Light The Soul
We believe Islam is an awesome religion! It has incredible potential to light up lives, increase productivity, foster more compassionate communities and individual self-improvement! However, we do feel we, as a country lack forums to leverage all this about Islam at a community level. We do have a lot of organizations and individuals working towards institutionalized Islamic learning, which ofcourse is great. But it is also important that we make an extra effort to understand our own journey towards Islam, evaluate our individual progress, work towards taking that one extra step in the right direction - by coming together as a group, listening to spiritual talks, sharing experiences and self-reflecting!
Light the Soul is a simple, 2-day annual retreat that aims to get Muslims together and be introduced to a healthy, discussion based Islamic learning platform via spiritual talks, scholars and more. The initiative will attempt to help participants refresh their Imaan, renew their souls via introspection, share reflections with fellow Muslims, engage in intellectually stimulating discussions about Islam and go back to their everyday lives with a stronger relationship with God - and truly LIVE islam. Above all, the model will be workshop based so that there are REAL actions every individual takes back and hence makes a difference to his/her own life and beyond.
The content of the 2-day retreat is intended to be kept strictly in line with Quran and firm Sunnah. The content will also be kept peripheral so as to be applicable to all sects and bring focus away from any divisional conflicts so as to build focus on the larger Muslim group.
We had our very first Afterglow - Light the Soul Retreat 2018 from June 8-10, 2018 in Karachi. You can see more on this in The REEL tab!
We have the next one coming up from May 10-12, 2019 in Islamabad and we are very excited Alhamdulillah!.
The retreat is scheduled for the first weekend of Ramadan and timings are as follows: Friday, May 10 - 9 am - Iftar Saturday, May 11 - 9 am - Iftar Sunday, May 12 - 9 am - 4 pm Venue to be shared at a later date
The registration fee is as follows: 1. For Islamabad residents - PKR 6500 - this would be PKR 5000 if you register before February 28, 2019. This will not entail any hotel stay 2. For attendees flying from outside Islamabad - PKR 11,500 - this would be PKR 10,000 if you register before February 28, 2019 and will be inclusive of a hotel stay. 3. For repeat attendees i.e. people who attended the retreat in 2018 and want to attend again - PKR 6500. Airfare and stay would need to be managed by themselves.
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You can be involved in three different ways - by registering for the retreat for 2019, donating and volunteering. Please click on the tabs below as per your interest and fill out some basic details. The Afterglow team will reach out to you accordingly to take this further Insha Allah.
Please fill out the form below for us, so we can take down your name among people interested in the retreat for 2019.