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ASI Spring Retreat 2023

Spring Student Retreat 2023: A deep dive into Surah al-Kahf

As part of our Islamic Scholarship Programme curriculum, we have introduced both a Winter and Spring Student Retreat to allow students and teachers to come together and spend quality time together in Suhba.

This term’s spring retreat will be taking place from 16th – 19th March 2023. Being on the doorstep of Ramadan, we knew we had to place the Book of Allah at the heart of the retreat. We also want to provide our students with the chance to experience what it can look like to take a deep dive into the Quran, spending days and nights by its side.

From qira’at to daily tafsir classes, linguistic analysis, reflecting deeply on the paradigmatic stories in this surah, this retreat will ask students to immerse themselves in the Book of Allah. We will also be going on nature walks in the countryside, reconnecting with the ayat of Allah that surround us, and will have time to hold group discussions on contemporary issues that students wish to explore together.

We highly recommend everyone attend this wonderful retreat. We welcome all students, past and present, to join us as we prepare for Ramadan 2023.

We have designed this retreat to be both as affordable as possible and one that focuses more on companionship and experience rather than luxury accommodation or solely textual learning. Students will be able to stay in on-campus dorms (single occupancy – limited no. of rooms available) or off-campus (nearby hotels are recommended especially for group/family stays). All meals are included for all students. Off-campus students will be required to arrange their own daily transportation to and from the venue.


Key Information


Venue and Dates

Venue: Islamic Foundation, Markfield, Leicestershire
Ratby Ln, Markfield LE67 9SY
Duration: 3 days (16th March – 19th March 2023)


ASI teachers, including Shaykh Akram Nadwi, will also be present and looking forward to meeting their students inshaAllah.


All meals are included for all students. Please note that this year we will be unable to accommodate dietary requirements/intolerances on the retreat. For students wishing to attend who may have specific dietary requirements, they will need to make personal arrangements for meal times.

For any further enquiries, please email

On-Campus £310 £249 (Early bird)

  • Students will be able to stay in, on-campus dorms (single occupancy – limited no. of rooms available).

  • All meals are included in the price. 

  • On-campus check-in: 5pm Thursday 16th  | Check-out: 4pm Sunday 19th

Off-Campus £210 £149 (Early bird)

  • Students are welcome to stay off-campus in a number of nearby hotels and apartments.

  • All meals are included in the price.

  • Students will be required to arrange their own transport between the accommodation and campus.

  • Off-campus check-in: 6:30pm Thursday 16th March  | Check-out: 4pm Sunday 19th March


Children pricing:
0 – 2yrs Off-Campus: Free
3 – 11yrs Off-Campus: £30

The campus does not have any crèche facilities. If you can not arrange childcare, you may attend with children and register using the off-campus facilities.



Retreat Venue



Field head hotel:

  • 3 minute drive from Retreat venue
  • Free cancellation
  • Find out more here

Travelodge Leicester Markfield

  • 6 minute drive from Retreat venue
  • Prices from £32 per night
  • Find out more here

Air bnb

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