Recommended Reading

To learn more about the Sufi path as taught by the teachers of our lineage, consider the following titles.  Some books may be out of print, but can often be found via

BasicBreathPractice  (please click on this link and then again on the connecting page for the pdf)

The Sufi Message of Inayat Khan, Volumes I through XIII, available in various versions, including those published for the International Headquarters of the Sufi Movement, Geneva, and some titles from Omega Publishing (

Complete Works of Pir-o-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan, Original Texts:  Lectures on Sufism, Ed. Sharif Donald Graham, available from Omega Publishing.

The Heart of Sufism, Essential Writings of Hazrat Inayat Khan, Shambhala Publications, Inc.

Noor-un-Nisa Inayat Khan, Madeline, by Jean Overton Fuller, East-West Publications.  The story of the life of Noor Inayat Khan, eldest child of Inayat Khan and WWII hero.

Spy Princess, The Life of Noor Inayat Khan, by Shrabani Basi, Omega Publications.

We Rubies Four, The Memoirs of Claire Ray Harper, by Claire Ray Harper and David Ray Harper, Omega Publications.  Claire Ray Harper was Inayat Khan’s youngest child and her memoirs describe the family’s life before and after the death of Inayat Khan.

A Pearl in Wine, Essays on the Life, Music and Sufism of Hazrat Inayat Khan, Ed. Pirzade Zia Inayat Khan, Omega Publications.

Saracen Chivalry, Counsels on Valor, Generosity and the Mystical Quest, Pir Zia Inayat-Khan, Omega Publications.

Awakening, A Sufi Experience, Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam.

Practical Sufism, A Guide to the Spiritual Path, Phillip Gowins, Quest Books.

Sufi Vision and Initiation, Excerpts on the life and writings of Murshid Sam Lewis, Ed. Neil Douglas-Klotz, Sufi Islamia Prophesy Publications.

Murshid, A Personal Memoir of Life with Murshid Samuel Lewis, Mansur Johnson, Peaceworks Publications.

Universal Meditations, Recipies for a Peaceful Mind, David Less, hooh press.

Dynamics of Healing:  The Sufi Teachings of Hazrat Inayat Khan, Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan and Pir Zia Inayat-Khan, Executive Editor, Devi Tide, Art of Healing Foundation.

  • Volume 1:  Magnetism, Ed. Devi Tide
  • Volume 2:  Secrets of the Heart, Ed. Henry Cretella, M.D. and Devi Tide
  • Volume 3:  Heart of the Healer, Ed. Henry Cretella, M.D. and Devi Tide
  • Volume 4:  The Healing Power of Sound, Ed. Zaynab Kathleen FitzPatrick and Devi Tide                          

The Sufi Order of Rochester Center for Sufi Studies, 494 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607, the Carriage House behind the AAUW mansion (Carriage House is 492).