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The Sufi Women Organization is a department of the International Association of Sufism, a nonprofit organization affiliated with the United Nations. © Copyright: Sufi Women Organization and International Association of Sufism. All rights reserved. Site design by Soraya Chase Clow


About Sufi Women Organization

The Sufi Women Organization, founded by Dr. Nahid Angha and with the efforts and contributions of Sufi women from around the globe, was established in 1993 under the auspices of the International Association of Sufism. A forum for all Sufi women, it has been tremendously successful in gathering together women from diverse cultural backgrounds who share a dedication to the goals of Sufism, especially with respect to human rights. Our primary humanitarian goals include women's rights, education, and social awareness. The devotion of all who have volunteered their time, energy and expertise have led to substantial achievements:


  • opening lines of communications among Sufi women from many different schools throughout the world

  • bringing the influence and the leadership of Sufi women into the traditional Sufi gatherings
  • taking active and leadership roles within the global community through interfaith organizations, Amnesty International, Habitats for Humanity, UNICEF, UNESCO, and the United Nations
  • working with diverse community services programs including Women's Wisdom, Women in Action educational conference series, Prison Project, Literacy Program, and more
  • providing classes and meditation series for Sufi women
    introducing Sufi women's accomplishments in art, literature, poetry, teachings, and practices in publications distributed internationally and through the SWO Quarterly Newsletter, Luncheon Programs, and annual Sufism Symposium meeting
  • establishing an electronic mail news group and web site to facilitate sharing among Sufi women
  • creating a forum for exchanging ideas, traditions and teachings among Sufi women from different orders and cultures