Frankenberg, von, Momin Friedrick Elliot, Baron
Duitsland, 2 januari 1889 – Australië 1950
Bezoeker van de zomerschool in Suresnes in 1925 en 1926. Emigreerde naar Australië in 1927 en stichtte daar de eerste soeficentra van Australië in Melbourne en Sidney.
From his WIKI page:
Friedrich von Frankenberg (2 January 1889 – 1950) was one of the early founders of Sufism in Australia.
Friedrich von Frankenberg was an early Australian representative of Sufism, the mystical order of Islam first brought to the West by Hazrat Inayat Khan. He was born to an aristocratic and cultured family and raised mostly in Germany. His mother, Jessie Elliot, was the daughter of a wealthy Australian industrialist family. Her family owned property in Algeria, and her father resided there for lengthy periods. This may be where von Frankenberg first encountered Islam. In 1925 he attended the Sufi Movement Summer School, led annually by Inayat Khan at Suresnes in France. He was accepted by Inayat Khan as a mureed, and given the Sufi name of Momin (meaning faithful), as well as instruction in spiritual practices.
In 1927, Von Frankenberg immigrated to Australia, leaving behind his wife and son in Germany. His mother, Jessie Elliot, had inherited a substantial estate from her father, but it had been frozen during World War I because Elliot and her son were German nationals. He seems to have initially travelled to Australia in order to settle his claim to the family property. In Australia, he married an Australian woman, Olive Pauline Ward Taylor. His second wife, generally known as Stella, or by her Sufi name of Lila, was an accomplished pianist and member of a successful business family in Sydney. In the 1930s the Von Frankenbergs settled on a dairy farm called ‘Spring Hills’ at Camden, on the outskirts of Sydney. From the 1930s to the end of his life Von Frankenberg worked to spread Sufism in Australia and established and led the first Sufi groups in Australia. During World War II, he came under suspicion from the Australian authorities, due mostly to his German background. He was questioned and his mail was monitored, but he was not interned. In the later years of his life, the small movement that he had founded split, with some members following Francis Brabazon into becoming disciples of Meher Baba.Von Frankenberg died in 1950 at the age of 61 and was buried in the Camden cemetery
Momin Frankenberg op latere leeftijd
Hoeber, Laura Sophia, Shaikha
(Zie ook: personenregister van de Amerikaanse mureeds) Amerikaanse mureed die in Duitsland woonde. Haar eerste zomerschool was die van 1923 waar ze tot cheraga werd geordineerd. Ze werd centrumleidster in München vanaf 1924. Tijdens de zomerschool van 1925 werd ze Shaikha. (Bron: Biography)
Triebel, Frau (‘Halima’, Anna Elisabeth Peake)
1874 – 1955
Geboren in Engeland als miss Peake. Trouwde met de Duitser Triebel. Mureed uit Berlijn in de jaren ’20. Op zijn rondreis door Duitsland placht Murshid bij het echtpaar Triebel te logeren wanneer hij Berlijn aandeed.
Berlijn na Frau Triebel
Frau Triebel droeg het werk voor The Message over aan Mevrouw Wassener. Na de oorlog heeft de moeder van Petra Beate Schildbach uit Berlijn zich, op verzoek van Mevrouw Wassener ingezet voor de voortzetting van de Soefi Beweging in Duitsland. Petra Beate heeft deze taak daarna van haar moeder overgenomen en leidt het centrum van Berlijn tot op de dag van vandaag.