This talk addresses the relationship between Sufism and Islam, while giving an overview of the life of the Prophet Muhammad. It was given in the context of a retreat exploring the relationship between Christian and Sufi mystical traditions. The Islamic creation story told here is adapted from Eliot Weinberger’s Muhammad. The retreat was recorded by the Contemplative Society, which has given permission to share the audio. The presenter, Matthew Wright, is a Mevlevi dervish within the Threshold Society.