Mount Lycian Olympus Challenge and Spiritual Retreat

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This year we give you the opportunity to take on the challenge of climbing Mount Olympus (Tahtalı Dağı) and nourish your soul through a series of spiritual workshops and classes, at the spectacular location of Antalya, Turkey.
Embark on a journey to seek valuable knowledge that will support you in this life and Akhirah, with Shaykh Abu Ibrahim and Ustadha Hiba Mohamed. The topics for the retreat are ‘steadfastness’ and ‘true happiness’, with segregated classes for brothers and sisters.

You will be raising funds a borehole project in central Somalia and a water well for farmers in Ramallah, Palestine.

Registration fee: £300 Fundraising target: £2,500

Travel with us from the 25-28th June 2020.

Limited spaces - register now!

Location

Date

25 June 2020

Venue

Mount Tahtalı, Antalya, Turkey

A Spiritual Retreat

The topics covered are crucial to having a sincere mindset, a patient attitude, and remaining firm on your faith during both difficulty and ease. In addition, learning the true meaning of ‘steadfastness’ and ‘true happiness’ will help you stay constant in performing good deeds regularly.

The classes will be segregated; Shaykh Abu Ibrahim will be teaching, and Ustadha Hiba Mohamed will be teaching the sisters.

On the authority of Abu ‘Amr (ra), who said:
‘I said, “O Messenger of Allah! Tell me something about Islam which I can ask of no one except you”.
He (saw) said, “Say I believe in Allah — and then be steadfast”.
(Muslim)


Providing Water For Somalia And Palestine

The purpose of this retreat is to help bring water to those in need. The reality is that 783 million people worldwide do not have access to clean water. With over 800,000 people dying from water-related illnesses each year, unsafe water is the single biggest obstacle to the progression and health of communities in the developing world.

Borehole in Central Somalia
According to the World Bank, only 7% of the rural population in Somalia has access to improved water sources. Drought, conflict, displacement and constant instability have left large numbers of people in Somalia without clean water. Waterborne diseases are rife amongst children. The current situation in this area is that there is no suitable water source available. There is an urgent need for these kinds of water projects in central Somalia.

Project details: The proposal is to construct a deep borehole which is over 100 metres deep. The borehole will be connected to a 24,000-litre water tanker.
Beneficiaries: Over 20,000 families and their livestock will benefit from this borehole.

Well for Farmers in Ramallah, Palestine
Ramallah is in the West Bank, around 10km from Jerusalem. There is an Israeli domination over Palestinian water sources in Ramallah, resulting in an insufficient supply for the Palestinian population. Digging wells is expensive and the Palestinians are financially poor. The Palestinians in and around Jerusalem are in dire need of our support to provide them with a water well.

Project details:
This well will provide clean water for drinking, agricultural and farming needs. It will support Palestinian farmers in earning a living and controlling their own food sources. Ensuring the farm is well-equipped will also help the land remain in Palestinian possession at a time when they are regularly losing land.
Beneficiaries: The direct beneficiaries will be the farming families who live in the area, but indirectly this project supports thousands of Palestinians.

Q. Who can take part in this retreat?

A. Both sisters and brothers can take part. You must be aged 18 or above. If you are seeking a spiritual break and want to give to the less fortunate, this trip is for you!
The group will consist of 34 individuals of various backgrounds, so being able to work in a team is paramount. A positive and enthusiastic attitude is crucial as you will face challenges in fundraising and on the ground. Therefore, cooperating and communicating with others is essential.

Q. What are the registration requirements?

A. You must complete the registration form and pay registration fee of £300 to secure your space. Please note the registration fee is non refundable.

Once your space is secured, we ask you fundraise with a target of £2,500 in support of the cause stated above.

Q. What is included in the retreat?

A. Return flights from the UK to Antalya, accommodation for the duration of the retreat, transport on the ground, all meals and support staff are all included.

You will need to arrange your own visa (required), travel and health insurance, vaccinations, medications and equipment for the hike. Any additional costs such as excess luggage allowance must be covered by you.

Please refer to the Information Pack for more details.

Q. Who can I contact for more information?

A. Please refer to the Information Pack for details regarding the retreat.
If you have any additional question, please contact sister Hanan at hanan.egah@muslimhands.org.uk or use the question form below.

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Questions?

If you have any questions or would like further information please contact us.

We will aim to reply within 2 working days, but it can take a little longer during busy times.

Muslim Hands UK

Established in 1993, Muslim Hands is an aid agency and NGO helping those affected by poverty, conflict and natural disaster in over 20 countries worldwide.