In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

The New Mexico Muslim Women’s Association
Muslim Women’s RetreatSeptember 9 - 11, 2022

Alhamdulillah, we are looking forward to a wonderful retreat after waiting for two long years. We missed everyone, and Insha’Allah look forward to gathering together to learn, share, and worship in this wonderful location!

Mission: The New Mexico Muslim Women’s Association intends for women to come together as a group 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).

Who should attend? - Women, aged 12 and above, interested in spiritual renewal and enrichment from an Islamic perspective. Women of all faiths are welcome.

Dates: September 9 – 11, 2022

In an attempt to keep everyone as safe as possible, this year’s retreat will be a one-day event on Saturday, September 10th from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm. Lectures will be held outside in shaded classroom settings. Be prepared to bring your hat, mask, Quran, water bottle, pen and a notebook. Activities and meals will be outside.

Housing will be available for travelers Friday and Saturday night. On a limited basis, for those travelers requiring overnight accommodations, we offer rooms to be shared with your travel group.
If you have a group that will need over-night accommodations, please indicate it on your registration along with the number of folks in your party. The separate fees for overnight stay include dinner on Friday night and breakfast on Sunday morning.

We will move inside if there is rain, and the bathrooms are inside the building. Social distancing is strongly encouraged, even outside. Masks will be required in the building except in the reserved overnight rooms.

Check in on Friday starts at 5:00 pm. The building will be closed at 10:00 am on Sunday.

If you plan to attend, please download registration form and mail it with your check to:
Nadina Barnes
PO box 146
Abiquiu, NM 87510

Also email or call Nadina to reserve your space while awaiting mail delivery. We are limiting the retreat to 30 people. Nadina will send confirmation when your registration and check are received.

You will need to take an at-home covid test just before setting out to travel to Abiquiu and will be expected to complete the ("no I don't have") COVID certification form.

Questions? Call Nadina (area code 505)
Home: 685-4673
Cell: 692-4639
Email: mrsnbarnes(at)

Speaker: Dr. Asma Sayeed,

Asma Sayeed is Associate Professor in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures and Director of the Islamic Studies program at UCLA. Her primary research interests are in early and classical Muslim social history, the history of Muslim education, the intersections of law and social history, and women and gender studies. Her book, Women and the Transmission of Religious Knowledge in Islam (Cambridge University Press, 2013) analyses Muslim women’s transmission of ḥadīth from the rise of Islam to the early Ottoman period. She has published on topics related to Muslim women and their religious participation in early and classical Islam.

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