Inayat Khan

1882 - 1927

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Inayat Khan Rehmat Khan (Urdu: عنایت خان رحمت خان ‎) (5 July 1882 – 5 February 1927) was a professor of musicology, singer, exponent of the saraswati vina, poet, philosopher, and pioneer of the transmission of Sufism in the West. At the urging of his students, and on the basis of his ancestral Sufi tradition and four-fold training and authorization at the hands of Sayyid Abu Hashim Madani (d. 1907) of Hyderabad, he established an order of Sufism (the Sufi Order) in London in 1914. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Inayat Khan has received more than 407,558 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Inayat Khan is the 737th most popular philosopher (up from 747th in 2019), the 225th most popular biography from India (up from 226th in 2019) and the 30th most popular Indian Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Inayat Khan ranks 737 out of 1,089Before him are Perry Anderson, Hakuin Ekaku, Crates of Athens, David Lewis, Julius Pollux, and Johannes Agricola. After him are Nisargadatta Maharaj, Edvard Westermarck, Pantaenus, Anandamayi Ma, Symon Budny, and Cláudio Hummes.

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Among people born in 1882, Inayat Khan ranks 102Before him are Volin, Ladislas Starevich, Takenoshin Nakai, Kimon Georgiev, Kâzım Karabekir, and Aurel Vlaicu. After him are Adolphus Frederick VI, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria, Maximiliano Hernández Martínez, Robert Hichens, Walther Meissner, and Vilém Mathesius. Among people deceased in 1927, Inayat Khan ranks 55Before him are Ahad Ha'am, Hugo Schuchardt, Gustave Whitehead, Vasily Polenov, Princess Elisabeth of Saxe-Altenburg, and Miguel, Duke of Braganza. After him are Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, Victorine Meurent, Ion I. C. Brătianu, Jonas Basanavičius, Stanisław Przybyszewski, and Dawid Janowski.

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Among people born in India, Inayat Khan ranks 225 out of 1,227Before him are Jaya Bachchan (1948), Abhinavagupta (950), Feroze Gandhi (1912), Rajaram I (1670), Dhyan Chand (1905), and Jim Corbett (1875). After him are Nisargadatta Maharaj (1897), Mohammed Rafi (1924), Anna Hazare (1937), Rajendra K. Pachauri (1940), Rishabhanatha (null), and Shah Waliullah Dehlawi (1703).


Among philosophers born in India, Inayat Khan ranks 30Before him are Eknath (1533), Dignāga (480), Madhvacharya (1199), Thiruvalluvar (350), Narayana Guru (1855), and Abhinavagupta (950). After him are Nisargadatta Maharaj (1897), Rishabhanatha (null), Shah Waliullah Dehlawi (1703), Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar (1921), Sarada Devi (1853), and Vallabha (1479).