ASI Knowledge Retreat


Alqueria de Rosales, Spain
28th March - 7th April

Join Shaykh Akram Nadwi on the Knowledge Retreat 2018!


Don't miss out on our second Annual Knowledge Retreat!

Structured Programme

Join Shaykh Akram Nadwi and Shaykh Thaqib Mahmood for daily classes on Quran, Hadith & spirituality.


Classes are split into morning and evening sessions with students having plenty of time for rest and reflection.

Trips and Activities

Day trips and activities are organised in order for students to have a truly holistic experience.


Whether it is a day trip to Granada or calligraphy classes with our Master Calligrapher, there is something for everyone on the Knowledge Retreat.

Secluded Environment

Our campus is situated in a beautiful and remote location, surrounded by views of the scenic Sierra de Segura mountain range.


Join us as we retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life to reconnect with our tradition.

Our Instructors

Shaykh Akram Nadwi



Shaykh Mohammad Akram Nadwi is a world-renowned scholar of Indian origin, who received in-depth training in the traditional Islamic disciplines at Nadwat al-Ulama, Lucknow, India, and received a PhD in Arabic literature from Lucknow University.

Shaykh Thaqib Mahmood

Shaykh Thaqib Mahmood has travelled extensively seeking sacred knowledge, visiting Morocco, Syria, Yemen and many other countries. He has studied under various scholars including Shaykh Hamza Yusuf and Shaykh Akram Nadwi. He resides in Oxford, UK.


What is the Knowledge Retreat?

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 Shaykh Thaqib Mahmood studying an intensive syllabus based on the Quran, hadith and spirituality. Teaching days will be split into structured morning sessions and shorter evening sessions.

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An all inclusive package...

  • Full Board Meals
  • Accomodation
  • Airport Transfer
  • Cordoba Visit
  • Granada Visit
  • Archery
  • Calligraphy
  • Nature Trail
  • Family Friendly
  • Secluded Enviroment
  • Daily Tuition

Our Structured Syllabus

Purification of the Heart

The state of our hearts has been a topic addressed in religious and secular discourse from the East to West.  Moreover, the Quran is replete with references to the heart. The sound heart, something the described as...

Forty Hadith of Imam Nawawi

This text has become one of the foremost hadith compilations across the Muslim world. Its collection of Prophetic sayings are deeply profound and beneficial for all Muslims. Selections from the text will be...

Al-Muhaddithat: The Female Scholars of Muslim Spain

For the first time ever, Shaykh Akram Nadwi will be teaching students about the lives and times of the Spanish female scholars of Islam from his monumental work, ‘Al-Muhaddithat’ – a 50+ volume biographical dictionary which...

Tafsir of Selected Surahs

Our relationship with the Quran is a lifelong journey. Revealed in time and yet timeless, re-ordered but not chronological, these tensions are something that gives the Quran immeasurable depth. Shaykh Akram will be teaching...


Risala al-Mustarshidin

The ‘Treatise for the Seekers of Guidance’ by Imam al-Muhasibi (d. 243/857) is one of the early classical texts on Islamic spirituality. Drawing on the Quran and Sunnah of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم it proffers...


​Hannah Rana

Spacecraft Engineer

All in all it was just such an excellent package and it involved a balanced approach to doing so many different activities, nourishing your soul, re-calibrating your mind... It was a very holistic retreat.


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