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July 29, 2018


Retreat Overview

A week long retreat providing access to obligatory sacred knowledge and an introduction to additional religious sciences to English speaking Muslims. This will be provided by teachers from the orthodox way of Islam.

Our aim
*Inspire love for Allah, His Messenger (peace be upon him) and the Religion.
*Motivate students to live according to the Sunnah.
*Equip students with knowledge of the central elements of the Religion.
*Inspire students to take up further studies with authentic traditional Scholars.


Tajweed is a Arabic word meaning correct pronunciation during recitation. It is a set of rules, which dictate how the Qur'an should be read. It comes from the root word 'ja-wa-da' meaning to make well, make better or improve.

Essentials of Worship
A complete subject outlining the absolute essentials of this knowledge: in faith, prayer, and key points related to one’s life and dealings.

Dear Beloved Son (Ayyuhal Walad: Al Ghazali)
A well-known reply of Imam al-Ghazali to one of his students, translated in this book, Dear Beloved Son. The student sought knowledge that would benefit him the most in his life, and in his death, and sought to abandon that knowledge which would be of no benefit, and to hold onto that knowledge which would benefit him the most, thus following the prophetic tradition. As the prophet, peace be upon him, once prayed to Allah, “O Allah, I seek refuge in You from knowledge which does not benefit”.

Tafseer (Exegesis)
Commentary on Surah Yusuf.

Fiqh of Hajj
This course will help familiarise the student with rulings related to this great pillar of Islam. Many people going to Hajj are ill-prepared because they either suffice with a brief seminar prior to going or worse still, they rely on the knowledge of people in the group who have little to no knowledge of Islamic Jurisprudence. This course aims to provide a more detailed study of legal rulings related to Hajj, helping the student to prepare more comprehensively for Hajj.

Shafi'i Fiqh
It is obligatory on every Muslim to study the fundamentals of this beautiful religion, this course will provide an opportunity for students to fulfill a part of this obligation. Students will learn essential details regarding the laws of purity (Taharah) and prayer (Salah). We encounter issues related to Wudu, Ghusl and Salah every day and it is important for us to understand what the correct ruling is, rather than relying on hearsay.

Al Adab Al-Mufrad
A code for everyday living, the example of early Muslims. Imam Bukhari's hadith compliation on etiquette and way of life.

Prophetic Miracles
Selected chapters from Qadi Iyad's Ash Shifa.

Every evening:
Open Q&A sessions; giving you the opportunity to ask any questions.

Please note: Essentials of Worship & Shafi Fiqh, Al-Adab Al-Mufrad & Fiqh of Hajj (see itinerary) will run concurrently, you are required to choose one when registering.

Course material will be provided.

Children's Programme

"Your child occupied in good actions while you focus on your studies"

Kids Camp - Age 6-11 | Creche - Age 3-5
Session 1: 9am- 1.15pm | Session 2: 5pm - 8.15pm
Activities: Arts & Crafts, Outdoor Play, Islamic Learning.


Grittleton House
The Street
SN14 6AP

Grittleton House is situated within the grounds of a large Victorian Manor House. The stables are set away from the main house and have a unique and tranquil charm that we hope will instill a wonderful feeling of relaxation, interest and history. The beauty of this setting makes it ideal for friends and families to get together for those special occasions and reunions. Thirty acres of manicured arboretum, parkland and formal gardens. Courtyard for BBQs and alfresco dining. Tennis Courts, Netball courts, Football pitch and other outdoor sporting facilities, all available with prior arrangement.

Shared accommodation, segregated by gender. All rooms are en suite with bunk beds sleeping between 2-6 people per room. Bedding will be provided. Accommodation arrangements should provide a good opportunity to make good friends (suhba) and also fulfill many Sunna’s such as sacrifice, patience & compassion.

Sleeping Arrangements
Adults & Children 5 and over: Single beds
Under 5: Must share a single bed with their guardian. However we recommend you bring a travel cot.



*Early bird discount - valid until 31/05/2018

Adults (15 and over) £295
Child (6-14) £295 (to be accompanied by an adult/guardian, price includes Kids Camp)
Child (5 and under) Free (Must share a single bed with their guardian or bring a travel cot)
Creche (3-5) - £95

*01/06/2018 Onwards
Adults (15 and over) £345
Child (6-14) £345 (to be accompanied by an adult/guardian, price includes Kids Camp)
Child (5 and under) £50 (Must share a single bed with their guardian or bring a travel cot)
Creche (3-5) - £145

Price includes:
Course Material
Breakfast and 2 meals per day

Payment instructions will be sent once your application has been processed.

Please note we have very limited spaces, therefore we will accept applicants on a first come first serve basis based on full payment.

*This course is open to males & females.

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5:00amFajr Prayer / Surah Yasin
5:30 - 6:45amTajweed / Reading
7:00 - 9:00amBreakfast
9:15am - 10:15amDear Beloved Son
(Ayyuhal Walad: Al Ghazali)

Shaykh Samir al-Nass
10:30am - 1:15pmEssentials of Worship
Ustadh Haroon Hanif
Shafi Fiqh
Ustadh Mohammed Jamili
1:30pmZuhr Prayer
2:00pmLunch / Free Time
5:00 - 6:30pmAl-Adab Al-Mufrad
Ustadh Tanweer Hussain
Fiqh of Hajj
Ustadh Noorud-Deen Rashid
6:45pmAsr Prayer / Litanies
7:00 - 8:15pmTafsir - Surah Yusuf
Shaykh Samir al-Nass
8:15 - 9:00pmDinner
9pmMagrib Prayer / Litanies
9:30 - 10:15pmProphetic Miracles
Shaykh Samir al-Nass
10:15 - 11:00pmQ&A Session & Nasheeds
11:00pmIsha Prayer / Litanies
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Are children allowed?
Yes children are allowed. All children under 12 must remain with their guardian at all times. Children can attend lessons with their parent providing they are not disruptive.

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