Islamic Retreats was established in early 2018 for the purpose of serving the needs of Muslim communities, groups, organizations, and charities in the West that wish to have educational, activity-driven retreats, or halal Holidays in Turkey. We believe that excursions like these help bring us all closer to each other and reconnect us with nature and reignite the spirit.
About Islamic Retreats
An Experience to Remember
Meet the Team
Combined experience to give you a memorable journey
Ergin Mahmout is a British born businessman who moved to Istanbul Turkey in 1992. He was involved in the textiles industry up to 2005. In 2006 Whiteshield Ltd was established for the purpose of attracting foreign investment namely for the Real estate sector. Mahmout Ergin was the representative for Yusuf Islam in Turkey between 1994 and 2010. To date, he is a consultant for major corporate and private investors that seek advice regarding potential investment opportunities in Turkey and the UK. He is fluent in both English and Turkish with a deep knowledge of Turkish culture and a wide network of connections in the community.
Qutaiba Al-Mahawili is our concept manager and works on retreat designs. He has a 20-year background as a creative specialist and marketing strategist in deferent sectors. Qutaiba has produced designs and creative concepts for the likes of the Reviving the Islamic Spirit convention in Canada, Nissan Middle East, Emirates Airlines and artists Yusuf Islam, Zain Bhikha, Dawud Wharnsby, and Native Deen. He speaks fluent English, Arabic and has extensive knowledge of Turkish and Middle Eastern culture. Originally from Baghdad, Iraq and lived in different places; Indiana - USA, Amman - Jordan, Dubai - UAE and resides now in Istanbul - Turkey.