Hazrat Inayat Khan Quotes (Author of The Mysticism of Sound and Music)
The Way of Illumination (The Sufi Teachings of Hazrat Inayat Khan Book 1)
Inayat Khan was born in Baroda, India on July 5, As a youth, Inayat was brilliant in poetry and music, yet his deepest inner calling was in spiritual matters. As a youth, one day as Inayat was praying He went fearlessly to his father and said: "I do not think I will continue my prayers any longer, for it does not fit in with my reason. I do not know how I can go on praying to a God I do not know.
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How can the teachings of a Sufi mystic help us with the practical problems and challenges of our lives? - The Teaching of Hazrat Inayat Khan. O ne of the words to which the term "Sufi" is related is the Greek Sophia, meaning wisdom; wisdom which is a knowledge acquired both from within and without.
The prominent position of Moula Baksh Khan brought its members in close contact with Muslims, but also with leading Brahmin and Parsi families, so that Inayat Khan grew up in an interreligious atmosphere. Even as a child he had a great love for music and poetry. He played the vina and had a beautiful singing voice, and soon his fame spread everywhere in the country. However, it is not as a musician that he is remembered most today, but as a mystic and murshid. Even as a child his interest in spirituality was as profound as his love for music, and he would often absent himself from meals to seek out dervishes, fakirs, sadhus and mystics. He later studied comparative religion with an open mind.