Family Camp 4-7 October 2019

A camp for the whole family, in a nurturing and positive Islamic environment?

The long weekend in the October 2019 school holidays will be loaded with:

  • Daily Islamic lessons by Shaykh Ahmed Abdo
  • Basketball, tennis, mini golf, table tennis and more sports
  • Prayers and adhkar in congregation
  • Family time and relationship building activities
  • Registrations opening soon for parents, children and grandparent
  • Each family will be allocated their own, private room

Current Availability (updated 9:30pm 3/9/2019)

  • There are now * 0 * 21 of 21 family rooms (with ensuite) still available. You may still complete the form, as there is possibly an additional cabin (no ensuite) that could be made available. Or if a family cancels, you will be on the waiting list to take their room. 
  • There are now 3 4 of 4 powered sites for camper trailers and caravans still available
  • You can also either bring your own family tent and pitch it, or we can arrange to have a tent erected for you before your arrival. Let us know in the comments section when completing the application form below.

A family camp in a safe and encouraging environment for mums, dads, grandparents, and children!

Shifa Institute is dedicated to bringing families together in a positive and encouraging environment. As part of our programs, we would like to invite you to apply to attend our 3rd Annual Family Camp over 4 days and 3 nights, from the 4th to 7th October 2019.

Fill in the registration form and follow the instructions below to secure your place! Registrations are NOW OPEN.

Thankyou to all our sponsors who have made this camp more affordable for each family to attend. Our generous sponsors include:

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QUL College 2019

NOTICE: QUL College resumes on Friday 26 July 5pm and Saturday 27 July 2019 at 8am.

QUL College Dates for Term 3, 2019

FRIDAYS 5:00pm to 7:30pm

Starts: Friday 26 July 2019

Last Day: Friday 27 September 2019

SATURDAYS 8:00am to 12:00pm

Starts: Saturday 27 July 2019

Last Day: Saturday 28 September 2019


We are taking registrations for QUL College 2019. If you are interested in enrolling your children aged 5 to 16, fill in the below form. This year, we are offering students the option of enrolling in Friday OR Saturday. Please be aware that for some classes, we currently have a waiting list.

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Oh My Lord – 15+ Teens Islamic Classes

This class is now CLOSED

INTERACTIVE ISLAMIC CLASSES

REGISTER FOR FREE HERE

FOR TEENAGERS AGED 15+

SEGREGATED ROOMS

FOR BOYS AND GIRLS

FACILITATED BY SHAYKH AHMED ABDO

EVERY THURSDAY 6:00PM TO 6:45PM

STARTS 14 FEBRUARY 2019

8 WEEK PILOT PROGRAM

REGISTER FOR FREE HERE

Program Objectives

✔︎ To engage teenagers with their Islamic faith

✔︎ To extract relevant issues from the minds of teenagers

✔︎ To provide solutions to challenges faced by teenagers

✔︎ To grant teenagers insight into the beauty and depth of Islam

Questions we will cover:

▶︎ What are your challenges in being Muslim in a modern day society?

▶︎ Why does religion limit my freedom as an individual?

▶︎ Although I come from a Muslim family, there are times when I feel like I just don’t connect to my faith. Is that normal?

▶︎ If Allah has already decreed everything that happens, then how is it fair that we are punished for sins and disbelievers are destined to Hellfire?

▶︎ I know that I will come out like a new born baby without sins once I go to Hajj, so I’m going to live my life to the fullest now, and delay Hajj to when I reach 40. Is that ok?

▶︎ As long as I am not harming anyone else, I should be allowed to do whatever I feel like doing, shouldn’t I?

and many more

Sacred Links Hajj Journey August 2019

If you are planning your Hajj journey from Australia this year of 2019 / 1440, then Sacred Links is now open to take your registrations for Hajj in 2019.

We will be offering ONE Ultimate Package for Hajj in our first year, with 15 nights accommodation in total – no Aziziyah and no Shisha apartments – you will have the Makkah hotel room all the way during the period of Hajj. It’s easier on you and those travelling with you. Plus, an additional 2 nights in Jeddah with extra visits after Hajj.

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3rd Annual Youth Camp January 2019

Our 3rd Annual Youth Camp is the perfect Summer Holiday activity for your child where they will have lots of fun, as well as learn so much about their own identity, make superb friends, and have an absolute blast!

In a supportive Islamic environment, with both male and female Islamic scholars and teachers ready to guide and mentor your child through their life’s journey. Our QUL College senior teaching team of:

  • Shaykh Ahmed Abdo
  • Ustadha Genan Dadoun
  • Shaykh Omar Habbouche
  • Ustadha Feda Abdo

will be in attendance and offering Islamic lessons, classes and helping your son or daughter navigate their living as a confident young Muslim in a western society.

Shifa Institute is dedicated to bringing youth together in a positive and encouraging environment. As part of our programs, we would like to invite you to apply to have your child attend our 3rd Annual Family Camp over 4 days and 3 nights, from Friday 18th January 2019 to Monday 21st January 2019.

Registrations have now CLOSED.

Youth Camp 2019 Conditions

APPLICATION PROCESS

  1. You must submit an application form, then pay a $150 deposit for each child.
  2. Your application submission and deposit payment does not necessarily guarantee your child’s place on camp. Shifa Institute reserves the right to reject any applicant, whether or not there is a vacant space. If your application is not accepted, the deposit will be refunded.
  3. Each application will receive an email confirming receipt of your submission. Once received, you will need to pay the deposit according to instructions in the confirmation email. Any application received without an accompanying deposit might not be considered, unless you advise us otherwise.
  4. If the deposit cannot be made for any reason, you must contact us for alternative arrangements.
  5. Applications will be assessed, and a confirmation of your child’s place will be sent by email.
  6. Once your child’s place is confirmed, the balance will need to be paid by 17 January 2019. If the balance is not paid, your child’s place on camp may be forfeited and offered to another person.
  7. In the case that your child can no longer attend for any reason, you must advise us immediately so that your place can be offered to someone else. In this situation, Shifa Institute reserves the right to withhold an administration fee from the deposit.
  8. You must advise us of any existing health, medical, behavioural, psychological or mental issues your child may experience. This is to ensure we have the necessary resources and support at hand to provide the most comfortable and supportive environment for all boys and girls in attendance.

CAMP CONDITIONS

    1. Your child will need to be at the designated departure point (Bass Hill) by 8:30am on Friday 18/1/2019. Bus departs promptly at 9:00am.
  1. The group returns to the arrival point (Bass Hill) approximately 11:45am on Monday 21/1/2019.
  2. A complete list of conditions will be provided upon acceptance of your child’s place.

Sacred Links – Umra, Makkah, Madina, Jordan, Palestine

Sacred Links in April 2019 is a Umra trip (Madinah and Makkah), followed by a special Jordan and Palestine tour where we visit some of the most sacred sites in Amman, Jerusalem and surrounding regions. This will be sure to inspire, captivate, and strengthen your links to the most sacred parts of your life and world. Join us in April 2019!

Check out the FAQ section here.

Click here for the registration form.

Click here for the registration form.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is this for youth, adults, or both?

Sacred Links is open to adults, married couples, friends, brothers, sisters, and supervised children/youth. This journey would be ideal for people wanting to strengthen their connection with one another as a family, whilst at the same time experiencing the the most amazing sacred sites in Islamic history and civilisation.

2. Can I get a twin share room for me and my spouse?

Of course. Just let us know and we can advise of any additional costs.

3. I want to visit another destination after Sacred Links. Can you book additional stopovers like Beirut, Istanbul, Dubai?

Sure. Let us know where you want to go and for how long, and we can advise of the alternative itinerary and costs.

4. I have never been to Umrah. Won’t it be difficult since I don’t know how to perform the rites of Umrah?

Umrah is pretty straightforward and literally only takes two to three hours once you arrive into Makkah. As for the rules, we will go through everything beforehand. If there is enough interest, we could even run a crash course before departing Sydney.

5. Isn’t visiting graves a little doubtful, as it might lead to shirk?

Our beloved Prophet Muhammad ﷺ passed by Prophet Musa (Moses) in his grave whilst he made the Night Journey (Isra). He also encouraged his nation to visit graves, as they remind one of the hereafter. He also used to frequent al-Baqee Cemetery in Madina and make dua for his companions buried there.

6. I noticed only breakfast is included during the stay in Makkah and Madina. What about dinner?

If you have stayed at 5 Star hotels before, you would know the breakfast buffet is quite exotic! It will fill you up for most of the day. There are plenty of food outlets around, so you are free to grab lunch or dinner to your liking outside the hotel. The supermarkets are also stocked with high quality and cheap food items – you can always stock up on some snacks and wholesome food and keep them in your hotel room.

7. When exactly do we leave, and when do we return?

For the Ultimate Sacred Links package, we leave Sydney on the evening of Friday 12 April 2019. We plan to arrive into Madina by plane on the following Saturday morning. At the end of the trip, we will depart Amman on Sunday 28 April 2019, arriving into Sydney that same evening. That’s the plan, but of course this could change slightly depending on flight availability. We will confirm the exact itinerary with you before proceeding with the booking.

8. I really want to attend Sacred Links, but I live outside Australia – perhaps New Zealand, USA, or somewhere else in the world. Can I still go?

Everything is possible. All you need to do is arrange the Umra visa in your country of residence. We can then assist with the connecting flights so you can meet the Sacred Links group in Madina (or a stopover before).

9. Do we do Umrah first? Then Madinah?

Our first destination is Madinah, where we will spend 5 nights. After visiting our Beloved Messenger ﷺ and exploring the sacred sites in and around Madinah, including Mount Uhud, Masjid Quba’, and Masjid al-Qiblatayn, we will get changed into our Ihram clothes on the last day and take the bus southwards to Makkah. The trip is usually about 5 to 6 hours, depending on traffic. We will stop at Dhul Hulayfa just outside Madinah, where the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ began his Ihram from on the way to Hajj.

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