Nahid Angha, Ph. D., is the co-director and co-founder of the International Association of Sufism (IAS), founder of the International Sufi Women Organization and the executive editor of Sufism: An Inquiry. An internationally published scholar with over fifteen books, she has lectured at the UN, the Smithsonian Institution, the Compassion Conference, UNESCO and many other organizations. She was among the distinguished Muslim leaders and scholars invited to the first annual Shakir World Encounters in Marrakech, Morocco, and is the first Muslim woman inducted to the Marin Women’s Hall of Fame.  Huffington Post named her one of the 50 Powerful Women Religious Leaders To Celebrate On International Women’s Day, 2014. We spoke about the history of Sufism, its basic tenets and practices and its relationship to the rest of Islam. Learn more about Nahid Angha here: http://ias.org/about/founders/