Sufi Mysticism into the West: Life and Leadership of Hazrat Inayat Khan's Brothers 1927-1967

Sufi Mysticism into the West: Life and Leadership of Hazrat Inayat Khan's Brothers 1927-1967

by K Jironet

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ISBN-13: 9789042921146
Publisher: Peeters Publishing
Publication date: 03/31/2009
Series: New Religious Identities in the Western World Series , #6
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword IX

Introduction XII

1 The legacy of Hazrat Inayat Khan: The Sufi Message of Love, Harmony, and Beauty 1

1.1 Background 3

1.1.1 Music 4

1.1.2 Mysticism 6

1.2 Hazrat Inayat Khan and the brothers in the West 6

1.3 The teaching and guidance of Inayat Khan 10

1.3.1 The Sufi Message: An answer to the need of the western world 11

1.3.2 Guidance and discipleship: the path to realization 15

1.4 Hazrat Inayat Khan's return to India 21

1.5 The impact of the legacy of Hazrat Inayat Khan for the brothers 25

2 Shaikh-ul-Mashaik Maheboob Khan 27

2.1 Growing up in India 27

2.1.1 Musical training 29

2.2 In the West, 1910-1927 30

2.2.1 Music in the West 31

2.2.2 Marriage between Maheboob Khan and Shadibiy van Goens van Beyma 34

2.3 The death of Hazrat Inayat Khan in February 1927 38

2.4 Shaikh-ul-Mashaik Maheboob Khan's leadership of the Sufi Movement 40

2.5 Maheboob Khan's leadership approach 43

2.5.1 Teachings 45

2.5.2 Guidance 48

2.5.3 Mystic 51

2.6 Currents opposing Maheboob Khan's leadership 53

2.6.1 Murshida Rabia Martin 54

2.6.2 Sharifa Goodenough 58

2.6.3 Sirdar van Tuyll 61

2.6.4 The Suresnes Affair, part 1 63

2.6.5 Begum's withdrawal from Sufism and its impact on the children 65

2.7 Maheboob Khan's response to opposition in the Movement 68

2.7.1 Policy 70

2.8 The sudden death of Maheboob Khan in 1948 73

3 Pir-o-Murshid Mohammed Ali Khan 77

3.1 Growing up in India 79

3.2 Mohammed Ali Khan and women 83

3.3 Mohammed Ali Khan - mystic, healer and musician 91

3.3.1 Mystic 92

3.3.2 Healer 96

3.3.3 Singer and musician 99

3.4 Mohammed Ali Khan's leadership of the Sufi Movement 103

3.4.1 Teachings104

3.4.2 Guidance 110

3.5 Currents opposing the leadership of Mohammed Ali Khan 113

3.5.1 Background 113

3.5.2 The Suresnes Affair, part 2 114

3.5.3 Vilayat Khan's breaking off from the Sufi Movement 124

3.6 Mohammed Ali Khan's response to opposition in the Movement 126

3.7 The passing of Mohammed Ali Khan in 1958 129

4 Pir-o-Murshid Musharaff MoulamiaKhan 131

4.1 Growingup inlndia 131

4.1.1 Musiclnlndia 134

4.2 Coming to the West in 1912 135

4.2.1 Music in the West 139

4.3 Musharaff Khan and his wives 143

4.3.1 Firstwife 144

4.3.2 Second wife 147

4.3.3 Third wife 149

4.4 Musharaff Khan's leadership of the Sufi Movement 152

4.4.1 Teachings 156

4.4.2 Guide 159

4.4.3 Mystic 164

4.5 Currents opposing the leadership of Musharaff Khan and his response to resistance 165

4.6 The death of Pir-o-Murshid Musharaff Khan 168

5 Reflection 171

5.1 East and West: What role did historical and cultural tensions play in the brothers' leadership? 172

Historical factors 173

Cultural factors 175

5.2 What psychological processes, were involved in the spiritual development of individual mureeds and in the Sufi Movement as a whole? 178

Persona and shadow 180

Organizational dimensions 183

Individual dimensions 185

5.3 How to respect the struggle and learn from the process? 188

5.4 Become aware of the choice that must be made 191

Appendix 195

Introduction to remembrances 195

80 years of Sufism: Remembrances by Ratan Witteveen-de Vries Feyens 196

Pir-o-Murshid Hazrat Inayal Khan 196

Some ways of teaching 200

About doing practices 204

Mahehoob Khan 205

Ali Khan 208

On opposition 213

Hierarchy 214

Hierarchy of love 215

Fana 217

Not to ask questions 218

MusharaffKhan 220

The Message 225

The art of recognising the bringer of the Message 226

The voyage of the sois 227

Bibliography 231

Index 235

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