Shaykh Ebrahim Etsko Schuitema
This is a collection of discourses delivered in and around the time of the turn of the millennium.
Within the Darqawi Sufi order, a dars is usually delivered by the shaykh or muqaddam after a session of dhikr when all concerned are in a deep and quiet state.
Excerpt: "Our freedom lies in our capability to be still. It is only when we are still that we are in a position to correctly appraise that which Allah is putting in front of us. If you are on the path you must have the capacity to suspend your own agenda and to stop talking to yourself; to silence your inner dialogue. The dhikr delivers us to a place where, for a few moments, this aperture of silence appears. We have a taste of peace."
Discourse 1: Iqraa - Reading the text
Discourse 2: Seeing Things as They Are
Discourse 3: Consciousness - Moment by Moment
Discourse 4: Freeing the Breath
Discourse 5: Not Knowing
Discourse 6: Patience and Gratitude - The Signs of Imaan
Discourse 7: Allah is in Charge
Discourse 8: Gratitude - Cracking the Code
Discourse 9: The Worship of the Free
Discourse 10: Journeying Through the Three Stations
Discourse 11: Shifting Perception - Shifting the Worldview
Discourse 12: Being Present in the Moment
Discourse 13: Testing: Seeing the Cracks Enables You to Deal With Them
Discourse 14: Know Yourself and You Will Know Your Lord
Discourse 15: Yearning
Discourse 16: Listen!
Discourse 17: Submission and Witnessing
Discourse 18: Expansion and Contraction: It's Like Breathing
Discourse 19: Our Intentions
Discourse 20: Annihilation
Discourse 21: Light - Allah is the Light
Discourse 22: Humility
Discourse 23: Witness
Discourse 24: Repentance and Courtesy
Discourse 25: Love
Discourse 26: Hand Over to Allah
Discourse 27: Who Am I?
Discourse 28: You Contain All of Existence!
Discourse 29: Reprogramming Ourselves - Ramadan
Discourse 30: Revolution of the Self - The Emergence of Nobility