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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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The Caravansary is moving online

Dear Oregon Sufi Community, The Caravansary is beginning a process of moving online. Our intention is to maintain print distribution for those who truly need it, while increasing the vibrancy, immediacy, and reliability of our information sharing here on our … Continue reading

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