About the Foundation

The Nekbakht Foundation was created by Nekbakht Furnée in 1950 to carry on the work entrusted to her by Pir O Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan. She describes her commission by Murshid as keeper of the Biographical Department as follows: ".... Murshid handed me several objects and papers. Each time there was again something which Murshid liked to add to one of these collections, Murshid handed it to me, simply saying: ‘Keep it, for the Biographical Department.’ And I kept it . . . . " For more information about Nekbakht Furnée and the people who continued her work go to Archives.

The Nekbakht Foundation houses the archives of Pir O Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan's lectures, a substantial library and historical documents relating to the organisations created by Pir O Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan.  The Foundation aims to act as a resource for scholars and mureeds.  Since 1982  the Foundation has been engaged in the production of the complete works of Pir-O-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan. The aim in doing this is threefold:

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To safeguard for posterity the data gathered together by Nekbakht Furnée,

pupil and secretary of Inayat Khan, to whom he entrusted this task.
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To serve as the basis for future publications.
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To make the original versions of Inayat Khan’s words available to pupils and other interested persons.

We are grateful for the work of, and collaboration with, colleagues of the archives of the other Hazrati organisations.

We welcome enquiries which should be sent to: info@nekbakhtfoundation.org