Salam Alaikum Beloved Fuqara,

Spring is almost upon us and once again it is time for the bees of Ahl Allah to gather and make sweet honey.

The 8th Annual Boutchichi Retreat will take place as it has for the past several years, in the idyllic Clayton Retreat Center, nestled in the rolling hills of Shenandoah valley.

This year brings heavy hearts to all of us with the passing of our Beloved Master, Sayiduna Hamza, may God be pleased with him and sanctify his secret. But "with hardship comes ease", and Allah has brought us ease in a man named Sidi Jamal.

Now more than ever, we the Fuqara of America need to come together, pay our respects to Sidi Hamza, wipe the tears from our eyes, straighten our backs and move forward to OUR GOAL; hand in hand with our new guide filled with ancient light.

We look forward to seeing all of your beautiful faces at the Retreat: to renew our commitment to the path and to remember.

Retreat Details:

Theme: "Maqsoodna Allah" "Our Goal is God"

Date: Thursday May 18 to Sunday May 21, 2017

Location: Claymont Retreat Center (West Virginia area) (http://claymont.org/directions/)

Registration link: Click Here

Nearest Airport: Dulles airport (ideal). Use IAD as the airport code.

Don’t forget to forward this e-mail to Foqara, Faqirat, friends or family. Our mailing list might not have their emails.

From your brothers and sisters in the US.

The US retreats team