Weekly Reading Circles

Organising weekly reading circles is one of the main activities that Shura Trust aims to maintain due to its collective benefits. These benefits can be summed up in encouraging independent thinking over deep philosophical ideas, collective embracement of spiritual meanings and blessings, and therefore increase a higher spiritual collective personality. Reading circles which are very good opportunities to catch up with friends regularly providing a unique spiritual setting for learning more about our existential role in the world and purpose. All religious related topics are welcome to discuss except politics in the circles.

Currently, along with regular online sessions, Risala an Nur Circles are occurring in many different places in London, Belfast, Ipswich, Bournemouth, Leicester, Durham, Coventry, Oxford and Cambridge. Please contact us for the time and places of the circles.

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Reading Retreats

Reading Programmes are designed for those who study or work hard in daily life and want to have a chance for reading, contemplation and relaxing for a week in a silent camping cottage. These retreats also aim to establish good reading habits, especially for the younger students, and contribute the scholarly endeavours of the wider community. They are arranged for different ages like teenagers, university students, teachers and academicians in tranquillity within rural areas. It includes special subject readings, discussions, circles, debates, sporting activities and sightseeing.

Day Trips

Day trips are a great opportunity of contemplation and self-reflection whereby observing the beauty of Allah (cc)’s creation in the nature. Moreover, they consolidate unity and fellowship among community while they build unforgettable memories in the minds of members.

Shura Trust often organizes day trips to the natural beauties, gardens, and national parks or other branches for community unions.