Murshida Rabia Ada Martin
Murshida Ada Rabia Martin. First American Murshid(a) of any Sufi Order. Appointed by Hazrat Inayat Khan, Murshida Martin recognized Meher Baba and initiated the affiliation that resulted in Sufism Reoriented, an autonomous Sufi order within the broader Meher Baba community. Her successor, Murshida Ivy O. Duce, met and worked closely with Meher Baba in "reorienting" the order.
Princess Norina Matchabelli (3 March 1880 – 15 June 1957), born Norina Gilli in Florence, Italy, was co-founder of the perfume company Prince Matchabelli, a stage and screen actress, mime, mystic, publisher, and a devoted mandali of Indian spiritual teacher Meher Baba. Her stage name was Maria Carmi.