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Darul Arqam Educational Trust

Wayfarers Weekend: Realign to the Divine

Wayfarers Weekend: Realign to the Divine 

Come to Islam as you are, to Islam as it is!

A weekend of removing oneself from the rigours of daily life, and immersing in a weekend of fun, focus, new friends, reigniting the heart to give motivation to break unwanted habits in order to focus on the divine.

Date: July 29th-31st

Location: Solihull

The Hub,
5-9 Hermitage Road
B91 2LL

Price: Adults 16+  £25, Children 5-16 £15, Children under 5 £10

Tutors: Shaykh Zaqir and Guest Speakers

Please register the details of all attendees using the form below, before paying for your spaces.

Come to Islam as you are, to Islam as it is!

Wayfarers Weekend is a blessed moment for us to immerse ourselves in the remembrance of Allah and His Prophet ﷺ. During our hectic lives a moment of stillness and contemplation are valuable gifts which Allah only bestows upon his chosen slaves. The Prophet ﷺ is reported to have said ‘a moment of contemplation is better than a thousand years of worship’ . Within this time we will realign our hearts to the divine and reconnect ourselves to the only two activities that are blessed and everlasting in this abode, with all else being cursed, the blessed activities of Allah’s remembrance and all that is connected to it and the teacher and student of sacred knowledge.

The Prophet ﷺ has said: ‘The world is accursed and that which is within it except the Glorification of Allah and that which is associated with it and the teacher and student of sacred knowledge and that which is associated with it’. We beseech Allah’s subtle succour to bless our time and flow over us his divine grace. By the grace of Allah you will be joined by various scholars.

Programme Includes:

Prayer, Dhikr, Spiritual Walk, Classes, Recreational activities, Immersing yourself in the Masjid of Allah with a band of believers. Attendees will be part of a cohesive spiritual community and will assist each other and contribute on a rota to looking after the facilities and dinner service.

What you need to bring:

Wayfarers Weekend is for the purpose of spiritually, immersing yourself in the Masjid in simplicity, brotherhood, and sisterhood. Sleeping arrangements are typically in a Masjid hall (segregated areas for brothers and sisters) on the floor. Each attendee is required to bring their own bedding.
Shower facilities are only available for compulsory bathing purposes.

The program will take place from:

Friday 29th July 7pm -Sunday 31st July 5pm. The itinerary will be issued in the week prior to the itikaaf. Essential floor bedding accommodation for brothers and sisters. No bedding will be provided. Application cut-off point: Monday 25th July 2022.

Creche

Children 10+ are advised to participate in the activities. We will offer a creche facility for children from the age of 3 to 9, as they will not be permitted into the study session. Children 3 or under must stay with their mothers/fathers.

Important Note:

All bookings for the Total Transformation Weekend are non-refundable. We attempt to organise these regular Ittikafs to bring maximum benefit to the whole family for the lowest cost possible which is only possible due to the commitment of our volunteers (khuddam). Any cancelation means that we do not cover the costs and this jeopardises the future of this community initiative. We hope that you can sympathise with us in this and intending your fee as a optional charity (sadaqh nafilah) will mean that you will share in the reward of the classes and activities during the Itikaaf.

Inspirational Itikaaf Registration Form

  • Please complete the registration form in order to register your interest for the retreat. Each attendee aged 11+ needs a separate registration. Children under 11 can be included on the form of the adult who will be supervising them. When answering questions related to diet/medical needs, please specify the name of the attendee this applies to. Your information is confidential.
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  • Please specify how many cars you plan to travel in. We recommend car sharing where possible - We can facilitate this in the week prior to travel (but can't guarantee it). We politely request for each family to limit themselves to 1 car if possible due to limited parking. We can't guarantee to provide parking for all vehicles, but will do our best! This will be clarified prior to the Itikaaf.
  • By submitting this form I am consenting to Darul Arqam Educational Trust securely storing the information provided for the purpose of the retreat and to use the information provided to contact myself or my emergency contact if necessary. Upon attending the retreat I consent to consequential photography during the event for the purpose of Dawah to facilitate calling others to take the same benefit. Please click the submit button below in order to complete your registration. A space will be provisionally reserved for you and a member of Darul Arqam's admin team will be in contact to confirm your booking at a later date.

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Please complete the registration form above before adding the spaces you need to the checkout using the drop down menu below.

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