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Join the Laylat al Qadr Khalwah

Expected on Tuesday May 19th, 2019 - begins after Tarawih Prayers

To be confirmed

"Indeed, We have sent down this message on the Night of Power.
And what will explain to thee what the Night of Power is?
The Night of Power is better than a thousand months.
The angels and the spirit descend thereon by the permission of their Lord with His decree for every affair.
It is peace until the coming of the dawn." [Q97]

As salamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu.

Everyone is invited to join their brothers and sisters for Laylat al-Qadr Khalwah! 

Past words from our beloved guide, Sidi, may Allah be pleased with him, to guide you in this night:

"Our retreat will be with Allāh and His angels.  This will not be like any other retreat.  Make it a special retreat.  It is something greater than any other retreat.  Know that we should not waste even a second of this night. Do not think it is like an exercise, like a kind of sport.  It is not a kind of sport.  It is a physical engagement and an intellectual and a special engagement, a full engagement that transforms the human being from the real of the shadows and the material world to the realm of the Real.  This is how you can be with Allāh." p 106 of The Travelers Journey of Healing.

For everyone participating remotely, please make a sacrifice. Sidi always asked for a sacrifice of $250, and Allah knows what is right for you to help your walking.

How to join in:
  1. Please register on line, if you can.  You may also mail checks to SSC, PO Box 100, Pope Valley, CA 94567 (with a note that it is for the khalwa so it goes into the correct account, please).   Hearts are being held by Ibrahim Jaffe, Salima Adelstein, and Wadude Laird. 

  2. We will pray 1000 of each phrase and one hour eyes open and close will be the count.  See side bar for full instructions.  Starting after 'Isha and Tarawih prayers in your time zone.  

Please use the donate link to register for the Khalwa and make your donation to help the poor.  
Use this link for both check and credit card transactions.

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.