Retreat FAQ

Retreat FAQ

Why Tazkiyah (purification of the soul)? What will it do to my heart?

Tazkiyah (purification of the soul) is the study of a balanced approach and implementation of Islamic principles in everyday life. This science implements the practical aspects of spirituality as informed by the bounds of the Quran and authentic Sunnah. Students are taught practical applications of Islamic principles with the aim of closeness to Allah through purifying the heart and soul.

Can I come if I have not been double vaccinated?

Unfortunately, no for the safety of the group.

What is the minimum age to be able to attend?

It is open to women and young girls from age 15 years old. We do not recommend it for anyone younger than this age.

What is the closest airport to the retreat venue?

MSP – Minneapolis St Paul International Airport.

When do I fly?

On Wednesday, August 25th 2021, at any time.

When do I leave?

Monday August 30, 2021.

What are the transportation arrangements?

Please reach out to 612 402 1470 for transportation and accommodation arrangements.

What should I expect from the retreat?

Learning, reflection and practical tips to help purify ourselves and get closer to Allah (SWT).

What’s the daily schedule?

A daily schedule will include 3 teaching sessions with Dr Haifaa Younis and learning how to apply these practically. The rest of the time, you will be free to rest, enjoy the beautiful surroundings and connect with sisters. We will be staying at a resort so you can go hiking or walk around the lake!

What do I bring with me?

Pure intention to get closer to Allah (SWT), a notebook, Quran and a heart ready to be filled with love of Allah and sisterhood.

Is fasting mandatory?

No, but it is highly recommended for those who are able to do so.

What meal will be provided?

Breakfast or Suhoor and evening dinner or Iftar . For those not fasting, lunch will be provided by the facility if you sign up the night before at a cost of $5.

Will you cater to my dietary needs due to health reasons?

Yes, it can be accommodated based on request if advised ahead of time. The meals are standardized.

If I am unwell and unable to attend after booking, will I get a refund?

Yes, you will be refunded.

What are the accommodation arrangements?

It will be shared accommodation. You will have a cabin for sleeping and a very simple and shared bathroom

I have a question that hasn’t been answered here, what do I do?

Please email us at: or call 612-402-1470 and we will get back to you as soon as possible in sha-Allah.