Books, Papers, Music and Photos of Hazrat Inayat Khan
|Volume I||The Way of Illumination|
|Volume II||The Mysticism of Music, Sound and Word|
|Volume III||The Art of Personality|
|Volume IV||Mental Purification and Healing|
|Volume V||Spiritual Liberty|
|Volume VI||The Alchemy of Happiness|
|Volume VII||In An Eastern Rose Garden|
|Volume VIII||Sufi Teachings: The Art of Being (revised edition)|
|Volume VIIIa||Sufi Teachings (older edition)|
|Volume IX||The Unity of Religious Ideals|
|Volume X||Sufi Mysticism|
|Volume XI||Philosophy, Psychology and Mysticism|
|Volume XII||The Divinity of the Human Soul|
|Volume XIII||The Gathas|
|Volume XIV||The Smiling Forehead|
|---||Sayings: Gayan, Vadan, Nirtan and Bowl of Saki|
|---||Biography and Autobiography of Hazrat Inayat Khan|
A Collection of Unpublished Papers:
The following papers have not been published in book form, but most have previously been privately circulated, from teacher to student.
In general, these papers express the same message as given in the more widely available books listed above, yet these may help to clarify certain concepts by expressing the topics in somewhat different words.
Note: Since most of these papers have traditionally been privately circulated, there may be multiple versions in existence. Consequently, I make no claim that these versions of the documents are authoritative or "the best", but merely that these are the versions which I have received from various sources over the years.
Unfortunately, I have no information regarding the provenance or accuracy of these papers, yet I have personally found these papers very useful and offer them here in that spirit.
|Supplementary Papers (aka The Dutch Papers)|
|Additional Papers - 1923|
|A few transcripts from the Nekbakht Foundation archives|
Additional Resources, by or about Inayat Khan:
|Glossary of Non-English words used in the Sufi Message texts|
|Prayer for Peace|
|My Mystical Life: Inayat Khan's own recollections|
|Sufi Message as viewed by Inayat's brother Musharaff Khan|
|Rare photos and film footage of Hazrat Inayat Khan|
|Sufi Order poster - London circa 1916 - pdf|
|Original 1914 text entitled A Sufi Message of Spiritual Liberty - pdf|
|The Singing Zikr of Hazrat Inayat Khan|
|Winged-Heart Calligraphy (Tughra)|
|Inayat Khan singing Allahu Akbar|
|Inayat Khan singing Surat Mullar|
|Inayat Khan talking about the Sufi Message (New York, 1926)|
|Photos of Inayat Khan|
|Meeting of Nyogen Senzaki and Inayat Khan|
|Shajara (spiritual lineage) of Hazrat Inayat Khan|
|Hindustani Poetry - by Inayat Khan and Jesse Westbrook|
|Songs of India - by Inayat Khan and Jesse Westbrook|
|Brief biography of Hazrat Inayat Khan|
|Origins and meaning of "The Bowl of Saki"|
|Rising Above gender-related wording in the Sufi Message texts|
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Availability of Published Books:
The original volumes of The Sufi Message of Inayat Khan (the "orange books") are out of print and are now very hard to find. However, there are paperback versions of the original set of "Sufi Message" volumes readily available from India (see the following Amazon, IndiaClub and Motilal Banarsidass links).
Complete listings of all available Inayat Khan books (in
Inayat Khan books from Amazon.Com (complete Inayat Khan index)
Inayat Khan books from Suluk Press (complete Inayat Khan Index)
Set of Sufi Message books from Amazon (set of 13 Message volumes plus an index)
Inayat Khan Biography:
Biographical information (freely available on this website):
Biography of Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan ... complete on-line text
Brief Biography of Hazrat Inayat Khan ... brief bio
Volume XII - Confessions ... biography by R.M.Bloch, published in 1915
The Music and Life of Inayat Khan ... excerpts from a text by Susheela Mishra
Biographical Books (available from Amazon):
Biography of Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan, East-West Publications, 1979
A number of the Inayat Khan texts have been translated into other languages including Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Italian and Chinese, and are freely available in PDF format on the web site at:
Additional Web Sites related to the Sufi Message of Inayat Khan:
Web sites of some Sufi Orders in the lineage of Hazrat Inayat Khan:
http://www.nekbakhtfoundation.org ... has produced a series entitled Complete Works of Pir-o-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan, Original Texts.
Please note that the Complete Works series are scholarly texts intended to record as accurately as possible, in a rather tedious and herky-jerky manner, the actual words which were most likely spoken by Hazrat Inayat Khan in each of his lectures. Due to the disjointed style of presentation, these are best considered to be scholarly tomes, not really well suited for causual reading. In general, the Sufi Message volumes and the other papers available on this web site will be more pleasant to read, and easier to understand without sacrificing the essence of the Message.
To see if the Complete Works volumes are suitable for you, you may download for free any of the volumes of the Complete Works series in PDF format using the following link: PDF files from the Nekbakht Foundation website
http://www.petama.ch/pagese/E-index.html ... many excellent Inayat Khan resources, created by Puran in Dutch, German and English.
Although the Centrum Universal website created by Kaivan Plesken is no longer online, most of the pages of his website have been preserved on the Internet Archive.
Photos of Inayat Khan:
On-line photos of Inayat Khan ... free, on this web site
On-line photos of Inayat Khan ... free, at the Nekbakht Foundation web site
Music of Inayat Khan:
Available on this web site:
A translation of Surat Mullar by Harunnisa Khanim Maula Bakhsh:
Without the name of Rama no comfort
can come. Without a guru, no wisdom can be attained.
Whoever pays full attention to the guru, is always blessed
with the darshan of God, Who draws all unto Himself.
That one who opens the door of his heart, he is the one who attains the darshan of Rama. Never leave the repetition of Rama's name. Without mentioning the name, remembrance is not kept up. The need for remembrance lies upon everybody; therefore, hold on to this attention every day.
In 1909, Hazrat Inayat Khan made a series of musical recordings in India. In 1994, a CD version of the recordings was produced by EMI. (EMI CD NF 1 50129/30 Inayat Khan, The Complete Recordings of 1909).
(Note: The HTML versions of first 13 volumes were initially released on the internet as a Christmas gift to Murshid Isa Kadre by his friends and loved ones, who did a great service for us all, and to whom I say thank you.)