13th May – 15th May, 2016
Men ages 25+ years
Bayview Wildwood Resort, Severn Bridge, ON
This a joint effort by Jaffari Tablīgh Board, Masumeen Tablīgh Board and Academy for Learning Islam.
In 2015, 2016 and 2017, ALI, JTB and MTB collaborated on a Men’s retreat. The aim of the retreat was to gather men above the age of 25 for a 2 night spiritual retreat which focused not only on spirituality but to also create a brotherhood which would last beyond the retreat. We felt that men needed an outlet from their busy schedules to relax and enjoy time with other brothers. Alhamdulillah, we felt we met that need. During the course of the weekend, the schedule consisted of a few lectures, interactive games and outdoor activities, making sure that it was not too cumbersome. We pray that Allah SWT accepted our efforts.
- Shaykh Jaffer H. Jaffer
Alhamdulillah it was a great experience to attend the wonderful and exciting Men’s retreat organized in conjunction with the Academy For Learning Islam. It is very pleasantly different to see the SHAYUKH in light mood and ready to answer any of your questions while hiking, playing or having casual talks.
They kept quite a good mix of activities, question-answer and lecture topics so that everyone should get completely involved. The topics (extremely important) were such that hardly possible to discuss in our regular gatherings. The schedule was very carefully crafted such that it included well the Namaz Timings, Lectures, Q&A, Games, hikes, biking, kayaking, swimming, talks, and meals.
All the participants were quite happy to attend the retreat and in agreement to have it more often. The selection of location and food was second to none. I personally enjoyed to the limits and highly grateful to all the volunteers.
- Br. Mehdi Raza