Vol. 2, Issue 3, 1995 

A Journal for the International Community of Cherags 

New Electronic Forum for Cherags

Many of you may not be aware of the new CHERAG FORUM. You will recall that there was a list of of email addresses in the last issue. All of these cherags and Pir Vilayat are on this email forum. The following is an article that I asked Rev. Michael J. Wilson to write for the Lamp.  

"And now The Message in Our Time transpires through electronic interchange on the Internet Cherag Interest List, Cherag-L. After a few false starts or technical hitches, an Internet Host site was found and the Cherags and Cheragas of the Sufi Order on the Internet were online with their own forum for discussions.  

The idea for a closed forum for Cherags was conceived by the Dean of the Universal Worship, Prajapati, who, lacking the computer skills necessary to activate such a phenomenon, discovered that an experienced Internet denizen like myself might have the ability to weave together such an electronic meeting place. Though I am the administrator for the thirty-five Cherags in this convocation, I proceed with my work silently subscribing and unsubscribing. In theory, I don't have to do a thing, but people sometimes need assistance.  

For those who are reading this now who have access to the Internet and who would like to join this forum, I will now provide you with the basic information you need to get online. All you need do is send mail to:  

with nothing in the subject line, but in the body of the message area you enter:  

subscribe cherag-l (domain)  

For example, if I wanted to subscribe myself I would send the following message to the majordomo address:  



Send the mail, and that's all. You will receive a confirmation and a basic help file on what you need to know vis a vis the Majordomo. Then, to reply to messages or send messages, you will be using the address;  

Cherag candidates are also invited to join this list. Pir Vilayat was asked if he wanted to participate and he has given a positive reply through the Sufi Secretariat. It's a small list but people like to contribute and discuss things, as Gabriel Mezei puts it, "cheragy".  

It is very easy to unsubscribe if you are going away for a certain amount of time and you do not want your email box full. It is also a good way to find out about other electronic internet frontiers, for example, on the World Wide Web, that have resources relating to interfaith services or ecunemical events.  

So far I feel that Cherag-l compliments the Winged-Heart internet group, dancing hand in hand in harmony as it were. May the message of God reach far and wide.