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Kinship Tea – Meeting at the Oasis
Saturdays, September 25th, October 23rd & November 27th

Friendship itself teaches sincerity, gratitude, sympathy, tenderness, appreciation; all these things that we must learn in this world, friendship teaches us. – Hazrat Inayat Khan

All are welcome for this opportunity to meet and commune with each other, and to enhance friendships within the wider Inayatiyya community. Bring your tea or coffee and connect. 

Join us one Saturday a month from 12 to 1:15 pm ET (New York). Please see the sidebar for your local time. This fall we will gather September 25, October 23 & November 27.

Hosted by Inayatiyya Kinship Council members Shams Kairys and Khatidja Rodriguez-Ruiz. Please email us at with any questions about Kinship and/or about our teas.


Nov 27 2021


12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Nov 27 2021
  • Time: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm






  • Shams Kairys
    Shams Kairys

    Shams Kairys has been a student and guide in the Inayatiyya for over 45 years, and served as coordinator of the Kinship Activity in the North America region for 20 years. His has worked with many innovative organizations and projects dedicated to helping heal the world. His love of the natural world and growing awareness of its degradation led him to focus on shedding light on the root sources of the global ecological crisis and fostering a deeper rapport with the web of life at this critical time. He enjoys walks in nature and is an editor professionally.

  • Khatidja Rodriguez-Ruiz
    Khatidja Rodriguez-Ruiz

    Khatidja Rodriguez-Ruiz was initiated into the Inayatiyya in 2008 and is a graduate of the Suluk Academy (Naubahar). She currently serves on the North American Board of Trustees as chair of the Fundraising Committee. Khatidja received her Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Sociology and Public Policy from the University of Virginia. Professionally, she works as a fundraising strategist in higher education philanthropy where she works to expand accessibility and inclusivity in higher education. In her volunteer life, she uses improv music and theater as a conduit to support local grassroots organizations and the arts, in order to amplify their message and spread it to a wider audience. She is motivated by the philosophy that our diverse outlooks can make us stronger, if we work collaboratively to weave a unifying ideal of love, harmony, and beauty. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.