Our Order

Loving is our vocation, infidelity is not our calling,
We do what we do because he is our friend.
Until his love nurtures our soul,
We forfeit our life in return.
—Attar of Nishapur (1145-1221)

The word Nimatullahi is derived from the name of Shah Nimatullah Wali, who founded the order at the end of the 14th century A.D.; and was one of the great sufi masters of Iran.

The Nimatullahi sufi order is a spiritual discipline dedicated to the selfless service and love of all human beings. The foundation of our spiritual practice rests upon remembrance of God and loving-kindness. Our guiding principles are firmly rooted in the tradition of chivalry in the early Khorasanian sufism (exemplified by sufi masters Bayazid Bastami and Abu Said Abel Khayr), where relations among members of society were based on selfless service and consideration of others first and foremost.

Our doors are always open to any sincere seeker who yearns for spiritual guidance and selfless service. People who are interested are welcome to contact us to arrange a visit to any of our centers located around the globe. List of Centers

Dr. Alireza Nurbakhsh
Present Master of Nimatullahi Sufi Order

Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Former Master of Nimatullahi Sufi Order

Shah Nimatullah
Founder of Nimatullahi Sufi Order