2019 Summer Retreat


Assalamualaikum everyone. Ahlan wa sahlan and welcome.

Alhamdulillah, Masjid e Quba are organising its 2nd summer retreat, only this time, it’s going to be bigger and even better Insha’Allah!

It’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy a fun environment with a spiritually enriching bonus.

The idea is to hold a 2 nights retreat away from our normal daily lives, but not too far away from home.

The location is Scouts adventures, Gilwell Park, Chingford. A venue fully designed to host events of this nature.

Participants would InshaAllah arrive on the evening of Friday 23rd August by 6pm and get themselves signed in, setup and settled in. You’ll be putting up your tent (tent hire included in price but you may also bring your own tent if you wish to). You’ll need to bring your own bedding, toiletries, extra clothes, etc. Then we’ll spend the rest of the evening enjoying a hot dinner, relaxing around a camp fire, taking in the variety of Islamic encouragement from experienced ulama.

We’ll pray Maghrib and Isha salaah with jamaa’ah in the marquee in a peaceful setting, have dinner and stay awake until Fajr around a campfire Insha’Allah

End of day one.

Fajr Jama’ah at 04:30hrs

Start of day two. 

After a good nights rest, we wake up to a delicious English breakfast.

8:30– Breakfast

11:00 – 12:30  Activity one

12:45 – 14:15 Lunch

14:15 Dhur Jama’ah followed by short Naseehah session

15:15 -16:45 Activity two

17: 00 – 17:45 Tug of War

18:15 Asr Jamaa’ah After Asr we have an Islamic discourse / Q & A session.

20:10 Maghrib Jama’ah thereafter dinner

21:30 Isha Jama’ah

22:00 Camp fire and stories

Hit the sack when you feel you can’t bear no more!

End of day two

Fajr Jama’ah at 04:30hrs

Start of day three.

After a good night’s rest, we wake up to another delicious breakfast. Only this time we have a well deserved lie in and have a late breaky.

10:30 breakfast

11:15 Football / other outdoor sports, Running / egg and spoon race etc?

12:45 showers and tidy up

13:15 Dhur Jamaa’ah, followed by short naseehah and closing remarks.

14:00 Salams and depart.

We are planning to have two 1.5 hour sessions of activities of your choice from the list below. There are 12 spaces on each activity per session and its on a first come first served basis so arrive early and book your desired activities quick to avoid disappointment.

We are aiming to have the following twelve activities available on the day:

Archery, Zip wire, 3G Swing, Gauntlet, Jacob’s Ladder, High All Aboard, Crate Stacking rifle Shooting, Zip Wire, Climbing, Coracle Building,Tomhawk Throwing and Raft building
(more details about each activity down the bottom of this page)

We hope you’ll find this an interesting and enriching experience and we look forward to your acquaintance.

The total cost of the event works out to £65.00 per person, however Masjid e Quba have kindly agreed to subsidise this per person by £15. Hence we will only be charging £50 per space.

*Under 16? You’ll need to bring a parent or guardian.

*Under 12’s are more than welcome at the retreat for the 2 days but the venue dictates we are unable to allow under 12’s to take part in the physical activities due to height restrictions and health & safety. Everything else, you can take part in.

*Priority is given to locals of Masjid e Quba. For that reason, we have set a deadline for locals to sign up before Saturday 13th April. After which the booking will be open to all

*Boys only for this one

*We are in the process of organising one for the sisters, this will be finalised based on interest / queries received.

*To sign up, please visit the madressa office between 5 and 7pm and speak with Moulana Usman Bawa

*Each participant is obliged to provide their full official names and proof of identification will need to be provided.

*Please stay away from the fire, if you are Under 16, parents/ guardian will need to supervise you at all times.

Activity Description:

3G Swing
As a team, you will pull two people at a time towards the top of the swing. The pair will go as high as they dare and once suspended, will pull the ripcord – releasing them into an exhilarating swing as gravity takes its force!

Gauntlet a
Work with a partner to travel up this vertical assault course. Negotiate the balance beam, hanging tyres and cargo nets to reach the summit. A real challenge.

Jacob’s Ladder a
The only way to succeed in this challenge is to work together. How high can your team get off the ground? This activity tests teamwork and agility as the beams get further apart the higher you go.

High All Aboard a
Working together as a team of four, you will all aim to climb to the top of the pole and fit on a small platform high in the air – requires bravery and teamwork to succeed. Do you have the courage to lean out together?

Crate Stacking a
Standing on top of the stack, how high can you build it before it comes crashing down? Requiring balance and confidence, this activity will push you to your personal limits whilst encouraging team working and communication.

Rifle Shooting a
An excellent opportunity to learn a skill that requires concentration and a good eye for accuracy to hit your targets. As this activity uses .177 air rifles, strict range discipline is maintained at all times. Requires parental consent.

Zip wire a
Travel at high speed while suspended and harnessed from an overhead cable. Determination and courage required.

Archery a
Requires precision, control and a steady hand. Learn and develop the techniques required to hit your targets, just like Robin Hood.

Climbing a
Fellow group members will master the art of belaying as you develop your climbing technique on our purpose-built walls. Develop your confidence at height and trust in your team-mates.

Raft building b
Your team builds a raft to carry them across the water – hopefully without sinking or falling in! Develop communication, teamwork and logistical skills. Instructors will provide support and ideas, but ultimately it’s planning and cooperation that are vital to success.

Coracle Building b
Learn to build a coracle (a simple basket-like boat) and paddle across the water. Instructors will provide support and ideas, but ultimately it’s planning and construction skills that are vital to success

Tomahawk Throwing b
In this exciting activity, participants are put through their paces testing skill and accuracy using specially made Throwing Tomahawks. Can you hit the bullseye?

If you want to find out more about the venue, Scout Adventures Gilwell Park, please click here to visit their website

The retreat is from Friday evening 23rd August until Sunday afternoon 14.00

Location of Gilwell Park:

Gilwell Ln, Waltham Abbey, London E4 7QW


Salaah beginning times 23rd August

Fajr 4.21
Sunrise 5.58
Zohr 1.08
Asr 5.54
Maghrib 8.08
Ishaa 9.16

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