Today, a very special, sacred gathering is about to begin, by the Permission of the Creator.
It's the Retraite Floraison, an annual spiritual retreat held at a sacred space in Thetford Mines, Quebec. It is the only Muslim spiritual retreat in the French language, in all of North America.
By the Grace of God, our Loving Creator, Giver of all Gifts, we have thirty participants from France this year.
Normally, when people go in search of Islamic Knowledge, they go from west to east. But these seekers are coming westward...something special is happening....
Seeing our French brothers and sisters arrive, their faces lit with intentions of coming closer to their Lord, has been a profound experience for all of us who had the honour to witness it. If you could have seen them...your heart would have melted.
Perhaps many of you reading this would wish you could be part of this gathering. It's like that for people of heart, we wish to be part of whatever sacred meetings are going on. Praise God, if we are like this, we share with the Angels in this quality. May Allah our Lord increase in us this longing and bless it.
If you do feel this way, make an intention that you will participate in person next year.
And there is another way you can participate in this special Retreat. Each and every day, for the duration of the Retreat (July 22-28), pray for the blessings to flow in it, for it to be an advance on the Path to God for each and every person taking part in it, and for it to be an expression of God's Glory. Pray for the team that is serving in it, pray for the hosts, pray for Shaykh Hamdi.
If you do this, you will be one of the greatest participants.
What greater way a to participate in good, than to be a Prayer?
And what greater a union than being united in prayer? #prayer #retreat #spirit #islam #sanad #connection @shaykhhamdibenaissa