Seyedeh Nahid Angha, Ph. D.
Nahid Angha, Ph. D., is the founder of the Sufi
Women Organization, the co-director of the
International Association of Sufism and the executive editor of the journal
Sufism: An Inquiry. Seyedeh Dr. Angha
is the eldest child and first student of Moulana Shah Maghsoud Angha (a Sufi
Master in an Uwaiysi tarighat). She was appointed to teach in her father's Uwaiysi
tradition, becoming the first woman given this honor. An internationally published
author, she is one of the influential Sufi women and contributors to the world
of Sufi doctrine, and one of the major Sufi writers and translators of Sufi
literature of the present time.
Her dedication to peace has led her to serve as in various leadership roles in large-scale international interfaith organizations. Seyedeh Dr. Angha has given lectures and taught classes nationally as well as internationally. This includes speaking engagements at the United Nations, the the University of California, Berkeley and the Smithsonian Institute.
has written numerous books on the subjects of Sufism, philosophy, and spiritual
traveling, such as: Negah (vision, non-English); Critical analysis on Existentialism
Theory (non-English); Divan (non-English); Principles of Sufism (second edition);
The Journey: Seyr va Soluk (second edition); The Nature of Miracles; The Traveler,
Salek (under print); Magnetic Centers of the Human Body (under print); and has
translated books on Sufi poetry, Sufi literature and doctrine such as Selections:
Poems from Rumi, Khayam, Hafez and Shah Maghsoud; Manifestations of Thought;
Destination: Eternity; A Meditation; Psalm of Gods; Chante; Nirvan; Deliverance:
The Words of the Prophet; and Ecstasty. She has also published articles on the
principles of Sufism, self-cognition, healing and numerous commentaries on Sufi
doctrine and terminology.
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