Winter Retreat 2014 Program Turning back to Allah in a world of distraction
Time Turkish Program English Program
5:15 AM Teheccud Tahajjud
5:45 AM Sabah Namazi FAJR
8:00 AM Kahvalti BREAKFAST
9:00-10:00 am Ders (lecture) Lecture
10:15-12:00 am Sahsi Okuma – Grup Mutalaa* Personal Reading/Mutala’a *
12:00-1:00 pm Ogle Namazi ZUHR
1:00-1:30 pm Cay Molasi TEA BREAK
1:30-2:30 pm Sahsi Okuma Personal Reading
2:30-3:30 pm Ikindi namazi ASR
3:30-4:30 pm Sahsi Okuma Personal Reading
4:50-6:00 pm Aksam Namazi/Evrad Ezkar MAGHRIB/Wird-Dhikr
6:00-7:30 pm Aksam Yemegi/Cay Dinner/Tea
7:30-8:15 pm ISHA ISHA
8:30-10:00 pm Ders (lecture) Lecture
10:00-11:00 pm Serbest Free Time
11:00 PM Istirahat SLEEP
*Mutaala konusu uzerine sahsi okuma yapilarak, sonrasinda, grup mutaalasi yapilacak *The topic of the mutala’a will be read indivually by the group so that mutala’a could be more beneficial

Get ready for our Annual Winter Retreat!

We are organizing our annual Winter Retreat on Christmas Holiday time as usual.

We are expecting people in thirst of Qur’anic knowledge from all around U.S. and even from oversees.

Especially, we will have renowned speakers who are Masters of the tafsir of Qur’an, Risale-i Nur.

We hope to benefit from our esteemed speakers and from all our participants who will be bringing their own unique perspective.

Please don’t forget to reserve your seat on this program and RSVP with us asap.

*Registration enables us to plan meals and other logistics for the retreat accordingly,

Please fill out the below form for RSVP:

Turkce katilimcilar lutfen alttaki formu doldursun(Turkish)

*The event starts on Dec 20th Saturday evening and ends on Dec 28th Sunday after

breakfast. You are welcome to join for entire period, or certain dates that you choose.

*The retreat accommodation is in the same place as the retreat, in Grand Hotel. Check-in

time is 4 p.m. and check-out is 11 a.m. The rate is $67 per night. Rates are based on 2

adults per room; there is an extra adult fee of $20 per night / per adult for additional

adults. Maximum room occupancy is 5 guests. You will need to pay directly to the hotel

when you check in. For details and booking contact the hotel directly, mentioning

“Lighthouse Organization.”

Grand Hotel

2100 Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City, Maryland 21842

Reservations: 800-447-6779 | Phone: 410-289-6191 | Email:

*Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served by retreat organization for a fee of $10 per

person per day. The food is free of charge for the kids under the age of 6. We will be

serving Turkish food cooked by professional Turkish chefs. If you have any special

concern about the food, please let us know.

* Special discount might be available for you if you have insufficient funds.

* Childcare will also be available at no additional cost. It is essential that you note your

childcare needs in registration so that we can plan accordingly.

* There is no additional registration fee for the retreat.

You can also check out our Facebook page:

*You will be given a handout upon your arrival to the hotel that will include necessary

info and a schedule of the program.

The things you may want to bring with you to the retreat:

 Qur’an, Risale-i Nur, your du’a/prayer books, notebooks, etc.

 Prayer rugs, sleepers, any personal items

 Rooms have microwave, a coffee machine, and a mini fridge. So that, you are welcome

to bring your own tea/coffee and drinks and any snacks if you wish. You may also bring

plastic forks/plates/spoons/mugs etc… for your personal use if you wish.

 If you have kids, you may want to bring toys, coloring books, etc. for them.

 For any questions, please feel free to contact retreat organization via email to be found in

their website: or

Thank you!

Hope to see you all at our annual retreat!

Location: Grand Hotel

2100 Baltimore Ave. Ocean City, Maryland

Date: 20-28 December 2014.

Note: Speakers are subject to change and will be updated when necessary.