Dhikr ذكر

"The perfect mystic is not an ecstatic devotee lost in contemplation of Oneness, nor a saintly recluse shunning all commerce with mankind, but “the true saint” goes in and out amongst the people and eats and sleeps with them and buys and sells in the market and marries and takes part in social intercourse, and never forgets God for a single moment."
— Abu Said ibn Abi-l-Khayr


Metal leaf, ink pen on Fabriano Murillo paper 360gsm. 50x50 cm.

Date11 May 2012
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The Dhikr ذكر, or Remembrance, is a Sufi practice similar to the repetition of a mantra, that can be done in various ways, out loud or silently. Henri Corbin describes: “Of all spiritual practices … the dhikr is the practice most apt to free spiritual energy…. The advantage of the dhikr is that it is not restricted to any ritual hour; its only limitation is the personal capacity of the ‘student’.”