SACI Sisters Spiritual Retreat 5 Day Outline

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DAY 1 LOVE / Arrival Day to St. Thomas VI!!! 

d41c616a-2d9e-4147-a645-399c76800a9aDue to Sisters traveling from different locations arrival times will vary greatly. We will be staying at the Windward Passage Hotel located CHARLOTTE AMALIE, ST. THOMAS; from the videos and pictures it looks to be a very beautiful hotel;  just an 8 minute ride from airport. about $10 dollars. Sisters arriving around the same time should wait for each other to share a cab. The Hotel is complete with restaurants, spas, pool, workout room and casino. Plenty of space for us to convene our welcome group. Room assignments have already been determined; After getting settled in your rooms take time to tour the hotel and nearby town shops or perhaps relax by the pool enjoying a cool drink and conversation with your Sisters or perhaps a stroll around the locale area as the hotel sits in the heart of town.

SACI Welcome Dinner @ 7:30pm: We will have our first gathering at the Sisters Dinner of Love. We will wear the Turban color of purple as representation of our Sisterly Union of Love. We will have a moment of introduction sharing something brief about ourselves and our personal expectations of the SACI spiritual retreat. If not feeling too tried we can end with a stroll around the promenade while sharing a light desert; remember we have an early raise so not too late with the strolling.


Early Morning Mediation @ 8:00am: Ferry Ride to Water Island (Honeymoon Beach) 

5395cb52-eee2-41bf-9ec0-61c23ce9b1f9An early start to set the tone in a heightened spiritual experience with demonstrating our three forms of meditation in getting in tuned with our True form of being. We will meet in the lobby of the hotel at 7:30 am we will then travel from the hotel by way of bus shuttle to Crown Bay taking the ferry to Water Island which is about a 10 min ride. We will then venture to Honeymoon beach which is about a 10 min hike to the beach. The nice peaceful nature walk to the beach will surly set the tone.

It is through meditation we detach ourselves from this false world and immerse ourselves in reality being in the oneness with Allah.  Only by cutting ourselves off from the unending onslaught of the senses, by tuning out the distractions of this world, can we hope to escape from its tyranny and oppression of the carnal things attached to the flesh.

  • First Phase: Group Salat to set the tone.
  • Second Phase: Spiritual Realm/ Blue ether Meditation.
  • Third Phase: Moorish Sufi Zikr Circle.
  • Forth Phase: Closing with a Spiritual bonding session with our Sister turban wrapping ceremony and a moment of silent reflection.

*Form of Dress: White turbans with lose comfortable bright clothing have prayer rugs and beads.

After our Mediation which should end around 12 noon we will hang around to enjoy the beautiful peaceful beach; Sisters bring a snack or lunch because their are no restaurants on Water Island just small huts that sell frozen drinks and fruit bowls. We will head back to the main island for lunch and determined the rest of our day and evening events will be a group diner and live music.


8bc9baad-0a18-43b9-9928-20bca5002b65Meditation of Peace @ 9am will meet in hotel lobby @ 8:30am

We will travel from the hotel taking the bus shuttle to Red hook to catch the 9:00am ferry to St. John which is about a 20min ride. There will be no particular from of dress other than to be comfortable and light. We will locate the prefect spot to engage in a hour peaceful mediation of mind and body. After the mediation session we will have a Sisterly Brunch of Peace sponsored by SACI;  then off to a day that reflect in Peace. Upon return back to the Hotel around 5pm grab an early dinner and refresh with a nap, chilling by the pool or however you choose relax in preparation for Holyday Services. After Holy Services we will decided the next course of action. Transportation to Holyday services will also be covered by Sheik JaRule Islam El.


78465207_XSA Personal Tour guided by Sheik JaRule Islam El @ 10:00am to the Western part of the Island to see some of the most breathtaking views of all the surrounding Islands. We shall meet with the towns people of his childhood community while enjoying the company of each other. Sheik JaRule will accommodate us with transportation for this day.

We will return back to the Hotel in enough time to refresh and get ready for the lecture which will start at 4pm, the lecture is set to be only 2 hours in length; transportation will also be accommodated by Sheik JaRule Islam El. Evening activities to be determine after.

*Saturday Lecture: “Faith & Culture” [Details about the lecture is available on website]


9bd7720c-041a-4e99-bf23-2f5fb8c61a95Morning Sister Sail @ 8:00am: A early rise to meet the boat at 8am it will cast off at 8:30am sharp! Returning around 12 noon. Our 1/2 Day Sail Excursion departs from Yacht Haven Grande Marina located in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas (walking distance from the hotel). The cost includes all snorkel gear, flotation devices, open bar, snacks, fresh water shower, entertainment, relaxation and wonderful memories. This event is being sponsored by SACI.

Upon returning we can take our last breathtaking view via the Skyride to Paradise Point that takes you 700 feet above sea level to the most spectacular views on the island and close out our day with another trip to the beach. Farewell Dinner TTBD: SACI will host the Farewell Dinner & Jazz; closing out with our Sister Secrete Gift Giving.

Day 6 / Checking out

8b114976-f096-40b7-9ec5-3014e611f22aSisters who flights are leaving around the same time will share a cab to the airport. …WOW looking forward to a awesome time.

We wish to thank the entire Membership of The Moorish Science Temple of America-1928 for support with donations and love for which would not been possible. Praises to Allah for a awesome Moorish Islamic community that is in complete unity with each under the one love of Allah.

We will be making plans for our next Sisters Spiritual Retreat as well as our Sister Hug Weekend in October of 2015, if you are a Sister that embrace the faith of Islam we welcome you to sign up for of mailing list. We will have a pre-registration in October to determine how many Sisters would be interested in the next Sisters Spiritual Retreat to St.Thomas VI.

Sisters Spiritual Retreat 2015

The Big DayJuly 15, 2015
Praise Allah !! The big day is here. Travel safe Sisters.