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Friday night, November 10th, 2017

is our next community khalwah, with Allah's permission, in observance of
Sidi's Return to Allah, his Zawaj, marriage with Allah

As salaamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu.  

Sidi always began our khalwah's with "This is a blessed night..."   Thank you so much for joining your brothers and sisters around the world, insha'allah, in this blessed night of prayer in honor of the second anniversary of the passing of our beloved guide.

For this retreat we are offering a remote khalwah but there are also gatherings in communities around the country, insha'llah -- at the Mother Center in Pope Valley, CA, in LA, at the Farm of Peace in Pennsylvania, and more.  Please check with your local community for the details of time, date and place.

  1. Please REGISTER* by sending your generous sacrifice to SSC PO,Box 100 Pope Valley CA 94567 (with a note that it is for the khalwah so it goes into the right account, please) or use the green online Donate button to the right

  2. See the instructions below for extra prayers and practices, and the Khalwah instructions to the right. You may begin the khalwah anytime after Maghrib in your time zone.  

  3. This night we are grateful that Murabbi Ruhis Mary Halima Fleming, Latif Sorensen and Rahma Zaga will be holding the hearts of those making the retreat, inshallah.  

May you have a khalwah filled with the Mercy, Compassion, Love and Guidance of our Beloved. Alhamdulillah that you could join us on this holy night of retreat with our Lord.


Khalwah Instructions

Click for PDF of full khalwah instructions.

First timers: Please make 500 repetitions of each prayer and 1/2 hour gazing at the Name eyes open, then 1/2 hour visualizing the Name in your heart with eyes closed.

The rest of us: Please make 1000 repetitions of each prayer, plus one hour gazing at the Name with eyes open, silently saying "Allah", and one hour with eyes closed holding the image of the Name in your heart, silently saying "Allah".

Download PDF of Khalwah reading (optional) from Path to Allah, Most High.  (pp. 220-27 in 2002 edition or pp. 257-64 in 2007 edition.)

Sacrifice/Donation for the Poor

If you participate in a khalwah or promise, it is important to send a sacrifice for those who are crying, everywhere. Thank you!

A donation of $250 was always Sidi's request for khalwahs, if you canPlease be generous and give whatever you can, and may Allah accept your gift.

It is said that Allah will return your free-will gifts to you ten to seven hundred times over, insha'llah.

You may send checks to SSC, with a note that it is for the khalwah at:
PO Box 100
Pope Valley, CA 94567

or call 707-965-0700 x101
with credit card information.