Hamed Ross

Hamed Ross has been a member of the International Association of Sufism for more than 25 years. He is a graduate student of Big History and he works in the computer software industry.  He has been a resident of the Bay Area all his life.  

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Professor Arthur Kane Scott

Professor Arthur Kane Scott has taught history/cultural studies for more than 20 years at Dominican University of California, specializing in Islam, Native American Studies and World History, and has authored online courses for UC Berkeley Extension. He has been voted “Teacher of the Year” at Dominican, and has served on the board of the Museum […]

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Safa Ali Michael Newman

Safa Ali Michael Newman is President of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Sufism and Chairperson of IAS’ Executive Committee of the Institute for Sufi Studies. He leads a bi-weekly gathering of Sufis in Marin County, California. He has given lectures on Sufism, Islam, and interfaith issues both locally and nationally including at […]

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Leili First, Ph. D.

Leili First, Ph. D. is a student of Uwaisyi Sufism, and a long-time member of the International Association of Sufism and Sufi Women Organization. She has given lectures on Sufism and Women in Islam at colleges and universities and presented at the Annual Sufism Symposium and Parliament of the World’s Religions. She holds a Ph.D. […]

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Hamaseh Kianfar, Ed.D.

Hamaseh Kianfar, Ed.D., is Moulana Shah Maghsoud’s granddaughter and was named after his book Hamaseh-i-hayyat, The Epic of Life. She is a member of the International Association of Sufism, the Sufi Women Organization, and founding member and director for Voices for Justice, which advocates for the rights of children. She holds a doctoral degree in […]

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