Caravan of Souls
An Introduction to the Sufi Path of Hazrat Inayat Khan
Compiled and edited by Pir Zia Inayat Khan
Caravan of Souls is a guidebook to the Sufi path of Hazrat Inayat Khan, a spiritual philosophy of love, harmony, and beauty. Within these pages the reader will find the essential teachings and methods of the order and movement he founded, as well as an inspiring array of sayings, poems, songs, prayers, stories, and biographical portraits.
“By initiation, it is meant that a Sufi prepares himself here on earth to be capable of appreciating the spiritual souls, and unites with them in the brotherhood of initiation on the Path, which may keep him connected with the caravan which is continually journeying toward the goal.” —Hazrat Inayat Khan
The contents include historic texts by Hazrat Inayat Khan, Nargis Dowland, Huzurnawaz baron von Pallandt, and Sophia Saintsbury-Green, as well as contributions by Pir Zia Inayat Khan, Shrabani Basu, Dr. Sitara Jironet, and Murshid Wali Ali Meyer. The Second Edition incorporates new sayings, updated prayers and Silsila, meditations, and songs, as well as new chapters on Shaikh al-Mashaik Mahmood Khan, the Nooriyya and the Mahashaikhan.