Lake Arrowhead, CA (PRWEB) September 15, 2004
High atop the San Bernardino Mountains ÂÂ sometimes called the "Alps of Southern California" ÂÂ and nestled in a magnificent forest of pine, cedar, and dogwood lie the clear blue waters of Lake Arrowhead. Most visitors are attracted to this beautiful mountain resort by the many recreational activities, including hiking, camping, and water sports. Some say that just basking in the sheer beauty of the 5100-foot mountain retreat makes them feel closer to God.
In this idyllic setting, the pleasures of the physical will give way to the rewards of the spiritual when Sidi al-Jamal, one of the holiest teachers from the Muslim world, brings his five-day Become a Messenger for Peace program to Lake Arrowhead October 4-8.
This program is a journey of discovery and illumination. Students will learn the truth of the message of God sent to us through all the prophets throughout time. Students will find the truth of who God created them to be; heal their hearts of anguish and fear; discover the unconditional love and peace that already live deep within the heart; become an instrument of peace through whom God works; and shine the divine light of God to see clearly the meaning and purpose of life.
Sidi wants to share the message of world peace with as many people as possible, so The Jaffe Institute has waived tuition fees for people who will be visiting Sidi for the first time.
Sidi, the head teacher at one of the three holiest mosques in Islam, is in the US to deliver a message from the Muslim world of peace, love, mercy, justice, and true freedom. Shaykh Muhammad Said al-Jamal ar-Rifa'i ash-Shadhuli, affectionately called Sidi by his seven million students world-wide, is a prominent spiritual leader at the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem. He is Head of the Higher Sufi Council in Jerusalem and the Holy Land and a long-time advocate of world peace. This program is the conclusion of a three-month tour which Sidi began in July to bring a message of peace to the people of the United States, and to help clear up the misconceptions many Americans have about the Muslim faith, Islam, and Sufism.
Sufism is a branch of the Islamic faith, says Dr. Robert Ibrahim Jaffe, a master teacher in the Sufi Way and founder of The Jaffe Institute, and he notes that it is different from the perception that most Americans have of the Islamic religion.
Sidi wants everyone to know that his message is not about any one religion but about surrendering to the truth, the spirit, and the love; it's about the universal rather than the parochial love of God.
Sidi is committed to opening this love in the hearts of people regardless of their identification with Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, one of the other religions, or no religion at all. He is here to help the people to unite as one under God.
Sidi will help those who long for peace to become messengers of peace. Healers and aspiring healers who are searching for new ways to support their clients will be rewarded with an all-new healing method.
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