2017 Al-Maqasid Summer Family Retreat

  • July 31, 2017 - August 6, 2017
    5:00 pm - 11:00 am

The 2017 Al-Maqasid Summer Family Retreat will be held from July 31 to August 6, 2017, at Frostburg State University in Frostburg, Maryland. For this year’s retreat, we are blessed to confirm the attendance of Habib Hussein al-Saqaf, Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said, Amin Muhammad, Muhammad Mendes, Shadi Elmasri, Yahya Rhodus, Usama Canon, Ieasha Prime and Nasheed Artists, Nader Khan, Ibrahim Nass, and Uthman Ames.

The programs will revolve around the retreat theme: “The Foundations of Vicegerency: Worship, Society, and the Environment.” With the Prophetic Sunna and righteous predecessors as our prime examples, our instructors will examine what it means to be a Steward of Allah (Khalifa or Vicegerent) in light of the challenges of our age.

Al-Maqasid Summer retreats aim to engage all members of the family from young children, youth/teens to adults. The adult/general program will include a diverse range of lectures based on the retreat theme, opportunities for private counseling with an Instructor, Q&A sessions in a small group setting, a pre-Fajr program of litanies and prayers, and leisure activities during breaks. Our youth program will include class lessons rooted in the retreat theme with an emphasis on the topic of Service, breakout sessions consisting of calligraphy, art classes, and martial arts, swimming, sports, tours of the university Planetarium, and special visits from our Instructors.  A full-fledged Childcare program will be available for children between the ages of 2-5.  The curriculum will include Islamic music circles, story time, arts & crafts, gross motor and sensory activities, and free play.

Have a question? Please check our FAQ to find out more information about the retreat programs, accommodations, transportation, and much more. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, please email us at almaqasid@almaqasid.org

Registration price includes standard onsite accommodations, 3 meals/day, lectures, course materials and activities.

This year’s retreat will be dedicated to the memory of our dear brother Amir Idris Raheem


Westminster Hall, Frostburg, Maryland, 21532, United States