Optional Extension to Saudi Arabia – February 25 to March 3
In the year 621, the Prophet Mohammad, Peace be upon him, made a journey by night from the Great Mosque in Mecca to what is now The Dome of the Rock, Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. On this journey, he rode a winged white horse, by the name of Buraq, translated as “Lightning” and he prayed with the great prophets, Abraham, Moses, and Jesus.
So it is with us. Each year, Tree of Life travels to the Holy Land allowing travelers to pray with the prophets of old. In many of today’s prophetic voices of conscience –Jewish, Christian, and Muslim – we will have the privilege of sitting at the feet of those who work and pray for human rights, struggling to make this a better world for all Creation.
We hope you will consider joining this Night Journey to the Holy Land, and this year, in our extension, Muslims and Non-Muslims will have the extraordinary opportunity to travel to Saudi Arabia as well. With emerging and startling changes in Saudi Arabia, our Non-Muslim travelers will be able to stand in solidarity with our Muslim friends.
As we are overwhelmed by the darkness of the land, with all its political corruption, greed, nationalism, tribalism, fear, and war, we need to learn from the wisdom of the prophets, past and present, so that we too can add our own prophetic voices to this troubled world.
Leading this journey will be Ghoufran Allababidi, President of Tree of Life Educational Fund. For detailed information on itinerary, extension to Saudi Arabia, cost schedule and application, please visit our website, www.tolef.org.
Palestine – February 15 to 25, 2023
Saudi Arabia – February 25 to March 3
Palestine – 9 days
Adult, double occupancy $2340
Adult, single occupancy $3300
Student, age 25 and under $2115
This includes all hotels, breakfast, bus transportation, transfers from airport, major tips for guides and bus driver, entrance fees. Does not include airfare and personal expenses.
Saudi Arabia – 7 days
For Muslim travelers on Umrah going only to Medina, Mecca and Jeddah $1800
For those going to Alula and Jeddah but not Medina and Mecca $2250
This includes tips for drivers and guides, train, cars, accommodation, one meal per day (breakfast). Does not include the cost of a visa or the cost of 2 domestic flights (pertains only to the Muslims’ itinerary) estimated at $300.
As we anticipate that there will be considerable interest in our “Night Journey” we urge you to apply as soon as possible.
Deadline for all applications will be November 23, 2022.
Highest priority will be given to make sure we have a good balance between Muslim and Non-Muslim travelers, and priority will be given to those who demonstrate their desire to take part in a journey that will lead them to connect their faith to ethical action in support of human rights. To apply or if you have questions, please contact:
Ghoufran Allababidi, president of Tree of Life Educational Fund – firstname.lastname@example.org or Rev. David W. Good, founder of Tree of Life Educational Fund – email@example.com