901 Ummah Retreat 2019
Time & Location
About the Event
Journey of The Heart: Balancing Faith & Desire
Our lives are a constant winding path of highs and lows, triumphs and tribulations, successes and failures that constantly fluctuate the emotional state of the heart. Imam Ghazali said, “The heart is the part of the man that perceives, knows, and experiences; it is addressed, punished, rebuked, held responsible, and it has connection with the physical heart”.
We constantly are chasing what we believe is best for our hearts and ourselves. Throughout life we plan our lives based on our wishes and desires. Thus, we react accordingly when life aligns correctly to our perceived lens and as well when it falls off the path we intended. We can find ourselves extremely elated or devastated at the outcome of our life. This can hold a heavy toll on our heart because we neglect that while we plan based on our wishes, Allah SWT has already planned based on his infinite wisdom.
The remedy lies in placing our complete trust and dependence in Allah SWT. Accepting fully that Allah SWT has a beautiful purpose for each of us in our journey back to him. For the trust we have in him is the path and means to achieving the success we all seek and the peace our heart thrives for.
The Journey of the Heart: Balancing Faith & Desire Retreat will be a means for us to increase our tawakkul in Allah, strengthen our hearts in this deen, and accept that what Allah has planned for is greater than anything we could imagine.
وَيَرْزُقْهُ مِنْ حَيْثُ لَا يَحْتَسِبُ ۚ وَمَنْ يَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى اللَّهِ فَهُوَ حَسْبُهُ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ بَالِغُ أَمْرِهِ ۚ قَدْ جَعَلَ اللَّهُ لِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدْرًا
“And he will provide for him from where he does not expect. And whoever relies upon Allah – then he is sufficient for him. Indeed, Allah will accomplish his purpose. Allah has already set for everything a decreed extent.” (65:3)
The retreat ticket price is $110 per person. Included in the price of the ticket is a two-night and three-day stay at Camp Ocoee, daily meals provided by the camp, snacks, a drawstring bag, a journal, various activities including archery, high ropes course, canoeing, etc..
*** Disclaimer: the cabins do not have an A/C system so be sure to pack for sweater weather!
Permission Letter and Liability Release Form
The participant named has my (our) permission to attend the 901 Ummah retreat.
We (I), being 21 years of age or older, do for ourselves (and for and on behalf of my child/participant if said child is not 21 years of age or older) do hereby release, forever discharge and agree to hold harmless 901 Ummah and the directors thereof from any and all liability, claims or demands for personal injury, sickness or death, as well as property damage and expenses, of any nature whatsoever which may be incurred by the undersigned and the child-participant that occur while said child is participating in the above described event, trip or activity.
Furthermore, we (I) (and on behalf of our (my) child-participant if under the age of 21 years) hereby assume all risk of personal injury, sickness, death, damage, and expense as a result of participation in recreation and work activities involved therein.
Further, authorization and permission is hereby given to said organization to furnish any necessary transportation, food and lodging for this participant.
Further, should it be necessary for the participant to return home due to medical reasons, disciplinary action or otherwise, we (I) hereby assume all transportation costs.
The undersigned further hereby agree to hold harmless and indemnify said organization (901 Ummah), its directors, employees, and agents, for any liability sustained by said organization as the result of negligent, willful, or intentional acts of said participant, including expenses incurred attendant thereto.