Mount Lycian Olympus Challenge and Spiritual Retreat

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Take on the challenge of climbing Mount Olympus (Tahtalı Dağı) and nourish your soul at the spectacular location of Antalya, Turkey from 27th - 30th May 2021. We are inviting both brothers and sisters to seek beneficial knowledge on this spiritual retreat, through a series of workshops and activities.

With concerns around Coronavirus, your well-being and safety are our first priority, and we are committed to ensuring everyone stays safe. We will revise our measures where appropriate and follow government guidelines and travel advise, with any changes being communicated in advance.

We encourage your to kick-start your fundraising of £1,500 that will go towards providing a clean water facility to a community in Somalia. Registration fee to secure your space is £300. Flights and accommodation are included.

Spaces are limited - register now!

If you have any questions or need further information, please refer to our Information Pack at the bottom of this page or do not hesitate to get in touch at – or call our team at 0115 911 7222.



27 May 2021


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, with Shaykh Abu Ibrahim teaching the brothers and Ustadha Hiba Mohamed 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”.

Providing Water For Somalia

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.

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 £1,500 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 Shamila at or use the question form below.



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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.