You will see two versions of the logo, one with the wings outstretched and
one with the wings folded. Both versions have the same meaning.
The symbol of the Sufi Order, which is a heart with wings, is symbolical of
its ideal. The heart is both earthly and heavenly. The heart is a receptacle
on earth of the Divine Spirit, and when it holds the Divine Spirit, it soars
heavenward; the wings picture its rising. The crescent in the heart symbolizes
responsiveness. It is the heart which responds to the spirit of God that
rises. The crescent is a symbol of responsiveness because it grows fuller as
the moon grows fuller by responding more and more to the sun as it progresses.
The light one sees in the crescent is the light of the sun. As it gets more
light with its increasing response, so it becomes fuller of the light of the
sun. The star in the heart of the crescent represents the divine spark which
is reflected in the human heart as love, and which helps the crescent toward