Murshida Khadija Goforth

Khadija GoforthSeattle, WA and New York City, NY

A student of Pir Moineddin, Murshid Wali Ali and pretty much everyone these days, Khadija accepts as a working hypothesis that “there is nothing but God,” seeking that experience everywhere.  A traveler on the Sufi path since 1973 she first encountered her beloved “Soofies” in her early 20's in a Beverly Hills theatre via Murshid SAM in the film “Sunseed.” 

In 1994 with her husband Mansur, Khadija served as semazenbashi/dance master at the dargah of Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi in Konya, Turkey; in 2007 she organized a Universal Worship Service with Ruhaniat, Sufi Order, and Sufi Movement ministers, celebrating Pir-o-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan’s 80th URS in New Delhi, India.  A retired Ruhaniat trustee and NWSC co-founder/15-year board veteran, she serves as a Dances of Universal Peace sr. mentor; Service of Universal Peace siraj/sr. minister; and DHO initiator. Khadija’s path explores Hazrat Inayat Khan and Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi’s spiritual transmissions via Dance, Spiritual Walk and Turn; khilvat/retreat; Services of Universal Peace; the Dervish Healing Service; astrology; photography; and friendship/groups/community.  She is a mother and grandmother.