Islamic Retreat for Permaculture & Family Activities

(Now part of the Yusra App Network)

And [remember] when your Lord said to the angels, “I am going to appoint a vicegerent on earth.” They said, “Will You appoint on it someone who will spread corruption therein and shed blood, while we glorify You with Your praises and proclaim Your holiness?” He said, “I know that which you do not know.” [Quran, al-Baqarah, Verse 30]

Our Mission

To build an open-source blueprint for an Islamic family retreat that incorporates the principles of permaculture and off-grid living at its core.

 

We aim to meet our mission through the purchase of a freehold property with land in the South of Ireland, converting it into a self-sustaining safe-haven for all those who wish to reconnect with Allah (ﷻ) through His signs in nature with the aim of replicating this model throughout the world.

Guiding Principles

“The world is beautiful and verdant, and verily Allah, the exalted, has made you His stewards in it, and He sees how you acquit yourselves.” [Muslim]

The Prophetic Way

Our values originate from the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) who we believe was sent to perfect good conduct. We therefore follow his example and strive to emulate him in all aspects of life.

Stewardship

We believe that all people have a responsibility assigned to us directly by Allah (ﷻ) and that is to take care of the Earth to the best of our ability.

Permaculture & Off-Grid Living

We believe the modern principles of permaculture and off-grid living provide a suitable framework for stewardship of today’s Earth and therefore wish to implement these principles in this poject.

Our Vision

“Actions are according to intentions, and everyone will get what was intended.” [Bukhari & Muslim]

Embark

Problem: Disconnect from the creation of Allah (ﷻ) and therefore a disconnect from Allah (ﷻ).

Solution: Embark on a spiritual journey in the natural world.

Recognise

Problem: Inability for people to recognise signs within the creation of Allah (ﷻ) and to deeply reflect and change their state after observing these signs.

Solution: Receive adequate training and guidance.

Maintain

Problem: People temporarily recover from depression, anxiety and other spiritual ills when out on a retreat but struggle to maintain their new state of being once returning home.

Solution: Internal and external Hijrah.

Courses & Workshops

The Muslim community in the UK have a disconnect from the natural world as they have primarily settled themselves in city centres and suburban areas. In addition, they generally do not feel they are able to safely travel to certain rural locations within the UK as a family without pre-planning to ensure their Islamic needs such as prayer facilities and halal food are met. We wish to provide a safe location for Muslim families to explore and learn about the natural world whilst ensuring all of their Islamic needs are met.

In order to do this we will purchase a property and plot of land and conduct various family activities, courses and workshops geared towards reconnecting Muslim families back to Allah (ﷻ). We wish to provide the training required for them to make deep and long lasting change within themselves, their families and communities. Below are a list of courses and workshops we wish to deliver:

The oneness of Allah (ﷻ) and His signs in nature

The significance of water in purification and creation

Contemplation over the natural order, remembrance and prayer

Food, fasting and controlling our desires

The responsibilities of mankind

A return to nature in the end times

Principles of permaculture

Off-grid living: Food, water, shelter and energy

Strategic and organised change

Internal and external hijrah for the sake of Allah (ﷻ)

Building a Prophetic Masjid

Building a community upon the Prophetic guidance

Camp building

Archery

Horse riding

Get involved

We are currently looking for multiple investors who have a genuine interest in this project to come on board with an initial investment of £8,000 for a 25% share in one of ten 3-bed flats in Trabzon, Türkiye. All investors will also get shares in a tourism business in the region and be investing in the construction of a community masjid.

If you are interested in investing or participating in the project please click the button below to join the Telegram group. Feel free to donate as your donations will help to establish this project for the wider community.

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