Herbal and Spiritual Retreat 2018
(Fri 3rd Aug - Sun 5th Aug 2018)
HERBAL & SPIRITUAL Retreat Germany 2018

Key Highlights

  • Retreat Type:  Herbal and Spiritual for Families

  • Dates: Friday 3rd August to Sunday 5th August 2018 (Optional to come on Thursday 2nd August and Leave 6th August 2018)

  • Location: Shanti Seminarhaus, Horn Bad Meinberg

  • People: 80 People (including 20 Children)

  • Lectures / Seminars Delivered:  5

  • Workshops Delivered:  14

  • Other: Retreat and purpose, site tour, meditation, yoga, dhikr: khatam khwajagen, female and male cupping, herbal examinations,  visit to externsteine (ancient site), herbal collection from forest, certification and more

Seminars Delivered:

  1. Intro to Greco-Islamic Herbal Medicine

  2. Chapter of seeking knowledge from Ihya of Ghazali

  3. One chapter of Zarnuji

  4. Dalail ul Khayraat of Imam Jazuli

  5. Ancient and Modern Herbal Medicine


Workshops Delivered:

  1. Polygamy - A Comparative Study

  2. Practical Methodology of Salah

  3. Herbal Medicine & Pulse Reading

  4. An Into to Islamic Theology

  5. Shamail wa Seerah ar-Rasool

  6. How to give Dawah - pt1

  7. The Divinity of Christ - pt1 (Christian Perspective)

  8. Usul ul-Rizq of Imam Sayuti

  9. Who was Shams-e-Tabriz?

  10. Tajweed Session 1

  11. How to give Dawah (practical skills training) - pt2

  12. The Divinity of Christ - pt2 (Muslim perspective)

  13. Jinns and the World of the unseen

  14. Tajweed session 2

*14 workshops in Total were delivered over the 3 days

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Planning Stages

Retreat Name - Herbal & Spiritual Germany Family Retreat 2018

Location - Seminar House (Countryside), Horn Bad Meinberg, Near Bielefeld, Germany. Built specifically for Family Retreats. Located in a countryside ancient place with over 230 beds. It is traditional Indian culture based, The facility is located between Bremen and Frankfurt. Near Osnabruck and Hanover. They have Outdoor and Indoor Seminar rooms. Food is provided on site. All food is vegetarian and from organic sources. Onsite Activities include but not limited to Yoga, Massage, Swimming, Gym, Sauna (separate for males and females), Silent Garden, Local Forest, Hiking and Nordic Walk, Museum and Nature Reserve, Climbing Park and Bird Viewing. 

Date - Fri 3rd Aug 13:30 pm (Friday Prayer) to Sun 5th Aug 17:00 pm. Shaykh and the Group from the UK will arrive at 21:00 on 2nd August and Leave at 09:00 on 6th August. You may join Shaykh on the Coach from UK and additional nights at the accommodation. Please ensure you select the correct option below.

Certification and Isnaad for - Dalail ul-Khayraat (Imam Jazuli) and Ta'alim al-Muta'alim (Imam Zarnuji) At the retreat the recitation of the very famous Book "Dalail ul-Khayraat" by the renowned Sufi Scholar of Morocco, named Imam Jazuli will be recited. Also the Shaykh will be teaching a few chapters from "Ta'alim al-Muta'alim" by Imam Zarnuji. 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. 

Cost - Is based on 3 options. A deposit of £100 / 100 Euro is payable for reservation by the 28th January 2018 which is also the deadline. An invoice will be sent for remaining payment which will be due by 3rd June 2018. Deposits are non-refundable due to passing the deposit to the facility / coach company.

  • Option 1A  - Retreat Only (£125.00 / approx 145 Euros) per person (Adult)* Retreat Only inclusive of accommodation for 2 nights, Food and Scheduled Seminars / Activities. Food provided includes Evening Meal on the 3rd August and Lunch Meal on the 5th August. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in between provided for. You will need to make your own transport arrangements.


  • Option 1B - Retreat plus 2 additional nights (£225.00 / approx 255 Euros) per person (Adult)* Includes all items on Option 1 plus 2 additional nights which includes evening meal on 5th August and Breakfast on 6th August.


  • Option 2 - Retreat + 2 additional nights + Travel from and to UK (£370.00 / approx 420 Euros) per person (Adult) * Included all items on Option 1 and 2 plus coach travel from UK with Shaykh. Coach will leave Dewsbury at 07:00am on 2nd August and Return 21:30 on 6th August 2017. Cost does not include local travel should it be required.

* Cost is based on current rates and may change if there is a increase to external factors such as exchange rates, fuel cost etc.

Travel Information

Passport / Visa - The cost below does not include Visa Service. If you require a Visa please ensure you obtain this before Travelling. If going by road you will require the Schengen Visa and by air visa for Germany. British Passport holders will not require this (updated 31/12/17)

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 not organised by Maturidi College.

Additional costs - Anything extra and beyond what is stated above is add