Zawiyah Retreat

Retreat is a time for greater silence, rest, and to be deeply held in love. This is a guided retreat for Sufi beloveds who have taken hand with our guide, Sidi al-Jamal (may he rest in peace), or one of his teachers. In this program you will be led gently through traditional Sufi practices such as remembrance, al wird, salat, and writing the stations, to experience your heart turning to face only God. 

Cultivate Mercy & Return to the Ocean of Love October 21st - 23rd, 2022

Held by Imam Abdul Karim & the Zawiyah Team

Explore the importance of

loving yourself, slowing down, and returning in each moment

to Allah’s Mercy & Love for you.

O Prophet, We have sent you as a Mercy to ALL the worlds.

Quran 21:107



Dates: Program begins 9 am Friday October 21st &

ends before Asr prayer on Sunday October 23rd

Anchor Teacher: Imam Abdul Karim

Cost: $150/day includes lodging, meals & program

Space is limited: We encourage you to register early!

To register or for more information, please email Zainab:


Come Grow In Allah’s Mercy & Love.

More About Zawiyah

The zawiyah spiritual retreat is a holy opportunity to walk closer to God. Zawiyah teachers guide students to move beyond the patterns and beliefs that keep their hearts from knowing God’s love. Through traditional Sufi practices such as remembrance, prayer, and writing the stations and other of Sidi’s writings, participants can experience their hearts turning to face only God.

“I received a new understanding of what my next steps are in my walking and a deeper anchoring to God in my heart.”   Recent zawiyah participant

The Farm of Peace offers a peaceful setting in which new students can grow more familiar with the practices and prayers of the Sufi way and in which more experienced students can deepen their walking to God. Extended zawiyah at the Farm of Peace can also greatly benefit anyone yearning for physical or emotional healing.

“In my zawiyah retreat, I experienced more surrender and received more of God’s light.”  M.D. 

Participants are held and guided through the walking of the 28 stations to taste the unity of God’s love.  The program includes two daily group meetings and Sufi chanting practice; group prayer; personal guidance with the teacher; an opportunity to learn from the teachings of our guide, Sidi al-Jamal; and an evening gathering with Sufi practices. ~

40-Day Zawiyah

The Farm of Peace also holds a longer retreat a few times of year. In this retreat you are secluded from people and the outside so that you can focus your attention on Allah and excel in performing his worship, thanking Him, and contemplating His favors. Please inquire with the Farm if interested.  

Salima Adelstein, Spiritual Director at the Farm of Peace and devoted Murid of Shadhiliyya Sufism, who took hand with our guide Sidi over twenty years ago, will offer a variety of spiritual practices tailored to your walking to help you draw closer to Allah and clean and purify what might be standing in your way.  Salima was recognized by our guide Sidi as a Murshid and was given the title of Murshid Murrabi Ruhi (guide and caregiver of the soul). As it says in the Holy Book (Q 73:8) “So remember the name of your Lord and devote yourself to Him with utter devotion.”  

Zawiyah is an opportunity to know the truth and to know who you are. Many have had the experience of deep insights and understandings of the inner worlds.  Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad all experienced the joys of a forty-day retreat with their Lord. When Rumi met Shams, he went into retreat for forty days. It is a gift you give yourself when the time is right for you. 

If you are interested in this retreat, please contact the Farm of Peace at or call 717-573-4722

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