Sound Hearts. Sound Societies

Sound Hearts. Sound Societies. SeekersRetreat Toronto (Last week to register)

We are today witnessing a broken and fractured world in dire need of healing, care and transformation. The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessing on him, said that he came to “perfect noble character.” Those virtuous traits – like mercy, service and generosity – have never been more necessary than now.
This year, seekers of knowledge – like you – from around the world will gather in the beautiful forests of Muskoka, Ontario to explore what it means to turn sacred knowledge into blessed action. Over four days of intensive learning, deep reflection and spiritual fellowship – in the company of inspirational teachers – we will explore how we can turn seeking knowledge into living knowledge.
Together we’ll try to answer some fundamental questions:

  • What happens to us when we develop an intimate relationship with Allah?
  • What does it mean to nurture a “God conscious” family?
  • What does a healthy Muslim community look like?
  • What is a truly “sound society”? Does it mean everyone has to be Muslim?
  • What really is da’wah?

You will discover how to make your journey of learning really matter. What steps you need to take to improve yourself, strengthen your family, energize the community of believers and make a change for the common good of all.
You will learn practical ways in which you can become a true caller to the way of Allah – in word and, more importantly, in deed. After all, from sound hearts come sound societies. Join us for this special, life-changing gathering.
Register now – Tickets are now discounted! Last Week to Register,  spaces are Limited.
Here is what brother Ahmad, had to say about last year’s retreat:


ahmad_saadAssalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,
Alhumdulillah for the blessing of having attended the SeekersRetreat Toronto 2014. A year has passed since I traveled from New Zealand and I still look back fondly at the great memories, experiences and friendships gained whilst in Toronto. There are immense benefits in attending such retreats, some perceived immediately and others becoming more apparent later in life.
The SeekersRetreat allows us to take a much needed break from our regular routines and gather with Muslims from all walks of life to take knowledge from an array of excellent scholars and teachers over four days. An intensive focus on study in a wonderfully scenic environment in an atmosphere of unity and brotherhood is what I came to find at the Seekers Retreat.
We spent much time benefiting from teachers in a classroom structure but the additional access to sit and engage with teachers in a more casual setting was a great opportunity. One of the highlights for myself was getting the chance to sit with scholars outside of class time and hear of their journeys to places far and wide and their experiences with those they took knowledge from, something that made my long journey truly worth it. Crowding around the campfire listening to Shaykh Walead Mosaad speak favorably about his teachers and travels in the Middle East or sitting at the dinner table with Shaykh Yahya Rhodus and having discussions about experiences and the community back in New Zealand is something I still fondly look back upon.
A year has gone past, but a week does not end where I do not communicate with those friends I made at the retreat. That is SeekersRetreat, a place to gather, learn, connect, recharge, and depart with gems that will benefit you a lifetime.
Ahmad Dadabhai
New Zealand


Here is another one from brother Taras:

taras_torontoAssalamu alaikum and greetings from the blessed city of Fez!

It has been about two weeks since I began a journey with my two boys to Morocco as part of an ongoing commitment to grow in them the beauty of Islam as understood and taught by our noble Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم.  So far we have met great scholars, living saints, and have seen the incredible beauty that living this beautiful religion can bring forth.
I consider this a type of migration to Allah – these kinds of experiences stay with you long after the journey ends.  Thinking back, I remember that about the same time this year I was under a star covered canopy in Hadhramaut (Yemen), heading back with my daughter from the annual Dowra in Tarim.  There, we sat with people of noble prophetic lineage learning how to deepen our relationship with Allah.   As I said earlier, these experiences leave their mark and give one valuable tools to use when one returns home.
Last year upon my return from Tarim, one of the first things I did was to register for the SeekersRetreat 2014.  This to me was part of what I learned in Tarim, and now in Fez – stay close to the people of Allah and His remembrance.  You can never go wrong with this strategy which is central to deepening your relationship with Allah Most High.  In fact, having travelled extensively through the Muslim world and sitting with the people of Allah, I see elements of my experiences at the SeekersHub Toronto Retreat, such as: good authentic counsel, deep and authentic knowledge, and useful ideas you can take home with you.
How can that be? The secret is in the fact that the teachers at the SeekersRetreat took the same paths I am taking, with the difference being that they spent years travelling to acquire the deep knowledge which was held by the noble teachers they sat with.
So now allow me to let you in on a little secret: although you will still need to travel for the “really deep stuff”, the teachers at SeekersHub and at the SeekersRetreat are at par with anyone that I have met abroad, in terms of what we need to be better people in the West.  In fact, they are talking about SeekersHub out here in the heartlands of Islam.  Interest in SeekersHub is rising.  I am right here when they say it.
So my advice to you is to sign up ASAP and continue to learn fom these teachers before they get too famous, and are overtaken by demands for their time – trust me, I used to have dinner with Shaykh Hamza Yusuf and now I can barely get tea with Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, even though he is local and an old friend.
P.S.  Don’t be surprised if you see members of my family at the SeekersRetreat when we all get back.
Taras Hollyer
Register now – Tickets are now discounted! Last Week to Register,  spaces are Limited.