AlKauthar Institute Knowledge Hive 2022 - Ottoman Legacy Dec 17-24 2022

The Ottoman Empire.

Istanbul: December 17-24, 2022

Discover the delights of Istanbul and learn about the history of the Ottomans with our very own Sheikh Bilal Ismail.

See some of the world’s most amazing and unique architecture, sites and markets and learn about the history of the Ottoman Empire as you absorb and explore the famous attractions.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Knowledge Hive 2022 in Istanbul – places are limited so don’t delay!

Photo of Bursa Istanbul
Day Trip to Bursa
The first Ottoman capital.
Photo inside the Suleymaniye Mosque
Historic Sites of Istanbul
Suleymaniye Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and others


7 nights at a 5-star hotel in the centre of Old Istanbul. Includes breakfast

Daily Ottoman history lessons and reflections with Sheikh Bilal Ismail

Entrance fee to all historical sites included in the tour

Daily excursions and sightseeing with experienced guides

Air-conditioned private coach transport between all cities during the tour

Free time for exploring & shopping


2019 Istanbul Attendee

“The event was brilliantly organized. Event organizers and volunteers took great care of everyone with beautiful patience. May Allah bless you and your families for such hard work. Indeed you all are praiseworthy. Keep up the great work you are doing. I would highly recommend everyone to attend KnowledeHive for an unforgettable time.”

2019 Istanbul Attendee

“It was an exceptionally well thought and well-executed event masha’Allah. I think everyone had left with more knowledge, brotherhood, and understanding than they expected/anticipated. We would love to be part of the Alkauthar knowledge hive again and again and again and again insha’Allah!”

2019 Istanbul Attendee

“I really enjoyed myself during this tour, I feel like we’ve seen everything there is to see in Istanbul. Every day was planned and executed well, the communication was very effective, and I was really happy with our hotel and its proximity to everything.”

Sheikh Bilal Ismail

Sheikh Bilal Ismail smiling

Born in South Africa, he memorized the Quran at a young age then went on to complete a BA in Islamic Law from the University of Madinah. He joined the AlKauthar Institute team in 2008 and has taught over 100 AlKauthar weekend seminars in over 20 cities around the world.

Over the past few years, he has spent extensive time travelling and researching the first 1,000 years of Islamic history from numerous sources.

He accompanies our Knowledge Hive groups as the main tutor for lessons on Islamic history.



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Triple Share $1000 USD/person

Single Room $1200 USD/person

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Twin Share $1100 USD/person

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Triple Share $1000 USD/person

Single Room $1000 USD/person

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*Regular Price
$1200 USD/person

Twin Share $900 USD/person

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*Regular Price
$1100 USD/person

Triple Share $800 USD/person

Register Now

*Regular Price
$1000 USD/person


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    How much is it per person?

    Please see the pricing details above.

    Is flight cost included in the price?

    No, the flight costs are not included in the price. This tour is a land package – international flights to and from Istanbul and Istanbul airport/hotel transfers are NOT included.

    Where will we meet the AlKauthar team in Istanbul?

    The arrival and departure point for the Knowledge Hive will be the hotel in Istanbul. Once you arrive at the hotel on Saturday, 17th of December you will join the group to settle in and the tour begins on Sunday, 18th December and concludes with check out on the morning of Saturday, December 24th, 2022.

    Is it a children-friendly event?

    Yes, everyone is welcome at the event. Children under 5 years of age can attend the event for free as long as they do not need any extra beds and seats on the bus. There are no student discounts available. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Can I get a refund if I cancel my booking?

    Students are entitled to a full refund of the tour fees before October 1st, 2022. We are unable to provide any refund after October 2nd, 2022 as all payments in Istanbul will be finalized on October 2nd, 2022.