Qayyum Michael discovered the Sufi path in the early 70’s when he met Shamcher Bryn Beorse, and he subsequently did artwork for some of Shamcher’s books. Qayyum lived in the NYC 14th St Sufi Order Khanaqah community and traveled with Shahabuddin Less throughout the US playing guitar for the dances. Qayyum was born in Seattle, WA, and received a MFA from the Univ of WA. As an artist he exhibited his paintings in NYC at Jack Tilton Gallery and Juno Gallery (http:/www.GalleryJuno.com), the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland, and in London’s Bloomsbury Theatre, among other venues. Qayyum, partner/fellow Sufi traveler, will always be remembered with love. When Pir Vilayat visited him a few days before his passing, he remarked about Qayyum: “he is filled with light”.
Submitted by Sharifa Felicia Norton