About Pir Zia (in Sydney October 2016)

Pir ZIA INAYAT-KHAN PhD is a scholar and teacher of Sufism in the lineage of his grandfather, Hazrat Inayat Khan. He received his B.A. (Hons) in Persian Literature from the London School of Oriental and African Studies, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Religion from Duke University. Pir Zia is president of the  Inayati Order … Read more

What is Sufism? Pir Zia Inayat-Khan

For the materialist the world is a playground in which to collect shiny trinkets. The intellectual prefers to assemble facts and build up towers of theory. The poet cares neither for trinkets nor facts, but runs after beauty.

And what is the Sufi’s quest?

Sufi Order International renamed The Inayati Order

On January 1, 2016, Pir Zia Inayat-Khan announced that the organisation known as The Sufi Order International has been renamed The Inayati Order in part to reflect the custom of naming a Sufi order after its founder.

This post is the text of Pir Zia’s announcement.