Upcoming Events

Dec
14
Thu
7:45 pm Thursday Evening Gatherings
Thursday Evening Gatherings
Dec 14 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm
Thursday Evening Gatherings @ Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada
    We hold a free class for seekers wanting to find out more about the Sufi path. Check our calendar and “Our Classes” web page for more information.
Dec
28
Thu
7:45 pm Thursday Evening Gatherings
Thursday Evening Gatherings
Dec 28 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm
Thursday Evening Gatherings @ Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada
    We hold a free class for seekers wanting to find out more about the Sufi path. Check our calendar and “Our Classes” web page for more information.
Jan
11
Thu
7:45 pm Thursday Evening Gatherings
Thursday Evening Gatherings
Jan 11 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm
Thursday Evening Gatherings @ Vancouver | British Columbia | Canada
    We hold a free class for seekers wanting to find out more about the Sufi path. Check our calendar and “Our Classes” web page for more information.
Our Lineage 2017-01-12T17:44:48+00:00

Our Lineage

“A mystic order…was inaugurated by the Prophet Mohammed, and afterwards was carried on by [his] successors, who were called Pir-o-Murshid, Shaikh, etc., one after another, duly connected as links in a chain (silsila).”          – Hazrat Inayat Khan

Sufism is said to have existed among the prophets of all peoples and cultures from the earliest times. From the prophets, the wisdom of Sufism was imparted to the saints and masters of all traditions. However, a historical tradition of Sufism can be clearly dated to the 7/8th-century C.E. in the Near East, from which stem numerous unbroken lineages passed from master-to-disciple down to our own day.

In the chain of transmission of the Inayati Order, the teachings and lineages of four great Sufi orders—the Chishti, Suhrawardi, Qadiri, and Naqshbandi—are united in its founder, Hazrat Inayat Khan. Today, there are numerous lineages and organizations tracing their origins to him. The Inayati Order represents the lineage passed directly to his eldest son, Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, and currently led by his grandson, Pir Zia Inayat-Khan.

The Silsila

Hazrat Inayat Khan

Noor-un-nisa Inayat Khan

Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan

Pir Zia Inayat-Khan


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