"The seed of belief unfurls in faith,
Pir Zia Inayat Khan
eldest son and successor
of Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, was born in 1971 in Novato, California.
He received his B.A. from the London School of Oriental and African Studies
and his M.A. in Religious Studies from Duke University, where he is currently
completing a doctoral dissertation on Sufism.
He serves as President of the Sufi Order International, and is currently teaching and resident with his wife and his two children at The Abode of the Message, a spiritual community and retreat center in New Lebanon upstate New York. Pir Zia has spoken on the heart of Sufism in North America, Europe and India.
He is the editor of A Pearl in Wine, Essays on the Life, Music and Sufism of Hazrat Inayat Khan (Omega Publications, 2001). He has also authored two booklets published by the Sufi Order Secretariat: Risala and The Chishti Silsila of Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan.
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