Shaykh Hassan Lacheb
The Muslim Community of Knoxville is happy and honored to announce that Shaykh Hassan Lacheb has been appointed as Knoxville's Resident Scholar . This position is intended to provide educational resources for the Muslims in the greater Knoxville area. It is not an "imam" position and we will continue with the search, insha-Allah.
About Shaykh Hassan Lacheb
Shaykh Hassan B. Ahmed al-Ashhab al-Salawī al-Raghraghī is currently a PhD Candidate in the department of Islamic Studies at Indiana University. The title of his dissertation is: The Making of The Maghrebī Prophet: A Historical and Semantic Study of Letters to the Prophet Muḥammad."
Shaykh Hassan completed his M.A. in Islamic Theology, Islamic Legal Theory, and Maliki Jurisprudence from Dar al-Hadith al-Hassaniyyah for Higher Islamic Studies in Rabat, Morocco with honors in 2000. In addition, he completed his B.A. with distinction in Arabic Language and Literature from the University Mohamed V. in Rabat, Morocco.
Shaykh Hassan has extensively studied several disciplines including Principles of Jurisprudence (Usul al-Fiqh), Arabic Grammar, Philology, and Literature. He has also received many ijazaat (licenses to teach) from prominent scholars in Hadith, Comparative Jurisprudence (fiqh), and the Sciences of Quran.
He is currently teaching Arabic at the University of TN and resides in Knoxville with his wife and two daughters.