Nur Azad Mangold

About The Teacher

Along with his wife, Zarifah Kadian, Nur Azad is a co-director of the Baraka Center of Washington, DC.  The Center offers teachings on Sufi principles and practices, meditation for individuals and groups and he participates as a Reverand Cherag during the regular offering of the Universal Worship, a celebration of the world’s great religious traditions.  He is currently a Vice President for the Kinship Activity of the Inayati Order International, an organization devoted to awakening the reality that we are all one family, united in the parenthood of God. 

He is also a psychotherapist in private practice in Bethesda , MD.  His primary work is with couples, families in crisis and young men and women who lack a clear and purposeful direction in life. He works closely with parents developing effective parenting styles.

Until recently, Nur Azad  taught Couple and Family Therapy and Advanced Asian Mediation at Johns Hopkins Graduate School of Education for 10 years.  He also enjoys the birds, animals and plants in his backyard and loves to participate with his grown children in sprint triathalons.


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