Midwest Fall MiniRetreat

  • November 14, 2014 - November 16, 2014
    6:00 pm - 12:00 pm

Note. Almost all Male tickets have sold out. Thus, there is an option for traditional sleeping, in which the attendee would bring a sleeping bag to sleep on the floor. Additionally, all family rooms are full. All new registrants will be sleeping in communal, gender specific rooms. 


The Great Beach InnThe Heart of Shukr: Reorienting Our Souls to Thankfulness

New Buffalo, MI  |  November 14-16

Retreat Overview

The Midwest MiniRetreat will be taking place November 14 – 16. The retreat will take place at an inn in New Buffalo, MI. We are very blessed to have the company of Shaykh Yahya Rhodus and hope to confirm other scholars from the midwest soon insha’Allah. In addition to the spiritual and educational enrichment from our scholars, the retreat will include:
  • Babysitting during all adult educational programming. Note: All children 5 & under must either be in babysitting or attended to by parents during all educational programming.
  • Mawlid and nasheed night


The retreat will be located in an accessible midwest location in western Michigan. The Midwest retreat will be held in an inn, so please note that the number of attendees will be much smaller for this retreat. By car, it will be:
  • 1 Hour from Chicago, IL
  • 2 Hours 45 minutes from Ann Arbor, MI
  • 3 Hours from Indianapolis, IN
  • 3.5 Hours from Detroit, MI
  • 4.5 Hours from Cincinnati, OH
  • 5 Hours from Columbus, OH


Attendees will arrive on the evening of Friday, November 14th and depart on Sunday. The registration cost covers 2 nights of accommodations at the inn, meals, babysitting, and full access to all retreat programming and materials.

Financial Aid

Please note that financial accessibility is a core value of Al-Maqasid and that we hope to be as accessible as possible. We view each of these retreats as a family reunion between brothers and sisters, and we hope that you do as well. In order for us to uphold our commitment to accessibility, we will need the help of everyone in the family, and we hope that you will help us by sponsoring attendees. Click Here to sponsor attendees.
For those seeking any financial aid, please feel comfortable filling out a request below. We will do our best to accommodate requests. We will also have limited work-study positions available for baby-sitting and the youth program which will provide a discounted registration price. Please see the work study form below.
Click Here for the Financial Aid Form
Click Here for the Work-Study Form
Click Here to Sponsor an Attendee


19400 Ravine Dr, New Buffalo, Michigan, United States

Built in 1914, the Grand Beach Inn blends so well with its peaceful, wooded surroundings that it almost looks like it grew there, just a few hundred feet from a sandy Lake Michigan beach. Guests can take advantage of the professional chef’s kitchen or choose from a variety of Harbor Country restaurants. Watch a gorgeous sunset over Lake Michigan, or visit the distinctive art galleries and boutiques in the many small towns that dot the shoreline.