Dear Sulūk Press Community,
This one writes to you fresh from the opening session of the six-part course on the Biography of Pir-o-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan led by Pir Zia Inayat Khan, and encourages you to join this journey. It was said that of the many ways the legacies of the great mystics are made known, such as their writings, transcribed talks, letters, and poetry, we also have tazkirat, literally “remembrances,” such as this biography. It was also said that one of the experiences of studying a saint’s biography can be to discover latent and unrevealed potentialities of our own being when shown in their revealed form in a figure such as Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan.
Excerpt describing the mandate from his own teacher:
The consciousness of his Murshid’s injunction: ‘Fare forth into the world, my child and harmonize the East and West with the harmony of thy music. Spread the wisdom of Sufism abroad, for to this end art thou gifted by Allah, the most Merciful and Compassionate,’ came more and more to his realization and a way was cleared for him to leave India to fulfill the mission of his life.
Explore our other biographies here.
“Capturing the essence of Hazrat Inayat Khan’s wisdom on soul-journeying, these short contemplations, with transformative exercises from Pir Zia Inayat Khan, offer luminous and wise guidance to who we really are and the meaning in life. A truly inspirational book for travellers on the Way.”
— Alison M. Roberts, author of Hathor’s Alchemy
Immortality: A Traveler‘s Guide
Sufi Contemplations on the Road to the End of Time
Spotlight on the early years of the Sufi Movement
The collection of The Sufi Record quarterly magazines from 1925–1936 was recently published by the Nekbakht Foundation and made available outside Europe by Sulūk Press. Read about the Khan family visit to Delhi to visit the dargah of Inayat Khan, how the community grappled with the sudden passing of their teacher, and a history of the Summer School.
From Murshida Sophia Saintsbury-Green, on page 167, writing about the Summer School:
“The mystical outlook is from three points of view, and the Summer School can be looked at in this way also; first, the Summer School as what it is; secondly as what each one of us sees it; and, thirdly, that which these two aspects combined make it. For you must remember that what a thing is in itself may not always be manifest, and what we see individually in it may not always be manifest, but when we take this wonderful conception of our Master, the Summer School, and when we put our own understanding of that with it, then make it manifest to others, —and that today is our great need. Now, first, what the Summer School is, that we know, and perhaps we cannot even put it into words. All of us in varying degrees are responsive to this Presence which is never absent from us; all of us feel, as Nature feels in every leaf and blade of grass that sacred magnetism; all of us respond to that in varying degrees.”
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With very best wishes,