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Who is Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan?

Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan was the eldest son of Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan. He succeeded his father and during his fifty years as head of the Sufi Order International became an internationally-recognized spiritual teacher and master of meditation. He was an … Continue reading

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Who is Pir Shabda Kahn?

Shabda Kahn has been a disciple of Sufism since 1969.  He is a direct disciple of Murshid Samuel Lewis (Sufi Ahmed Murad Chisti), and he worked closely with the great American mystic Joe Miller.  Shabda is currently the Pir (spiritual … Continue reading

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Who is Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi?

Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi lived from 1207 to 1273; born in Balkh, Afghanistan, and passing on from Konya, Turkey. He was a highly trained religious scholar and Sufi who threw away his books on meeting the sun of his life, the … Continue reading

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Who is Murshid Sam Lewis?

Samuel L. Lewis – known among his disciples as Hazrat Pir-o-Murshid Sufi Ahmed Murad Chisti, or Murshid “S.A.M.” – was an American Master of Sufi and Zen mystical traditions through whom a living stream of the Chishti-Inayati Sufi lineage poured … Continue reading

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Who is Hazrat Inayat Khan?

Inayat Khan – known among his disciples as  Hazrat (“his holiness”) Pir-o-Murshid (“teacher of teachers”) Inayat Khan – was directed in 1908 by his own teacher, Hazrat Shaykh al-Masha’ikh Muhammad Abu Hashim Madani, to bring Sufism to Western Europe and America, … Continue reading

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Tugrah of Hazrat Inayat Khan

A “tugrah” is a devotional image traditionally designed using Arabic calligraphy. In the 1970’s, Hafizullah Chishti, a teacher within the Sufi Order branch of the Inayati-Chishtiyya, designed the tugrah of Hazrat Inayat Khan – the “heart and wings” tugrah – … Continue reading

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