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Jiva, UK

Having been on the Islamic Spain journey before, I found this retreat to be the perfect answer to the ‘what can I do to make an impact?’ questions that often arise after studying history. The Concentric Care retreat was a perfectly practical and enriching experience that allowed me to consolidate my thoughts about the journey […]


When I got here and when Bro Tariq started telling us the history my mind was completely blown “I was looking for a holiday but I didn’t want to go on any holiday. I wanted something which had some Islamic history and would be of benefit. So when my friend told me about this trip […]

Nashida, UK

Brings history alive in the most graceful way. “  This was a life-changing event, a week well invested with a best-in-class guide, bringing history to life in the most graceful way, being educational, uplifting, and giving us a thoroughly soul searching journey. The holistic well-being opens a different dimension to life in a beautiful manner […]

Fariha Canada

Trip of a lifetime “ The Journey Within Retreat was a trip of a lifetime. The combination of learning about the Muslim history of Islamic Spain while drawing parallels between our lives and the current day situation of Islam was simply priceless. I have told everyone we have spoken to that if they have done […]

Munira, Spain, Journey Within April 2018

It is one of the best things I’ve done     I have never been on a “retreat” thus I did not know what to expect. I must say it is one of the best things I have done. The idea of combining history with the inner journey is brilliant. Tariks way of explaining history […]

Qurrat, New York, Journey Within April 2018

“Maristan retreats has meticulously planned a program with a complementary focus on personal spiritual development and acquiring mental health “life skills.” “Highly recommend! Great opportunity and space to retreat from our increasing mechanical life to renew our strength/connection with the Creator and His creation. Maristan retreats have meticulously planned a program with a complementary focus […]

Anonymous, Journey Within April 2018

“This was an extremely informative retreat, eye-opening in terms of Islamic history. The scenery is breathtaking, and the bonding and camaraderie that developed will be lifelong. It is excellent for bonding with nature and replenish your soul. Asma is amazing beyond words.”