with Dr. Rahima Schmall and A’amina Arnoth
As the name of this class indicates, this is SSC’s class dedicated to introducing beginners to the Sufi path. This is the perfect class for you (or someone you know) who is interested in learning more about Sufism, has recently taken the promise, or would just like to brush up on the basics. All levels of understanding are welcome!
The Highest Quality Support for Beginners
This series will cover the basics of the Sufi “walking,” offering information, guided practice, and a chance to ask questions and process your experience. Rahima has two decades in studying Sufism, teaching Sufism, and helping people to walk in the Sufi way (you can read more about her below). In order to receive the greatest benefit, she encourages participants to attend the entire four week series.
- The Deep Heart is the Doorway to the Divine
- The Practice of Remembrance
- Walking the Path: The Stations of the Way.
- The Practice of Reading and Writing Sidi’s teachings
- The Healing is the Walking and the Walking is the Healing
- How to Clear the Misconceptions that Veil the Deep Heart.
- Tawba: Returning our Mistakes and Misconceptions to Allah
- Practices, Taking the Promise, and Community Resources
Logistics and Payment
Dates: Wednesdays, September 20th, 27th, October 4th, 11th, 18th, 2023
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm PT / 8:00 pm – 9:30 ET
Teacher: Dr. Rahima Schmall and A’amina Arnoth
How to Access the Class: The Zoom access information will be emailed to you once you register for the class
Recordings: Participants will have access to class recordings during and after the series, insha’allah.
The suggested donation for the entire series is $200. As always, SSC will not turn anyone away because of an inability to pay. When you register you can enter the donation amount that works best for you.
If you wish to offer multiple donations at different times (ex. $50 each week), that is fine too, just complete the form whenever you wish to make a donation.
In the Sufi way it’s traditional for those who have more to give more. If you’re able to offer more than the suggested donation, SSC greatly appreciates it.
Fifty percent of your donation will go to support those in need. Twenty-five percent will be donated to SSC’s Beloveds In Need fund and twenty-five percent will be donated to support the beloveds in Jerusalem. May Allah help and bless everyone.
About Dr. Rahima Schmall
Rahima Schmall, Ph.D., RN, became a student of Sidi’s in 1999. She then moved to the Land in Pope Valley where she became the lead teacher of the zawiyyah retreat and then director of the Healing Intensive, a program through SSC which she still leads today.
In 2004 Rahima was one of the founding faculty of the University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism and the department chair of the Spiritual Healing and Counseling Master’s until her resignation in 2019. Today, Rahima lives in Santa Fe where she works as a clinical psychologist and Sufi healer and teacher. She remains passionate about helping people walk and heal in the Sufi way.
About A’amina Arnoth
A’amina Arnoth, MA, M.Div, CHHC, has been a student of Sidi Muhammad al Jamal since 2003. She received a Masters of Divinity from the University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism in Ministry in 2007 and was an assistant Teacher for the University for several years.
A’amina has taught spiritual healing and given healings both in the US and internationally. She has a deep love for learning, traveling, meeting new people, and adventure. She has traveled, studied, and lived in several countries, including Egypt, Morocco,
Jerusalem, Austria, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Bosnia and Herzegovia, Spain, Philippines, Italy, Switzerland, France, England. In her travels, she has visited the Maqams of many holy ones, including the great Abdul Salam Ibn Mashish and Abul Hasan Shadhili.
A’amina also has a MA in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica and is a certified health and wellness coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and a Mind Body Eating Coach from the dynamic Institute of the Psychology of Eating. After traveling in their camper van in the US for a few years, A’amina and her husband recently moved to Santa Fe, NM.