Pir Zia Inayat-Khan
Pir Zia Inayat-Khan, PhD, is a scholar and teacher of Sufism in the tradition of his grandfather, Hazrat Inayat Khan. Since 2004, Pir Zia has served as Head of the Sufi Order International, guiding Sufi communities in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the South Pacific. To provide opportunities for intensive Sufi study, Pir Zia founded the Suluk Academy. Based at the Abode of the Message in upstate New York, the Suluk Academy currently offers courses for Sufi initiates in New York, California, and France. Pir Zia has taken part in numerous interreligious and interdisciplinary gatherings. To encourage such conversations and collaborations, he founded Seven Pillars House of Wisdom. Pir Zia is also a Fellow of the Lindisfarne Association, and an Advisor to the Contemplative Alliance. With Shaikh al-Mashaik Mahmood Khan he jointly leads the Knighthood of Purity of the Hazrati Order. He is the author of Saracen Chivalry: Counsels on Valor, Generosity and the Mystical Quest (Suluk Press, 2012).