The M.T.O. Shahmaghsoudi® School of Islamic Sufism®
M.T.O. Shahmaghsoudi®, the School of Islamic Sufism®, teaches students to cognize themselves and ultimately, in doing so, to cognize God. The school dates back 1400 years and has been chronicled to the time of the Holy Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him).
Maktab Tarighat Oveyssi® (M.T.O.) translates to "the School of the Path of Oveys." This refers to the great Sufi Master, Hazrat Oveys Gharani, who lived at the time of Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him). Hazrat Oveys obtained the Prophet’s teachings by way of true inward cognition without ever physically meeting the Prophet. Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) confirmed this feat by having his cloak delivered to Hazrat Oveys. The reality of Islam has never been left without the heedful watch of a Sufi Master, as depicted by the unbroken chain of the M.T.O. Shahmaghsoudi® lineage.
The name of the school of M.T.O. Shahmaghsoudi® refers to its forty-first Sufi Master, Hazrat Shah Maghsoud Sadegh Angha, who revolutionized the school by opening its gates to eager pupils worldwide. He then entrusted his son, Hazrat Salaheddin Ali Nader Angha, his successor, to fulfill his mission of spreading the message of Sufism across the globe.
"We are to open to all mankind
The gates of knowledge
To make wisdom the lantern of the path,
And cognition the light of the aware hearts."
- Hazrat Shah Maghsoud Sadegh Angha
Genealogy of Sufi Masters
Hazrat Oveys Gharani : Hazrat Mohammad (peace be upon him) said, “Amongst my people, there is a man who has the ability to save all believers on judgment day.” The Holy Prophet’s companions enquired, “Who is this man?” He said, “A man of God.” They replied, “What is his name?” Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) replied, “Oveys”...
Hazrat Salman Farsi : Salman traveled great distances to find the Holy Prophet, and on his journey, he was sold into slavery and later bought by a Jewish man. During his time as a slave, Salman heard of Islam and found the truth. A group helped him buy his freedom and he became a Muslim shortly after. After having searched and experienced many other faiths, he met the Holy Prophet of Islam in Medina and became a Muslim. From then on, he became known as Salman Farsi. During his lifetime, he rose to such great heights that the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "Salman is of our family."