Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan

This page presents some information about Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, son of Hazrat Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan, and second Pir of the Sufi Order International (now The Inayati Order: A Sufi Path of Spiritual Liberty).

Pir Vilayat died peacefully June 17, 2004, at 7:27 PM Paris time at his home in Suresnes surrounded by his family. The atmosphere was peaceful and full of light.

Beloved Fellow Mureeds of Pir Vilayat,

The sadness that accompanies the passage of our Pir bespeaks the depth and breadth of his meaning in our lives. Tears and sighs are natural expressions of a feeling heart. But even as we mourn the loss of his physical presence, may we find the inner clarity and strength to remember the essence of his teaching: the soul is immortal and its very being is joy. It is death that dies; life lives forever. The signature of our beloved Pir's inimitable spirit is inscribed in the starry sky.

In solidarity of love,

– Zia Inayat Khan


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