Report: Ruhaniat in Russia

Beloved ones of God,

This was the fourth gathering of the Healing Activity of the Sufi Ruhaniat International in St. Petersburg (D.H.O.). For three glorious days (September 27 to 29) Mark (Mujahid) Havill and myself carried Hazrat Inayat Khan and Murshid S.A.M.s message to our new family in Russia.

There were 85 of us who gathered together in a fantastic Krishna Temple – our largest Russian meeting to date. This new location is a great space for Zikr, Ram Nam, intoning the Sifat-i-Allah, and performing the Healing Ritual. In addition, it was a fabulous space to do the walks in. It has it own wonderful energy and resonance. Blessed be.

We Americans were joined by local folks from around St. Petersburg, and from as far away as Estonia, & Moscow. Truly, the hunger for the teachings is great in Russia, and the caliber and inner light of the participants once more reminds us that “it is the students who make the teacher.”

There were a number of initiations made into the Ruhaniat (and the D.H.O.). And, Inshallah! more will follow. Russia awaits us with an open heart, and open arms. After our gathering, Mark went onto Moscow and did yet another very large meeting. Alhamdulliah!

Going to St. Petersburg every other year for the past 8 years has allowed me to see the actual and real growth taking place in our students and initiates there. It is so wonderful to witness the real openings that come from an awakened heart, and the regular doing of ones prayers and practices.

Let me take this public opportunity to thank Mark for first inviting me to Russia, and sharing and opening his Russian family.

Our sister, Kalipha Latifa Fourier, is planning on being in St. Petersburg this mid November, and – Inshallah! – we shall then have a healing ritual starting in Moscow.

May the Message of God Reach Far and Wide!

Yours in Service to the Real,

Hakim Sauluddin
October 25, 2002