Women Will Lead

The following is a transcription of a video posted by Pir Zia Inayat-Khan to the Inayati Order Facebook group.


Hazrat Inayat Khan said, “I see as clear as daylight that the hour is coming when women will lead humanity to a higher evolution.”

Today in Washington DC and across the world, women are preparing to march. God bless them. May the marches be filled with and surrounded by peace. And may the voices of the marchers resound.

Rumi said, “Woman is a beam of divine light. She is not the being whom sensual desire takes as its object. She is creator, it should be said, she is not a creature.”

The light of women is needed in our world. It will illuminate the shadows. It is time to gather the light of all souls, the old and the young, people of all religions, people of all races, people of all genders and orientations.

We are one humanity. Kindred in blood and spirit. Through every soul the divine light shines.

There is a need for a wide and deep, civil discourse. A need to collectively contemplate and act upon what matters to humanity in its entirety and to the earth. Hidden in multiplicity is unity. Hidden in unity is multiplicity. God is one and creation is manifold. Humanity is one and our stories are many and diverse.

It’s time to be gathered to do justice to the dispossessed. To hear every voice, including the silent voices of animals, plants and the earth. To be vigilant and resolute against oppression and belligerence. To be united in faith and love. To create and sustain robust and diverse communities at every level of scale. And to walk in devoted companionship with all travelers through time and space.

Toward the One. We invoke you, Divine Retriever, Summoner, Harmonizer, Reconciler and Unifier.

Ya Jami, O (wazifa repeated)

May God’s blessings encompass all beings and unite us all in God’s perfect Being.

Prayer for Universel.


(Many thanks to MaryAnn Gulbadan Vila who quickly and kindly transcribed Pir Zia’s Facebook Live for us.)