“Cherag” is a Persian and Arabic word meaning, “lamp.” It is the title Pir-O-Murshid Inayat Khan used to indicate an ordained minister.

In the Sufi Ruhaniat, Cherags are trained and ordained, empowered and blessed to facilitate the Universal Worship Service, Service of Universal Peace, weddings, funerals, memorial services, and other spiritual support for the community.

As the Sufi Ruhaniat is a lineage of “spiritual liberty” and the “unity of religious ideals,” it is inclusive and honors all faith traditions. Cherags celebrate all wisdom paths and religions, cultivating respect, tolerance and appreciation for the message of Truth and the Divine Light as manifested in myriad forms throughout human history.

Sára is a member of the Siraj Circle, a group of senior ministers in the Sufi Ruhaniat that oversees the training, ordination and ongoing work of cherags worldwide.

Contact Sára for more information:

Here are some Cherags whom Sára whole-heartedly endorses and recommends for your spiritual needs:


Mirabai Casey Pope

Offers Sufi classes, spiritual mentoring, and pastoral counseling. Available to officiate Seasonal and other Rituals, Weddings, Blessingways, Baby Blessings, Coming of Age ceremonies, Memorials, and more.


Rahima Jodie Rain

Available to do Universal Worship Service, Weddings, Funerals, House Blessings, Rites of Passage and Hospice Support.


Rahmana Rebekah Chadwick

Kalimullah Arloa Faye

Universal Worship Services, Weddings, Funerals, Memorial Services, House Blessings, Baby Blessings, Spiritual Counseling.

Rahmana leads weekly meditations.

Kalimullah offers an online story time for seekers of all ages!