Pir Zia Inayat-Khan

Pir Zia PirsPir Zia Inayat-Khan, PhD, is a scholar and teacher of Sufism in the tradition of his grandfather, Hazrat Inayat Khan. He received his BA in Persian Literature from the London School of Oriental and African Studies, and his MA and PhD in Religion from Duke University. He received his spiritual training from his father, Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, whom he succeeded in 2004 as worldwide president of the
Sufi Order International www.sufiorder.org. In the same year he founded Suluk Academy www.sulukacademy.org, a school of contemplative studies with branches in the U.S. and Europe. Four years later he founded Seven Pillars House of Wisdom www.sevenpillarshouse.org, as a forum for interfaith and interdisciplinary collaboration. Pir Zia is editor of A Pearl in Wine: Essays in the Life, Music and Sufism of Hazrat Inayat Khan (2001) and Caravan of Souls: An Introduction to the Sufi Path of Hazrat Inayat Khan (2013), and author of Saracen Chivalry: Counsels on Valor, Generosity, and the Mystical Quest (2012). He is a Fellow of the Lindisfarne Association, Advisor to the Contemplative Alliance, and recipient of the U Thant Peace Award. With Shaikh al-Mashaik Mahmood Khan he jointly leads the Knighthood of Purity of the Hazrati Order www.knighthoodofpurity.org. He lives with his wife and two children in rural upstate New York. More information on Pir Zia’s work can be found at www.pirzia.org.


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

Earth Day April 22

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World Wide Prayer Sunday Feb 26

Devi and the Grandmothers in New Zealand and the Abrahamic Reunion in the Holy Lands World-wide prayer for a world at peace, with ecological balance, and a future filled with hope and harmony. Join us at this link: https://livestream.com/accounts/3116574 <https://livestream.com/accounts/3116574> New moon, and the sun will be coming back from its eclipse at 8:30am pacific/11:30am eastern time  […] Read More

Lahore, Pakistan: First Inayati Healing Retreat

‘The Creative Power of Spiritual Healing’ in Lahore, Pakistan sometime in January  Amat-un-Nur Hayat held a four-day healing retreat in January at her centre in Lahore, Pakistan, and invited Sarida Brown to co-lead it with her. As the first Inayati healing retreat in Pakistan, it deserves to be marked through our email group lists This […] Read More

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