Zia Inayat Khan

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Zia Inayat-Khan Pathan
Religion Islam
Denomination Sunni
Jurisprudence Inayati
Creed Sufism
Order Inayati Sufism
Known for Sufi teaching, author
Born 1971
Novato, California
Relatives Inayat Khan, Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, Noor Inayat Khan
Senior posting
Title Pir-o-Murshid of Dances of Universal Peace
Predecessor Pir Vilayat
Religious career
Profession Sufi Saint, Teacher, Mystic
Website http://www.pirzia.org

Pir Zia Inayat-Khan (born 1971) is a scholar and teacher of Sufism in the lineage of his grandfather, Inayat Khan. He is president of the Sufi Order International and founder of Suluk Academy, a school of contemplative study with branches in the United States and Europe, as well as of the interspiritual institute Seven Pillars House of Wisdom.[1]


Zia Inayat-Khan, Ph.D., was born in Novato, California, in 1971, and is the first son of Sufi teachers Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan and Taj Begum Inayat. Pir Vilayat made it clear to Zia at an early age that he wished him to take the mantle of his Sufi lineage as passed down from Inayat Khan, and instructed him in meditation and spiritual retreat. Pir Zia was confirmed as spiritual successor to Pir Vilayat in 2000, and has served as head of the Sufi Order International, guiding Sufi communities in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the South Pacific.[2]


Pir Zia has lectured and taught extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and India on Sufism and its relevance to personal and collective transformation. Pir Zia has specialized in carrying forward and teaching the spiritual legacy of his grandfather, Inayat Khan.[3] Pir Zia’s writings and talks also focus on connecting the heritage of contemplative wisdom traditions with contemporary society, with an emphasis on responding to crucial ecological and social challenges.




Related websites[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.pirzia.org/bio/ Pir Zia's website
  2. ^ http://www.pirzia.org/bio/ Pir Zia's website
  3. ^ http://www.pirzia.org/about/ Pir Zia's website