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Henry Bayman

  • A Brief Note On The Prophet’s Wives

    This short note is intended to shed light on the controversies surrounding two of the Prophet’s wives, Aisha and Mary (Mariya or Mariyah), thereby clearing…

  • Escape From Jurassic World

    A scene from Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018). Say: “If you love God, follow me, so that God will love you and forgive your sins.”…

  • Secrets of the Japanese Tea Ceremony

      (The Black Pearl: Spiritual Illumination in Sufism and East Asian Philosophies was published in 2005. Its first chapter, “Secrets of the Tea Ceremony,” discussed…

  • The Infinity Stones and Sufism

    With the movie Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 (2018) coming up, this seems like a good time to take a closer look at one of…

  • Warning: A Call to Peace

    Introduction The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the Geneva-based International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). The abolition of all weapons of…

  • Gurdjieff and Sufism

      Inside each of us there is a caged animal, struggling to break out. In Sufism, it is called the Base Self (nafs al-ammara). Nor…

  • The Koran as Holographic Text

      [T]he Jewish Cabalists…thought that a work dictated by the Holy Spirit was an absolute text: in other words, a text in which the collaboration…

  • The Promise of the Prophet: Universal Man

    How to Respect the Prophet Nâbi (pronounced “Nobby”) was an Ottoman poet who flourished in the 17th century. Master Ahmet Kayhan once related the following…