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20 January 2018 / 3. Jamaad-Ul-Awwal 1439

Couples Retreat in Iran - 2018

Posted on Thu, 2017-11-09 15:49

After a hugely successful Couples Retreat in Iran earlier this year, The World Federation is pleased to announce that applications are now open for 2018!

The course runs from Thursday 12th April 2018 until Sunday 22nd April 2018 in Iran. The Couples Retreat is ideal for married couples to gain a deeper understanding of Islam as well as of each and their future together. Couples will take part in a number of workshops, Ziyarats, meetings with scholars and so much more!


Whether you're newly married or married for 20 years, this retreat is ideal to gain cultural relevance of Islam in the modern age.


Course Overview 

Dates:  Thursday 12th April 2018 to Sunday 22nd April 2018 -  Applicants must arrive in Iran no later than Wednesday 11th April 2018.

Cost per couple:  GBP 700 / EUR 800/ USD 900

This  fee includes:

Flights: Tehran - Mashhad - Tehran

Internal Transfers: Tehran - Qum - Tehran

All internal daily transport

4 nights’ hotel stay in Mashhad

7  nights’ hotel stay in Qum

A day trip to Tehran

3  meals per day

All teaching, instruction and visits to scholars


Please note the fee does  not  include:


Airfare to and from Iran

Any extra days spent in Iran before or after the course

Money for shopping, personal necessities, etc.

Insurance and any medical expense in Iran 

Who can apply?

Age Group:  22 years - 45 years.

The minimum number required for the course is 5 couples (10 individuals) and only a maximum of 8 couples (16 individuals) will be accepted.  Please note, the course is not suitable for children and no child-minding arrangements will be made.

Course Objectives:


The course is tailored to:


1.  Enable participants to discuss various challenges they face and to seek advice and guidance on these issues.

2. Provide participants with an overview of Islamic Family Ethics.

3. Help couples seek academic and authoritative responses to the various ideological questions on Islam.

4. Encourage the sharing of experiences between participants and experts/specialised teachers in the Islamic Seminary.

5. Achieve spiritual upliftment through some Ibadat programmes and ethical discussions.

6. Meet and interact with some renowned scholars & Maraje.

7. Allow interaction, exchange of ideas and networking with like-minded individuals.

8. Performing the Ziyarat of Imam al-Ridha (AS) and Sayyida Fatima al-Ma’sooma (AS).


Cultural Programme:

1. Ziyarat of Imam Ali al-Ridha (AS)

2. Ziyarat of Sayyida Fatima al-Ma’sooma (SA)

3. Tour of Qum and historical sites

4. Meetings with scholars & other renowned personalities

5. Visit to the Holy Mosque of Jamkaran

6. Day trip to Tehran and its main religious sites
Educational Programme:

The Educational Programme will consist of a mixture of formal and informal sessions with scholars and experts. The sessions will cover:

1. Aqaid (Theology)

2. Quranic Principles

3. I slamic Family Ethics

4. Islamic Ethics

5. Spirituality in the school of the Ahlul-Bait (AS)

6. The Philosophy & Etiquette of Ziyarat

Couples Feedback videos & blogs from 2017

Hear from 8 of our participants who went on the course last year!
Watch their heartfelt feedback videos here.

"Throughout the journey, the strangers we started with have now become lifelong friends." Read more here.

Read our previous  Couples Retreat report. 


Further information: 



The deadline for applications is Sunday 25th February 2018 . Places are very limited so book your spot early.  

The Couples Retreat course is heavily subsidised and is only possible through the kind donations of our supporters. Please donate generously and earn eternal reward for you and your respected Marhumeen.


Please note: To secure a place for you and your spouse, a nonrefundable deposit of 200 GBP/ USD 250/ EUR 250, must be made after completing the online application form.*

Read the term & conditions 

Download the 2018 poster here. 

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