Caravanserai Magazine Archive

Published 1988-2000 semi-annually on behalf of the Sufi Movement International by the Sufi Movement in Canada.


1990 Volume 5. Obituaries (Remembered)

Murshid Fazal Inayat Khan

Murshid Fazal Inayat Khan, eldest son of Hidayat Inayat Khan and once the leader of the Sufi Movement, died suddenly on September 26th, 1990, in England.

Of Murshid Fazal's passing, Jemaluddin Buwalda, the General Secretary of the Movement, wrote, "The leadership of the Sufi Movement wants to express its thankfulness for what Murshid Fazal in his own way has done for the Movement. He has immediately given up everything when he was called to lead the Movement. He has devoted himself wholeheartedly and with deep commitment to this difficult task, and was willing to resign when this opened the way to greater unity in the Sufi work. At the same time this has given him the opportunity fully to develop his own approach to Sufism.

Our hearts go out to the members of his family and to all his mureeds."

Shaikha Shanti van Broekhuizen

Shaikha Shanti van Broekhuizen passed away in South Africa on September 26,1990, after an illness of several years. Shanti was the Representative of the Sufi work in South Africa for many years, and mureeds there and around the world are grateful for her work.

Murshida Helena Passos Rist

Murshida Helena Passos Rist passed away on October 2nd, 1990, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She was the National Representative of Brazil, and worked with great dedication for many years on behalf of the Message. In spite of heart trouble and failing eyesight, she worked until the end on Portuguese translations of the works of Hazrat Inayat Khan, completing the Gayan and ten of the volumes. She will be greatly missed by the Brazilian mureeds.

Munira van Voorst van Beest

Munira van Voorst van Beest, principal worker in the Biographical Department, passed away on September 25th, 1990 in Suresnes, France. In earlier years, she had been a member of the Dutch diploma tic corps, but in later life devoted her energies to sorting out the archives in the Biographical Department. Moved by a deep loyalty to Murshid's exact words, she began to compile the annotated 'Complete Works of Pir-o-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan,' in which she was assisted by Sharif Graham. Although that work has been fairly begun, it is far from finished, and her skill and devotion will be sadly missed.

Murshid Sharif Jansen

Murshid Sharif Jansen passed away in early December, after an illness of some duration. He had been active for many years, leading a centre in Sydney Australia, and bringing many mureeds to Sufism. His presence will be missed by the Sufis of Australia, but his work on behalf of the Message will continue, under the guidance of Halim and Halima Oerton.


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