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An All-Inclusive 7-Day
Quran Retreat

Are you ready for a week of intense knowledge, mentorship, bonding, exclusive sisters programming, and a dedicated Kid’s program with the AlMaghrib family?

August 18-24
Mercure Hull Grange Park Hotel, Grange Park Lane, Hull, UK

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Brs & Srs Only
Sessions

Dedicated
Kid's Activities

Guided
Knolwedge

Planned
Activities

Accommodations
Included

All Meals
Included

Joining you for the full seven days
of knowledge and activities...

The best part about IlmSummit, is the time you get to spend with the instructors. From Fajr, till Isha’ you are going to be constantly surrounded by and in the company of the ‘ulema.

This time goes beyond just knowledge, from general chit-chat, to questions and answers, to having the ability to speak to them 1 on 1, as well as have fun and games – this ONLY happens at IlmSummit.

Sh Waleed Basyouni

Shaykh Waleed Basyouni, PhD, is the President of AlMaghrib Institute and Head of our Islamic Theology and Ethics Department.

Shaykh Waleed is the president of AlMaghrib and one of the senior scholars of the Western world. His tafseer classes always stand out for their depth, level of detail, as well as the amount of other sciences that he brings to his tafseers; theology, fiqh, hadith, and stories! With a passion for studying the biographies of the scholars, Shaykh Waleed is a trove of unique stories from our ummah that will leave you inspired and proud.

Sh Yaser Birjas

The gem of the United States who will be coming to the UK for the first time. Shaykh Yaser is one of AlMaghrib (and America’s) most beloved teachers due to what he combines of knowledge, character, and manners

The gem of the United States who will be coming to the UK for the first time. Shaykh Yaser is one of AlMaghrib (and America’s) most beloved teachers due to what he combines of knowledge, character, and manners. With an engineer’s mind and the training of a jurist, shaykh Yaser has the ability to break down big subjects and concepts into courses that stay with students for years. His sessions on The history of the Quran are definitely one’s you are not going to want to miss!

Sh Ammar Alshukry

The teacher and the poet. Shaykh Ammar has taught the art of contemplating the Quran and is currently preparing the launch of a new AlMaghrib seminar the Tafsir of Juz Amma

The teacher and the poet. Shaykh Ammar has taught the art of contemplating the Quran and is currently preparing the launch of a new AlMaghrib seminar the Tafsir of Juz Amma. Known for his unique storytelling ability, tying in reflections on Dua and Dhikr in every class, as well as dropping heavy poetic bars on cue… you’ll be sure to have a memorable experience in his class.

Sh Abu Eesa

Shaykh Abu Eesa is one of AlMaghrib’s senior scholars who brings together a wide variety of disciplines all packaged in his unique British dry humor.

Shaykh Abu Eesa is one of AlMaghrib’s senior scholars who brings together a wide variety of disciplines all packaged in his unique British dry humor. For years, people anxiously await his renowned ART written series (Alternative. Random. Tadabbur) after which he launched an extremely popular class with the same name. Studying tadabbur with Shaykh Abu Eesa at Ilmsummit will give you the tools to contemplate the Quran in a way that you’ve never done before.

Explore The Quran Up-Close!

This year’s theme is “The Quran Up-Close”

Over these 7 days, each of our instructors will be taking you on a journey into the Quran:

Exploring the sciences of the Quran, Tafsir, reflection, and more!

All to bring you closer to the word of Allah, how it relates to your belief, your ibadah, your life as a whole.

One whole week of daily intensive study, personal bonding with your favorite instructors and fellow students, and building lifelong memories,

All at a stunning historic hotel and manor house where you can relax and learn together!

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In These 7 Days We
Will Dig Deep Into The Following Topics...

The Quran
Explained

Sh Yaser Birjas

Join Shaykh Yaser Birjas for a week-long study of the Quran’s miraculous history, with daily sessions exploring its revelation throughout the seerah, its preservation, different styles of recitation, methods of tafsir, and the history of Quranic translation. This day is all about becoming intimately acquainted with how the Quran reached us, how its sciences developed, and ultimately strengthening your conviction in Allah’s word. It’s a dynamic blend of academic study and tazkiyah.

Ta’weel VS Tafsir
& Giants Of Quranic Sciences

Sh Waleed Basyouni

What separates interpretation from explanation of the Quran? How do we know when an interpretation is valid or halal? That’s what Shaykh Waleed will take us through in a closed study of select verses of the Quran.

Part of appreciating the Quranic sciences is getting to know the scholars of the Quran, their lives, sacrifices, and legacies for the sake of Allah and His book. That is why he will be taking us through the biographies of some of the major scholars of the Quran, and the inspiration we can find in their examples.

Tafsir Surah al Hujurat

Sh Ammar Alshukry

With this being the first IlmSummit post-covid, reconnecting is a crucial part of the program. That’s why Shaykh Ammar is dedicating his day to the Tafsir of a Surah all about community building. Together we will explore the history behind the surah, it’s timeless principles, and how to apply them in our relationships within our families and communities today.

IlmSummit Exclusive [A.R.T]

Sh Abu Eesa

Shaykh Abu Eesa has developed an day-long, IlmSummit exclusive version of his renowned seminar on the art of reflection, covering new verses, and diving deeper into the methods and techniques of tadabbur. This is unlike any other reflection sort of course, this digs deeper, and challenges you to think about the kalam of Allah from a different light. Sh Abu Eesa has tried and tested this around the globe, and now it’s inclusively inside IlmSummit.

Why Do People
LOVE IlmSummit?

Wake up to pray Fajr in a stunning Manor House with over a hundred other students of knowledge, and your AlMaghrib instructors..

Grab a cup of coffee and class is immediately in session, welcoming a gorgeous summer day infused with Quran recitation and tajweed.

And what a jam packed day it is!

Learning about the Quran by studying a dazzling array of subjects from the history of its compilation to guidelines of contemplation, to tafseer of select chapters, to biographies of some of the greatest scholars of the Quran.

All inclusive breakfast, lunch and dinner, means you never have to go anywhere; continuing to bond with your classmates and instructors.

By every evening you’ll head back to your room experiencing exhaustion in the best way possible; one that comes from having spent a day in complete immersion of ilm.

Only for you to hear that Shaykh Waleed is giving a bonus lecture in a lounge at midnight and everyone is there…

Or that the instructors are having a **very** competitive game of ping pong…

 Or that a student lead tahajjud is starting in a few hours.

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One Incredible Week
For You & Your Kids...

IlmSummit isn’t a series of lectures,

It’s a tight-knit communal learning experience where you bond with a community of like-minded students from around the country and beyond.

It’s not just the in-depth daily study, but the activities and social experiences in between that makes this retreat one of a kind…

This is also our first ever IlmSummit with a dedicated children’s program, on top of the learning experience!

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Dedicated Kids
Program

  • Kids + Teen Jiu Jitsu
  • Football
  • Cycling Trail (subject to numbers)
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Kids Drop Off
  • All Meals Included For Kids

Planned Week
For You

  • Group Continental Breakfasts
  • Late-night brothers’ majlis
  • Private Q&A’s for sisters
  • Evening socials
  • Dedicated program for kids
  • One-to-one time with your favorite instructors, and more!

Select Your
Package

1 ROOM LEFT

£1450

Single Occupancy
(Not Shared)

All Meals, Activities, Accommodation, Materials Included.

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IDEAL FOR COUPLES

£1350

Double Occupancy
(Shared)

All Meals, Activities, Accommodation, Materials Included.

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1 ROOM LEFT

£1250

Triple Occupancy
(Shared)

All Meals, Activities, Accommodation, Materials Included.

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Brothers Only
Sessions

Sisters Only
Sessions

Group
Activities

Dedicated Office
Hours

Your IlmSummit
Calendar

11 AM

Check-In, Meet & Greet

1 - 2:15 PM

Lunch & Duhur Salah

2:15 - 3:15 PM

Welcome Session

3:15 - 4:30 PM

Sh Ammar Alshukry
Tafsir Al Hujurat

4:30 - 5:45 PM

Sh Yaser Birjas
The Quran Explained

5:45 - 6 PM

Asr Salah

7:15 - 9 PM

Dinner & Maghreb Salah

9 - 10:15 PM

Shaykh Hangout

10:15 PM

Isha Salah

5 AM

Fajr Salah

5:30 - 6:30 AM

Qur'an Recitation

8 - 9:30 AM

Breakfast

9:45 - 11 AM

Sh Waleed Basyouni
Ta’weel and the Tafseer

11 - 12:15 PM

Sh Waleed Basyouni
History of the Mushaf

12:15 - 1:30 PM

Sh Abu Eesa
Tadabbur

1:30 - 3:30 PM

Lunch & Duhur Salah

3:30 - 4:45 PM

Sh Abu Eesa
Tadabbur

4:45 - 6 PM

Sh Yaser Birjas
The Quran Explained

6 - 7 PM

Sh Ammar Alshukry
Tafsir Al Hujurat

7 - 9 PM

Asr, Dinner, Maghreb

9 - 10:15 PM

Shaykh Hangout

10:15 PM

Isha Salah

5 AM

Fajr Salah

5:30 - 6:30 AM

Qur'an Recitation

8 - 9:30 AM

Breakfast

9:45 - 11 AM

Sh Waleed Basyouni
Ta’weel and the Tafseer

11 - 12:15 PM

Sh Waleed Basyouni
History of the Mushaf

12:15 - 1:30 PM

Sh Abu Eesa
Tadabbur

1:30 - 3:30 PM

Lunch & Duhur Salah

3:30 - 4:45 PM

Sh Abu Eesa
Tadabbur

4:45 - 6 PM

Sh Yaser Birjas
The Quran Explained

6 - 7 PM

Sh Ammar Alshukry
Tafsir Al Hujurat

7 - 9 PM

Asr, Dinner, Maghreb

9 - 10:15 PM

Shaykh Hangout

10:15 PM

Isha Salah

5 AM

Fajr Salah

5:30 - 6:30 AM

Qur'an Recitation

8 - 9:30 AM

Breakfast

9:45 - 11 AM

Sh Waleed Basyouni
Ta’weel and the Tafseer

11 - 12:15 PM

Sh Waleed Basyouni
History of the Mushaf

12:15 - 1:30 PM

Sh Abu Eesa
Tadabbur

1:30 - 3:30 PM

Lunch & Duhur Salah

3:30 - 4:45 PM

Sh Abu Eesa
Tadabbur

4:45 - 6 PM

Sh Yaser Birjas

6 - 7 PM

Sh Ammar Alshukry
Tafsir Al Hujurat

7 - 9 PM

Asr, Dinner, Maghreb

9 - 10:15 PM

Shaykh Hangout
The Quran Explained

10:15 PM

Isha Salah

5 AM

Fajr Salah

5:30 - 6:30 AM

Qur'an Recitation

8 - 9:30 AM

Breakfast

9:45 - 11 AM

Sh Waleed Basyouni
Ta’weel and the Tafseer

11 - 12:15 PM

Sh Waleed Basyouni
History of the Mushaf

12:15 - 1:30 PM

Sh Abu Eesa
Tadabbur

1:30 - 3:30 PM

Lunch & Duhur Salah

3:30 - 4:45 PM

Sh Abu Eesa
Tadabbur

4:45 - 6 PM

Sh Yaser Birjas
The Quran Explained

6 - 7 PM

Sh Ammar Alshukry
Tafsir Al Hujurat

7 - 9 PM

Asr, Dinner, Maghreb

9 - 10:15 PM

Shaykh Hangout

10:15 PM

Isha Salah

5 AM

Fajr Salah

5:30 - 6:30 AM

Qur'an Recitation

8 - 9:30 AM

Breakfast

9:45 - 11 AM

Sh Waleed Basyouni
Ta’weel and the Tafseer

11 - 12:15 PM

Sh Waleed Basyouni
History of the Mushaf

12:15 - 1:30 PM

Sh Abu Eesa
Tadabbur

1:30 - 3:30 PM

Lunch & Duhur Salah

3:30 - 4:45 PM

Sh Abu Eesa
Tadabbur

4:45 - 6 PM

Sh Yaser Birjas
The Quran Explained

6 - 7 PM

Sh Ammar Alshukry
Tafsir Al Hujurat

7 - 9 PM

Asr, Dinner, Maghreb

9 - 10:15 PM

Shaykh Hangout

10:15 PM

Isha Salah

5 AM

Fajr Salah

5:30 - 6:30 AM

Qur'an Recitation

8 - 9:30 AM

Breakfast

9:45 - 11 AM

Sh Ammar Alshukry
Tafsir Al Hujurat

11 - 12:15 PM

Sh Yaser Birjas
The Quran Explained

12:15 - 1:30 PM

CHECKOUT

1:30 - 3:30 PM

Lunch & Duhur Salah

3:30 - 4:45 PM

Sh Abu Eesa
Tadabbur

4:45 - 6 PM

Farewell Session

Warda Hamza2013 IlmSummit Student

Absolutely incredible! By far the best experience I've had in doing any sort of Islamic course. To live onsite for 10 days with the shuyukh and the students, learning about the deen is a feeling I can't put into words. Let's just say that I never wanted it to end! Can guarantee you that it's the best financial/time sacrifice I could've made.”

Ghulam HaydarIlmSummit Attendee

One of the major benefits from attending a learning retreat are the lessons you learn from the fellow attendees. It's a given to learn from the brilliant teachers, but you probably learn as much from the fellow students. The one to one conversations are truly priceless.

Kaka AliIlmSummit Attendee

WAllahy this was one of the best experiences I got in my life. I have been on 3 - 4 day retreats with many other institutes but above all – wAllahy - the level of knowledge AlMaghrib delivered at this IlmSummit - subhanAllah like Sh Abu Eesa says - just Smacked it Out of the Park! Bismillahi maashaAllaah!

Amina ShaikhIlmSummit Attendee

I don't know if words can do justice to the experience we have had at Ilm summit. It's like trying to describe Hajj and Umrah, we start off trying to describe the greatness of it to others but then you just say "you know, you just have to go"; the essence is indescribable.

Reem SheikhIlmSummit Attendee

I just want to say thank you to everyone for making me feel so welcome during IlmSummit. The past ten days have been from the best I've ever lived. Thank you to the organizers for doing a great job.

The Venue:
Mercure Grange Park Hotel

Situated in the outskirts of Kingston upon Hull, the Mercure Grange Park Hotel is a refurbished manor house surrounded by 12 acres of scenic gardens.

With state-of-the-art rooms and leisure facilities, we hope this space provides a quiet, family-friendly escape where our students and teachers can connect and relax, in sha Allah.

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Frequently Asked
Questions

When is the Ilmsummit happening?

18 – 24 August 2024 (7 days)

Where is the Ilmsummit happening?

Mercure Hull Grange Park Hotel, Grange Park Lane, Hull, UK

What is the cost?

Single room £1450 (per person)
Double room £1350 (per person),
Triple £1250 (per person)

All prices include hotel stay, food/snacks -breakfast, lunch, dinner- class materials, and tuition.

When should I (we) arrive by?

You will be able to check-in to your hotel rooms by 2:00PM

When is check-out?

Check-out out is at 1:00PM on Sat. Aug. 24. But we will conclude the full session by 6:00PM

What happens if I arrive early?

You are more than welcome to arrive early, insha Allah we will try our best to accommodate all early arrivals.

When will the session begin on August 18th?

We will be ng the session some time after everyone checked-in. But more details will be provided to you closer to the date.

How many room types are available?

Three room types are available: Single, Double, and Triple.

Can I register for the lectures without any accommodation?

Currently, we are only selling packages with on-site accommodation. This may change in the future, subject to availability.

What if I want to register for a shared room but don’t have family or friends who want to come with me?

We will do our best to allocate a shared room for you, but this is not guaranteed.

Will I get recordings of the classes?

No recordings are available for Ilmsummit classes.

What subjects are being covered this year?

You will receive the comprehensive list of subjects and topics for the upcoming Ilmsummit in late June or early July.

Is there babysitting available?

We regret to inform you that babysitting services are unavailable during the Ilmsummit program.

Is there a kids' program available?

We are working on a kids’ program for Ilmsummit, and more details will be available soon.

What is the age group for children's program?

The children’s program’s age range will likely be 4-11, but more details will be available soon.

When selecting on the form, please input your children’s information (age 4-11), and they will be added to the children’s program automatically.

For children age 3 and younger, we will have a Mothers’ Room available.

Does Ilmsummit offer financial aid or scholarships?

Currently, Ilmsummit does not provide financial aid or scholarships for participants.

Are there any assistance programs available for Ilmsummit?

While financial aid and scholarships are unavailable, Ilmsummit offers installment plans to help participants manage their payments effectively.

How can I take advantage of the installment plans?

Participants can select the installment plans during the registration process. This option enables them to make payments in installments, with adjusted amounts, ensuring flexibility while meeting their financial considerations.

If you have additional inquiries or require further assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

We appreciate your interest in Ilmsummit and look forward to the possibility of welcoming you to the program.

What is the refund policy?

You can receive a full refund up until May 15, 2024. After this date, refunds will not be available for those who sign up after this date.

Is there a minimum age requirement to attend?

Generally, students are expected to be 17 years of age or older.  Younger students will be considered on a case-by-case basis.