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The aim of the reading and journaling circles is to establish an unconditional space where we can self-reflect and engage our higher-order thinking skills. It is recommended to observe mindful speaking and listening when engaging with others. The Hikmah Project is neither a replacement nor substitute for a tariqah or spiritual path nor is it an academic reading circle designed for debate and argument where the discourse is rooted in rational analysis. The circle isn’t exclusive to any particular perspective or school of thought but inclusive and open to all. Our pedagogy is rooted in emptying, peer-to-peer learning, and receptivity.

Current Courses:

Arabic with Imam Khalid
Imam Khalid - Course Tutor Imam Khalid is a young graduate of the Faculty of Languages and Translation, department of Islamic Studies in English, Al-Azhar University. He is a native Arabic speaker, very fluent in English and has been studying Islamic studies for 12 years in Al-Azhar. He specialised…
Writing from the Heart - An Online Course with Jamila Davies
Writing for me is a process of opening to what T.S. Eliot calls “the still point of the turning world,” opening to the world of imagination where words appear on the screen of my mind like bubbles rising from a pond… These words connect me with my own center
New Course: Grammar of the Hearts with Dr Hany Ibrahim - Level 1 Course
An introductory course in Qur’anic Arabic with application to mystical texts إِنَّا أَنزَلْنَاهُ قُرْآنًا عَرَبِيًّا لَّعَلَّكُمْ تَعْقِلُونَ Indeed, We have sent it down as an Arabic Qur’an that
New Course: The Fusus al Hikam of Ibn Arabi with Dr Hany Ibrahim
Fusus al Hikam


I’m a participant in The Secrets of Divine Love reading circle and the Ramadan circles led by Imam Abdul Karim. I’m very grateful to Allah to have guided me to the Hikma Project and to enable me to join these projects and circles. As a revert, I came to Islam through Sufism/ Islamic spirituality with an interest in Islamic metaphysics. For me, the Hikma Project is an enclave for these ideas to be explored and discussed, and on how they can be practiced within our din. The community here is very gentle, loving, and supportive. It’s such a joy to be in the circles receiving guidance, light, and insights in both the Ramadan Quran circle and the reading group. I am deeply moved by them after each session and have really strengthened my love of the din. They have supported and guided me on my journey I’m eternally grateful. May Allah grant this project success so that more seekers can be reached and benefit from it. Ameen. - Bo

Absolutely amazing content. Each guest is a practitioner and a master of their domain. Immensely beneficial knowledge with breadcrumbs and context to follow if one was interested in knowing and following more. Engaging interviewing style. - Shafique Memon

The Hikmah project is a welcoming place to learn and share for all. I am in eternal gratitude to the light that this project has added to my study of Sufism. The subject matter is always enriching as we learn about our hearts’ capabilities through humility and service to others. Bassem

The quality of the podcasts is excellent profound relevant deep questions are asked. The choice of the guests is superb - Nur

I thoroughly enjoyed attending the reading circle for the ‘Secret of Divine Love’. It was well organised and inclusive. We came together to share our thoughts on each chapter, to reflect on what it meant to us and share personal experiences. I felt Saqib created a safe space for everyone to be open and share relatable personal experiences without the fair of being judged. Thank you Saqib. I look forward to attending future reading circles 🙏🏽 - Nafisa

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