Salma Arastu

Salma Arastu was born in Rajasthan, India. She has been painting for more than thirty years, since earning her degree in Fine Arts from Maharaja Sayajirao University in Baroda, India in 1974. Her work with continuous and lyrical line is influenced by her native culture and her residence after marriage in Iran and Kuwait before coming […]

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Nevit Ergin, MD

Nevit Ergin, MD: Some of us are born restless, misfits. Often not satisfied by the comfort of religion, science and philosophy, he lives the life as a homeless home cat. I am one of those restless ones, a misfit who became prey to Mevlana fifty years ago. I found this world in 1928. I have […]

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Shahjada Syed Saifuddin Ahmed Al-Hasani Wal Hossaini Maizbhandari (MJA)

SHAHJADA SYED SAIFUDDIN AHMED AL-HASANI WAL HOSSAINI MAIZBHANDARI (MJA) Tarikah-E-Maizbhandaria was established by Gausul Azam Hazrat Maulana Syed Ahmadullah Maizbhandari (R) in the middle of 19th century A.D. This Tarikah was furnished and consolidated by his nephew and chief Khalifa Gausul Azam Hazrat Maulana Syed Gulamur Rahaman Baba Bhandari (R). Since 1962 great ambassador of […]

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Abdullahi El-Okene

Abdullahi El-Okene Born in Okene, Nigeria on Thursday 6th, June 1957, and has a Bachelors degree in Engineering from Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria in 1979, M.Sc in 1984 and Phd in1995. He is currently Professor of Agriculture Engineering and heads the Agricultural Mechanization Research Programme. Abdullahi is a student of Shaikh Ahmad Tijani, Shaikh Ibrahim […]

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Sharon Mijares, Ph.D.

Sharon Mijares, Ph. D. is a licensed Psychologist and professor at Brandman University, National University and the California Institute for Human Science. She is a member of the Sufi Ruhaniat International, a mentor teacher of the International Network of the Dances of Universal Peace and a Sufi Cheraga—Minister of Universal Worship. Dr. Mijares is also […]

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Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore

DANIEL ABDAL-HAYY MOORE: Born in 1940 in Oakland, California, Moore’s first book of poems, Dawn Visions, was published by Lawrence Ferlinghetti of City Lights Books, San Francisco, in 1964.   He became a Sufi/Muslim with the Shadhiliyya Habibiyya Tariqat in Meknes, Morocco in 1970, performed the Hajj in 1972, and has lived in Morocco, Spain, Algeria […]

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David Katz, MD

David Katz, MD was born in Wisconsin and educated in New York and California.   He completed his medical degree and Residency in Family Practice at the University of Rochester.   During his time in Rochester, N.Y., he met his teacher and Sheikh M.R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen.   Dr. Katz and his wife Anne studied Wisdom and the Qualities […]

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Pir Shabda Kahn

Pir Shabda Kahn began his root training in 1969 under the guidance of the great American Sufi Master, Murshid Samuel Lewis.  Since 2001, Shabda serves as the Pir (lineage holder) of the Sufi Ruhaniat International, the Sufi lineage tracing back though Murshid Samuel Lewis and Pir-o-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan.  In 1972 Shabda met his second great […]

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Sonia Leon Gilbert

Sonia Leon Gilbert: For thirty-nine years, Sonia Leon Gilbert has been a president of the Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Fellowship and Mosque with fourteen branches in the USA, Canada, England and Sri Lanka. In that time, the study of the Sufi Way, as exemplified by her exalted teacher, M.R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (ral.) has been her focus and […]

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Reverend Canon Charles P. Gibbs

Reverend Canon Charles P. Gibbs: A lover of the Mystery, Charles Gibbs has sought to be of service all his life.  Since 1996, he has served as the founding Executive Director of the United Religions Initiative (www.uri.org), a global grassroots community promoting interfaith cooperation for peace, justice and healing in 78 countries.  An Episcopal priest, […]

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