Pir Zia Inayat Khan

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Pir Zia Inayat Khan

Pir Zia Inayat-Khan, PhD, familiarly known as Sarafil Bawa, is the spiritual leader of the Inayati Order (formerly the Sufi Order International), a mystical and ecumenical fellowship rooted in the visionary legacy of his grandfather, Hazrat Inayat Khan. Pir Zia is author of Saracen Chivalry: Counsels on Valor, Generosity and the Mystical Quest and Mingled Waters: Sufism and the Mystical Unity of Religions (forthcoming, 2017).

The son and successor of Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, Pir Zia Inayat-Khan is a recipient of the U Thant Peace Award and is a Lindisfarne Fellow. In addition to the interfaith mystical training he has received from his father, Pir Zia has studied Buddhism under the auspices of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and Sufism in the classical Indian tradition of the Chishtiyya.