The Zawiyah North America will take place October 6—9, 2017

The Zawiyah is committed to the growth of a healthy, centered and spiritually grounded community. Join us for an intimate holistic experience that will energize the body, uplift the soul and nourish the mind.

The Zawiyah

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credit: mimi anis photography

Under the leadership of Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah and other scholars, we have embarked on a vision of seeking God through seeking knowledge. Nurturing an environment of scholarship and self-reflection, the seeker will find benefit in sitting with individuals who have mastered both the inner and outer dimensions of Islam.

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Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah

Dr. Umar Abd-Allah (Wymann-Landgraf) is an American Muslim who embraced Islam in 1970. He studied Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of Chicago and received his doctorate there in 1978. He taught at the Universities of Windsor (Ontario), Temple, Michigan, and King Abdul-Aziz (Jeddah).

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A Serene Setting


Surrounded by large oak trees, Cedar Lake Ministries offers a get-away-from-it all scenic lake setting where you’ll be sure to find peace, refreshment and new vision. Cedar Lake provides the perfect backdrop for learning, reflection, and family time. Facilities include a dining hall, conference rooms, fire rings, picnic tables, playground, basketball, boating, canoeing, fishing, tennis courts, and volleyball.