YKS on the 73rd Anniversary of Daheshism

The 23rd of March 2015 marks the 73rd anniversary of the birth of our heavenly mission, Daheshism. To us it’s the light of the world, the heavenly flower that nourishes our hearts; souls inscribing words of light with each pulse in our spiritual fluids.

May God protect us and his mission forever and ever. Amen.


6 thoughts on “YKS on the 73rd Anniversary of Daheshism

  1. Hi everyone, it’s Brian. Lately I’ve been having a lot of questions about my spirituality. I’ve been thinking often of my relationship to God, the universe, and my salvation. I must say that during the past month or two during Lent, I began to have some very good epiphanies, except that now I just have to put them into action. Some of the epiphanies were that Life as we know it here on Earth and in general is just an illusion almost a game. That if we wake up to who we really are than all of the destructive illusions that the human race creates will disappear along with the many evils that are a result. Some of the illusions are failure, ignorance, need, seperation, and condemnation. That at the end of it all, we are all really one with God.

    As i thought about these things, i began to slowly understand a little more of what Dr. Dahesh taught as to why we are here and what Life is all about. I found that these “insights” that I had were in much harmony to what he taught and that they have further helped me in my confusion and spiritual darkness that i have experienced a couple of months ago. I’ll admit though I haven’t been praying as much as i used to neither did i do anything exceptionally good, but I did think about much things. As i said maybe it’s time for me to start putting these things into practice.

    I just want to hear what anyone else might have to say or what others might have learned throughout their journeys as well.

    As always with peace, God bless.

    • Dear Brian,
      I would go even further to classify life as a farce, however, it is our farce. It is something that we created for ourselves by defying God and following our ego and desires. Yes, we are God’s creation and that the ultimate goal is for our “Mother Spirits” to liberate all of their “Sayyals” or Spiritual Fluids from the physical world and merge with the Creating Force (God). After all, the physical world was created because these Sayyals wished to experience a physical existence over the perfection of a spiritual one.

      Our understanding of the truth is partial and primitive. It is only after death that we come to grasp a truer form of the truth. The ultimate and absolute truth is way beyond our comprehension and merit. We will never understand the absolute truth until we are purified from the physical world and merge with the Creator in the Spiritual Realm.

      Best of wishes,

      Mounir Murad

  2. Dear Mr. Murad,
    I have had these two other questions that I have been pondering in my mind. Firstly, since Dr. Dahesh is considered to be the last of the Prophets for this age (life cycle), then what about the Islamic prophecies concerning the Mahdi descending near the white mineret of Demascus, the sun rising from the west, and leading an army to conquer the Dijjal and establishing God’s Kingdom on Earth. Since the prophecy talks about Jesus returning with the Mahdi, and since Daheshism considers the Doctor to be the return of Jesus, who’s supposed to be the Mahdi?
    Secondly, I have often pondered over the Miracles that the Doctor performed. I know that he disavowed of channelers, psychics, and other charlatans. However, since I myself study the methods of the art of illusion that the famous magicians of today like Criss Angel and David Blaine perform, I know that there is nothing supernatural about it. In fact they’re just for entertainment purposes only, which famous magicians will be forthcoming about. Therefore I know that no human being has powers whatsoever. They’re just logical illusions of perception. But since I know that Dr. Dahesh is believed to perfome miracles, I just wanted to ask if there are any stories of those who specialized in illusions that tried to debunk the Doctor while visiting him. I mean this with all respect and I’m just trying to put my own mind at ease since I wasn’t a witness to these things. Did anyone try to inspect the room that the Doctor performed in to see for themselves if there was anything else that was going on? Was he himself inspected to make sure there wasn’t any sleight of hand? This is why I ask if there were any magicians who visited him to see his Spiritual Sessions.
    Again I mean no offence, I’m just trying to make sure for myself since I try to be logical the best that I can.

    Thank you, and God bless with Peace.

    • Dear Brian,

      To answer your question on the issue of miracles, they have taken place at any location, whether inside, outside, or even across continents. As to whether individuals coming to inspect his residence, there were hundreds. Here is one example by a reporter:

      The following report appeared in the Lebanese
      “Al-Nahar” newspaper, issue number 8986, published on March 21, 1965.

      By Hafez Ibrahim Khair-Allah

      Dahesh: In the name of God and the Beloved and Guiding Prophet…

      “Poor thing…he started to lose it…he didn’t need this!”

      “Hey…what got into you…no one goes to Dahesh!”

      “Gosh, you were fine…now you may end up in the nuthouse!”

      Since I started pursuing the story of Tahra Bey [an illusionist] and Daheshists and as of last week, I used to believe that Dr. Dahesh is not present in this country—especially when he was executed 20 years ago for reasons that shook Lebanon. However, Dr. Farid Abou-Suleiman, a leading Daheshist, insisted in saying that Dr. Dahesh resides in Beirut—specifically in the Sanaye’ neighborhood, near the old Presidential Palace, in the property of Dr. Huninah. He said that he is more than willing to arrange an appointment for me with him so that I can see for myself what goes on in that house.

      A red door

      It is a two-story building and Dahesh has the upper level with a private entrance. The door of this entrance is a steel door painted red. The visitor pulls on a string to ring a bell and someone in turn will look through the window to see who is at the door. When the person ringing the bell is expected or is recognized, the person looking through the window pulls on another string attached to the door latch to open it without coming down the stairs.

      Tiger on the wall

      The first room the visitor enters brings fear to his soul. The first thing the eye catches is a stuffed tiger face with a spread-out complete tiger fur hung on the wall. In addition, a bear and a lion were hung in the same fashion. A desk chair is placed between the two stuffed heads where Dr. Dahesh sits behind an elegant desk. In addition to that, in the same small room there are plenty of porcelain animals and oil paintings from different art periods.

      Dr. Farid Abou-Suleiman was waiting because Dr. Dahesh had visitors in a different room. He honestly admitted that waiting in this room makes the person uncomfortable. Many factors compounded to make the minutes of waiting serve as some sort of preparation for self-preservation and to be honest, many who knew about my plan for the interview had warned me of “fits” that I really don’t need.

      Wheat-toned skin

      Anyway, Dr. Dahesh arrived after few minutes, opened the door calmly, and welcomed me with a down-to-earth attitude that I did not expect. He is about 50 years old, medium built with a wheat-toned skin, pleasant, and gentle. In short, he is a very normal person in appearance, especially the way his eyes are fixated—a method used to make people fall into suggestive influences about many things. So, I placed my faith in St. Georges, the ever-winner and protector of my hometown of Bhamdoun. I said to myself it is just a matter of spending one hour with him and what could happen in an hour?

      Animals and romantic scenes

      We moved from the first room to another room passing through a hallway packed with books that resemble a university hallway filled with books from the floor to the ceiling. The second room turned out to be more like a museum: The four walls are covered with art paintings and below them on the tables are wild and domesticated animals made of porcelain and statues made of marble or clay of naked women in various romantic poses. We sat down and talked for three complete hours.

      Q: Dr. what is your secret?

      A: No secrets here! Let me explain things to you in a scientific way to make it easier for you to comprehend. As an example: take the Television that receives an image from the transmitting station at a speed close to 300,000 km/second. This is a natural scientific phenomenon that is based on a relationship between electrons and waveforms in this universe. These modulated waveforms carry the image of the announcer or the singer from the television studio to the television set where they are demodulated and displayed in a clear form.

      I believe that within me is a Spirit that has reached a level of power that allows it to convey to me not only the actions of people, but also what goes on in their thoughts. You are free to believe this or not. To me, the Spirit is the spinal cord of everything in existence in this world. It is eternal and responsible for its actions and requires from individuals to comply with specific lofty values, otherwise they are exposed. I believe that it does not vanish with the body and is able to separate from the body and to behave completely independent. Miracles do take place for me and for those who are with me during the Spiritual Sessions that I hold, because I consider myself to be a mean to a specific purpose.

      Q: What is the story behind transmuting matter—as in the example of transmuting a piece of wood to gold?

      A: We all know that wood is what it is because of the frequency of its atomic structure. This is a scientific issue known to any high school student. What is my role then? Through my Supernatural Powers, I can alter the frequency within the wood atom to match that of the gold atom and as a result the transmutation takes place.

      From Berlin to Beirut

      Q: I was also informed that you can teleport a watch, as an example, from Berlin to Beirut. Is this true? If so, how do you explain it?

      A: Of course it is true and here is the explanation: While the watch is in Berlin, I focus my Spiritual Powers on the watch to transmute its atoms into energy of a specific frequency that can be directed at my location in Beirut, where I am able to transmute the energy back to atoms and the watch is restored.

      Q: Do you expect me to believe this?

      Queen of Diamonds

      I felt that he was annoyed by my doubts in his Spiritual Powers, so he nervously picked up a deck of playing cards and asked me to pick any card from it. I did and it happened to be a Queen of Diamonds. He asked me to return it back to the deck and then said to me: Do you want me to tell you what it is? Fine, look behind you. When I looked back, I noticed a key. He told me to pick it up and open the locked adjacent room. When I unlocked the door and entered the room, the Queen of Diamonds was affixed on the table. I asked him: What is the meaning of this? He said that he was able to know the card I picked, so he transmuted it to energy and directed it to the adjacent room, where he was able to transmute it back to its original form and place it against a vase of roses. This is what I have witnessed and this is the explanation I was given.

      Do you have a [Lebanese] lira?

      We digressed to another subject. I brought up the subject of transforming plain paper to Lebanese liras, dollars, or any other currency. He smiled and said to me: Do you have a Lebanese lira or a dollar? I said: Here is a Lebanese lira. He said: As long as the photographer of the “Al-Nahar” newspaper is present with us, why not let him take photos of the various stages of this process. The photographer readied himself and the three of us proceeded with our work. Dr. Dahesh took my lira and placed it on a white piece of paper and then he outlined with a pen on the white paper the dimension of the lira and then returned it to me leaving a white piece of paper with the outline of the lira. He asked me to write my name on the white paper. I did what he told me. He then asked me to fold it and place it in the palm of my hand and to hold it tightly with my fingers. I also did what he told me.

      Spiritual Fluids

      Here Dr. Dahesh took a yellow piece of paper that he said contains a “Spiritual Fluid” from one of the Spiritual Sessions and drew a pentagram and placed mystical characters within its edges. He then wrote on the top of the sheet: “In the name of God and the Beloved and Guiding Prophet.” On the bottom part he wrote: “To grant brother Hafez a miracle by allowing this white piece of paper to transform into a Lebanese lira.” The next step was for Dr. Dahesh to fold the yellow paper and he then placed it in an ashtray and burnt it while saying: “In the name of God and the Beloved and guiding Prophet to grant me a miracle and have this white paper change into a Lebanese lira.” He said: transfer the white paper from your right hand to your left hand. I did what he told me. He then said: open your left hand and you’ll see that your paper had changed into a Lebanese lira. I opened my left hand and the paper was still white! I cannot say that he was upset and maybe it is better to say that he was touched. He repeated the process on another paper and he burnt it while uttering the same phrase he uttered last. I can certify that he did not even look at me during this process—as I imagined that he would with his black and wide-opened eyes. Instead, he was looking down on the floor as if he is in a struggle within himself. In few seconds, he said: Open your hand and you’ll see your white paper had turned into a Lebanese lira. I opened my hand and indeed, the white paper had turned into a Lebanese lira with my name written on it with my own handwriting. I still have the lira until this day.

      We digressed again.

      Q: If you are able to read the past and present thoughts of people, how about the future? Do you consider yourself proficient with that as well?

      He answered me by saying that he does not expose past, present, or future thoughts. All he does is hold a Spiritual Session that resolves this issue. Here were returned again to writing on paper. I took a piece of paper that contains a “Spiritual Fluid” and I wrote on it whatever he had dictated to me: “What is the best way to improve the future of Hafez?” I then folded it and placed it in the palm of my hand and squeezed hard on it with my fingers. He took another yellow piece of paper and drew the pentagram and placed mystical characters within its edges then on its top he wrote: “In the name of God and the Beloved and Guiding Prophet.” On the lower part he wrote: “To grant brother Hafez a Spiritual Assistance by having the answer to the question posed on the paper he is holding in his hand be transcribed on the same paper.” He folded his paper and burnt it while requesting me to [verbally] ask for Spiritual Assistance. I did what he told me. I opened my hand and I found the following answer transcribed on the paper: “If Hafez had the opportunity to witness a Spiritual Session, he will be assisted spiritually and his future will be so and so…”

      I have to admit that at this instant I developed fear for many of the intended ramifications—I am being pulled into many meetings held at his place that I have not anticipated or being readied for them. He said: “Relax! I am not inviting you to ten Spiritual Sessions, however, for the sake of curiosity you can be content with one Spiritual Session where you are able to witness what happens and the rest is up to you. In reality, he never insisted on anything, so why do I believe that I am being lured?

      Who is Dr. Dahesh?

      His real name is Saleem El-Ashi. He is Lebanese, from the Al-Musaitbeh neighborhood of Beirut. He is born into a Christian Protestant family and now he is about 50 years of age. He wakes up at five in the morning in order to read history and philosophy books. He then begins to welcome Daheshist visitors—including the most famous of all, Dr. Farid Abou-Suleiman, Dr. George Khabsa, Mr. Moussa El-Maalouf, Mr. Edward Noon, the lawyer, and many others. He eats mostly vegetables and rarely that he eats meat. He doesn’t smoke, drinks coffee, consume any alcoholic drinks, and does not exercise. He likes to watch movies about historical events and attends lectures on literature and poetry written in verse. His library contains 60,000 books [at the time of his death, his collection exceeded 250,000 volumes] scattered over many Daheshist homes.

      He says that he had not left Lebanon for 20 years and no government authority had touched him since—despite all the rumors pertaining to a prior specific issue. He and other Daheshists conduct a major campaign against hypnotists, because he believes that hypnosis does not exist. He also considers fortune-tellers to be charlatans and challenges them to prove to him in his presence any of their claims.

      It is said that Christ was a disciple of the Essenes, who were contemporary with Christ and lived on the shores of the Dead Sea, because they believed in the immortality of the soul and practiced supernatural disciplines. Dr. Dahesh gives them high regards, however, he says that they have failed to perform miracles like those of Christ. That’s why people believe in the work of Christ and not in their work. He considers Christ to be a Prophet as well as Mohammed and many others that are mentioned by the various religions—they are all highly regarded by Dahesh. He had authored ten published books [at the time of his death, he had authored over 100 books] and he has one more being prepared for publication. He dares anyone that claims that he had charged a single penny for any consultation. He doesn’t need money and the proof to that is his supernatural powers allows him to transform blank papers into banknotes.

      30,000 Liras

      He brought a stack of white paper and trimmed them to the size of the 100-Lebanese lira bill and had me check them. He then asked me to place them in an empty envelope and to keep it in my hand. He wrote on a yellow paper to permit the transformation of the white papers into currency and he then burnt it. The result: I opened the envelope and now all the white papers had transformed into 100-Lebanese lira notes. The count was 300, which means I was holding in my hand 30,000 Lebanese liras. I felt and inspected the currency bills and they all had the security cedar in the middle. I stood and bid him farewell after a dialogue that had lasted three hours. Every time I explained the incident to my colleagues at the “Al-Nahar” newspaper, their sarcastic response was: “How come you didn’t bring us a few stacks of these papers?” I guess this was one of the reasons that made them say:

      “Poor thing…he started to lose it…he didn’t need this!”

      “Gosh, you were fine…now you may end up in the nuthouse!”

      At any rate, this is what happened to me during the interview with Dr. Dahesh, so believe it or not!

      Hafez Ibrahim Khair-Allah

  3. Dear Mr. Murad,
    Thank you so much for that personal account of that journalist. As I read through it, some of the miraculous performances like the changing of paper into legitimate bank notes with the journalists signature, I realized from my background in “illusions” is not something that could ever be recreated without the use of a stooge. Reading this story, I see that was obviously not the case. Forgive me for asking, but can you tell me where I can find more stories just like that which documents people trying to debunk the doctor and failing to do so?

    Also, what about the issue of the Mahdi and prophecies concerning his coming? Did the Doctor ever mention it?
    Again thank you, and God bless.

    • Hello Brian,

      Sorry for the late response. I have been extremely busy lately. I didn’t forget about you. Please give me time to do some research to answer your questions.



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