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Noorunnisa playing the vina
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Noorunnisa and her Mother playing the vina in the garden
Noor-un-nisa Inayat Khan was born on New Years Day 1914 in Moscow, Russia, on the eve of WW I and the Russian Revolution. She was the first child of Hazrat Inayat Khan, an Indian mystic, musician, and Sufi teacher, and Ora Ray Baker, a young American woman who met her husband in 1910 at his first concert in North America, performed in the Hindu Temple in San Francisco.
more about her remarkable life…
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Pir-o-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan


Towards 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.

The Sufi Movement in Canada (SMIC) is affiliated with its brothers and sisters of The Sufi Movement International. The non-profit organization offers information and events as an ongoing service with the hope of making this precious spiritual resource freely available to all who are drawn to the Sufi experience.

The Sufi Movement In Canada was made a non-profit, charitable organization in the fall of 1983.


The Sufi Movement in Canada is dedicated to preserving and developing the ancient mystical philosophy of universal sufism as expressed through the teachings of Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan. This philosophical message is founded on the ideals of love, harmony, and beauty and the principal of spiritual liberty. The Sufi Movement in Canada makes the sufi message freely available through all means and forms and supports local, regional, and national activities. It maintains close connections and co-operation with other organizations inspired by the teachings of Inayat Khan.