Futuwwa: The Way of Prophecy
“They were young men who believed in their Lord, so We increased them in guidance. And We strengthened their hearts, when they rose up and declared: Our Lord is the Lord of the heavens and Earth; we will not call upon any deity beside Him, or then we would have spoken a monstrosity.”[18/The Cave: 20]
The primary aim of the Futuwwa retreat is to promote the ethics and practice of the prophetic approach to the way of inward and outward martial and manly discipline. Students will be afforded the rare opportunity to engage in the religion in a more holistic manner through engaging the spiritual sciences and the remembrance of God, mighty and sublime is He, alongside the practice of the higher sports, as advocated by the Messenger of God, may the prayers and peace of God be upon Him.
Horse Riding, archery, swimming and the martial arts are the sports of the kings of the Hereater and the retreat was designed as a means to presenting Muslims with a serious opportunity to learn aspects of their religion that are often ignored in contemporary Islam, but remain essential to the cultivation of bonafide prophetic character.
Students will likewise be given the rare opportunity of studying the sacred art of calligraphy at the hands of one of Turkey’s finest masters.