- Administrative structure (94K image)
- Esoteric structure
- Universal Worship Activity
- Brotherhood and Sisterhood Activity
- Healing Activity
- Symbology Activity
- Esoteric Activity
Esoteric Structure of the Sufi Movement
The Sufi Movement was founded by Hazrat Inayat Khan and the Headquarters Office is in Geneva, Switzerland. The president of the Sufi Movement is the Representative General (the Head of the five Activities). The Executive Supervisor is vice-president. The five Activities of the Sufi Movement are: the Universal Worship Activity, the Brother- and Sisterhood Activity, the Healing Activity, the Symbology Activity and the Esoteric Activity.
According to the articles of incorporation, the Headquarters of the International Sufi Movement comes under the direction of nine officers, among whom four occupy an administrative function, while five others are appointed Secretaries entrusted with the responsibility of guarding the standards of the five Activities of the Sufi Movement.
The four principal officers are: the President (General Representative), the Vice-President (Executive Supervisor), the General Secretary, and the Treasurer. Besides these four principal officers, there are five Secretaries, one for each of the following activities: the Esoteric Activity (Sufi Order), the Universal Worship Activity (including additional activities), the Spiritual Healing Activity, the Symbology Activity, and the Brotherhood/Sisterhood Activity.
- The Esoteric Activity is under the leadership of the Pir-o-Murshid, and the Madar-ul Maham is the Secretary.
- The Universal Worship Activity is under the leadership of the Siraj-un-Munir, and the Moin-ul-Maham is the Secretary.
- The Spiritual Healing Activity is under the leadership of the Sahaba-e-Safa, and the Bayt-ul-Haramisthe Secretary.
- The Symbology Activity is under the leadership of the Most Experienced Farmer and the Dar-es-Salam is the Secretary.
- The Brotherhood/Sisterhood Activity is under the leadership of the President, and the Peshkar is the Secretary.
Universal Worship Activity
This has two main activities: the Universal Worship and the Confraternity of the Message.
|Participants in the Universal Worship are:|
|Siraj||officiating and taking care of the preservation of the Service and may ordain Cherags or Cheragas|
|Moin-ul-Maham||Secretary to the Siraj-un-Munir|
|Siraj-un-Munir||Head of the Universal Worship Activity|
|Participants in the Confraternity of the Message are:|
|Mureeds||who have an affinity for the Confraternity|
|Conductor of Confraternity||may lead the Confraternity in a group|
|Leader of Confraternity||in a Center|
The Brotherhood and Sisterhood Activity
This activity has as object to bring into practice the basic theme of the Sufi Message which is to be a true brother and sister to all and to all religions:
|Peshkar||Secretary to the president of the Br/S Activity|
|President||Head of the Brotherhood and Sisterhood Activity|
The Healing Activity
This activity is the activity of Spiritual Healing
|Conductor||Conductor of the Ceremony|
|Leader||Leader of several Conductors in one town|
|Shefayat||Regional Representative of the Healing Activity|
|Kefayat||National Representative of the Healing Activity|
|Bayt-ul-Haram||Secretary to the Sahaba-es-Safa|
|Sahaba-es-Safa||Head of the Spiritual Healing Activity|
The Symbology Activity
This involves a deeper understanding of the meaning of symbols in our daily life, with two activities: Ziraat, a symbolism of farming, and the Element Ritual, a ritual of element, movement and color.
|Dar-es-Salam||Secretary to the Most Experienced Farmer|
|Most Experienced Farmer||Head of the Symbology Activity|
The Esoteric Activity
This is the Esoteric School on Inner Culture of the Sufi Movement
|1. Elementary||Study Circle|
|2. Junior||Study Circle|
|3. Senior||Study Circle|
|4. Associate||Advanced Circle|
|5. Licentiate||Advanced Circle|
|6. Initiate||Advanced Circle|
|7. Naqib||Higher Circle|
|8. Naqib||Higher Circle|
|9. Naqib||Higher Circle||the 9th-level Naqib can have right of Bayat for 1st initiation|
|10. Shaikh/Khalif||Higher Circle||right of Bayat up to and including 6th initiation|
|11. Murshid||Higher Circle||right of Bayat up to and including 10th initiation|
|12. Pir-o-Murshid||Higher Circle||right of Bayat all grades|
|Madar-ul-Maham||Secretary to the Pir-o-Murshid|
|Pir-o-Murshid||Head of the Esoteric Activity|