Shah Nazar Seyed Dr. Ali Kianfar

Shah Nazar Seyed Dr. Ali Kianfar is the co-director and co-founder of the International Association of Sufism, and the executive editor of the journal Sufism: An Inquiry. He is a disciple of Moulana Shah Maghsoud, 20th Century Persian Master of the Uwaiysi tariqat.  Dr. Kianfar began studying Erfan under the guidance and supervision of his Master of Tariq, Moulana Shah Maghsoud, and was appointed by him to teach and lead gatherings. An internationally published author and lecturer, Dr. Kianfar has taught Sufism and Islamic Philosophy throughout the world for over 40 years, with thousands of students around the globe. A few years ago, when the International Association of Sufism sponsored and organized its first conference on Sufism in Sydney, Australia, Dr. Kianfar went there as the keynote speaker. He was also an honorary speaker at a conference in Uzbekistan, organized by the government of Uzbekistan and UNESCO on the topic of Interreligious Dialogue and Peace. At that time, and on many other occasions, he was invited as the sole representative of Sufism amongst other world religious leaders.

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