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Sunday night, March 22nd

is our next khalwah, insha'llah, in observance of the Lailat al Mi'raj (The Night Journey) on 27 Rajab

As salamu 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!  Murshid Salima Adelstein will be holding the hearts of the beloveds for this khalwah.

  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 khalwa so it goes into Sidi's account, please) or use the online Donate button to the right.

    *If you register online your name will automatically be sent to the one holding hearts.   Thank you.

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

Additional Practices For Isra/Mi'raj (day or night):

  • Readings in Sidi's books
    • Ocean of the Mercy, chapters 29-31.
    • Music of the Soul - bottom of p.164-165
    • Stories of the Prophets - p. 255
    • The chapters about 'Isa and Ibrahim from The Resolute Prophets by Sidi al-Jamal

  • You may also want to read/recite Qur'an sura Al-Isra [17:1] which describes the story of Muhammad's (swas) journey and 53:13-18].

  • You may also fast the next day, if you wish.  Fasting is highly recommended during the holy month of Rajab.

  • More information on the month of Rajab.

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. 


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.