The Essentials Retreat is a week-long program especially designed for North American students.


For over 15 years, the Rihla Programs have offered thousands of students from around the globe to study Islam in a way that is inspirational and transformative. For those unable to attend the four-week Rihla, Deen Intensive presents the “Essentials Retreat”, a week-long program designed to teach students the most essential elements of our religion. The program offers students a moderate period of immersion in an environment conducive to serious study and worship. By combining worship and intense study, students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in an environment conducive to spiritual development and transformation.

The Essentials Retreat teachers the foundational aspects of the three dimensions of the religion - islam, iman, and ihsan - as outlined in the famous hadith of Jibril (upon him be peace).