Australian Experience at its Natural Best | Spiritual Awakening under the Southern Stars | Companionship of a Lifetime.
Following on from Al-Ghazzali Centre's ground-breaking Camel Safari in 2007, join this 5-day camel expedition into the most unique landscape- the Australian desert.
The fully-inclusive Rihla is limited to only 15 individuals, to join in an experience of lifetime surrounded with excellent companionship as well as spiritual awakening. The 5-day program includes:
Learning to tend to and bonding with camels on a daily basis
Learning to trek through the desert plains with measured supply
Learning how to tell direction for Qibla and times for five daily prayers from the use of the sun and stars
Joining an expedition searching for lost Aboriginal Art in the area of trekking
Daily Invocations under the Southern Stars and readings from a Classical Text
Sitting around daily campfires at night under the canopy of the Milky Way, listening to Sacred Stories, conversing with companions over cups of Australian bush tea made over open campfire
Personal reflection upon the vastness and the beauty of the landscape, and the life of the Prophet and his Companions when they travelled through the Arabian desert
The Rihla is open to males and females (with appropriate Mahram & approved travel arrangements) over the age of 18, under the guidance of Imam Afroz Ali.
AU$2050 per person (includes overnight accommodation before and after expedition, all meals, camel safari and all associated gear and transfers to and from Beltana Station to Adelaide airport.
Deposit (non-refundable): AU$500 per person to be paid no later than Friday, 20th January, 2012.
Balance of Payment (non-refundable): No later than Sunday, 1st April, 2012.
All persons must bring their own personal items, no larger than a standard backpack.
All enquiries must be sent via email directly to Imam Afroz Ali: firstname.lastname@example.org
Online registration is required. For conditions of participation, detailed information before registration, go to http://alghazzali.org/events/rihla2012