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SOI Annual Holidays


dargah wings photoThe Sufi Order International celebrates four annual holidays...

 

Viladat Day

Hazrat Inayat Khan photoPir-O-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan was born in India this day, July 5th, in 1882. Murshid was the first person to bring Sufism to the West, and his Sufi Message forms the root of several Inayati Sufi orders that exist today. His son and spiritual heir, Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, founded the Sufi Order International.

 

Hejirat Day

September 13, Hejirat Day, is the date Pir-O-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan left his native India in 1910 to bring Sufism to the West. It is celebrated as a holiday among the Inyati Sufi Orders, including the Sufi Order International.

 

Urs of Pir-O-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan

On this day in 1927, Pir-O-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan rejoined Allah, his Beloved. It is celebrated on February 5th every year.

 

Urs of Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan

Pir Vilayat photoOn June 17th in 2004, Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan rejoined God, his Beloved. It is celebrated by the Sufi Order on June 17th every year. Pir Vilayat, the son of Pir-O-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan and founder of the Sufi Order International, was his father’s successor and during his fifty years as head of the Sufi Order became an internationally-recognized spiritual teacher and master of meditation.


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Hazrat Inayat Khan

Pir-O-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan

From the Gayan

All things that may seem to be exalting my position, they indeed lower me in my eyes; the only thing exalting for me is the forgetting of myself entirely in the perfect vision of God.
— Sayings of Hazrat Inayat Khan: Gayan - Gamakas