Saturday, February 25, 2012

Discover Yourself Workshop in Jeddah - 27 & 28 May 2010

Engr. Sadatullah Khan in Jeddah
Engr. Sadatullah Khan from Banglore conducted his famous DISCOVER YOURSELF workshop at Seasons Restaurant in Jeddah on 27th and 28th may 2010. The workshop was organized by the Indian Islahi Centre, Aziziya area committee :

More than one hundred people from different states of India like Andrapradesh, Assam, Delhi, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamilnadu etc. attended the workshop. This was the second workshop of Engr. Sadatulla Khan in Jeddah. The first workshop had been organized by "TAFAREG JEDDAH" an organization of Tamil community in Jeddah.
The changes this workshop brought to the attendees in a couple of days were amazing! It was a unique experience indeed!

I request all workshop attendees to write their experience and their post-workshop feelings in the comments column below so that it can be a permenant reference about the workshop in Jeddah.

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Comment -1: Basheer Vallikkunnu
Yes. it was an excellent workshop. even though we cut short in to 2 days, the message is well delivered. We should be very thankful to Engr. Sadaathullah Khan for opening up our minds. 

This is the second time I am attending this workshop (Discover Yourself). But I never felt anything boring. 

Only one suggestion I wrote it in the Feedback Form is to avoid repetition of same points in different segments. Also to show the clippings/aids related to it in the same segment rather than showing it later. A little more professional touch will, definitely, shoot-up ratings of this workshop.. 

Thank you Mr. Abdul Lathief for initiating a discussion in the blog. 

We should think about a Follow up workshop. 


Comment -2: Ashraf Unneen
No doubt, the workshop was very informative to understand the religious teachings from a different perspective. I am copying those tips learned from workshop in to my real life and most of them are working dramatically. Al Hamdulillah. But still required more practice and learning thru sharing with all of you ...!
What my son Basit said is that he got 10 times better understanding about us than pondering in 2 big volumes of personality development books which he completed recently.

Allah's name and attributes were taught to understand Allah and memorize them to make supplication, but now this workshop is telling us to live as Khalifa of Allah having those qualities . And many points like this.. all are worth practicing.. May Allah duly reward Engr. Sadathullah for his great effort. Ameen.

I am grateful to Allah for this workshop by which we were able to get a bunch valued Muslims together from a different States, country together, who can change the world, if we are ready to change ourselves. So, IICJ-Azizia committee should continues its efforts to keep in touch with all those brothers in future too. This enthusiasm should not be faded after a while ....we should run away from Shaytan's..TA TA .. TI...TI'(Nafs Ammara) and should march together towards Allah (Nafsul Muthmainna).

Appreciate Engr. Abdul Latheef for initiating this blog to share our views. 


Comment -3: Saleem EP
I feel light headed (LA) since the 'interview night'. I was in great Spirit on the second day (FRI) with the additional energy/enthusiasm I got from the interviews. My friends just wondered what happened to me and they called me up to know more about the workshop. It was the first time I was asking somebody what/how they feel about me and they were asked a question of that kind. I was not aware of this technique until my great coach Eng. Sadathulla trained me to do. I felt the comfort of LA (nothingness) at the first time. 

Now I look the world around me differently and with more confidence. I am a cautious Muslim who is living at the present, forgiving my past, forgiving all who did injustice to me & looking for creating bright future and a peaceful return to Allah.

I also feel the Islamic brotherhood in its true sense. I received some calls/emails from non-keralite attendees who were thankful to us for organizing this workshop. We can't retreat now, so we must continue our efforts in all possible ways. Wabillai Thoufeeque.

I express my heartiest thanks to Eng. Sadathulla Khan sahib for this workshop and Eng. Lathief for taking the leading hand to organize this workshop as well as this blog. My full support for the subsequent get together of all the attendees at the (new) centre office and follow-up workshop.

Best Regards

Comment -4: Rasheed Ameer
Indeed, it was a different experience. I was able to see myself from another perspective. The methods taught in the work shop were very practical. The participant will be able to understand the influence of the 'reptile brain', which control us most of the time, especially when someone criticizes us. It teaches us to build greater relationships in the family, at work place, business and in the society etc. Over all it was an excellent event. I would recommend this training for anyone who is looking for a purified life. 

Congratulations to Islahi Center brothers for the selfless efforts and pain they took to organize the program. My special thanks to Eng. Assainar for inviting me personally.
May Allah guide us all to lead the life of His Khalifa.
Jazakallah Khair,
Rasheed M Ameer
CIGI – Jeddah Chapter

Comment -5: Abdul Salam Chaliyam
Many thanks for Engr,SADATHULLAH KAHAN and IICJ for giving opportunity to participate an eye opener helped a lot for self assessment and to realize the weak points of our own. The methodology was quite interesting and scientific.May Almighty help us to rectify our behavior in the light of the messages we received from workshop.
with prayers

Comment -6: Nisham Abdulla
It was pleasure to attend this programme but i really missed it on Friday 28-05-2010. but any how i attended on Thursday 27-05-2010 it was interesting. Many thanks to Engr. Sadathullah Khan. We wish 2 see you again soon.
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Comment -7: Mohammed Shahedur Rehman
As Salaamu Alaikum War Rahmatullahi Wa Barkatuh


I was thrilled when I received the mail from a brother about the workshop. It was my urdent desire since last year that somehow Br. Sadathullah Khan's workshop should have been conducted in Jeddah. Reason, I know number of brothers suffering from extreme anxiety / clinical depression. I could think of only Jeddah Islahi Centre having capability of conducting such a program. I did mention to a member of Islahi Centre. I whole heartedly thank and appreciate the members of the Islahi Centre for their dedication in making the event possible. Special thanks to brother Ashraf and brother Abdul Lateef for their foresight. I could see your enthusiasm radiating throughout the workshop.

It was an emotional experience having actively participated in the workshop. As if Br. Sadathullah Khan dug out all the dirt from our heart and thrown them out. I took my son also for the second day's workshop.

I could easily relate the experience as these processes of Tazkiyah are elaborately taught to cultivate / experience by Sufis(not the commercial Sufis) and Tablighee circles. Poor Sufis and Tablighees are sidelined by common mess having no knowledge of what they do either due to having peripheral experience or scanty knowlede about their activities.

In fact one Tablighee brother I pursuaded to attend the workshop remarked that Br. Sadhathullah Khan has assimilated the processes of Tazkiyah and Tabligh Usul in one format.

One thing has become clear that if muslims are united, no matter what chapter of the organisation you represent, wonders can be done. Jeddah Islahi brothers have shown the way.

I wish all the best and pray Allah (SWT) to advance you in your efforts to unlift the Ummah.

Your brother in Islam

Mohammed Shahedur Rehman (Native of Assam)
Saudi Cable Company
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Comment -8: Omid Noor
thanks to islahi centre,the food was good. 
i had a lot of questions during the lecture but since i could not ask questions, i had to contend with keeping quite or sleeping.
with due repect to the coach and his intentions, a lot of what he said felt contradictory to me, something like a mix of psychoanalysis, tasawwuf, budhism and the recently popular western corporate stress management trainings.
it felt like 2 days of feel-good-factor-training, something to break us expat slaves from our daily messed up lives and feel good about 'accepting' our slavery.
i doubt the training will deliver what it promised in me or any individual - a permanent change. its gonna fade in 2 weeks for sure and the whole program will feel like a 2 day drama we all acted in.
last word with reference to the 97%-3% theory that the coach mentioned. if 'playing in the court' is about gaining 95% wealth of the world, i d rather stay in the stands, cos i m already suffering playing for the wealth and success. 

Why else am i a slave in the most oppressing nation on earth?

i have been searching for that something else which could liberate people like us. i dont know what that is, but i guess neither does our coach.

Comment -9: Iyman Muhammad Yousf
Many thanks for Engr,SADATULLAH KAHN and IICJ 
Now I look the world around me differently and with more confidence. I am a cautious Muslim who is living at the present, forgiving my past, forgiving all who did injustice to me & looking for creating bright future and a peaceful return to Allah.

Iyman Muhammad Yousf
Mob :- +966-59-793-1787

Comment -10: Habeeb
We may read many books, attend many programs but if we do not practice what we read or listen to, the efforts will be useless.

Discover Yourself was a practice oriented workshop where the attendees were invoved sincerely throughout the program without any 

boring feeling. We practiced what we learnt then and there and the concepts went into the mind with less effort. I really like Engineer Khans 

advice on replying by ourselves to our Inner Critic saying "I dont know. Allah knows the best". The expression of worryness that people have 

about the past and future in the rhyme of "da da daaa... ding ding ding" really entertained and was easy to remember.

And the demo of "I am right... I am right..." also showed how we are fooling ourselves in our lives with our EGO and the necessity to over 

come it. 

"Forgiveness" is another masterpeice of the workshop which Engineer Khan explained how it cured many people from diseases and eases 

peoples lives.

I have accompanied a 9th standard student who initially questioned about the duration of the workshop. I think he was not satisfied with the 

two days duration that too till 10 pm on the first day. 

But at the end of the second day he said "Uncle we have missed the 3rd day". When asked why he replied. "The program was actually for 3 

days and was shortened for us. So actually we have missed the third day". I have some how convinced him.

Another 9th standard student who I have accompanied was also very active throughout the program and volunteered himself to act as the 

vice captain for helping the program to run smoothly like making announcements etc.

Overall, the program was so entertaining, informative and helps each of us to live as a good human being. More space is requierd about 

writing on the two day workshop. I leave it to the other attendees to express their views on other concepts that were taught in the 


We need more people like Engineer Sadathullah Khan for the revival of humanity. May Allah shower mercy on him and all of us and guide us 

and give us success in this world and the next.


Comment -11: Abdul Lathief
Nice to see the comments of Br. Omid Noor...
Now I understand that Engr. Khan was not successfull in making the glass empty in the case of everyone! and poured his messages easily....
Let us accept this reality and create solutions as the coach taught us in two days!

Comment -12: 
I never believed before the workshop that misbehaviour and misconceptions that one has for couple of decades could be permanently corrected just in three days of workshop. Thank to Engr. Sadatullah Khan may Allah bless him and we praise our Lord Allah subhana Watala to grant means and powers to Khan to continue his mission.
By implementing the workshop in our day to day life, the result is amaizing. Change is guaranted for those willing to change inshaAllah. 

When I ask my wife about my negative points she said:
1. If you are angry you don't listen to me and people in general.
2. You don't give me the attention I'am expecting from you (most of the time I want you to play with me).
3. Sometime you want other people to change the way you see things.
4. When speaking to people sometime you ignore whether you will hurt them or not.

For the boy:
1. He said that he don't want me to be angry with his mother.
2. Sometime I don't reply to him when he is asking me. He want me to aswer him anytime he ask me something.

Comment -13: Sirajudeen
I thank my brother who took my son and my neighbour's son both of them are 9th std boys. They are very happy that they could attend such a programme. My son is all praise about the techniques taught in the programme. As he is a sharp listener he regretted that his mother and I missed the programme. 

I missed the programme due to pre occupation. I would like to attend the one in the future by Eng Khan.

Thanks for the blog to share the views of the participants. I hope my son would also write about his experience.

Best wishes to everyone,


Comment -14: Abdul Lathief
Today we the below mentioned attendees met again in one of the attendees' apartment and refreshed our experience about the workshop.
Following were the attendees:

- Abdul Aziz
- Abdul Basith
- Abdul Lathief
- Ashraf Unneen
- Hassainar
- Mohammed Ali Chundakkadan
- Noushad Karinganadu
- Saleem EP

We called few guests as well to attend our discussion. The discussion went very live and we felt it was a must that we sit like this. We refreshed almost all of the main topics like:
- The concept of LA (Nothingness)
- World of reality / Acceptance / Resistance
- The context
- Play ground and gallary
- Being unreasonable
- Human being and animality
- Reptile brain
- Sharing
- Khalifa
- Beating the left hand to control the evil and reptile thoughts
- Techniques for getting concentration and to be in the present
- Da Da Da .......Di Di Di
- The nice memories of some of the demostrations in the workshop
- Application of the lessons from the workshop at work and at home

Over all it was a very nice reunion. We suggest all the attendees to get together like this and make it a point to discuss and share the post workshop experiences.

Comment -15: Saleem EP
Dear bro's,
It was a great experience for me to attend the meeting held yesterday at the residents of one of the attendees. We not only shared our experience after the workshop but also refreshed ourselves of what we have learned in the work shop. Nobody was remembering everything but when you united we got all the points and shared them. So unity is the power. Please organize in-house meetings and you will see its effects in your life. Insha Allah.

I have added my experience in my blog with some photos. Please visit and put your remarks. 
Best Regards
Saleem EP

Comment -16: Anonymus
assalam walaikum it is a eye opener to humanity

Note: This blog was published earlier in another blog. To see the original comments you my visit that blogspot as well.

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