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Henry Bayman

  • On Illicit Lust

    The Curse of the Black Bubblegum In a terrifying, eerie and wonderful short story, ambiguously titled “The Affair at 7, Rue de M—” (1955), John…

  • From Santa Claus to Sufism: A Christmas Special

    “He who saves one human saves the world entire.” —Koran 5:32, Talmud “God shows compassion to those who show compassion.” —The Prophet (Tirmidhi, Birr, 16)…

  • Master Kayhan Memorial Day Speech

    On August 4, 2019, the 20th memorial day of Master Ahmet Kayhan, I was asked to deliver a speech. The following text, with some changes,…

  • On Marriage

    A correspondent from the Netherlands has asked about marriage, adding that years of conditioning goes into wanting illicit sex and that the whole of Western…

  • A Thank You Note

    Dear All, We have just passed our one-millionth hit. This is indeed an important milestone, and it says a lot about the support all you…

  • 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…