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, and did so in 1910. The seeds he planted over the next 16 years have grown since his passing in 1927 into living spiritual traditions reflecting the cultural fields in which they were planted and watered during his life.

An extensive overview of his life and work may be found here.

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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 – for Pir Vilayat Khan.

Tugrah of Hazrat Inayat Khan
Tugrah of Hazrat Inayat Khan

We gratefully acknowledge the beauty of Allah shining through the creator of this image.

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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 new website.

Please be patient with us as we grow. If questions arise, please reach out and ask. Our community is as deep and wide as us all.

Peace and gratitude,

The Caravansary Staff

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