What is Sufism?

Golden winged heart with star inside crescent

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?

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About Pir Zia

PIR ZIA INAYAT-KHAN, Ph.D., familiarly known as Sarafil Bawa, is the spiritual leader of The Inayati Order, an interfaith mystical fellowship with branches worldwide. He is a scholar of religion and teacher of Sufism in the lineage of his grandfather, the Indian mystic and musician Hazrat Inayat Khan (1882-1926). Pir Zia’s books include Saracen Chivalry: Counsels on Valor, Generosity and the Mystical Quest (2012) and Mingled Waters: Sufism & the Mystical Unity of Religions (2017). He and his family live in Richmond, Virginia, where he regularly offers classes and programs at the Astana, the Inayati Order’s North American headquarters. Pir Zia Inayat-Khan Long Biography …

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