Faith is Our Primordial Nature:
A Study of Primordial Faith in the Qur’an and Sunna
by Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah

This retreat will focus on the book Al Iman ul Fitra, which begins with a study of what has been related about the primordial nature (fiṭra) of the human being in the Book of God Most High and the Sunna of His Noble Messenger ﷺ, such as his statement:

“Every newborn is born upon the primordial nature”

The understanding of this primordial nature in Islam is broad, and the book undertakes to elucidate that. But special focus is given in particular to primordial faith, with respect to its being—in light of the Qur’an and the Sunna—a primordial nature implanted in all of humanity. The book’s discussions then transition from primordial nature in the Book and the Sunna to an investigation of the phenomenon of faith in ‘primitive’ and ‘civilized’ sects and creeds, ancient and modern, in order to compare what is affirmed about primordial faith in Islam with what other peoples’ experiences have borne witness to. The book occasionally takes up the phenomena of faith rejection, such as the positions of the disbelievers among the ancient Indians, Chinese, and Greeks, and the schools of scepticism and atheism in the modern era.

A Nurturing Environment
Program Dates: October 6 – October 9, 2017

Over the course of 3 days, we will attempt to acquire practical, life changing lessons Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah and other scholars. A typical day consists of roughly 6 hours of instruction, with ample time for relaxation and activities on the Cedar Lake Ministries campus. 

Day Pass:

The Day Pass accommodates those who can come for a limited amount of time. It is also convenient for those that stay off campus at a nearby hotel, or drive in from Chicago. The Day Pass includes:

  • Access to the entire program for the day

  • All meals drinks and snacks

You can get a Day Pass for adults and children. Use the booking form below to purchase a Day Pass for Saturday or Sunday.