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  • Sufi Courtesy (Adab)

      “Never condemn sinners until you’ve learned for sure whether I have forgiven you.” —God in a Holy Tradition (Bursevi,  Ruh-ul Beyan, 9/806.) “No father…

  • Pinocchio’s Metamorphosis

    The tale of Pinocchio describes the transformation of a mechanical puppet into a real boy. In everyday terms, it represents the growth of a child…

  • Artificial Intelligence, Robots, and Sufism

     For sometime now, I have been saying that contents of a Sufic nature are spontaneously emerging into Western culture. This is perhaps best exemplified in…

  • God Despises Illicit Sex: Rumi And Shams

    My Love shall be bestowed upon those who love one another for My Sake. —God (Muwatta, Musnad) You cannot enter Paradise unless you have faith,…

  • Interview with Anqa Publishing

    Master Ahmet Kayhan in his living room/study, 1987. Anqa Publishing, which is the publisher of my book, The Teachings of a Perfect Master (2012), conducted…

  • God save our children!

    A Milestone Has Been Passed It’s happened, folks. Disney, the unofficial nanny and teacher of our very own children, has placed the stamp of approval…

  • Interview with Cafe Dissensus

    An interview with me conducted by Muhammad Ashraf Thachar for CafeDissensus.com regarding my book The Secret of Islam (available here) has been published. I am…

  • 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…