Herbal and Spiritual Family Retreat in
Wales UK - 2019
(Thurs 25th Jul 2019 / Fri 26th July 2019 to Sun 28th Jul 2019)
Please go to bottom of this page for reservation and booking
- Additional options now been added - see below on cost  (20/12/18)
- Option 1 (Family Room) @ £255 and Option 2 (Shared Room in Lodges / Courtyard) @ £230 fully booked. Other options are however available for both family and individuals and costs starts from £130 per person (children discount still applies), see below for options (23/12/18)

   After the success and the feedback from the previous Family Retreat in Germany 2018. Maturidi and Ibn Sina Institute are pleased to organise our next Family Retreat 2019 in the beautiful countryside location in the region of Wales, UK. For Information on our last Retreat please click here or please go to our Facebook pages in 2018 to read the reviews and feedback. The overall feedback which was received was very positive. People said what they experienced at the Retreat was not like anything experienced before. People gave reference to a number of areas this not only included the knowledge gained in herbal and spiritual but also the overall experience in terms of how it was organised and the mixture of activities and more. One of the students expressed that the relationship between the Shaykh / Hakeem, teachers, practitioners, students, children and others was a very open, kind, friendly and family relationship which they said was very unique. However as it is also with life there will always be many learning curves from each Retreat, for which suggestions are always welcome. Thanks for taking the time to visit the page and we look forward to seeing you.

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Key Information


  • Retreat Type:  Herbal and Spiritual Retreat for Families and Individuals for the purpose of health, wellbeing and knowledge.

  • Dates: Arrival late (Evening) Thursday 25th July 2019 to (Afternoon) Sunday 28th July 2019 (Optional to come Friday morning)

  • Location: Morfa Bay Adventure, Pendine, Wales, SA33 4PJ

  • Cost (inclusive of full accommodation for 3 nights (excluded on option 4), all options include 8 meals  including breakfast, lunch, dinner, refreshments, BBQ, all seminars / lectures, all workshops and activities (as per schedule - see below)
    - Option 1 (family room): £255 per person / 12 and over
    - Option 2 (shared room): £230 per person / 12 and over

    - Option 3 (shared in  8 to 14 bed dorm room): £185 per person / 12 and over - If your a family of more than 7 or 8 people book your own dorm room. Other options for families are live separately (females and younger children will be in one area and males in another area
    Option 4 (Local Hotel / Own Accommodation - go to booking.com and use Location above); £130 per person / 12 and over
    Option 5 (Camping / Bring your own tent); £130 per person / 12 and over
    - Child discount on above price, Under 3: free, Under 7: 40% off, Under 11: 20% off.
    - Extra over option for Transport: £55 per person (adults and children). Transport from Manchester, option for pickup in Midlands, this includes return to and from Wales. Cost is based on a 49 seater coach.

  • Availability - 60 People (including Children)

  • Lectures / Seminars to be Delivered:  6

  • Workshops to be Delivered10+ (This year no workshops will be running in parallel, so if you choose you can attend all)

  • Activities / Other: See Activities section.

  • Meals: Options for both Muslim and Non Muslim. Evening BBQ and Refreshments provided during Seminars

Seminars (additional information to follow):

  1. Purpose of a Retreat by Shaykh / Hakeem Atabek

  2. Marriage and Parenting with Sanad (Certification) (including 40 collection of Hadith) by Shaykh Atabek

  3. Parents and Adab (Respect) by Shaykh Atabek

  4. Preventative Medicine (Part 1) with Sanad (Certification) on (Another text by Ibnsina) by Hakeem Atabek

  5. Preventative Medicine (Part 2) with Sanad (Certification) on (Another text by Ibnsina) by Hakeem Atabek


Workshops (additional information to follow):

  1. Depression / Mental Health by Sister Saiqa

  2. Depression and Cure by Shaykh Atabek

  3. Walk and Herbal Collection with Hakeem Atabek

  4. Simple Remedy Making with Hakeem Atabek

  5. Oil Extraction / Herbal Relaxation by Sister Shazia

  6. Acupuncture by Sister Shazia

  7. Osteopathy and Unani Medicine by Dr. Adam

  8. Pulse Reading / Meezah by Sister Sonia / Brother Moneeb and Quiz with Hakeem Atabek 

  9. Healing with Honey / Gifts from the Hive by Sister Amina

  10. 5 seasons of life (Ibn Sina Jawzis) by Brother Veysel

  11. Other Topics covered in Daily Spiritual and Herbal Gathering / Daily Q&A - Please send your requests before and at the Retreat, these will be open 2 ways / group discussions.

Activities / Other (including Family Friendly)

  1. Daily Salah in Congregation

  2. Daily Quran Recitation

  3. Daily Zikr (Salaway and Khatam Khawajagon)

  4. Daily Walk with Shaykh - Weather permitting (Beach, Village etc)

  5. Daily Coffee and Chat, a day for Herbal and a day for Spiritual, all questions welcome, please come prepared.

  6. Evening Night Fire Camping (overnight stay to be in rooms as usual).

  7. Awliya, Sahaba and Prophet Stories for Adults and Children by Sister Farzana.

  8. Arts for Adults and Children by Sister Farzana

  9. Caving for Adults and Children by Morfa Bay

  10. Archery for Adults and Children by Morfa Bay

  11. Optional activities (Included): Football, Volleyball, Play Park and Indoor Games with Pool Table and Table Tennis

  12.  Optional activities**(If interested please Whatsapp Faisal on +44 7837834675): Horse Riding, Museum of Speed, Abseiling / Climbing, Axe Throwing, Body Boarding, Bushcraft, Coasteering, Gorge Walking, High ropes / zip line, Land yachting, Mountain biking, Mud Assault course, Raft Building, Sea Kayaking, Surfing, Sumo Wrestling and Woodland Scramble. 

  13. Optional: Farewell Evening in Cardiff** 

  14. Spiritual and Herbal Consultations**

  15. Male and Female Cupping by Hakeem Atabek and Ustada Dhimma**

  16. Meditation for Females by Sister Saiqa

  17. Examination for Ibnsina College (Year 1 and Year 2 Greco Islamic Herbal Medicine and Maturidi College Students (TBC)

**Subject to availability, number of bookings and additional cost

Summary of options
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Screenshot of the Itinerary 
(Provided prior to the Retreat)
Further Information

Retreat Name - Herbal & Spiritual Wales, UK Family Retreat 2019

Location - Morfa Bay Adventure Park, Pendine, Wales, SA33 4PJ. The location is in a village / countryside and close to a beach. Morfa Bay Adventure parks is built for schools, colleges and family events. It has been used in the past to host both Muslim and non Muslim events.  The facility is located on a 7 acre land and offers facilities both onsite and offsite and has beds to host upto 200 people. The facility has a mixture of accommodation including lodges for families and large dorm rooms.  The facility is east of Cardiff and Swansea and located on the edge of wales. Direction to the facility as follows:

By Car: Details to follow

By Train: Details to follow

By Air: Details to follow

Date - Thursday 25th July 2019 arrival at 18:15 around Asr (Option to arrive Friday morning for 08:45 Breakfast) to Sunday 28th July 2019 at 14:30 with option to join the Ibn Sina and Maturidi Team for an evening at Cardfiff. 

Certification and Isnaad for - Marriage and Parenting and the Preventative Medicine. An Islamic Certificate known as Isnaad or Sanad (Chain of narration going back to the author) will be awarded to all attendees linking them back to the two authors. This is a unique, one in a life-time opportunity.  Certification will be given at the Retreat.

Cost - Is based on 3 options. A deposit of £50 is payable for reservation by the 28th January 2019 which is also the deadline. Deposits are non-refundable due to passing the deposit to the facility / coach company. An invoice / request will be sent for remaining payment which will be due by 23rd May 2019. 

  • Option 1 (family room within a lodge): £255 per adult** / 12 and over*. Limited number of spaces and on first come basis. Cost includes full accommodation for 3 nights, 8 meals including breakfast, lunch, dinner, refreshments,BBQ,  all seminars / workshops, all workshops and activities (as per schedule).  Child Discount: on above price, Under 3: free, Under 7: 40% off, Under 11: 20% off. (Deadline to book is 28th January 2019)

  • Option 2 (shared room in lodges / courtyard - 4 to 6 beds per room): £230 per adult** / 12 and over*. Limited number of spaces and on first come basis. Cost includes full accommodation for 3 nights, 8 meals including breakfast, lunch, dinner, refreshments,BBQ,  all seminars / workshops, all workshops and activities (as per schedule). Child Discount: on above price, Under 3: free, Under 7: 40% off, Under 11: 20% off.

  • Option 3 (shared room in Dormitory Rooms - 8 to 14 beds per room): £185 per adult** / 12 and over*. Limited number of spaces and on first come basis. Cost includes full accommodation for 3 nights, 8 meals including breakfast, lunch, dinner, refreshments,BBQ,  all seminars / workshops, all workshops and activities (as per schedule). Child Discount: on above price, Under 3: free, Under 7: 40% off, Under 11: 20% off.

  • Option 4 - (Own accommodation / local hotel - there is 2 to 3 local hotels at walking distance can be booked on booking.com. Location is Pendine and postcode of location is as above) - £130 per adult** / 12 and over*. Cost includes 8 meals including breakfast, lunch, dinner, refreshments,BBQ,  all seminars / workshops, all workshops and activities (as per schedule). Child Discount: on above price, Under 3: free, Under 7: 40% off, Under 11: 20% off.

  • Extra over option for Transport / Meet in Manchester / Join in Midlands (location TBC) : £55 per person (Adult and Children) includes return journey. Plan is we meetup in Manchester at 10am, have refreshments and make our way down to Cardiff. There will be a stop in Midlands TBC. Journey approx 4 to 5 hours. ​ On the return we will be stopping at Cardiff on the way back for a final farewell. Please note cost is based on coach (49 seater) booking, if the numbers reduce this may have a small impact on cost. Refreshments / meal / activities during transport are not included.***

***On the return we will be making a stop at Cardiff for a final farewell. People travelling with us in the coach will be with us however anyone travelling using there own transport you may also come.

Travel / Other Information

Passport / Visa - The cost below does not include Visa Service. If you require a Visa please ensure you obtain this before Travelling. 

Insurance - Travel insurance is not included in the above and is strongly recommended that it is taken out before travel. Please note organisation of the transport is through a coach company and there insurances such as public liability (if applicable) and the organisation hosting the event carry there own insurance.

Additional costs - Anything extra and beyond what is stated above is additional cost this includes but not limited to the additional activities provided by the Facility, Food during Transport, Transport to other destinations around the facility and Other items you purchase on or off the site.

Organisation - Organised by the Admin / Family of  Maturidi and Ibn Sina Institute under the guidance of Shaykh / Hakeem Atabek. Accommodation and facilities - Morfabay

Coach Services - TBC

Terms and Conditions - As covered within the above sections.

Schedule (Retreat Only) - (Final schedule and Itenary will be given on the day) Below only includes scheduled specific tasks and does not include all items which will be on a daily basis which includes Prayers, Quran Recitation, Mediation, Nasheed / Dhikr Sessions, Student workshops other optional activities as per the facility introduction and yes not to forget the daily children and adult activities (which includes Ibn Sina Got Talent), games, quizzes etc as well as Breakfast, Dinner and Lunch and more.

Thursday (Arrival) - Late Arrival and Introduction to the Retreat

Friday (Spiritual) - Salah and Zikr Session (Khatam Khwajagon) in Morning, Optional cupping for Males, Walk with the Shaykh to the beach / local village, Marriage and Parenting Seminar with Sanad, Parents and Adab (Respect) Seminar with Sanad, Caving Activity with the Shaykh, Awaliya, Sahaba and Prophet Stories, Depression and Mental Health Workshops by Sister Saiqa and Shaykh Atabek, Spirirtual Coffee and Chat (Q&A) with Shaykh Atabek.

Saturday (Herbal) - Salah and Zikr Session in Morning, Optional cupping for Females, Meditation for Sisters, Examination for Students, Walk and Herbal collection (locally) with Hakeem Atabek, Part 1 Preventative Medicine Seminar with Sanad, Making simple remedies Workshop with Hakeem Atabek, Archery activity with Hakeem Atabek, Activity Arts for Adults and Children, Essential oil extraction and herbal relaxation workshop, alternative therapy workshops (Osteopathy / Acupuncture), Day ended with BBQ meal and Herbal Coffee and Chat (Q&A) with Hakeem Atabek.

Sunday (Combined) - Salah and Zikr Session (Salawat) in Morning, Optional herbal and spiritual consultation with Hakeem Atabek, Part 2 Preventative Medicine Seminar  with Sanad, Pulse reading / Meezaj workshop and Herbal Medicine Quiz with Sister Sonia / Brother Moneeb / Hakeem Atabek, Certification Ceremony and End of Retreat. Optional evening in Cardiff and Farewell meal in Cardfiff.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. Do i have to come for all duration? -No retreat is over weekend
2. Do i have to help?- No the facility is self managed however any help is appreciated.
3. Can i come with Family? - Yes it is available to all ages and subject to availability you may be given a family room.
4. Is it the same cost for Children? - There is child discount as per the options.
5. Can i make my own way there?  - Yes please don't select the option on the form for Transport.
6. How will payment be made? - Deposit payment is the minimum via Paypal who also accepts card. Final payment will be through transfer for which an invoice will be sent for or you can pay upfront through the link below
7. Is the Retreat open to all? - Yes Muslim and Non Muslim. Male and Females. The facility also has separate facilities for male and females. If under 18 please contact us prior to reservation.
8. What is the total duration by road and is there any pickup points? - We will set off from Manchester around 11 to 12am but meet up before hand and there will be service stops and additional pickup point in the Midlands.
9. What is the closest Airport? - You can come into Manchester Airport, Cardiff Airport and Swansea Airport. If coming to Manchester Airport you will also need to select the transport option. You will also need to make your way to the location in Manchester (Location in Manchester TBC)

10. Will there be independent time? Yes there will be independent time daily and the option to come to workshops. As well as this you can choose not to come. 

11. Can I purchase food locally? Food is included as per the options however should you wish to purchase your own food there is local shops and restaurants for you to do so.

12. Is there discount for 12 to 15 year old's? No discounts for 12 to 15 year old's at the moment.

13. Is Food included in Transport from and to Manchester? As per the option no Food not included during Transport and on the evening of the first day of arrival there will be refreshments provided. You can however choose to purchase on route from the service stops. 

14. Is the deposit per person? Yes please.

 For further information please contact as follows:

UK Phone:

+ 44 7837 834675 (Whats App Preferred before 6pm on Weekdays. Free to speak after 6pm and Weekends)

+ 44 7872 941010 (Whats App Only)




Booking / Reservation

   Please complete the form below and pay a deposit of £50 per person to reserve your place for the Family Retreat in Wales 2019. Please note due to security reasons we will require all names both adults and children attending the Retreat and therefore a form will need to be completed for each person. If you have a child which is not born just state Baby and your surname. If there is anything else we need to be aware of please state in other below. After the closing date of 28th January 2019 a short form will be available on this page to make full payment due by 23rd May 2019. Once the form is submitted, communication will be through email and / or mobile. 

Please note we are a group of volunteers who organise the Retreats in which the Retreat is carried out based on non-profit. The purpose of the Retreat is an opportunity to get together for the purpose of knowledge, health and wellbeing of all. Should there be any errors in the above we do apologies for the inconvenience and would kindly request if you could please let us know.