Panel of Distinguished Judges


Dr. Ali Kianfar, IAS Co-founder: Shah Nazar Seyed Dr. Ali Kianfar is the co-director and co-founder of the International Association of Sufism, and executive editor of the journal Sufism: An Inquiry. He is a disciple of Moulana Shah Maghsoud, 20th Century Persian Master of the Uwaiysi Tariqat.

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.

Sahar Kianfar, Attorney

Sarah Hastings Mullin, Ph. D.: Sarah Hastings Mullin is a member of the International Association of Sufism and the Sufi Women Organization. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and is also one of the psychotherapists on the Forty Days of Tranquility team.

Michael Newman, Attorney: 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.

Elizabeth Miller, Ph. D.: Elizabeth Miller is a nonprofit executive and assessment consultant. She serves as the content editor of the journal Sufism: An Inquiry, and is a member of both the International Association of Sufism and the Sufi Women Organization.

Matthew Davis, Ph. D.: Matthew Davis is a professor of composition, philosophy and religion, a nonprofit board director, and serves as the managing editor of the journal Sufism: An Inquiry. He is a student of Dr. Nahid Angha and Shah Nazar Seyyed Dr. Ali Kianfar.

 

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