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Sufi Order Concentrations

Sufi Order International activities are organized into five Concentrations, which were established by our order's founder, Pir-O-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan. Each of the short descriptions below provides a link to a page with more detailed information about that Concentration.


The Universal Worship - In the Universal Worship Service we light candles symbolically representing the world's spiritual traditions, read from their sacred texts, and experience their music and chants. This moving ceremony brings people of all backgrounds together to invoke the spirit of the Messengers of all time, celebrate our unity, and rekindle the light of our inner truth.


The Esoteric School - The Esoteric School is the primary vehicle for personal transformation of initiates of the Sufi Order International. The goal of the initiate is to identify experientially a source of inner guidance to the realization and fulfillment of his or her unique purpose in life.

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The Healing Order - The primary activity of the Sufi Healing Order is to facilitate group healing services that operate at a distance through attunement, prayer, breath, and concentration. The healing service is a group prayer circle which asks the divine to heal those who ask this of us, through ritual, prayer and attunement to the Divine Spirit.


Zira'at - Zira'at uses the symbols and dynamic processes of agriculture as ways of describing the inner life, and as ways of finding a bridge between the spiritual and material worlds. Ziraat is open to all who feel a commitment to spiritual awakening and to the protection of this sacred world.


Kinship Activity - Unity being the primary message of the Sufi Order, kinship with all beings permeates our activities. Our spiritual development moves us to be of service to others, which we express through the Kinship Concentration. The Hope Project near the Dharga of Pir-o-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan in New Delhi, India has been our major fund-raising focus so far.

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Hazrat Inayat Khan

Pir-O-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan

From the Gayan

Sincerity is like a bud in the heart of man, that blossoms with the maturity of the soul.
— Sayings of Hazrat Inayat Khan: Gayan - Boulas