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Ladies of Light
Loving the Belovedﷺ

Ladies of Light: Loving the Beloved ﷺ


​Join us for a  3-day retreat of Salawat, poetry and song, in the heart of the Peak District.
Surround yourself with 5 acres of beautiful woodland, and watch the sunrise over the hills. Enjoy communal worship and reconnect to the traditional recitation of classical texts such as Qasidah Burdah, Dalail Khayrat and Recitation from Ad-Daybai. Daily tahhajud, silent nature walks, dhikr, drumming and singing workshops and creative writing and poetry workshops to inspire and nourish the love of the Beloved (pbuh).

This experience will be full of soulful sister connections and compassionate explorations. Stepping into this journey of re-connection to our Beloved will uplift, rejuvenate, and inspire you to manifest deeper love in your mind, body, and spirit.


Limited Spaces Available, Ladies Only


Date: Friday 22nd September to Sunday 24th September
Location: Peak District, Ashbourne
Cost: from £415*
Price will increase by £50 after Monday 21st August

Double Bed*: £415
Single Bed: £435pp

Shared rooms consist of 2 to 3 people per room with ensuite
A double bed can only be booked with two people from the same booking.

Payment can be made via BACS or Eventb

Payment Plans can be set up. Please send us an email for more details 

  • Collective Prayer and Dhikr

  • Salawat

  • Daily Quran recitations

  • Daily reflections on loving the Prophet Muhammed (pbuh)

  • Readings of Qasida Burdah and Dalail Khayrat

  • Singing and Drumming Circle 

  • Poetry workshop

  • Guided journaling 

  • Organic homemade nourishing food

  • Comfortable beds with en suite rooms ( 2 to 3 people per room)

  • 5 acres of beautiful woodland in the Peak District

  • Explore the healing aspect of your voice and the drum

  • Connect with nature

  • Unwind mentally and physically

Location and Travel

The retreat will take place in the village of  Ashbourne which is in the Peak District.( Full address will be given on registration).

Please note closest main rail stations are Matlock, Matlock Bath, Cromford. It is roughly a 20-25 minute drive from the station.

You are responsible for arranging your own transport to and from the retreat space.

In order to keep emissions low. We strongly encourage attendees to carpool where possible 

A WhatsApp group will be created closer to the time to help arrange travel together.

Please read our Terms and Conditions and FAQ before booking.

with Special Guests:

Sukina Noor

Sukina Noor is an internationally renowned poet, spoken-word artist, playwright, workshop facilitator, educator and public speaker who has toured extensively across UK, Europe, America and Africa performing, delivering poetry workshops, partaking in panel discussions and delivering lectures.

She holds a BA (Hons) Degree in English Literature and Caribbean Studies and is currently pursuing an MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes with a focus on the healing potential in the poetry of the Sufi mystics of West Africa.


Pearls of Islam

Pearls of Islam consist of Sakinah Lenoir and Rabiah Mali a British duo with African Caribbean heritage. They share songs of praise, words of devotion and sounds of love. They are singer-songwriters who compose and arrange all of their songs. Their music is heavily rooted in traditional Islamic poetry ( Qasaid) and contemporary sounds

They are one of the first and pioneers of leading Muslim female singers in the UK. They are also passionate community activists who have founded and led numerous projects under The Rabbani Project such as Ladies of Light, Green Deen Tribe and The Salaam Cafe. Rabiah is a trained medical herbalist and founder of Herbal Blessing Clinic she is currently Director and founder of the Black Muslim Women Healing Collective and Sakinah is the founder of the Pearls of Islam Drumming school




"It’s one of the best retreats I have been to. Also much needed before Ramadan and recommend to be done every year."

Ladies of Light Retreat 2022


"What can I say? Mind officially blown. I found a come as you are attitude, I found souls who don’t care what profession you’re in but cared for your comfort, in a male dominated world, I found strength in these beautiful women who organised this. The location was breathtaking, the place was stunning, the organisers couldn’t have done enough and the space held will forever stay with me.


Also the knowledge imparted was incredible and I can pass it to my children may Allah bless them with same. Love and gratitude to all.

Ladies of Light Retreat 2022

“Goodness comes from congregation”. I really felt the meaning of this during this retreat: The light was seen in our hosts; the teachings and lessons of the weekend and also in the women who had attended. Glad I got to be a part of this.

Ladies of Light Retreat 2022


"I met amazing individuals who've inspired me with their lovely and outgoing personalities. I was originally tired when joining the retreat because of a lot of overtime, but I got so much energy from the three dayswe spent together.  alhamdullilah. Absolutely amazing to pray, eat and be together."

Ladies of Light Retreat 2022

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