Pir-O-Murshid Inayat Khan

HIK PisHazrat Pir-O-Murshid Inayat Khan (1882-1927), founder of the Sufi Order and Movement, came to the West as a representative of the musical and spiritual traditions of his native India, bringing with him a message of Love, Harmony, and Beauty that was both the quintessence of Sufi thought and a groundbreaking contribution to the harmonizing of East and West in the realm of applied spirituality.

As a vocalist, musicologist, and player of the vina, Inayat Khan dedicated his early life to mastering the intricacies of classical Indian music, and won the title of Tansen from the Nizam of Hyderabad. While in Hyderabad he was initiated and trained by Qutb al-Aqtab Sayyid Abu Hashim Madani. Madani was a teacher in the Chishti lineage who additionally maintained and transmitted the traditions of the Suhrwardi, Qadiri, and Naqshbandi orders. At the end of Inayat Khan’s apprenticeship, Madani enjoined him to travel to the West on a mission of spiritual harmony.

On September 13, 1910, Hazrat Inayat Khan began an odyssey which would encompass three continents and transform the lives of thousands. He eventually settled in Suresnes, a suburb of Paris. During his sixteen years in the West he created a school of spiritual training based on traditional Sufism and infused with a vital vision of the unity of religious ideals-and the awakening of humanity to the divinity within.

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Healing for the World

            In this event Pir Zia Inayat Khan and Sufi Healing Order teachers addressed the important current themes in our lives. The world is struggling right now. Our faith is being tested. There is an impulse to get out and do something, to help bring into being another step in […] Read More

UN International Day of Peace Thursday Sept 21

Theme for 2017: ‘Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All http://www.un.org/en/events/ peaceday/ Using an Invocation Every 15 minutes One suggestion is to participate in a worldwide Invocation Vigil. You are asked to choose a time for meditation (a minimum of 15 minutes). During the selected time please use an invocation of your choice […] Read More

Register for upcoming Retreat in Richmond with Pir Zia and Devi

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Prayer for Manchester and Our World

Inayati Order UK Dear Friends, Last night’s bombing in Manchester UK is a reminder that in tragedy and crisis we may choose to flood our hearts and the heart of humanity with love, compassion and the vision of unity. We ask friends all over the world to pray for those killed and injured in Manchester; […] Read More

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