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When attuned to the unstruck music sounding in one's heart as an expression of Love, and when responding in Harmony with the celestial melody, one is offering thereby, a true example of nature's Beauty. — Hidayat Inayat Khan

A Sufi Master from India born into Persian nobility, Hazrat Inayat Khan introduced Universal Sufism to the United States in 1910. While traveling in the United States he met Ora Ray Baker in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Pirani Amina Begum Ora Ray Inayat-Khan became his wife and the mother of their four children: Noor-un-Nisa, Vilayat, Hidayat and Khair-un-Nisa.
He founded the Sufi Movement and Sufi Order (the esoteric school) in Geneva in 1922.

Hazrat Inayat Khan was born in Gujarat, India and was initiated into the Chishti Order of Sufism. He also studied with masters
of the Suhrawardiyya, Qadiriyya and Naqshbandi traditions. He left traditional Sufism behind
when he established Universal Sufism, which grew throughout the 20th century.

Universal Sufism has many followers around the world. Many practice Zikar for remembering the Divine Source
as well as performing other esoteric practices derived from ancient Zoroastrian, Hindu, and Islamic traditions
while adhering to the universalist philosophy of Hazrat Inayat Khan.

National Council of Co-Representatives
for the International Sufi Movement in the United States of America

February 15, 2014

Dear Companions of the Sufi Message and extended Community,

Some months ago we wrote to the Executive Council of our intention to reconfigure the singular National Representative seat in the United States into a collaborative model of co-leadership. At that time many wrote to us supporting our new initiative in the United States.

We have completed our work together in the creation of the a document titled:

(Click to download a PDF file of the charter.)

From this moment on we shall be known as:

National Council of Co-Representatives
for the International Sufi Movement in the United States of America

The charter document is to be placed in the archives at the Headquarters of International Sufi Movement Headquarters.

We thank you for your support. Our continued work together here in the United States is being strengthened through our support and collaboration of each other. We hope this collaborative co-leadership model will serve as an inspiration for other leaders and representatives in the International Sufi Movement, and ever-increase our harmonious service in the spreading of the Sufi Message of Hazrat Inayat Khan.

Respectfully submitted in loving service,
   Murshida Rani Kathleen McLaughlin
   Murshida Rabia Ana Perez-Chisti
   Murshida Nuria Stephanie Sabato

To reach Co-Representatives by email, send a message to Natl.Council.Co-Representatives@sufimovement.us.


To reach the the SMI-USA office by email,
send a message to SufiMovementUSA@gmail.com.
Use this email address for inquiries about the International Sufi Movement - USA or
the Universal Sufism of Hazrat Inayat Khan.
To reach us by postal mail, write to
Sufi Movement International-USA, P.O. Box 52, Orinda, California 94563-1605.

Murshida Rabia Ana Perez-Chisti
Co-Representative for the International Sufi Movement of the United States of America
email: Natl.Council.Co-Representatives@sufimovement.us

For regional SMI-USA contact information and information about the members of the Sufi Movement International Pir-O-Murshid Council
and the Sufi Movement International Executive Committee, see the Contacts page.

A preliminary version of the brochure for the Sanctuary Sharda in Orinda as a PDF file is available for downloading.
Murshida Rabia Ana Perez-Chisti oversees Sanctuary Sharda, the SMI-USA Sufi Center in Orinda, CA.

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