ibrahim abouleish

Sunday Diary VII – Memories of SEKEM Founder Ibrahim Abouleish

The Source is Always One

Ibrahim Abouleish emphasized that the more knowledge a person acquires, the higher he ascends. For instance, his way of speaking develops and his consciousness elevates. And when the person reaches the highest levels of consciousness, he or she becomes a believer who can work diligently and with graceful patience. If the faith deepens, the believer becomes a philanthropist, worshiping God as if he sees him. And he will be able to work on earth in harmony with God’s will and with divine wisdom. It does not matter to which heavenly religion this believer belongs because the source is always one.


Interpretation of the word of Ibrahim Abouleish by Dr. Amina Taitoon

From time to time, we invite our readers to share in the memories of Dr. Amina Taitoon. The Alumni Unit Manager at Heliopolis University regularly wrote down her reflections on what SEKEM’s visionary Ibrahim Abouleish expressed during the Sunday meetings.

The so-called “Sunday meeting” is one of SEKEM’s traditions that was initiated by its founder Ibrahim Abouleish, and is now continued by his son and SEKEM’s CEO Helmy Abouleish. Every week, all employees gather to share and discuss ideas on SEKEM’s vision and mission in order to deepen the understanding of the meaning of sustainable development and the application of its principles. The meetings usually begin with the audience singing, followed by a music performance, because SEKEM believes in the power of arts to broaden the horizon and elevate the soul and mind.