"The Pursuit of Happiness" was the title of the first retreat I have attended for the Sheikh. It was a turning point and a life changing experience for me, after which I pledged to my Lord never to return to my heedless state. As I was before it living the day by day with no real aim, and my biggest worries being perhaps my looks, my friends, and my education. I claimed pertinence to Islam, but I did not sincerely testify it. Even my own worship was that of a routinic habit. My love to my lord was only by words, and in that life I continued transgressing against my self and my lord. The same lord whom after I have sinned Him, He called me to Him through the amazing experience of my first retreat. He has granted me moments of nearness to Him, as I raised my hands in sincere repentance. It was after that lecture for the first time I felt a taste of the true happiness of this life, and aimed to pursuit it.