Toward the One
the Perfection of Love, Harmony and Beauty,
the Only Being,
United with all the illuminated Souls,
who form the Embodiment of the Master, the Spirit of Guidance
Welcome to the International Sufi Movement USA. The International Sufi Movement USA is affiliated with the world-wide organization, the International Sufi Movement, which has centers in Europe, Latin America, North America, India, Australia, and New Zealand. We are spiritual seekers who are inspired by the Sufi Message of Hazrat Inayat Khan, and are the custodians of his teachings, writings, and mystical training. The Sufi Message is a Message of Universal Sufism, open to all sincere seekers.
Universal Sufism is an experiential and mystical path which recognizes the Unity of Religious Ideals found in all the religions of the world. Hazrat Inayat Khan brought this teaching from India to the Western world in 1910, during a time when the distance between East and West was much greater than it is today. He said that it is most important, at this stage of history, that we learn to understand people, cultures, and religions different from our own. We need to develop the capacity for Tolerance, and this requires deep understanding. As new technologies have developed during the last century, people travel and communicate with each other in ways that were hardly imaginable in 1910. And we can see now, even more clearly, how much we need to cultivate the flower of Tolerance. We need to understand the different religions in our world, and realize the Unity at the heart of each tradition, in order to help us overcome the anxiety and aggression of the frightened world.
Hazrat Inayat Khan also taught that it is within the capacity of each soul to hear and respond to the Divine Presence which is within. He spoke of this presence as the Spirit of Guidance, and taught meditations and contemplations so that humanity could realize its Divine source directly.
In order to make these teachings accessible to all seeking souls, we offer classes, workshops, retreats, services of Universal Worship and Healing, as well as individualized meditation instruction.
More information can be found about Hazrat Inayat Khan, Pir-o-Murshid Hidayat Inayat-Khan, the past leader of the International Sufi Movement, and Murshida Rani McLaughlin, the leader of the Northwest Sufi Movement, on several pages of this website. If you look at the page entitled Murshida Rani, you will find our new blog, and you can add your questions and reflections to the dialogue.
Please contact us with particular questions that you have.