Sufi Order of Rochester
Toward the One,
The perfection of Love, Harmony and Beauty,
The Only Being,
United with all the Illuminated Souls,
Who form the embodiment of the Master,
The Spirit of Guidance.
We represent the Sufi
Order International in Rochester, New York, offering a variety of activities providing access to the Sufi
Message of Pir-O-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan, the first Sufi teacher to
bring Sufism to the West in 1910. These teachings may be considered the
recognition of spiritual unity. Calling it "The Message in our time,"
Inayat Khan taught that humanity is ready to view the world's great
religious traditions as messages given by the One God to different
cultures at different times to develop human understanding and growth.
Though he taught in the West only from 1910 to shortly before his death
in 1927, Inayat Khan left a vast body of teachings. These are now carried
forward in the Sufi Order International by his grandson,
Pir Zia Inayat Khan and by other teachers in related organizations (see
links). We invite you to share with us the experience of this western
Sufism, with its universal message of love, harmony and beauty.