Spiritual leader recognized worldwide,
Sheikh Khaled Bentounes is the initiator of
Heir to an unbroken spiritual chain going back to the Prophet Muhammad, he is the44th spiritual guide of the Sufi Brotherhood Alāwiyya-Darqāwiya-Shādhiliyya.
For more than 40 years, he has been travelling the world to promote interreligious dialogue, gender equality, environmental protection and peace.
Sheik Bentounes works tirelessly to transmit the Culture of Peace and Living Together through a millennial and universal spirituality that illuminates our vision and reconciles the human family.
He is the initiator of the International Day of Living Together in Peace, unanimously adopted by the 193 member states of the United Nations, celebrated every year on May 16.
Spiritual leader of the ‘Alāwiyya Sufi Path
Honorary President of AISA International NGO and of the Muslim Scouts of France
Founding member of the French Council of the Muslim Faith
President of the ADLANIA Foundation