“ The Sufi message is the echo of the same divine message which has always come and will always come to enlighten humanity.  It is not a new religion; it is the same message which is being given to humanity. It is the continuation of the same ancient religion which has always existed and will always exist, a religion which belongs to all teachers and all scriptures. Sufism itself is not a religion nor even a cult with a distinct or definite doctrine. No better description of Sufism can be given than by saying that any person who has a knowledge of both outer and inner life is a Sufi.  Thus there has never at any period of the world’s history been a founder of Sufism, yet Sufism has existed at all times.”

(Sufi Inayat Khan - The Mysticism of Music Sound and Word - Delhi 1988)