Camp Noor 2018
December 14th – 17th, 2018
Since the beginning of time, the trail of history has been illuminated by the lights of holy personalities. From the 124,000 holy Prophets (S) to our beloved Imams (AS), Allah (swt) has always cared for humanity by leaving them the hands of a wali, who is not just a guide, but a guardian. Yet, when we peer into our own generations, it is easy to see our time as clouded by uncertainty and confusion. Often we feel as though our lives are devoid of guidance.
However, this is certainly not the case! As said by Imam al-Sadiq (AS), “the earth has not been devoid of a representative of God since God created Adam.” And who is this representative? He is the descendent of the Prophet, Imam Mahdi (AS). So how can we cultivate our connection to the wali of Allah, Imam Mahdi, so that we can live our lives as if we are in the presence of a holy personality? What should our focus be to fulfill our obligations while awaiting the Imam in such a pivotal time?
For this year’s camp, we would like to embark on a journey of redefining occultation and to truly get to know the Imam of our time. We will reevaluate what it means to actively await the the return of our ever-present guide. We will learn about our direct role in striving for justice, and understand how the Imam is a form of justice in our own lives.
Please join us for Camp Noor 2018, our 7th annual, three-day spiritual retreat in Northern California. Away from the trivial distractions of everyday life and in a tranquil setting, we will contemplate the most pressing issue of our age and work together to strive to be soldiers of the awaited savior. By secluding ourselves in the beauty and quietude of nature we hope this weekend can be one of foresight and positive action that allows us to unify with the mission of al-qaim.
Pricing and Registration
Camp Noor wishes to be accessible to all! To apply for financial aid, you may do so here.
(after nov 21st)
Maulana Nabi Raza Abidi
SABA resident aalimSyed Nabi Raza Abidi was born and raised in Alipour, India into a religious, Syed family from both parents. After completing his early education at the age of 14, he moved to Iran to pursue further Islamic studies.
In 2002, Syed Abidi moved to San Jose, CA to serve as the Resident Aalim of SABA Islamic Center, and has done so for the past 13+ years. Under his guidance and the dedicated help of the community, SABA has progressed significantly in these years, including the opening of a full-time school and the development of educational curricula.
Sayed Hadi Yassin
ICZ resident aalimSayed Hadi Yassin was born in Mashhad, Iran where he attended the Islamic seminary for 14 years. After completing the Hawza program, he obtained two Bachelor’s degrees in Qur’anic Science and Hadith and Fundamentals of Islamic Law. In 2009, he came to the United States and began his Master’s in Psychology, specializing in family and child development.
He is the founding editor of Psychology Student Research Journal (PSRJ), which is a university academic journal, under the supervision of CSUSB Department of Psychology. Additionally, he is a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) and the founder of H.A.D.I Life Coaching, specializing in Children, Parenting, Family and relationships. He is now the resident aalim at the Islamic Center of Zahra in Pleasanton, CA.
Shaykh Rasoul NaghaviShaykh Rasoul Naghavi competed his PhD in Arabic and Islamic Studies from the University of Georgetown. He also obtained a PhD in Shiite Jurisprudence (Fiqh) at the “Islamic Seminary of Qom” Iran. His areas of interest include Islamic Jurisprudence (fiqh), Principles of Fiqh, Exegesis of the Holy Qur’an, Shiite Theology, Islamic history, Shiite Political Theory, Faith-based peacebuilding, theological formation of peace, restorative justice and Conflict analysis. He has a second M.A in “Peace building and Conflict resolution” from Eastern Mennonite University V.A U.S.A and has been a lecturer in many Intensive Islamic studies courses in different countries including U.S.A, India, Indonesia, Tanzania and Iran. Shaykh Rasoul is the author of three books in Shiite Jurisprudence and Fatwas and several articles in sociopolitical Fiqh.
Sheikh Nurudeen AliSheikh Nurudeen was born and raised in the US Virgin Islands and converted to Islam at the age of 16. He’s studied in the distinguished hawza seminary of Qom for 8 years and now resides in Tampa, Florida. He is also the director of Fatima’s House, a Community Activity Center, which focuses on building and strengthening relationships in our families, community, and society.
Sister Sabika Mithani
Sister Sabika Mithani was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Growing up with a passion and curiosity about Islam, she resolved to pursue Islamic Studies in Qum, Iran. Having spent more than a decade in the Hawza, she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Islamic Studies from Jamatuz Zahra, followed by two Masters, one in Qurʾanic Science from Jamatuz Zahra and the other in Islamic Theology and Philosophy from Jamatul Mustafa. She is currently working on her PhD. Sister Sabika presently resides in the Bay Area, where she does tabligh for women and serves as the head of Al-Kisa Foundation.