Welcome to The Inayatiyya UK

Sufism is not a religion or a philosophy, it is neither deism nor atheism, nor is it a moral, nor a special kind of mysticism, being free from the usual religious sectarianism. If ever it could be called a religion, it would only be as a religion of love, harmony, and beauty.

Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan

The Inayatiyya UK, formerly known as the Sufi Order (UK), draws its inspiration from the work and teachings of Hazrat Inayat Khan, his son Pir Vilayat, and his grandson Pir Zia who is Head of the Order. Its ideals are to:

  • Provide a programme of spiritual training to bring about a deep personal transformation, culminating in a balanced, harmonious and creative life.
  • Find new ways to apply the spiritual ideals of love, harmony, and beauty to the challenges and opportunities of everyday life.
  • Serve God and humanity by helping to relieve suffering, promoting understanding and acceptance among adherents of various faiths, and encouraging the unfoldment of universal loving kinship.

The Inayatiyya UK comprises of six interrelated activities, created by Hazrat Inayat Khan: Inner School, Healing, Kinship, Universal Worship, Ziraat and Knighthood of Purity.

Please read our latest statement on Climate Change here.

Upcoming Events

Awakening the Heart: Humanity’s Challenge Today
With Huzur Nigel Hamilton, Aeolia MacEwen and Rob Cobbold
Community Days at the London Sufi Centre (in-person only)
NEXT ON: Saturday June 22nd, 11:45am to 4:30pm

‘As long as the Heart is not awakened, it is as though we are asleep, unconscious, even dead’  – Hazrat Inayat Khan

On this day, June 22nd, we will explore the Sufi teachings, dance, meditate and sing the sacred Zikrs together, to express the deep longing of our soul. The Awakening of the Heart is the answer to the profound cry of humanity today. Nothing else will suffice.

Please join Huzur Nigel Hamilton, Aeolia MacEwen and Rob Cobbold at the London Sufi Centre on Saturday 22nd June from 11:45am to 4:30pm (which will be held in the Universel Room on the top floor of CCPE).

In the morning, we will welcome newcomers and provide an introduction to the Sufi Path of the Heart, led by Aeolia MacEwen and Rob Cobbold. The afternoon session will be led by Huzur Nigel Hamilton, the UK Representative of the Inayatiyya Sufi Order.

You are invited to please bring something Vegetarian/Vegan for a shared community lunch. Please kindly bring an ingredients list to help those with allergies. Thank you.

Suggested contribution towards our Community Days is £20 to £50. You can pay on the day, no need to book, or make your payment via the Office by emailing here. The Inayatiyya UK very much relies on these contributions to continue its work and we are extremely grateful for any contribution.

For more information, please email Aeolia MacEwen.

Summer Alchemical Retreat
with Nigel Hamilton & Noor-un-Nisa Jacobs

July 30th – August 4th, 2024

For Alchemists, the traditional Pilgrimage involves going within oneself on retreat. It is an opportunity to bring about a profound inner transformation, to experience the true meaning of resurrection. It can change our lives. This retreat provides an opportunity to share in a wonderful attunement, as well as to explore and discover the keys to your own unfoldment. At the end of the retreat the guide will work individually with each retreatant in giving practices and helping them to create an atmosphere in which profound change can occur.

The Alchemical Retreat process was developed by Pir Vilayat Khan as a most effective way of creating a genuine spiritual transformation. Spiritual practices from several mystical schools, including those of the Sufis, will be given. On this retreat we will share in the ecstatic vision of the Mystics in a “Journey to the home of your soul”. The group will be guided by Nigel Huzur Hamilton and Noor-un-Nisa Jacobs, both trained Retreat Guides in the Inayatiyya Sufi Path for Spiritual Liberation, professional psychotherapists, and leaders of The Inayatiyya UK.

Past Events

The Sufi Path of Immortality
Dying Before Death & Living in God with Pir Zia Inayat Khan
London Sufi Centre – September 16th & 17th, 2023

Pir Zia Inayat Khan, Sufi scholar and teacher of Sufism in the lineage of his grandfather, Hazrat Inayat Khan, guides us in spiritual discourse (suhbat), contemplation (muraqaba), meditation (mushahada), and ritual remembrance (zikr). Together we explore the core Sufi teaching of initiatic death and renewal, resituating ourselves within a vast process of the endless disclosure of the One. 

To Remember,
Noor Inayat Khan G.C.
On her 79th death anniversary

Date: 13 September 2023
Time: 4.30 p.m.
Place: Noor Memorial, Gordon Square, Bloomsbury WC1H 0PD

In the presence of Pir Zia Inayat Khan