One of my most memorable interviews some years ago was with Pir Vilayat Inayat-Khan, then head of the Sufi Order of the West, a man who was hang-gliding in his eighties. His son, Pir Zia Inayat-Khan has succeeded him as the head of the Sufi Order International, an organization begun by his grandfather in the early 20th century to bring Sufism to the West. He joins us to talk about how he bends the mystic tradition and inter-faith work to remedy the world’s most pressing issues.
Pir Zia Inayat-Khan, president of the Sufi Order International, editor of A Pearl in Wine: Essays on the Life, Music, and Sufism of Hazrat Inayat Khan, Ph. D. in Religion from Duke University