūṣ al-Ḥikam, this journey is for those who are the folk of the Divine ( أَهْـلِ الله ) and the people of the Heart ( أَصْحاَبِ القْلوب )..

Our focus on 'mystical' delves into the inner essence of teachings, moving beyond formalism as cautioned by Imam Al Ghazali. We aim to transcend the mere form to uncover the essence and to understand the relative in light of the Absolute.

The Hikmah Project is your gateway to exploring profound works such as Rūmī's Mathnawī, Ibn ʿArabī's Futūḥāt al-Makkiyya and Fuṣūṣ al-Ḥikam, Ibn ʿAṭā Allāh al-Iskandarī's Ḥikam, Amīr ʿAbd al-Qādir al-Jazāʾirī's Kitāb al-Mawāqif, and al-Ghazālī's Mishkāt al-Anwār. These texts are not just repositories of wisdom; they are guides for the gnostic on their spiritual path.

As Ibn ʿArabī says in his Secrets of Voyaging, these journeys are bridges to our essence and unique states. They remind us that we are an integral part of everything.

These voyages are only bridges…that are placed for us upon which to ‘cross over’ to our essences and the states that are specific to us…What I have recounted to you is to remind you of what is within you…so that you will know that you are everything, in everything and part of everything”
وإنما هذه الاسفار قنطر وجسور موضعة نَعبُر عليها إلى ذوتنا و أحوالنا المختصة بنا
فيكون هذا الذي قصصته عليك يذكِّرُك بما فيك، و ما نبَّهتك عليه، فتعلم أنك كل شيء وفي كل شيءومن كل

We invite you to join us in this enlightening journey of discovery and spiritual awakening. May your quest for sacred knowledge be fruitful and inspiring. Welcome to The Hikmah Project.

    Witnessing the Divine Face in the East and West with Dr Fawzia Al-Rawi

    Witnessing the Divine Face in the East and West with Dr Fawzia Al-Rawi

    Fawzia Al-Rawi holds a PhD in Islamic studies. She completed her Arabic, Islamic and ethnological studies at the Universities of Vienna and Cairo. She then spent 12 years in Jerusalem where she brought up her children and worked at the Institute for the Promotion of Palestinian Agriculture and at the University of Jerusalem, while deepening both her theoretical and practical knowledge of Sufism under the guidance of Sidi Shaykh Muhammad Al-Rifai. She has been living in Vienna with her husband and their three children since 2001.
    Fawzia Al-Rawi has been teaching Sufism for over 25 years. She holds workshops in various countries and works particularly with women. Her teachings draw on a wealth of experience from a bicultural environment which uniquely enables her to build a bridge of understanding between different cultures, open a space where these can meet and thus contribute to peace. Further details can be found on her website

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Purification of the Gnostics - A Poem by Ibn Arabi

    Purification of the Gnostics - A Poem by Ibn Arabi

    Dr Sh Usama Hasan reads Purification of the Gnostics by Ibn Arabi

    • 48 min
    Signs on the Horizons with Michael Sugich

    Signs on the Horizons with Michael Sugich

     Michael Sugich, an American writer who was initiated into a traditional Sufi order over forty years ago and who lived for 23 years in the sacred city of Makkah Al Mukaramah, has kept company with some of the greatest Sufi saints of the age from many parts of the world. His book is a unique eye-witness narrative of a mystical tradition that today hides in plain sight, veiled by the turbulence and materialism gripping the Muslim world.

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Writing from the Heart - An Online Course with Jamila Davies

    Writing from the Heart - An Online Course with Jamila Davies

    Summary notes are due to follow. Further details of the course can be found on thehikmahproject.com

    • 41 min
    The Metaphysics of Arabic Grammar and the Fusus al Hikam of Ibn Arabi with Dr Hany Ibrahim

    The Metaphysics of Arabic Grammar and the Fusus al Hikam of Ibn Arabi with Dr Hany Ibrahim

    Two new courses are due to start soon:
    1. Qu'ranic Arabic for Beginners with application to Wazifah Ibn Mashish, Ibn Arabi's Prayers of the Week (Wird) and his Salat al-Faydiyyah

    2. Fusus al Hikam & Classical Commentaries - line-by-line reading with Dr Hany Ibrahim

    Session notes to follow shortly for members...

    • 49 min
    The Path to Unity with Ibrahim Jaffe MD and Samah Ross - Part 2

    The Path to Unity with Ibrahim Jaffe MD and Samah Ross - Part 2

    Details of the workshop in Oxford, UK Fri, 10 Nov 2023 17:00 - Sun, 12 Nov 2023 16:00 GMT can be found here

    • 1 hr 16 min

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