"Then let mankind look to his food"


Qur'an 80:24

  • Gather for Knowledge

    Explore the innate relationship between Islam, organic agriculture and sustainable living

  • Practical Lessons

    Collect eggs, plant seeds, prepare meals: ordinary work in a spiritual context

  • Good Food & Great Company

    Share nourishing, organic, farm-grown meals, reconnect with friends and meet new people

  • Guidance from Scholars

    Advice and direction from people of knowledge in a small-group setting

  • Plan of Action

    Leave with a clear, step-by-step plan to improve your sustenance

  • Support & Companionship

    Form bonds and work together to attain spiritual and material goals

Will You Join Us?

  • Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah
    Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah
  • Patrick Bensen
    We all know 'You are what you eat.' But often our food reflects our worst qualities. If we want to succeed, our food must reflect the best of our aspirations.
    Patrick Bensen

Limited spots available!

Early bird pricing till December 15!


Who will lead the workshop?

Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah will lead the spiritual lectures and provide religious and historical context for the workshop. Patrick Bensen, founder of Forty Acres Farm, will lead the practical sessions.

What will be the dates of the workshop?

The workshop will be Friday-Sunday, May 13-15 , 2016. The full itinerary will be available soon.

I want to come! Where can I stay?

We'll reserve rooms at a local hotel for attendees. We'll also have camping and basic accommodations available at the farm.

What is the lifetime membership?

Attendees and Lifetime members get access to all Beyond Halal media - ebooks, audio & video archive, online courses - from this and future workshops.

What types of payment do you accept?

We accept payments via PayPal.

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes. You can pay in full, or in 3 or 6 installments.

Will the farm work be difficult?

Not really - more of a gentle introduction to some ordinary farm tasks, designed to put our spiritual discussion in context.

Why are there so few spots available?

Our goal is to host an intimate gathering and to provide tremendous value and a top-notch experience to those who attend. God willing, this first workshop will be successful, and we will have larger gatherings in the future.

Will meals be included?

Yes. Our goal is to provide the best food you have ever experienced.

I want to come, but it's already sold out! Will there be more spots available?

Once we finalize the details of the workshop, we may offer a few more spots. These will only be available if you are already registered for the Livestream.

How do I get there?

Our farm is about 45 min from Hartford, 1.5 hrs from Boston, 3 hrs from New York City, and 5 hrs from Philadelphia. The closest airports are Hartford (Bradley) and Boston (Logan). Our address is 34 Carver Street, Granby, MA 01033.

  • The world is old, but the future springs from the past.
    Mandinka Proverb
  • Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
    Margaret Mead

You're Invited!

Limited spots available! Prices go up December 1!

Yes! Sign me up!