In the name of God, the Compasionate, the Merciful

The New Mexico Muslim Women’s Association
announces our
19th Muslim Women’s Retreat

Mission: The New Mexico Muslim Women’s Association acknowledges that as a group we come together in an open forum for the purpose of exchanging ideas and discussing issues concerning Islam and Muslims. We use as our main points of guidance the Holy Quran and the Sunna of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

Women of all faiths are welcome.

The Program
InshaAllah , our 18th retreat will be held September 19-21, 2014, at Dar-al-Islam. The spectacular scenery and penetrating silence of this spiritual place provides a perfect setting for prayer, study, meditation and fellowship.

We continue our journey this year with Dr. Aliaa Khidr, MD, PhD, CCC/SLP. She will help us to expand our knowledge of Islam with our sisters and help us continue the journey as women of influence with a positive impact in our world.
In addition to stimulating lectures and communal prayers, there will be gourmet food, an art project, hikes, quiet times, a souk and laughter in the company of a wonderful group of women.

Who should attend?
Women , ages 12 and older, who are interested in spiritual renewal and enrichment from an Islamic perspective are invited to join the retreat.

Our Speaker
Dr. Aliaa Khidr is an educator, a physician and mother who is starting to see life as a series of well-designed learning activities, aimed to strengthen the connection with our Creator.

Dr. Khidr led sister Halaqas, Muslim youth groups and Sunday school classes in several cities in the United States.

Dr Khidr is a university professor who taught in Cairo, Egypt for 8 years and at the University of Virginia (UVA) for 18 years. She is currently the faculty advisor for the Muslim Student Association at UVA and a member of the “Charlottesville Muslim Sisters Committee”.

Dr. Khidr is one of the founding members of “Receiving Nur”, a non-profit organization that provides multiple educational venues for Muslim sisters.


Friday: September 19, 2014  4:00 pmCheck In begins  6:00 pmDinner  7:00 pmAdan/ Prayer (Maghrib)  8:34 pmAdan/Prayer (Isha)  9:00 pmWelcome Tea

Saturday: September 20, 2014  5:46 amAdan/ Prayer (Fajr)  7:00 amHike, Qur’anic Study & Picnic Breakfast 10:00 amBesmALLAH 12:00 pmLunch  1:00 pmAdan/ Prayer (Dhuhr)  3:00 pmFree time, rest, Art Project  4:29 pmAdan/ Prayer (Asr)  4:45 pmYoung Women’s Activity  6:00 pmDinner  7:08 pmAdan/Prayer (Maghrib), Souk  8:19 pmAdan/ Prayer (Isha)  8:45 pmSilent Auction 10:00 pmZikr

Saturday: September 20, 2014  5:46 amAdan/ Prayer (Fajr), followed by Koranic reading or optional guided walk.  8:00 amBreakfast  9:00 amShahadah 11:30 amLunch  1:00 pmAdan/ Prayer (Dhuhr)  1:30 pmEveryone helps restore the facility.  2:00 pmGroup photo and farewells.  2:30 pmDeparture

Registrstion and Fees
Registration deadline is August 31, 2014
Registrations postmarked by August 15th are DISCOUNTED $20! 

Registration Fee Adult $200 / $180 with early discount
Youth in school, ages 12-21 $150 / $130 with early discount
Seniors (65 +) $150 / $130 with early discount 

Scholarships depend on donations. Please add to our scholarship fund if you can and contact us if you need a partial scholarship to attend. 

Accommodations are in shared dormitory rooms, with bunk beds. Think summer camp. 

Confirmation packages will be sent out on August, 31.  Packets will include a "What to Bring" list, maps, and directions.

For more information and details about this spiritual weekend contact Sister Nadina @ (505) 685-4673 or e-mail

Registration forms:

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Please send completed form and signed waiver with payment made payable to:

Nadina Barnes
PO Box 146,
Abiquiu, NM 87510

Call (505) 685-4673
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