Wednesday Retreat Day: Explore the Sufi Experience in Islam

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Wednesday 10/14/2015
9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Program Leader
Imam Yama Niazi

Imagine rediscovering a unique spiritual tradition that not only addresses your most personal issues in life with poetic wisdom, but also is an ideal antidote to the current misrepresentations of Islam that are present today.  Yama Niazi, who grew up in Santa Barbara, is the Imam of the local Muslim community and consistently one of the most popular speakers at La Casa.  Yama studied personally with Hamza Yusuf (author of Purification of the Heart: Signs, Symptoms and Cures of the Spiritual Diseases of the Heart), and a man who The New Yorker called “perhaps the most influential Islamic scholar in the Western world.”

Yama will lead us through a history of Sufism, what it has meant to him personally, and why its recovery is vital to us all in the contemporary political reality.


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