International Association of Sufism

The International Association of Sufism (IAS), a California non-profit, humanitarian organization and a United Nations NGO/DPI, was founded in 1983 to create and provide a global forum for a continuing dialogue amongst Sufis, scholars, interfaith leaders, poets and artists from diverse cultures, nations and schools; to bring together Sufi principles and scientific understanding; and to promote equality and human rights.
Dr. Shah Nazar Dr. Ali Kianfar & Dr. Nahid Angha, Cofounders and Co-directors of IAS

The annual Harvest Your Treasures sale will be held on November 19, 2016.
A music video from the International Association of Sufism and Taneen: “Our Unity Heals Our Humanity” . Enjoy it here.

Women Gathering for Change: Envisioning ways to Create a Healthier Future Conference, was co-supported by IAS, and will be held in Egypt, 2016. We have a report on the conference here.

This year’s Annual Inspiration Dinner, was held on October 7, 2016.

The 2016 Songs of the Soul Festival was a great success and we have a report online here.
Dr. Nahid Angha’s podcast interview on Spirit Matters is currently featured at

Caravan: Biographies from the Sufism Symposia 1994-2014 can be purchased at Amazon here.

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