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Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh was the head of the Nimatullahi Sufi Order, a very large and respected Sufi order especially centered in Iran.

Dr. Nurbakhsh was born in Kerman, Iran. As a young man, he became a medical doctor. He later received a psychiatric degree from the Sorbonne and helped to establish modern psychiatric practices in Iran.

While still a young man, Dr. Nurbakhsh was named the master of the Nimatullahi Sufi Order. He eventually took up residence in Tehran, where he led a revival of both the Nimatullahi Sufi Order and interest in Sufi practice in general. During the 1950s and 1960s, many western seekers and scholars traveled to Tehran to partake in the Sufi revival inspired by Dr. Nurbakhsh.

In 1979, because of the fundamentalist Islamic Revolution in Iran, Dr. Nurbakhsh went into voluntary exile in the West. Although he settled in England, he traveled and taught throughout the United States and Europe, establishing many Sufi centers in the West (as he had done before throughout Iran).

He died in October, 2008 and is buried in Banbury, Oxfordshire in England.

Poems by Javad Nurbakhsh

Recommended Books: Javad Nurbakhsh

The Truths of Love: Sufi Poetry The Path: Sufi Practices Jesus in the Eyes of the Sufis The Psychology of Sufism Sufi Symbolism: The Nurbakhsh Encyclopedia of Sufi Terminology, Vol 1
Divani Nurbakhsh: Sufi Poetry The Crucible of Light: Sufi Terms Illuminated Sufism I: Meaning, Knowledge and Unity Discourses on the Sufi Path

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Dr. Javad Nurbaksh - The Nimatullahi Sufi Order

Online biography, links to articles and discourses by Dr. Nurbakhsh, and a video interview from early 2008.

Sufi Poetry

Several poems by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Javad Nurbakhsh