Reflections of the summer camp for children and their parents
After a whole school year of Saturday Islamic studies at Kaunas Mosque (Kaunas Muslim comunity at Totorių St. 6) and Vilnius Islamic center ( VšĮ “Islamic cultural and educational center at Smolensko St. 19), the children and their parents had a memorable retreat camp magnificent villa “Ilgai” near Ilgai lake in Trakai district.
The children deepened their Islamic knowledge and increased their iman. Quran (brother Abdul Shukur), Arabic (brother Ali) and Islamic essentials (sister Nelli) teachers boosted the children’s curiosity. Within a short time were able to learn a few surahs, basic essentials of Islam, arabic letters and even some arabic words. Every morning the children had sports with coach Marat near the lake and during the afternoons they were busy with archery and art. At night teacher Nelli read stories and hadiths enriching the children with spiritual values and good moral manners.
The parents didn’t miss out during the retreat either. Alhamdulilah they had lessons as well. Teacher Belek gave lectures during the mornings, whilst the afternoons focused on developing Islamic values within a wholesome family dynamic. In Sha Allah the content covered and tips shared will be beneficial in bringing lots of barakah to the attendees families as they improve their relationships.
The mother’s at the camp (led by teacher Lilija) explored the detailed tafseer (explanation) of Surah Al-Fatiha and Surah Al-Baqarah. Meanwhile late at night and during the mornings, the father’s were busy reading and extracting lessons from the stories of the sahaba’s (companions) of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him).
Alongside the spiritual Islamic education heaps of sporting activities and family entertainment was also provided. The organisers leased a boat for all the campers to enjoy a sight seeing tour around Trakai castle and hear the amazing history of the area. For some, this was their first trip get closely acquainted with Lithuania.
Time passed at an extraordinary speed! After all the camp came to an end. It was a fantastic opportunity to show what can be achieved in a short period of time. Alhamdulilah.
May Allah bless everyone and give our children grace that lasts for many many years to come. May Allah guide us all on the right path.