art of faith

New Beginnings retreat

Join us for the “art of faith” retreat. We will spend 3 days praying, learning, connecting with our Creator, nature, and others, and nourishing ourselves in the beautiful location of Derbyshire at the edge of the Peak District.

  • Prayers in congregation
  • Remembrance of God
  • Reflection
  • Daily classes & discussions
  • Nature walk & archery
  • Geometric art workshop
  • Poetry night
  • BBQ and delicious meals
  • Luxury accommodation

Please note that there are limited spaces. Your place will be secured after filling out the registration form and making the payment in partial/full. We are unable to hold any spaces without the partial/full payment.

Arrival: Friday 14th July at 6pm
Departure: Sunday 16th July 3pm

Cost: One-time: £339 pp (shared occupancy)

All payments are non-refundable.

We only have 38 places available so it’s first-come, first-serve. Only those new to Islam within the past five years may apply.

Scroll through the images below to see the layout of the residence.

additional information


We will be staying in a luxury cottage farm retreat in a peaceful rural town called Shottle at the southern edge of the Peak District. Parking spaces are available but we encourage you to car-share. 

Shottle is a village approximately 3 miles south of the market town of Wirksworth in Derbyshire. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 Census was 266.


You are responsible for arranging your own transport to and from the location. We encourage people to car share wherever possible.

Please see https://www.peakvenues.co.uk/venues/48/manifold-farm/#location for directions.


The cost of the retreat is £339 each for shared occupancy of up to 4 in an en-suite room. This includes food, accommodation, classes, a guided walk, a workshop, and course materials.

Alternatively, 2 monthly payments of £185 can be made that will be taken on the 1st of each month beginning on 1st April 2023.

No discounts will be given, we are a non-profit collective intending to provide affordable regular quality retreats, so all of our retreats are priced at minimum costs. Payment can be made in 2 monthly payments.


Women will take residence in the Farm and Barn sections wherever possible for extra privacy, depending on logistics. The majority of rooms are double rooms.

We shall eat together, pray, and have our classes in the main communal areas.

We have a dedicated team of catering staff to cook for us with vegan options.

There will be plenty of indoor and outdoor space to have some quiet time and plenty of space to seclude from any crowds.


The retreat is open to adults only. We are not able to cater for any children this time.


In the unlikely event that we have to cancel the retreat for any reason, you will receive a full refund or a transfer to another retreat. We are not able to cover additional travel expenses nor are we responsible for any consequential expenses incurred as a result of any cancellation. If you cancel for any reason, we cannot guarantee a refund. We encourage you to try and find someone else to take your space. If we have a waiting list, we will most certainly try and offer your space to others.


Heritage (non-convert) Muslim spouses can come as we believe that partners will equally benefit from the experience and the learning together.

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