Shah Nazar Seyyed Dr. Ali Kianfar & Dr. Nahid Angha are the co-founders and co-directors of the International Association of Sufism
Welcome to IAS
The International Association of Sufism (IAS), a California non-profit, humanitarian organization, and a United Nations NGO/DGC, was founded in 1983 by Seyyedeh Dr. Nahid Angha and Shah Nazar Seyyed Dr. Ali Kianfar to introduce Sufism in all its varied forms to the public; to make known the interrelation between Sufi principles and scientific principles; to provide a forum for a continuing dialogue between the different schools of Sufism; and to preserve and advance the study and goals of Sufism.
Over the years, IAS has expanded its works to also provide a global forum for a dialogue amongst interfaith leaders, academia, and poets and artists from diverse cultures and nations; offers grant and micro-loans to women-led groups in rural villages for their services towards equity, education, mental health; and has partnered with humanitarian organizations to provide medical services, clean water, health-education, and promote peace, equality and human rights around the world. IAS has received multiple awards for its services towards peace, human rights and education.
Learn and Support
Taneen Sufi Music Ensemble
Featured Song: Ilahi (Prayer of Ansari)
Album: Call of Destiny