About Imam Salim
Imam Salim Chishti is the resident Imam at the Abode of the Message. He
was born in New York and early in his life entered a spiritual journey that
has led him to find his heart's home in Sufism and Islam. He is has been an
initiate in the Sufi Order International since 1983, originally initiated by Pir
Vilayat Inayat Khan and now a student of Pir Zia Inayat Khan. Imam Salim
teaches classes in Sufism at the Abode of the Message and is available for
retreats, workshops and seminars.
Imam Salim has studied Sharia, Tariqa, Ma'rifa and Chishti spiritual healing
with several leading scholars. He speaks frequently at Sufi, Islamic and
interfaith conferences and is regularly asked to represent Islam and Sufism
in interfaith religious services.
Salim was the Imam of the Islamic Society of the Berkshires for five years
and has also led the Jummah prayers at the Abode of the Message and the
Empire State Plaza in Albany. Currently he is doing research on Islamic
dream interpretation and spiritual healing practices in the Chishti lineage.
Imam Salim is available for conferences, panel discussions, interfaith services
and workshops. He is also available to lead retreats and seminars on:
- Islamic Dream Interpretation
- Dhikr of the Heart
- Chishti Healing Practices (along with Tara Chishti who is an
experienced Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture)
Imam Salim Chishti
Salim's blog, "Islam
From the Heart."
The blog contains
about upcoming Urs
and event dates.
Islam From the Heart