Kainat Felicia Norton and Muinuddin Charles Smith
Kainat Felicia Norton and Muinuddin Charles Smith are senior Sufi teachers, retreat guides, and interfaith ministers within the Inayati Sufi Order. Together they founded and facilitate the Light of Guidance Center for Sufi Studies in NYC (www.lightofguidance.org). They have also facilitated the Ziraat activity, devoted to inner cultivation and sacred ecology, within the Inayati Order.
Charles teaches leadership and sustainability studies at Hofstra University and Felicia teaches dance at the United Nations International School. They are married and live in New York City.
Felicia has been touring the solo dance/theatre piece ‘NOOR’, depicting the life of Noor Inayat Khan, Sufi WW2 heroine, in London, Edinburgh, UK, and France, and NYC. Most recently she performed ‘NOOR’ at Sarah Lawrence College.
Together Felicia and Charles co-authored “An Emerald Earth”, describing basic practices, poetry, and wisdom teachings from the Sufi tradition. They travel and offer retreats and workshops throughout the US, Canada and in Europe.
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