JANUARY 26-28 2018
“2017 was my third year as part of Husna’s Deerhurst family When I first decided to go in 2015, we went in a small group of 6 cousins, who wanted a winter getaway. During our second year, we convinced our parents and extended family to come with us and had about 15 people in our group. This year, our group grew even larger to 20+ people with family and friends, with newcomers and returners alike. For many of us, the easiest and most practical way to deal with the bitter cold is to stay indoors. If you had told me three years ago that my (somewhat old) parents and aunts and uncles would be so excited for a weekend outdoors in the snow, I would’ve had a hard time believing it. Having fun in the winter weather was a non-existent concept for our youth, never mind our parents. I am so glad that an event like the Husna Winter Retreat came around with activities and events that are engaging and fun for all ages. This weekend at Deerhurst resort is our family’s favorite part of winter and I can’t wait for next years trip. ”Amreen Kadwa
“With such a large group of friends and family, it is never easy to plan an outing. However, signing up for the Husna retreat was only a click away. Next thing we knew, we were all gathered in Huntsville on Friday night unloading our vans and cars. As I saw all the vehicles pull in one after the other, I was overcome with excitement and eagerness as to how our weekend would unfold. The next few days were filled with spontaneous tobogganing runs, gigantic family potluck dinners, early mornings of prayer and solace and late nights playing board games with a room overflowing with family friends and laughter. There seemed to be an endless option of activities ranging from skating and show shoeing outdoors to curling up in bed and watching some TV. Although I totaled approximately 9 hours of sleep all weekend, I had the best time with my family and friends and would do it all over again in a heartbeat. This was definitely a much-needed mini-vacation and we will be sure to return next year to a bigger and better event Inshallah.”Amreen Kadwa
These fully equipped condos come complete with a kitchen with full-size appliances, microwave, toaster, kettle, coffee maker, pots, pans, dishes and cutlery, a dining room and a living room with stereo, TV, DVD player, and fireplace. Most feature balconies with various resort views. Layouts vary.Register Now
These smartly renovated Summit Lodges 1-Bedroom Suites are close to the Main Building and just a ten-minute walk from the lake with a balcony view. These Huntsville accommodations feature a separate bedroom with TV and one king bed. A convenient kitchenette includes a two-burner stovetop, microwave, mini-fridge, dishwasher, toaster, kettle, coffee maker, pots, pans, dishes, and cutlery. Relax in a separate living area with fireplace and the complimentary high-speed wireless Internet, stereo, TV and DVD player.Register Now
These welcoming Muskoka hotel rooms are conveniently located in the Main Building Pavilion, where all the indoor programming will take place and offer two queen beds. These cozy yet polished guest rooms come complete with a desk area with complimentary high-speed wired Internet access, separate vanity area and most have a balcony or terrace.Register Now
These welcoming Muskoka hotel rooms are located in the BAYSHORE BUILDING, are approximately 20% larger than the Main Building rooms and offer two queen beds. These cozy yet polished guest rooms come complete with a desk area with complimentary high-speed wired Internet access, separate vanity area and most have a balcony or terrace.Register Now
A variety of 100% Halal menu options will be available for the duration of the Retreat.
Every year we personally source the meat and agree upon procedures to ensure there is no cross contamination.
When selecting our meat we opt for the most traditional methods (hand cut etc.) as this serves to be the most inclusive for all of our guests.
Throughout the fun-filled weekend, we do our best to enrich your experience with short reminders and teachings. As always many Scholars (mostly local and some from abroad) will be in attendance taking in the weekend and having a good time. The Fajr programs, Grand finale, Tea party, Teen Workshop, Jumuah, and Welcoming Orientation are scheduled in a way that you can take the most from your stay while having plenty of autonomous time to engage in activities and make memories with family and friends.Register Now
You can also choose to take in the beautiful scenery and relax inside the resort while enjoying the indoor amenities including newly renovated pools. A precisely detailed schedule will be emailed to you prior to the retreat.Register Now
Jazakallahokhairan to Br. Asif and all the organizers. We had lots and lots of fun. Going to pray in fajar with prayer mat, doing Salams to people you see on your way reminded me of going to Haram. We had total 4 of 6 person in each was booked. Inshaallah in 2017 we will bring more friends and family members. Jazakallah one more time.Rukeiya BhoratWinter Classic Retreat Guest 2016
Slopes. Solace. Salah. These three words truly encompass the purpose behind the Winter Classic Retreat. Husna has aptly described the experience in such simple terms, but one more word rounds them out and that is Community. The sense of community the two-day retreat instilled was a pleasant and welcome surprise. With this being our first year attending and not quite sure what to expect beyond a weekend of indulging in amazing (halal) food and relaxation, the communal atmosphere was an integral part of the experience. Husna went above and beyond in bringing together Muslims of all cultural backgrounds and ethnicities in an environment that was warm and welcoming. The significance of this cannot be understated especially in a time where coming together is more important then ever. It was not just about seeing familiar faces, but about bonding through shared experiences rooted by the connection of our faith.Humairah ShahWinter Classic Retreat Guest 2017
The Winter Classic Retreat managed to strike the perfect balance of having enough organized events that served to both educate and inspire along with abundant opportunities to unwind and relax. From something as simple as praying Fajr in congregation to the anticipated dinner event, Husna ensured that our connective faith was at the forefront of the weekend. The women’s only events including yoga, swimming and tea helped to form bonds with one another in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. At the forefront of the weekend were the opportunities to truly profess how Canadian we were be it on the slopes, in a toboggan or on the ice. The weekend proved to be a chance to experience all that a winter resort has to offer in a way that only Husna could provide.
Reflecting on the weekend one cannot help but to smile. The retreat achieved everything it set out to do in an astonishingly organized manner. It managed to reawaken the spirit through relaxation and faith while also strengthening our sense of community and belonging. Such family-friendly occasions are rare and should be taken advantage of when given the chance. It is definitely an experience worth repeating and one that has proven to embody all that it set out to do: Slopes. Solace. Salah.
Amazing program and very well organized. Had a good time. Loved spending time with the family and having to go to morning prayers was great! Overall was a great program.Anonymous Feedback FormWinter Classic Retreat Guest 2017