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We are delighted that you’ve found our website and our deep prayer is that you may find something in these pages that will open your heart to Divine Love and bring you closer to God (Allah). We hope to share the deep beauty of what we’ve received on an amazing spiritual journey.

As salaamu alaykum (peace be upon you).

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Our beloved guide, Sidi al-Jamal ar-Rifa'i ash-Shadhdhili passed away from this earth Wednesday, November 11, 2015, raa.

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We warmly welcome newcomers to any of our events.  Most of our local communities offer teachings and spiritual practices designed to purify our hearts so that we can be better vessels of love and service to our brothers and sisters everywhere.  Also, we are very blessed to have our Guide visit us annually.  We gather in larger communities or “Sufi Schools” to experience his presence directly, receive his teachings, and share loving fellowship.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions.  We’re eager to hear from you. 707-965-0700 x21.

About Us

We are a community of students of Sidi Shaykh Muhammad al-Jamal ar-Rifa’i ash-Shadhuli of Jerusalem. Sidi is an extraordinary spiritual Guide who has opened our hearts to Divine Love and dramatically transformed our lives. We are dedicated to embodying and sharing Sidi’s message of peace, love, mercy, justice, freedom, and beauty.  The Sufi way is a path of unity that draws us from all walks of life and every ethnic group. While largely based in North America, we are linked to communities in South America, the Philippines, Japan and Europe.

Khalwah Prayer Retreat 1 Rajab
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Monday, 19 March 2012 10:32

Join in from home ~ Invite your community

Saturday night, March 17th, 2018

is our next remote khalwah, insha'llah, in observance of the first night of Rajab.

As salaamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,  

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

Sidi traditionally gave us permission us to make khalwah on this holy night and we will continue that tradition again this year, inshallah.    

This is a night to ask Allah’s forgiveness and to ask Allah for whatever you want. Prayers made on these nights receive special attention from our Beloved Allah.  See more practices for Rajab.

The sacrifice is very important for this khalwah. Please give what you can, and not more. The usual sacrifice is $250.

You are welcome to make khalwah at home. Please consider hosting local beloveds and doing this khalwah in groups, if you are able.  

Murshida Salima Adelstein will be holding the hearts of the beloveds this night.


  1. SSC, PO Box 100, Pope Valley, CA 94567 (with a note that it is for the khalwa so it goes into Sidi's account, please).  

  2. Or use the green online Donate button. (below right).  The Murshid or Murabbi Ruhi will be automatically notified of your participation.

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

You may begin after Mahgrib prayer.  Instructions are in the right side-bar.

When the worshipper has duly performed his salat on the first night of Rajab, he is recommended to offer the following Du’a:

“O Allah, to You the applicants apply this night, to You the aspirants aspire, and for Your gracious bounty and beneficence the seekers look in hope. You have special favors [nafahat] to bestow this night, and prizes and gifts and presents.

You will bestow them upon whomever You choose from among Your servants, and You will withhold them from those who are not ready to receive Your providential care ['inaya].

Well, here am I, Your servant who is sorely in need of You, hoping for Your gracious bounty and beneficence!

If it pleases You, O my Master [Ya Maulaa-ya], to bestow Your Grace this night upon one of Your creatures, and if You will be so generous as to grant him/her a favor out of Your kindness, then bless Sayyidina Muhammad and his family, and let me enjoy Your Superabundance and Beneficence, Ya Rabbal-'Aalameen!”

In 2014 he said: "You can make retreat...and I send my spirit to help...anyone who likes to pray on these holy nights. Important to read the Qur'an and pray and remember the Name of Allah, this is my advice for anyone who likes to be beloved for Allah. This is very holy thing and Allah He help anyone who makes these things. When person reads the Qur'an this is like praying, ten times my love, this is deep praying!"

  1. REGISTER by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Please include "Khalwah Registration" in the subject line, and your country, state/province and time zone in the message.

  2. SEND YOUR GENEROUS SACRIFICES by using the blue online Donate button to the right or mailing a check to SSC PO,Box 100 Pope Valley CA 94567 (with a note that it is for the khalwah so it goes into Sidi's account, please). 

  3. See the instructions below for extra prayers, and the Khalwah instructions to the right.

Additional Practices For night of 1 Rajab:

  • Read some Qur'an
  • Read/recite the Wadhifah 
  • Also repeat "subhana'llah (alla) adhim" after the khalwah prayers

May you have a khalwa 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. 

Fasting is also encouraged during the month of Rajab, especially the first day, Friday, April 8th, inshallah.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 March 2018 08:19

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