Al-Maqasid Winter Retreat

  • February 27, 2015 - March 1, 2015
    7:00 pm - 11:00 am


Pearlstone Center

Al-Maqasid Winter Retreat

Reisterstown, MD  |  February 27 – March 1

Early Bird Registration Deadline: January 25

Final Registration Deadline: February 11 (extended one day!)

Retreat Overview

The Al-Maqasid Winter Retreat will be taking place February 27 to March 1. We will once again be holding the retreat at the beautiful Pearlstone Retreat Center in Reisterstown,MD. We are very blessed to have the company of Shaykh Yahya Rhodus. In addition to the spiritual and educational enrichment from our scholars, the retreat will include:
  • A parallel youth program
  • Babysitting during all adult educational programming
  • Mawlid and nasheed night


Alhamdulilah, the retreat will be centrally located on the East Coast to accommodate for many to attend. It will be just outside of Baltimore, MD. By car, the retreat is:
  • 1 Hour 15 Minutes from Washington DC
  • 2 Hours from Philadelphia
  • 2.5 Hours from Trenton, NJ
  • 3.5 Hours from New York City
  • 4 Hours from Pittsburgh, PA
For those who may want to fly, BWI Airport in Baltimore is only 30 minutes drive from the retreat (Al-Maqasid will be unable to arrange for pickups however).


Attendees will arrive on the evening of Friday, February 27th and depart on Sunday March 1st. The retreat facilities are very comfortable. Every attendee will be sleeping in a bed, all the meals provided will be wholesome and sourced from a local farm, babysitting will be provided, and a full youth program has also been designed. Most attendees will be sleeping in cabins and dorms according to gender. Private rooms are available at an additional cost for those who would like. If there are particular needs with regard to housing and accommodations, please be sure to indicate them in the registration form.

Registration Packages

Early bird registration is $200 for adults (ages 13 and up), $135 for youth (ages 6 to 12), $65 for infants (5 and younger), and $175 for College students. Early bird registration will end on January 25th. After this date, all prices will increase by $25. Registration closes on February 10th (extended one day to the 11th!).

Financial Aid

Please note that financial accessibility is a core value of Al-Maqasid and that we hope to be as accessible as possible. For those seeking financial aid, please fill out the form below, and we will do our best to accommodate all requests.
Click Here for the Financial Aid Form


5425 Mt. Gilead Rd., Reisterstown, Maryland, 21136, United States

The Pearlstone Center is an environmentally-friendly conference and retreat center nestled in the beautiful Maryland countryside just outside of Baltimore. With 160-acres of pasture, woods and farmland, we offer the optimal setting for conferences and retreats with facilities designed to meet the needs of any organization. Pearlstone Retreat Center has over 10,000 square footage of versatile meeting space in 10 different sized meeting rooms. Pearlstone Center can easily accommodate groups of up to 300 people and all of our facilities are handicapped accessible with free WiFi available in all rooms.