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Reflections on Patience & Gratitude, Book 32 of Imam al-Ghazali’
March 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - March 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm EDT
Al-Maqasid is pleased to announce that our next Weekend Retreat will be held on March 15th-17th, insha Allah. Titled Reflections on Patience and Gratitude, we will be covering Book 32 of Imam al-Ghazali’s Ihya’ ‘Ulum al-Din (Revival of Religious Sciences). Imam al-Ghazali states in his introduction that Allah Ta’ala mentions patience more than seventy times in the Qu’ran, signifying its immense importance. Similarly, according to Imam al-Ghazali, Allah Ta’ala has exalted the virtue of gratitude by making it the companion of His Own remembrance (al-Baqarah, 2:152). In these sessions, we will study a variety of subjects, ranging from the true nature of patience to the necessity of how to gain it, as well as the virtue of gratitude to how we fall short in exemplifying it. We welcome you to join us. May we all benefit greatly from coming together for the sake of Allah Ta’ala. In addition to the typical programming of an Al-Maqasid Weekend Retreat, childcare, children and youth program will be available Saturday & Sunday based on registration. Babysitting: Ages 2-5 Children: Ages 6-8 Youth Girls Ages 9-15 Youth Boys Ages 9-15 Nursing children and children under 2 should be accompanied by their parents at all times. Attendees should plan to arrive on the evening of Friday, March 15th and depart on Sunday 2PM, March 17th. Registration and dinner will commence at 6 PM on Friday. Registration closes when sold out OR by March 5th. Register TODAY! We are adamant at Al-Maqasid to provide learning opportunities for everyone to the extent possible and thus plan to make a selected number of need-based scholarships available based on first come, first serve. At this time, we are unable to accommodate scholarships at the door. Please reach out to us by February 15th for scholarship needs.