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Knowledge Retreat 2017

Alqueria de Rosales, Spain

Knowledge Retreat

Al-Salam Institute is pleased to announce our first Knowledge Retreat. In April 2017, students will attend a ten-day retreat in Alqueria de Rosales, situated by the scenic Sierra de Segura in Southern Spain.

The Knowledge Retreat is for both the mind and heart. This programme is designed to bring knowledge to life by providing participants with a chance to reflect upon, and internalise, Islamic teachings in a truly secluded environment. Attendees will get to spend time with Shaykh Akram Nadwi and visiting international scholars whilst studying an intensive syllabus based on the Quran, hadith and spirituality. Teaching days will be split into structured morning sessions and shorter evening sessions for Q&A’s and hadith readings. These hadith readings will give those interested the opportunity to gain general ijazah (textual authorisation) in selected classical works.

Participants will have time to travel, socialise, reflect and consolidate their knowledge. There will be guided trips to Granada and Cordoba by specialist Islamic historians. Additionally, activities will include: hiking, archery, a visit to the astronomical observatory and workshops on historical manuscripts, ceramics, and calligraphy.

The ASI Knowledge Retreat is open to participants from all countries.

Programme 

Dates

Arrival: Sunday 9th April 2017
Programme dates: Monday 10th April – Wednesday 19th April
Departure: Thursday 20th April 2017


Teaching

Structured teaching based upon our tailor-made syllabus will commence each morning for four hours, except on days allocated for trips. Participants are also encouraged to join evening sessions for the purpose of hadith recitation and ijazah. There will be regular Q&A sessions throughout the retreat and a dedicated session with Shaykh Akram for sisters only.


Day trips
(optional)

  • Granada: This day trip will take participants to Granada, the heart of Andalusia. Participants will visit local sites, such as the Cathedral and the world-renowned Alhambra Palace, a Nasrid fortress-complex with stunning views of the Sierra Nevada mountains, accompanied by a specialist Islamic historian and tour guide.

  • Cordoba: This day trip will include tours of the exquisite Mezquita de Córdoba and the ruins of Madinah al-Zahra, a fortified medieval Arab palace-city and former capital of al-Andalus. Students will explore these sites and discover their historical significance during the Ummayyad era.

  • Cave exploration: A day will be taken out for participants to reconnect with nature, spending time by the river and kayaking into the Cave of Almadenes & El Puerto, assisted by a local guide.

Activities

Activities include the following:

  • Hiking
  • Archery
  • Swimming (men-only & women-only sessions)
  • Visiting the Astronomical Observatory
  • Ceramics workshop
  • Calligraphy workshop
  • Essential oil making workshop

 Accommodation

The following three options for accommodation are available (limited capacity):

On-Campus: Dorms (Full board)
The dorms can accommodate up to 12-14 persons. This will include bunk beds with indoor bathrooms and standard wardrobes, blankets, bed sheets, and pillows. A lounge area with sofas are also provided. Men and women will have separate dorms.

accomodation

On-Campus: Shared Apartments (Full board)
Shared apartments can accommodate up to 3-4 persons. This will include double or single beds with ensuite or shared bathrooms (ensuite rooms will be allocated on a first come first serve basis).

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Off-Campus: Shared Luxury Apartments (Meals and daily shuttle service provided)

Luxury apartments can accommodate groups of 2/4/5/6 persons. These luxury apartments are situated in Puebla de Don Fadrique (around 5km from Alqueria). Morning and evening shuttle service to and from the teaching venue will also be provided.

 Please click here for images of the apartments.


Food

Meals

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On-campus participants will be provided with three meals per day. Participants staying off-campus in luxury apartments will have breakfast at the hotel and lunch and dinner will be provided on-campus. These meals are prepared with organic and locally sourced ingredients to provide students with a healthy and balanced diet.

Travel

Destination

Fundaction Cultural Azzahra – Alqueria de Rosales
Cortijo Rosales Chico, 18820, Granada
Click here for detailed venue information.

Arrival

Date: Sunday 9th April 2017

ASI representatives will be present at three designated airports: Murcia, Alicante and Madrid. The recommended flights (from the UK) for each airport and coach transfer times are as follows:

MURCIA

Flight: Outbound (09/04/17) – London Stansted – 17:00 (Arrive 20:45) – FR 8028 – Ryanair

Transfer: A coach from Murcia airport to Rosales will depart at 9:45pm on Sunday 9th April

ALICANTE

Flight: Outbound (09/04/17) – London Stansted – 17:50 (Arrive 21:30) – FR 8976 – Ryanair

Transfer: A coach from Alicante aiport to Rosales will depart at 10:30pm on Sunday 9th April

MADRID

Flight: Outbound (09/04/17) – London Gatwick 12:05 (Arrive 15:40) – 8277 – EasyJet 

Transfer: A coach from Madrid airport to Rosales will depart at 6pm on Sunday 9th April.

Please note all participants flying into Madrid should aim to arrive in good time, ahead of coach departure, as flight delays cannot be accommodated for.

For those interested the primary ASI flights are:

Outbound (09/04/17) – London Stansted to Murcia Airport – 17:00 (Arrive 20:45) – FR 8028 – Ryanair
Inbound (20/04/17) – Alicante Airport to London Stansted – 15:40 (Arrive 17:25) – FR 8975 – Ryanair

Departure

Date: Thursday 20th April

MURCIA: A coach from Rosales to Murcia airport will depart at 10am on Thursday 20th April.

ALICANTE: A coach from Rosales to Alicante airport will depart at 10am on Thursday 20th April.

MADRID: A coach from Rosales to Madrid airport will depart at 10am on Thursday 20th April.

Pricing 

 

Packages

Basic (Dorms)

On-campus participants

  • 6 hours daily tuition
  • Course materials
  • 11 nights accommodation
  • All meals included
  • Airport transfers

 

Dorms: £850
Essential (Shared Accommodation)

On-campus participants

  • 6 hours daily tuition
  • Course materials
  • 11 nights accommodation
  • All meals included
  • Airport transfers
Essential (Luxury Accommodation)

Off-campus participants

  • 6 hours daily tuition
  • Course materials
  • 11 nights accommodation
  • B&B + (Lunch & dinner on-campus)
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily shuttle service

 

Add-

Add-on Packages

Includes Cost (per person)
Trips and Activities
  • All 3 day trips to  Granada, Cordoba and cave exploration.  Package includes transport, admission tickets and meals.
  • Any choice of scheduled activities.
£145
Meals
  • 2 meals a day for all 10 days.
£300
Crèche
  • Crèche facilities during the morning teaching sessions.
£100 for the first child (for all 10 days) and £50 for each child thereafter.

Additional items available after enrolment onto the Knowledge Retreat 2017.

 

Individual Add-ons

Includes Cost (per person)
Cordoba Includes day transport, admission tickets and food. £70
Granada Includes day transport, admission tickets and food. £80
Cave Exploration Includes day transport, admission tickets and food. £50
Hiking £25
Archery £15
Visit to Astronomical Observatory Includes day transport £45
Ceramic Workshop £30
Essential Oils £15
Calligraphy Workshop £50

 

Children’s Pricing

Pricing
Newborn children

(aged 0 – 12 weeks)

Not permitted to attend the Knowledge Retreat N/A
Infants

(aged 3 months – 3 years)

Infants are given free accommodation and access to evening teaching sessions only. They are provided with a cot (subject to availability). However, in cases where a bed is required for the infant they will be registered as a child. This will require the purchase of the Children’s package (please see below)

Infants are not allowed to attend morning teaching sessions and therefore must be accompanied either by an non-attending adult or enrolled onto the onsite crèche service (priced separately)

Price: Free
Children

(aged 4 years – 14 years)

Children aged 4 years – 6 years can only attend evening teaching sessions. Children aged 6 and over can attend both morning and evening teaching sessions.

Children under 6 are not allowed to attend morning teaching sessions and therefore must be accompanied either by an non-attending adult or enrolled onto the onsite creche service (priced separately)

This package is offered at a reduced cost of £610 for both Essential (Shared) accommodation packages.

Price:

On-campus (shared): £610

Off-campus (luxury): £810

There are no concessions available for participants aged 15 years or older.

 

Terms and Conditions

Terms and conditions outlining the procedures of the Knowledge Retreat are found here.

 

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Knowledge Retreat 2017

Alqueria de Rosales, Spain

 

Knowledge Retreat

Al-Salam Institute is pleased to announce our first Knowledge Retreat. In April 2017, students will attend a ten-day retreat in Alqueria de Rosales, situated by the scenic Sierra de Segura in Southern Spain.

The Knowledge Retreat is for both the mind and heart. This programme is designed to bring knowledge to life by providing participants with a chance to reflect upon, and internalise, Islamic teachings in a truly secluded environment. Attendees will get to spend time with Shaykh Akram Nadwi and visiting international scholars whilst studying an intensive syllabus based on the Quran, hadith and spirituality. Teaching days will be split into structured morning sessions and shorter evening sessions for Q&A’s and hadith readings. These hadith readings will give those interested the opportunity to gain general ijazah (textual authorisation) in selected classical works.

Participants will have time to travel, socialise, reflect and consolidate their knowledge. There will be guided trips to Granada and Cordoba by specialist Islamic historians. Additionally, activities will include: hiking, archery, a visit to the astronomical observatory and workshops on historical manuscripts, ceramics, and calligraphy.

The ASI Knowledge Retreat is open to participants from all countries.

 

 

Programme 

Dates

Arrival: Sunday 9th April 2017
Programme dates: Monday 10th April – Wednesday 19th April
Departure: Thursday 20th April 2017


Teaching

Structured teaching based upon our tailor-made syllabus will commence each morning for four hours, except on days allocated for trips. Participants are also encouraged to join evening sessions for the purpose of hadith recitation and ijazah. There will be regular Q&A sessions throughout the retreat and a dedicated session with Shaykh Akram for sisters only.


Day trips
(optional)

  • Granada: This day trip will take participants to Granada, the heart of Andalusia. Participants will visit local sites, such as the Cathedral and the world-renowned Alhambra Palace, a Nasrid fortress-complex with stunning views of the Sierra Nevada mountains, accompanied by a specialist Islamic historian and tour guide.

  • Cordoba: This day trip will include tours of the exquisite Mezquita de Córdoba and the ruins of Madinah al-Zahra, a fortified medieval Arab palace-city and former capital of al-Andalus. Students will explore these sites and discover their historical significance during the Ummayyad era.

  • Cave exploration: A day will be taken out for participants to reconnect with nature, spending time by the river and kayaking into the Cave of Almadenes & El Puerto, assisted by a local guide.

Activities

Activities include the following:

  • Hiking
  • Archery
  • Swimming (men-only & women-only sessions)
  • Visiting the Astronomical Observatory
  • Ceramics workshop
  • Calligraphy workshop
  • Essential oil making workshop

 

 

 Accommodation

The following three options for accommodation are available (limited capacity):

On-Campus: Dorms (Full board)
The dorms can accommodate up to 12-14 persons. This will include bunk beds with indoor bathrooms and standard wardrobes, blankets, bed sheets, and pillows. A lounge area with sofas are also provided. Men and women will have separate dorms.

accomodation

On-Campus: Shared Apartments (Full board)
Shared apartments can accommodate up to 3-4 persons. This will include double or single beds with ensuite or shared bathrooms (ensuite rooms will be allocated on a first come first serve basis).

Marzo-2006-016-1

Off-Campus: Shared Luxury Apartments (Meals and daily shuttle service provided)

Luxury apartments can accommodate groups of 2/4/5/6 persons. These luxury apartments are situated in Puebla de Don Fadrique (around 5km from Alqueria). Morning and evening shuttle service to and from the teaching venue will also be provided.

 Please click here for images of the apartments.


Food

Meals

alqueriaweb-27

On-campus participants will be provided with three meals per day. Participants staying off-campus in luxury apartments will have breakfast at the hotel and lunch and dinner will be provided on-campus. These meals are prepared with organic and locally sourced ingredients to provide students with a healthy and balanced diet.

Travel

Destination

Fundaction Cultural Azzahra – Alqueria de Rosales
Cortijo Rosales Chico, 18820, Granada
Click here for detailed venue information.

Arrival

Date: Sunday 9th April 2017

ASI representatives will be present at three designated airports: Murcia, Alicante and Madrid. The recommended flights (from the UK) for each airport and coach transfer times are as follows:

MURCIA

Flight: Outbound (09/04/17) – London Stansted – 17:00 (Arrive 20:45) – FR 8028 – Ryanair

Transfer: A coach from Murcia airport to Rosales will depart at 9:45pm on Sunday 9th April

ALICANTE

Flight: Outbound (09/04/17) – London Stansted – 17:50 (Arrive 21:30) – FR 8976 – Ryanair

Transfer: A coach from Alicante aiport to Rosales will depart at 10:30pm on Sunday 9th April

MADRID

Flight: Outbound (09/04/17) – London Gatwick 12:05 (Arrive 15:40) – 8277 – EasyJet 

Transfer: A coach from Madrid airport to Rosales will depart at 6pm on Sunday 9th April.

Please note all participants flying into Madrid should aim to arrive in good time, ahead of coach departure, as flight delays cannot be accommodated for.

For those interested the primary ASI flights are:

Outbound (09/04/17) – London Stansted to Murcia Airport – 17:00 (Arrive 20:45) – FR 8028 – Ryanair
Inbound (20/04/17) – Alicante Airport to London Stansted – 15:40 (Arrive 17:25) – FR 8975 – Ryanair

Departure

Date: Thursday 20th April

MURCIA: A coach from Rosales to Murcia airport will depart at 10am on Thursday 20th April.

ALICANTE: A coach from Rosales to Alicante airport will depart at 10am on Thursday 20th April.

MADRID: A coach from Rosales to Madrid airport will depart at 10am on Thursday 20th April.

Pricing 

 

Packages

Basic (Dorms)

On-campus participants

  • 6 hours daily tuition
  • Course materials
  • 11 nights accommodation
  • All meals included
  • Airport transfers

 

Dorms: £850
Essential (Shared Accommodation)

On-campus participants

  • 6 hours daily tuition
  • Course materials
  • 11 nights accommodation
  • All meals included
  • Airport transfers
Essential (Luxury Accommodation)

Off-campus participants

  • 6 hours daily tuition
  • Course materials
  • 11 nights accommodation
  • B&B + (Lunch & dinner on-campus)
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily shuttle service

 

Add-

Add-on Packages

Includes Cost (per person)
Trips and Activities
  • All 3 day trips to  Granada, Cordoba and cave exploration.  Package includes transport, admission tickets and meals.
  • Any choice of scheduled activities.
£145
Meals
  • 2 meals a day for all 10 days.
£300
Crèche
  • Crèche facilities during the morning teaching sessions.
£100 for the first child (for all 10 days) and £50 for each child thereafter.

Additional items available after enrolment onto the Knowledge Retreat 2017.

 

Individual Add-ons

Includes Cost (per person)
Cordoba Includes day transport, admission tickets and food. £70
Granada Includes day transport, admission tickets and food. £80
Cave Exploration Includes day transport, admission tickets and food. £50
Hiking £25
Archery £15
Visit to Astronomical Observatory Includes day transport £45
Ceramic Workshop £30
Essential Oils £15
Calligraphy Workshop £50

 

Children’s Pricing

Pricing
Newborn children

(aged 0 – 12 weeks)

Not permitted to attend the Knowledge Retreat N/A
Infants

(aged 3 months – 3 years)

Infants are given free accommodation and access to evening teaching sessions only. They are provided with a cot (subject to availability). However, in cases where a bed is required for the infant they will be registered as a child. This will require the purchase of the Children’s package (please see below)

Infants are not allowed to attend morning teaching sessions and therefore must be accompanied either by an non-attending adult or enrolled onto the onsite crèche service (priced separately)

Price: Free
Children

(aged 4 years – 14 years)

Children aged 4 years – 6 years can only attend evening teaching sessions. Children aged 6 and over can attend both morning and evening teaching sessions.

Children under 6 are not allowed to attend morning teaching sessions and therefore must be accompanied either by an non-attending adult or enrolled onto the onsite creche service (priced separately)

This package is offered at a reduced cost of £610 for both Essential (Shared) accommodation packages.

Price:

On-campus (shared): £610

Off-campus (luxury): £810

There are no concessions available for participants aged 15 years or older.

 

Terms and Conditions

Terms and conditions outlining the procedures of the Knowledge Retreat are found here.

 

Enrol Now

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