‘"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:14]
Futuwwa is a composite of the way of prophecy and the virtues that were completed by means
of it. It is one of the most fundamental stations in religion, as well as one of the foundational
dimension of sainthood.
It is derived from the word fatā (young man) which signifies the successful completion of the
rites of passage from adolescence unto manhood and maturity. It is best epitomised by
rejection of all idolatry -outwardly manifest and inwardly hidden - and the constant
endeavour to realise true servanthood to God, mighty and sublime is He.
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 beafforded 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 Allah (peace be upon him).
Horse Riding, archery, swimming and the martial arts are the sports of the kings of the
Hereafter and the retreat was designed as a means to presenting Muslims with a serious
opportunity to learn aspects of their religion that as rule ignored in contemporary Islām, but
remain essential to the cultivation of bonafide prophetic character.
Alī ‘Abdu’l-Karīm (USA) | Jehad Shamis (UK) | Nisar Shaikh (UK) | Efdalludin Kilic (Turkey) |
Ibrahim Osi-Efa (UK) | Faiz Qureshy (UK)
Prophetic Sports and Arts
Arabic Calligraphy | Archery | Horse Riding | Swimming | Ninjutsu | Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Organised by Greensville Trust.
For more details and to register, click here.
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