Darul Arqam Educational Trust

Wayfarers Retreat 2022

السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته
Dear Students, as valued members of the DA student body we welcome you to the Wayfarers Week Spiritual Retreat, 15th to 22nd October 2022.

A blessing from Allah that the Wayfarers Week in will take place this year in Antakya – a land of Prophets and Their Companions عليهم السلام.

This year our Wayfarers Week excludes flights as we found this to be the most cost-effective solution to propose to our Wayfarers. The flights itinerary to Antakya (HTY) by Pegasus Airlines and Turkish Airlines are the most inexpensive flights currently.

We have done our utmost to make sure we offer the lowest possible prices to our fellow students and these are:

0- 2 Free
3-11 £395
12+ £555

The prices include:
– Transfers from Airport to the hotel,
– Hotels, breakfast and Dinner
– All Excursions
– Lessons by Shiekh Wail and Shiekh Zaqir
– Litanies in congregation
– Access to local scholars

Please make sure you consider the following when you are booking flights:

– Flight times : Please make sure you choose the times that will conclude your travel in one day.

– Baggage Allowance: Please be aware that adding on 20kg baggage will incur an additional cost, be mindful of this.

Flight Cost: Please make sure that you compare the prices between Turkish Airlines, Pegasus Airlines, and Sky Scanner to make sure you get the most cost-effective price.

Layover times: These are connecting times between your international and domestic flights. Please make sure you put into perspective the layover times to your flight.

Deposit payment: The deposit is £400 12+ / £300 3-11 yrs – which will need to be paid no later than August the 22nd 2022. The cost may increase after this date due to currency fluctuations.

We pray that the above helps you when you book your flights. Please inform us as soon as you booked your ticket(s) for our records.

We look forward to seeing you in Antakya inshaaAllah and remember that we are here to help.

Please use the contact details below should you have any queries:

DA Wayfarers Br Abdul Haseeb & Sr Noreen 07947 313 696 / Br Bilal 07528 084 809 (DA Admin) / info@datrust.org

DA Wayfarer’s Volunteers Team

و ما توفيقنا الا بالله

Wayfarers Retreat 2022

Why Retreat with Darul Arqam?

“The contemplative believer who remembers God will begin to enjoy solitude and places of seclusion where voices and movements are hushed. There he will find strength of heart and will, and he will no longer be worried or depressed. He will begin to taste the sweetness of worship, of which he cannot have enough. In it, he will find abundance of pleasure and comfort – more than what he used to find in diversion and play, or in the satisfaction of worldly desires. When he experiences this state, many of the worldly concerns will disappear, as he is in a completely different world from the rest of humanity!”

–Ibn Al Qayyim, Madaarij As Salikeen

Darul Arqam invite you to join the Wayfarers Week Retreat for a week of remembrance and contemplation. Aiming to recreate an atmosphere of brotherhood, compassion and joy that emanates with true faith. We deliberately keep costs low so that the most people possible can benefit. We hope during week we can rejuvenate some of the meanings we have been studying within the various courses at Darul Arqam.  It is a joyful time, with attendance open to all, including families and we welcome children (for whom special activities have been arranged) since their presence is a means for the attraction of the angels of mercy. There are various activities, circles of sacred knowledge, circles of Qu’ran, remembrance, congregational prayers and sacred recreational activities which will enlighten the soul and draw you in proximity to our Lord.

Why Antakya ?

More Information To Follow Very Soon…

Classes and Prayer Schedule
Morning and afternoon Classes and the Adhkaar will take place in the conference room in the ground floor of the hotel. The venue for Salaah will be in Habib Najjar Masjid across the hotel being a 3 minute walk from the accommodation.

Please click here to view the full brochure and itinerary.

Are you ready to retreat!?

A deposit of £400 per adult, and £300 per child is required to secure your space. Payment of the full balance is required 6 weeks prior to travel (you are welcome to pay the full balance when booking if you prefer). Please make a transfer to Darul Arqam’s bank account using the below details:

Islamic Bank of Britain

Darul Arqam Educational Trust

Sort code: 30 00 83

Account No: 01226101

Reference: (see below)

In the bank transfer reference section, please make the reference your first two initials followed by ‘-WW22’. For example, Zaid Imran will use the reference ‘ZI-WW22’

Important: Once you have transferred the money via bank transfer, please email us at info@datrust.org with a screen capture of the final screen mentioning whom the amount has been transferred to (or a PDF receipt) and email us with your full name and the back page/info page of your Passport – for identification purposes.

We look forward to retreating with you – Updated Brochure to follow soon ! 

Previous Years Booklet for reference of activities to expect.

Wayfarers Retreat – Urfa December 2021 PDF!