Anne Louise (sufi name: Qahira) Wirgman
is the current Archivist and Editor. The 25 years before coming to Suresnes were spent in the UK arts sector. Theatre: National Theatre, Joint Stock Theatre Company, Albany Empire, Tamasha Theatre Company, Almeida, Young Vic. This work included collaborating with writers and directors to produce new work (Mass Carib and East is East) and classics. Music: (Executive Director, launching the new venue The Waterfront, Norwich); Film: (Intrinsica Films and DocFest). She is a graduate of Suluk Academy’s Tasnim Class. She helped form Suluk Academy in Europe and served as the co-administrator for the European classes of Gulab, Parvana and Zindarud. She prefers not to add her photograph.
Shahbaz Alex Dijk,
a mureed based in Brummen, the Netherlands, joined the team in 2013. Shahbaz is a graduate of the Suluk Europe class, Parvana; journalist, and author of the forthcoming biography of Shaikh al-Mashaik Mahmood Khan Youskine (son of Murshid’s brother Maheboob). He obtained his Masters Degree in Philosophy from Radboud University Nijmegen in 2018.
Shahbaz taught himself the Pont Shorthand System used by Nekbakht Furnée, and after a practice period began transcribing documents for the 1926 Volume III, which is currently being prepared. He and Berthi van der Bent Hamel (see past workers) corresponded by email and have worked together on several occasions, meeting in Suresnes. After Berthi van der Bent Hamel retired from the work in 2018, Shahbaz has taken on the remaining work on the transcriptions.
Anne Louise Wirgman is helped in her work by a team of freelance individuals, shown below:
The editorial committee acts in an advisory capacity to the board. New members have recently been recruited and they are working on a number of new projects which will be added to the site upon completion.
The current committee is: Kadir Troelstra (chair), Mahmood Khan Youskine, Zubin van den Besselaar, Hendrik J. Horn, Wali van der Zwan and Wali van der Putt (advisor).