Family Tarbiya Retreat 2021

We’re delighted to inform you that the annual Family Tarbiya Retreat is back! This year from Friday 27th August to Monday 30th August 2021 taking place at the Carlton Lodge Activity Centre in Thirsk.

Thank you for showing an interest in attending this year’s Family Tarbiya Retreat. We’re sorry, but it is currently not possible to make reservations for this year’s retreat as we have reached capacity.

Please fill in the form below, we will add your name to the reserves list and we will contact you if a place becomes available.

    Why do we hold the Family Tarbiya Retreat every year?

    We hold the Family Tarbiyya Retreat so that like-minded people can get away from their usual daily chores, to relax and enjoy the countryside. It’s an opportunity for spiritual development and provides children of all ages with diverse activities to develop their confidence, teamwork and communication skills. This retreat also gives you the opportunity to meet other people and create a network of families.

    What is Tarbiya?

    Tarbiya means training and learning Islamic manners, morals and education. The retreat is open to all families who are keen to develop life skills and deeper moral and spiritual knowledge.

    What are the aims of the Family Tarbiya Retreat?

    The aims are:

    • To develop the five moral virtues of Honesty, Compassion, Justice, Patience and Humility.
    • To provide an overall Islamic environment where moral and spiritual values are practised and lived by.
    • To develop a spirit of teamwork through the serving of others.
    • To provide an opportunity for both education, recreation and spend quality time with family and friends.

    What are the activities at the Family Tarbiya retreat?

    • Group recitation of Surah Yaseen (with translation) and Hizbul Bahar Dua after Fajr salah, ending with ishraq prayer
    • All Salah prayed in a congregation and 15 mins of Dhikr before Maghrib.
    • A range of workshops and presentations on leadership, Islamic lifestyle and society.
    • Daily debates that create an energetic and passionate atmosphere as well as wonderful entertainment.
    • Sumptuous BBQ
    • Campfire

    We arrange separate classes for children during the morning, including:

    • Crèche for under five-year-olds
    • Junior classes for 5-8-year-olds
    • Senior classes for 9 14-year-olds

    Recreational activities include:

    This is an important part of the retreat where children of all ages are encouraged to partake in professionally organised activities by qualified staff. The activities are designed to educate, excite, inspire, test and reward in an outdoor setting that can challenge, motivate, exploit potential and change lives! Recreational activities in previous years included:

    1. Abseiling
    2. Zip wire
    3. Canoeing
    4. Rock climbing
    5. Raft building
    6. Llama trekking

    Following the pandemic, this is a great opportunity for us all to have a relaxing and spiritual get-away break. We can assure you that previous retreats have been a huge success and you will have a brilliant time!

    Click HERE to check out the review from the 2019 Family Tarbiya Retreat.