Ladies of light
The seed of Ladies of Light was planted in 2009 when a blessed trip to Damascus to study Arabic led to meeting numerous Female scholars and community leaders. Damascus a place of much history, beauty, and the land of much blessings The Prophet Muhammed ( pbuh) said "And the place of safety for the believers is Ash-Sham.’”. It is here that the only Female hadith school in the walls of the Umayyad Mosque resides. A school filled with sounds of women memorizing the Quran and the books of ahadith. Knowledge being passed on from one to the other. Learning stories of the female companions around the Prophet Muhammed ( PBUH). It was here that the first spark of Ladies of Light was ignited.
It was here that the realisation of if we do not know our history how can we envisage and create a future for ourselves, if we are not aware of our contribution and legacy as Muslim women then how do we continue to carry and live on that legacy. if we are not aware of our potential then how do we continue to grow.
It is here that the work of Ladies of Light begun. To be a platform for women to be empowered by knowledge of their faith and history.
Ladies of Light is a space dedicated to the Muslim Woman. It is a space of gathering, learning, connecting, receiving, and celebrating joy. To have a strong grounding and understanding of our rich history as Muslim women. To learn about the lives and stories of the Ladies of Light that came before us; to see examples of female lovers of God. It is a space of honoring the female of faith and being inspired and moved to be the best version of ourselves that we can be.
A platform to nourish and encourage creativity. To ignite the creativity that is within us all. To use creativity as a tool of connecting us back to the Divine. A space for healing connection and reflection in a non-judgmental and open environment
We have a series of different events, workshop retreats that take place throughout the year. Some of our most popular projects have been the Ladies of Light: Quran Healing Circle an online 24 hours recitation of the entire Quran with reciters from around the globe. Ladies of Light Honouring the Beloved ( pbuh); An entire day of learning about the life of the Prophet Muhammed ( pbuh) with female scholars, Quran reciters, and artists. Ladies of Light retreats; weekends away learning about the female companions of the Prophet Muhammed ( pbuh) while praying, eating, and singing together with your fellow sisters, Ladies of Light Workshops; an opportunity to pick up a creative skill such as drumming, geometry singing, Herbal medicine making and much more and our Ladies of Light Teen Camp.
Ladies of Light: Teen Summer Camp
“Thank you so much for accomodating me and making me feel so welcome
I had a great time and it has helped me reconnect to Islam and helped me experience being around Muslim Women more often”
“This is the first Muslim camp/retreat that I’ve actually found fun and welcoming and want to go again. LLTC feels like such a safe environment where they are no heavy or daunting experiences”
“A circle of women may just be the most powerful force known to humanity. If you have one, embrace it. If you need one, seek it. If you find one, for the love of all that is good and holy, dive in........ Let them see you. Let them hold you. Let your reluctant tears fall. Let yourself rise fierce and love gentle. You will be changed. The very fabric of your being will be altered by this, if you allow it. Please, please allow it.”
― Jeanette LeBlanc