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.
The wild tulips and water lilies; the pure and clear current of water; the glory of the setting and rising of the sun upon the horizon of the sea; the splendor of spring blossom are but a few manifestations that are tranquil melodies of the sacredness hidden behind the veils on nature.
from Psalms of Gods of Moulana Shah Maghsoud, 20th century Persian Sufi Master, translated by Dr. Nahid Angha
Today we are celebrating the centennial of the birth of the Sufi Master Moulana Shah Maghsoud
40 Days Annual Retreate 2016’s report is here.
Women Gathering for Change: Envisioning ways to Create a Healthier Future Conference, is co-supported by IAS, and will be held in Egypt, 2016. More information is here.
IAS accomplishments and Programs
- IAS Symposia: 20 years and counting
- Annual Sufism Symposium
- United Nations NGO/DPI
- Sufism Journal
- Songs of the Soul Festival
- Building Bridges of Understanding Series
- Muslim non Muslim Dialogue
- Alchemy of Tranquility: 40 Days