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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Taneen Sufi Music Ensemble

Taneen Sufi Music Ensemble creates new and original melodies while remaining deeply rooted in the intentions of ancient Sufi music. They sing the profound love poetry of the great Sufi Masters in English, as translated by Dr. Nahid Angha, and incorporate holy phrases in Arabic and Persian, carrying the message of peace and unity to […]

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Avay-i-Janaan Echoes of the Unseen

Avay-i-Janaan Echoes of the Unseen is a poetry slam collective originating through the Echoes of the Unseen. The members represent the journey of a human being from and into the heart and creation of the universe within themselves. Through poetry, movement, rhythm, and song, you are invited to seek your own origin in the light […]

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Evelie Delfino Såles Posch

Evelie Delfino Såles Posch, heartistic director of Heartsongs for Sakina, is a sacred song singer/writer; recording artist; drummer; dancer; Pranic and Certified Sound Healer and Therapist; choral director; storyteller; actress; music educator; and magical activist whose talents span the traditions of her ancestors and the progressive edge of ceremony, world music and dance.

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Riffat Sultana

Riffat Sultana channels the musical wisdom of 500 years and eleven generations of master vocalists from India and Pakistan.  Daughter of legendary classical singer, the late Maestro Ustad Salamat Ali Khan, Riffat is the first woman from her family’s musical lineage to publicly perform in the west.  She has performed and recorded with such luminaries as […]

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Edwardo Madril

Edwardo Madril is a member of the Pascua Yaqui tribe of Southern Arizona and Northern Sonora Mexico. He is an active member of the Native American community and represents his culture as a dancer, singer, teacher, playwright and filmmaker. For over 25 years, Madril’s involvement with and commitment to native heritage has provided him the opportunity to […]

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