It was my supreme pleasure to have attended the 2012 Ella Collins Winter Retreat. I was honored to have shared a stage with the likes of Imam Suhaib Webb, Shaykh Abdul Nasir Jangda, Ustadh Abdur Rahman Murphy, Shaykh Wisam Sharieff, Chaplain Omer Bajwa, Mo Sabri, Chaplain Khalid Latif, Sister Ibtihaj Muhammad, Brother Hamza Abdullah and so many others. I was also honored to have met all the wonderful folks who attended. You input and questions showed your deep commitment to Islam and this Ummah. Since returning I have received a number of Tweets and emails about, “what do we do now?” It is natural after experiencing something so elating that when one comes back home, it can often leave a feeling of isolation, boredom and even depression. So my response is mainly to keep in touch! Not just with myself, or the imams, but perhaps even more importantly, with each other. Maintain your friendships. Show care and concern for one another even if you are separated by hundreds or thousands of miles. I know this is easier said than done but, God willing, we’re up to the challenge. I pray we all can meet again in 2013 (Mayan FAIL!).
Join me with Imam Suhaib Webb, Dr. Altaf Husain, Imam Ibrahim Abd Al Rahim, Khalid Latif, Shaykh AbdulNasr Jangda, Shaykh Muhammed Sayanvala, Shaykh Suheil Laher, Shaykh Taha Abdulbasser, Sister Ibtihaj Muhammad, and most importantly, YOU!, on December 28-30 in Boston (pronounced ‘Baahstan’): http://ellacollinsinstitute.org/.
TIME & DATE
Start: 6pm Dec 28th, 2012. Finish: 8pm Dec 30th, 2012.
ISBCC – Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center, 100 Malcolm X Boulevard, Roxbury, MA 02120.
Early Registration: $60. Ends December 16th. Standard Registration: $70. Ends December 25th. At-the-door price: $85. Discounted price for ECI Students (onsite only): $25.