Ghusl (bathing of the deceased) Training Workshops can be organised in your local community by contacting us by email or phone. A minimum of 20 attendees are required, with a maximum of 25 attendees. This is to ensure that everyone is able to benefit from the practical aspect of the workshop.
Workshops first began in Nottingham, but they are not restricted to Nottingham, as the trainer is willing to travel to other cities within the UK. There is no charge for booking a workshop, however, we do request that you arrange the following for a workshop to take place:
- A venue – mosque (this is usually free), a local community centre, or at a house if there is enough space. The workshops entails of a demonstration and an opportunity for the participants to role-play, so there needs to be enough space for group work.
- Check if the venue has a Ghusl area for washing the deceased and if this is available to view on the session day (optional).
- A workshop is scheduled to last approx 4 hours; this is to ensure that the participants can observe the demonstration in detail and ask questions, before they are put into small groups and given the opportunity to carry out a role-play of doing a Ghusl and putting on the Kaffan in the correct sequence. The venue must be available at least one hour before the workshop starts, for the trainer to set-up and for at least 30 minutes at the end, to pack up.
- Refreshments – water, tea, coffee, biscuits and drinks. Samosas and other snacks are also welcome!
- 1 sturdy table for the demonstration, 1 large table for displaying the Ghusl equipment, and 1 table for the projector.
- 27 chairs.
- A power socket in the room – we have our own extension lead.
- Screen and projector (a screen is available for the Nottingham area).
- Printing arrangements – The Ghusl booklet, Programmes, Photo & Video Release Form, Evaluation Form and Volunteer Forms, are emailed a week in advance to the workshop organiser. They are requested to bring these in plastic wallets on the workshop day.
- One volunteer is required to assist in the practical demonstration, no previous experience is required.
- Petrol costs need to be reimbursed to the workshop trainer if the workshop is outside of Nottingham.
- Overnight accommodation will be required if the workshop is outside of Nottingham, especially if the workshop starts early. The workshop trainer is comfortable in being a house guest and this can be discussed in detail with her when making a booking.
- Registration of all attendees must be done on the registration form on the website, please click here: (not active at present)
Full guidance and support is provided by us on how to organise the workshop in your local community. We can also provide suggestions of who to approach to arrange the above items.
The trainer’s aim is to ensure that the participants gain the confidence and skills to leave the workshop and be able to perform the Ghusl and put on the Kaffan in a real-life situation.
To find upcoming workshops check our events page
Alternatively contact us if you would like to arrange a workshop or require further information.