Dear Friends and Learners,
First, I would like to sincerely thank all the community of friends and colleagues who have helped with ideas and images to create this SUFI Institute website for the Sufi Message. Gratitude goes to the following people who donated so generously to the construction of our site: Ben, James, Adeeba, Taaj & Andrew, Sara, Sophia, Saqi, Meena, Amrita, Naheed, Mahbud, Jay Lev, Khaliq, Tanzen Two-Feather, Robin and Inayat. Without your generous help we could not have gone forward to make this site a reality. May it expand and grow in support of the arising needs within all peoples lives.
Hazrat Inayat Khan who has inspired this SUFI site has also influenced many Sufi Orders so that they could develop and advocate their type of transmission of his teachings. These many Sufi Orders have variable content and translations but overall the inspiration comes from one prophetic messenger, that is Hazrat Inayat Khan who synthesized four Sufi lineages, Chistiyya, Naqshabhandiyya, Suhrawardiyya, Qadiriyya and began a new Cause by calling the spiritual themes of Love, Harmony and Beauty, the Sufi Message of Spiritual Liberty. Applying his inspiration, this statement below reflects the true essence of our Institute.
To be a Sufi in practice means to be a true human being living a life of the heart and enhancing the attitude of well-being for the benefit of all.
The Sufi Universal Fraternal Institute provides wisdom and simple applications for promoting spiritual, physical and mental health modalities useful in our time. The drop down menu on the Institute Page will bring you into information about the following:
- Our purpose for each course,
- The courses available to study,
- The directors of the courses and the start dates,
- The online community and how it works
As you investigate the drop-down menu under the Institute, you will find further information about the Faculty, Admission, Courses, Tuition and News.
Feel welcomed, feel greeted and feel united within the true sense of collaborative learning.
Yours in infinite blessings and service and again deep gratitude to our donors,
Ana Perez-Chisti, Ph.D. President
SUFI Courses and Purpose
Test Class will begin January 27th 2017
Start Date of Course: We will begin our online test course January 27th 2017.
Instructor: The first course will be offered by Rabia Perez-Chisti.
Subject of Study: We will review many World Scriptures and the mystical meanings that reveal truth and wisdom as given to us by Hazrat Inayat Khan as well as reviewing perspectives from the superb scholars in the religious field such as Karen Armstrong and Charlotte Perkins Gilman.
Registration: For those members who are interested in signing up for the course please write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org After receipt of your message you will be given a registration form and code for connecting up to our meeting.
Meeting Times: We will meet every week for six weeks starting Friday Jan. 27th and every Friday after that at 6pm PST. Assignments will be given for your contemplation and study.
Commitment: I ask that students commit to the full six week course so that the class formation remains intact as no one will be able to enter after the start date of January 27th. Please register by January 20th. The texts (ordered from Amazon.com) will be used in our first 6 week course:
- Sufi Message Vol. IX-The Unity of Spiritual Ideals by Hazrat Inayat Khan
- The Battle for God by Karen Armstrong
- His Religion and Hers by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Looking forward to seeing you in our online class. Wishing for new thoughts that advocate a collective change of view and peacefulness for our future generations.
Blessings all, Murshida Rabia Perez-Chisti, PhD.