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The Supplementary Papers


Although these papers have not been published in book form, they are treasured papers which have been widely distributed within the various Inayati Sufi orders for many years, and are being offered here as a convenient on-line reference for those who cherish the teachings of Hazrat Inayat Khan.

Apparently, these papers were organized and edited by Sakina Furnee at the request of Pir Vilayat, but unfortunately there does not seem to be any detailed written record of the circumstances under which this collection of papers was prepared. The original copies of these papers are in the archives of the Nekbakht Foundation in Suresnes, France.

In January 2012, Murshid Sharif Donald Graham, archivist of the Nekbakht Foundation in Suresnes offered these thoughts regarding the origin and accuracy of these papers:

I can only tell you what I have heard about these papers, which is not authoritative. It is not something I have investigated thoroughly, but I think it is correct. When Pir Vilayat was conducting Summer Schools in Suresnes (before the Summer Camps in various mountain locations were initiated), he asked Sakina Furnee to prepare papers of Murshid which had not been previously available to mureeds for use in these gatherings. This she did with great care over many years, and the collection became known (I'm not sure how) as the Dutch papers, aka Supplemental papers. I do not know how, by whom, or when they were gathered into the collection. I became familiar with them when I had not been involved for very long, so sometime in the 1970s at the latest. The texts, reflecting Sakina's conviction of the importance of preserving Murshid's words exactly, are very close to what had actually been said.