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Friday night, August 28th

is our next khalwah, with Allah's permission, in observance of the Day of Ashura

Opening Prayer 6 pm PT/9 pm ET

As salaamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu.  

Thank you so much for joining your brothers and sisters around the world, insha'allah, in this blessed night of prayer!  

  1. Please REGISTER ONLINE by using 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.  Dr. Wadude Laird will be praying for those making retreat this night.  If you register online your name will be automatically sent to him.  

  3. You may join the khalwah by zoom: Join Zoom Meeting for the khalwa:   Meeting ID: 831 3645 9692
    Passcode: 727855

  4. To learn more about 10 Muharram please visit our Annual Observances section of the website.  It is traditional to fast the next day, inshaAllah.

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.