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  • The Importance Of The Prophets

    “Will you not use your intellect?” —The Koran (28:60) “God did not create anything more valuable than the intellect.” —The Prophet (Ghazali, Ihya, 1/217) Lewis…

  • Animal Types of the Base Self

    A man and his Base Self. “The mind is a captive [of the Base Self]. Kill your Base  Self and rejuvenate the world… The slayer…

  • The Four Books and Their Meaning

    The Four Books are, of course, the Torah of Moses, the Psalms of David, the Gospel of Jesus, and the Koran of Mohammed.   Wish…

  • Ecological Ethics (Part 2 of 2)

    Maurits C. Escher, Puddle (1952) PART 2 “Do not cast yourselves into destruction by your own hands.” (2:195) “Do not harm yourself or others.” —The…

  • Ethical Superheroes (Part 2 of 2)

      II   The Dark Tower If we need any proof that something is seriously wrong with our current perception of religion and ethics, we…

  • Ethical Superheroes (Part 1 of 2)

    (First, please see this.) I   Noah and the Flood What would be a Sufic approach to ethics? Let us start by reviewing a recent…

  • A Dash Of Sufism In Game Of Thrones

    Arya Stark in the Temple of the Faceless Men, Game of Thrones (S05E06). George R. R. Martin’s epic fantasy series, A Song of Ice and…

  • Ethics: Some Preliminary Remarks

    We shall be concerned with ethics for a while. Prior to that, however, I find it necessary to deal with some matters which we will…