Productive Muslim Retreats are an opportunity for you to get away from the distractions of life and immerse yourself in learning, exploring, and connecting with other like-hearted Muslims about what it means to live a meaningful life that is full of Barakah.
They are experiential journeys where we create safe environments for you to:
Discover and learn about yourself
Connect with like-minded people
Be inspired to be a better version of yourself
This is our 6th retreat and our first time hosting the retreat in Bosnia.
We look forward to welcoming you on this inspiring journey.
Arrive in the morning or early afternoon and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant with some world-famous Bosnian Kebab.
Take a walking tour of Sarajevo Old Town and discover the Waqf of Gazi Husref Bey.
In the evening, we'll have a formal welcome dinner followed by Maghreb/Isha at an Old Town Masjid.
Day 2 - Discover Sarajevo
MON, 24 SHAWWAL 1444H (15 MAY 2023)
We'll start our day with Fajr prayer in congregation, morning reflection, athkar, and breakfast. This will be the daily practice throughout the retreat.
We'll then have our first Art of Resiliency workshop by our instructors.
After the workshop, we’ll complete the Bosnian War Tour, covering:
The spark for World War 1—the Assassination of Franz Ferdinand
Siege of Sarajevo Tour (1992-95)—including Shaheeds Cemetery, Alija Izetbegovic Museum, Yellow Fortress, Sarajevo Roses, Markale Market
In the evening, we'll have an expert lecture on the History of Islam in Bosnia and the Balkans.
Day 3 - Herzegovina Tour (Konjic, Mostar, Blagaj, Skybridge)
TUE, 25 SHAWWAL 1444H (16 MAY 2023)
After our morning routine, we'll have the second session of the Art of Resiliency workshop by our instructors before we head out to visit Mostar, a UNESCO Heritage City, where we'll visit:
Stari Most Bridge
Mehmed Koski Pasha Masjid
Karadoz Bey Masjid
We'll then proceed to Blagaj village for a tour and dinner before spending the night at Mostar.
Day 4 - Herzegovina Tour (Pocitelj, Stolac, Village)
WED, 26 SHAWWAL 1444H (17 MAY 2023)
In the morning, we'll visit two UNESCO Heritage towns: Pocitelj & Stolac. We'll have walking tours of both cities discovering the mosques, clock towers, fortresses, and unique architecture. We'll also visit the International House of Reconciliation.
We'll have a practical workshop on Bosnian cultural heritage crafts in the afternoon. We will spend some time with Muslim villagers in town and try out local products before returning to Sarajevo.
Day 5 - Olympic Mountains
THU, 27 SHAWWAL 1444H (18 MAY 2023)
We'll spend the first half of the day with our instructors with a third session on the Art of Resiliency. After the workshop, we'll head to the Olympic Mountains, where the Winter Olympics took place in 1984.
We'll have lunch at a beautiful mountaintop hotel before returning to Sarajevo for the evening.
Day 6 - Sarajevo
FRI, 28 SHAWWAL 1444H (19 MAY 2023)
Back in Sarajevo, we'll have the last session of the Art of Resiliency workshop followed by a relaxing walk in the pine forest park of Bosnia River.
We'll visit the war tunnel with a local imam before proceeding to Trebevic mountain to see the front lines of the Sarajevo siege.
Day 7 - Srebrenica
SAT, 29 SHAWWAL 1444H (20 MAY 2023)
We'll leave early in the morning from Sarajevo to visit the Potocari Genocide center.
We'll hear stories from survivors, Imams, and community leaders on the impact of the genocide on their lives and how they've persevered through the trial.
We'll head back to Sarajevo for a dinner and official wrap-up session before departing the next day after Fajr insha’Allah.
The order of sightseeing described in the tour program above may vary depending on weather conditions, changes in the opening hours, and other circumstances.
Hafsah Adham is a confidence coach, public speaker, community worker, entrepreneur and mother of three.
Her confidence coaching is intertwined with the guidance from the Qur’an and Sunnah designed to propel you to be more, do more, and give more.
With years of experience in delivering talks, running workshops, and coaching people worldwide, she has a proven ability to help others step into their best version and rise above daily challenges with courage and gratitude.
She is most passionate about building the next generation of Muslim leaders who—like the companions—are confident, courageous, and Jannah-focused so they can take positive action towards their personal and professional goals with long-lasting confidence.
Hafsah is based in the UK. She’s an adventurer at heart with a passion for sports.
FOUNDER & CEO, THE PRODUCTIVE MUSLIM COMPANY
Mohammed Faris is an executive coach, author, and speaker who helps professionals and teams connect spirituality to productivity. He holds an MSc degree from the University of Texas at Dallas (USA) on Leadership and Organizational Development as well as an MSc degree from the University of Bristol (UK) in Finance and Investment. He is the founder of The Productive Muslim Company and the author of the best-selling book, "The Productive Muslim: Where Faith Meets Productivity." Mohammed has delivered seminars and workshops in over 15 countries and featured on international media and the TEDx stage. He regularly speaks at Fortune 500 companies & major Islamic Organizations, including Google, American Airlines, Salesforce, Texas Instruments, Accenture, PWC, and the Islamic Development Bank Group.
Additionally, the instructors will be supported by a team of local English-speaking guides and a Halal Trip representative to help you with any logistical concerns.
What will you learn during the retreat?
The retreat is more than just a tour of Bosnia, it's a coaching experience with workshops, activities, and group sessions to ensure that you can translate what you're experiencing during the retreat into your personal and professional life. Some of the topics we'll cover include:
How to experience Shukr (gratitude) in every struggle.
How to live in this world as a purposeful and productive traveler despite its challenges.
How to set long-term goals like a gardener even if you don't know the future.
Practical ways to develop resilience in your personal and professional life.
Some of the activities we'll conduct during the retreat:
MORNING & EVENING REFLECTIONS
GRATITUDE JOURNALING & MORE!
Book today—don’t hesitate!
The Productive Muslim Retreat is the perfect opportunity to hit the reset button and refocus on your personal growth. By taking time out to reflect and recharge, you'll return to your personal and professional life with a renewed sense of purpose and the tools you need to manage stress and stay focused.
Not only will you benefit personally from this retreat, but the skills and strategies you learn can also have a positive impact on your professional life.
So don't wait any longer—join us at and start your journey towards a more fulfilling and productive life. We promise that you won't regret it!
The Productive Muslim Retreat is an annual retreat that brings together like-minded individuals who want to be a better version of themselves through travel and unique experiences. We’ve held five retreats so far, one in Sri Lanka, three in Indonesia, and one in Uzbekistan. This is our sixth retreat in Bosnia insha’Allah.
2. Is the retreat family-friendly?
This trip can be an inspiring experience for the whole family. However, please note that this retreat does involve a lot of walking and long day tours, hence please plan accordingly. If you are interested in taking your child, please contact Halal Trip team to discuss pricing and accommodation.
3. How quickly do trips fill up? Is there a deadline for booking?
Pretty fast! Since reservations are confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis, we recommend that you talk to us if you are interested in a trip but not quite ready to book. Single accommodations are frequently limited. To check on availability, please email email@example.com.
5. Is airfare included in the cost of the program?
Airfare from your home city to the destination is NOT included in the trip price.
6. What happens after I book?
Welcome session: 1 month before the retreat, you’ll be invited to a welcome training session on how best to prepare for the retreat.
Info session: 10 days before the retreat starts, you’ll be invited to an info session to meet fellow participants and go over the logistics of the trip.
WhatsApp group: 1 week before the retreat, we’ll create a WhatsApp group for all participants to share time-sensitive information before the retreat starts and during the retreat.
7. Can I skip part of the trip?
There is some flexibility to opt-out of certain activities; however, since trips are sold as a full package, portions cannot be paid for à la carte. If you arrive late to a trip or must depart early, we are not able to provide refunds for unused portions of a trip.
8. How active is the retreat? And what are the physical and health requirements?
You should be in good overall health and able to walk up to three miles over the course of a day and stand for periods of time in museums and at historic sites. There will be long days of traveling and sightseeing, moderate hikes on uneven terrain, and some walking up hills or stairs without handrails. Travelers should also be able to embark and disembark the motor coach without assistance.
9. Is the retreat accessible to people with disabilities?
Don't hesitate to contact our team to discuss your needs and the details regarding limitations; we will work to determine if the program is right for you.Many trip itineraries can be challenging for those with physical limitations—rigors can include cobblestone streets, uneven stairs with no railings, etc. Some historic sites have very limited access for those with impaired mobility, providing few benches or rest stops. Anyone requiring significant assistance should bring a traveling companion, who will be responsible for providing support.
10. What is the cancellation policy?
If you cancel your booking:
More than 30 days from the retreat date, you will receive a full refund.
From 15 days to 30 days from the retreat date, 50% refund.
Less than 15 days from the retreat date, no refund is granted.
Travelers are bound to the published cancellation policy after registering for a trip.
11. Do you provide trip insurance?
We recommend that travelers purchase trip medical/cancellation insurance to cover the risks of trip medical or cancellation expenses.