The Ramadan Retreat was inspired to bring the Community together, in observation of the most sacred of Holy periods, Ramadan. Ramadan is a very special and blessed month for all people who love God and worship Him through His religion of the Unity. It is the meaning of giving of oneself in every way to our Lord, because it is like a ‘retreat’ from the daily life of the world, and a deep chance to spend a whole month remembering God all through the day and night. It is a time for purifying ourselves and our bodies. During Ramadan, the beloved is asked to leave everything related to his five senses. From dawn until after sunset the beloved is asked not to make love, smoke, eat or drink. But above all, the goal is to restrain from seeing anything other than Allah. By so doing, you will be able to replace in yourself the low attributes of the self with His higher attributes. We come together during this retreat to support each other, hear beautiful teaching and read & write. We hope you will join us during this very holy time.
Starts Thursday June 15th at fajr
Ends June 25th with Eid inshallah
Inshallah there will be a prayer vigil (Khalwa) Wednesday June 21st.
The Retreat Will Include Teachings By:
- Dr. Abd ul Haqq Godlas, from the University of Georgia
- Said bin Yunus, Imam at Shadhiliyya Sufi Center,
- Inshallah, Amany Shalaby, author, interpreter and teacher
- And Many More: We are still working on our final teacher list, so check back often!
We will be showing Videos and playing Audio recordings old and new of Sidi Muhammad al Jamal.
We hope you join us for this deep spiritual retreat. A very holy time to join together as a community with our brothers and sisters and pray to Allah.
Rooms & Registration for the Event:
Tuition is a sliding scale of $75 – $30 per day. This money supports the cost of the event, and ongoing classes through the center and communities.
Room & Board Rates (includes 2 fasting meals per day, tuition not include in these prices) are as follows:
- Single: $143
- Double: $95
- Triple: $85
- Dorm: $70
- Camping: $60
We look forward to having you join us!
We look forward to your stay with us.
*If anyone needs lunch food will be available for sale through the Gift Shop.
*Special Request: In consideration of all participants, please do not wear scented personal care products (including ‘natural’ products). We have a number of chemically sensitive and allergic participants who are affected by these scents and cannot attend if others are wearing them (If using an insect repellent when hiking, please shower before returning to class) .
If you have other questions please call 707-965-0700 x101
May Allah Bless You and Your Family!
Layat al Qadr will be on June 21st inshallah.
“Indeed, We have sent down this message on the Night of Power. And what will explain to thee what the Night of Power is? The Night of Power is better than a thousand months.The angels and the spirit descend thereon by the permission of their Lord with His decree for every affair. It is peace until the coming of the dawn.” [Q97]