Quotes from Hazrat Inayat Khan

In order to help you gain a perspective on the philosophy of the Sufi Order International, I've  included some quotations from it's founder, Hazrat Inayat Khan. These quotations are organized by topic.

A thought for personal health

To care about one's health is the most religious thing there is, because it is the health of body and mind that enables one to do service to God and to one's fellow-men, by which one accomplishes one's life's purpose. One should think, 'I come from a perfect source and I am bound for a perfect goal. The light of the perfect Being is kindled in my soul. I live, move, and have my being in God; and nothing in the world, of the past or present, has power to touch me if I rise above all.'


A note about gender-inclusive language: Although the language in the most frequently recited prayers has been revised in consideration of present-day awareness, much of the language in Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan's published works reflects a grammar in which possessive and collective pronouns always took the masculine form. In most cases, we have left the language in its original form. It should be remembered that Pir-o-Murshid, both in word and deed, always taught that the role of women was never to be considered as secondary, or subordinate to the role of men in any way.





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