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"The Sufi message is the answer to the cry of humanity today; for it is in agreement with science, and it stands in defence of all religions. Our movement renders service to God and humanity, without any intention of forming an exclusive community, but of uniting in this service people of all the different religions. This movement, in its infancy, is only beginning its work, but its culmination will be a world movement. It is the world message, and the religion which will be the religion of the whole of humanity; a religion which does not distract the mind of any person from his own faith, but makes it more firm, more enlightened, more sympathetic to his own religion. It is a religion which teaches tolerance towards the faith of another;a religion which opens the heart to words of wisdom, no matter what direction they come from. This is not only a church, but a school in which to learn a lesson, the lesson of tolerance; to learn to revere all teachers and to respect all scriptures; a lesson which teaches us that we need not give up our own religion, but that we should embrace all religions in order to make the sacredness of religion perfect." Hazrat Inayat Khan
The Confraternity of the Message

The Daily Confraternity Meditation sent out by email from the Cherag Library World Service to any who subscribe is intended to fulfill the task aspect of our Confraternity so that by study of the daily meditation all subscribers will easily fulfill the task together (SEE A SAMPLE OF THESE). This service is provided in the hope of revivifying the Confraternity of the Message by building a dedicated membership within the Universal Worship.

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Below is the original document of the Confraternity from the 20's

This Confraternity has been formed by the Seraj-un-Munir to provide a method by which sincere and devoted members of the Universal Worship´ (Church of All) may unite in a daily form of prayer for spreading the Message.

It is divided into two parts called:
1. The Duty
2. The Task

The first is obligatory upon all who join; the second is voluntary, the form of both is given below.

The Duty

*the current version in the Sufi Order International is 11 times

A sacred vow to fulfill these devotions will be taken with the Seraj-un-munir, or the Seraj of the country, by the candidate for membership in the Confraternity of the Message.

NOTE: When there is a church or a chapel of the Universal Worship these devotions may all be done at one hour as a form of collective Worship; in this case the Candle of the Message [also called the Spirit of Guidence candle] should be lighted from the Center Light [commonly called the God light or candle] and the words repeated aloud by each person at the same time. The ribbon and medal** of the Confraternity should be worn at a Collective Devotion, and also for the Hours.

**The Medal and Ribbon of the Confraternity will be available soon from the Cherag Library.
Contact Cherag Hamid Touchon for order information.

The Task

The Task which may be undertaken voluntarily by Members of the Confraternity, is to learn by heart each day one sentence of the Gayan, until the entire book has been committed to memory. When the Member can inform his/her Seraj that he/she has done this, the sacred distinction of the name Gayani will be conferred upon him/her by the Seraj-un-Munir.

He or she may then proceed in the same manner with the Vadan, and if he/she succeeds in learning this book also, the sacred distinction of the name Vadani will be conferred upon him/her by the Seraj-un-Munir.

NOTE: It is not necessary that the Books be learned in such a way that any part can be remembered at any time, although this should be the ideal before the one who undertakes this sacred task, but each verse must be learned thoroughly at the time when it is studied.