Hazrat Pir-0-Murshid Inayat Khan, 1882-1927
Inayat Khan was born into a family of musicians, became through the spiritual guidance of the ascetics and spiritual teachers of India with whom he was associated, the musician of the soul, for his work was mostly performed in the higher spheres, tuning people to their real pitch.
His message transcends the objective of most esoteric schools, which is the awakening of the individual. Hazrat Inayat Khan calls it, the awakening of the consciousness of humanity to the divinity in man/woman, our inheritance of the divine perfection.
A new film came out in November 2010, called “Way of the Heart”, which is the story of the bringing of Universal Sufism to the West by Hazrat Inayat Khan in 1910. The movie is an introduction to the beauty of the Sufi path as seen through the eyes of members of the movement that Hazrat Inayat Khan established. The film features Pir Zia Inayat-Khan, grandson of Hazrat Inayat Khan.
This is a brief trailer, which can also be viewed on YouTube:
Here is a short biographical video (also viewable on YouTube) about Hazrat Inayat Khan:
Dedication of the Universel, 1926
Hazrat Pir-O-Murshid Inayat Khan at a ceremony for the dedication of the Universel in 1926. In this rare video recording we see Hazrat Inayat Khan walking in the garden in Suresnes and blessing his son Pirzade Vilayat in a ceremony on September 13th, 1926: