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. 


Saturday June 24th - Saturday July 1st, 2023

The Knowledge of the Heart is in your heart.

Beloved, the light of the star whose original home is the Illuminated Sky above the Throne of the Most High lives now within you. If you wish to discover and to liberate this light of your own original wisdom, it is necessary to distinguish the primal truth body of the Prophet (saws) from the body of water and clay. ~ Sidi al Jamal

Come cleanse your heart of all other. Come be in a state of Emptiness & Absence in the Truth. Enter the state of Oneness through this inner pilgrimage to your True Self. Return home to Allah, within.

Join us in community for eight days of profound transformation as we circumambulate the Ka’ba of our hearts,
and embody the meanings of the rites of this holy pilgrimage.


Dates: Program begins 9 am Saturday June 24th & ends 5pm on Saturday July 1st

Cost: Includes up to 10 nights lodging, 3 meals/day & immersive daily program.

Space is limited: Follow your heart’s longing & register soon.

This Zawiyah is being held by Jamila Liza Quinones & Nasir Possenig.

Please email Rahima with any questions:

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. ~

 2023  Zawiyah Schedule

February 2/18 to 2/25 ~ Night Journey

May 5/5 to 5/7 ~ Ahmadee Outpouring

June ~ 6/24 to 7/1 ~ Inner Hajj

September ~ 9/4 to 9/6 ~

September ~ 9/22 to 9/30 ~ Mawlid al-Nabi

October ~ 10/14 to 10/21 ~ Letting Go

October ~ 10/27 to 10/29 ~

November ~ 11/11 to 11/19 ~ Gratitude

December ~ 12/29 to 12/31 ~ New Year’s

Please email Rahima with any questions:

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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