The 2015 Gathering of the Federation of the Sufi Message was held May 13 – 17 at the Abode of the Message, New Lebanon, New York, hosted by the Sufi Order International. This year’s theme was The Perfection of Friendship, and focused on leadership and training for positions of guidance and leadership in each organization. This meeting brings participants from the member organizations across the world to join in friendship and deepening understanding of the way in which the Message of Spiritual Liberty given by Hazrat Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan. This meeting was one of strong connections and a sense of integration which many remarked upon as an advancement in the work of the Federation. Please see the Federation website for more information at http://federation-message-hazrat-inayat-khan.blogspot.com.
Below are some of the practices, prayers and other documents that were shared at the Federation gathering. Please check with your guide before including any of these in your daily practice.
First, the traditional form of the Prayer Salat, offered by the Sufi Movement.
Next, the Salawat, developed by the Sufi Order International to include names of female prophets and spiritual leaders.
The Sufi Ruhaniat International offers this gender inclusive language version of the prayer.
The Federation Prayer for Peace, including related sayings of Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan
This was the very moving closing ceremony for the Federation meeting, modeled on the Universal Worship Service, honoring the six organizations and their unique contributions to the Message.
An important letter regarding the need for continuing support for Fazil Manzil, the home of Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan and his family in Suresnes, France.
A letter to the Federation from Hidayat Inayat Khan, younger son of Hazrat Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan and head of the Sufi Movement.
Next year’s Federation meeting will be held in Berlin.