Sat, Oct 28, 2023

Annoor Academy
Knoxville, TN

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Full Program

Inspiring Talks

Our teachers and leaders will share inspiring talks, lectures and panel discussions about the life and legacy of our Beloved Prophet ﷺ.

Recitation of Qur'an

Local and national Qaris will elevate the speech of Allah through their elegant vocals.

Contest Winners

Learn about the winners in the 2nd Poetry Contest and the 3rd Hadith Contest, from among more than 50 participants.


Enjoy beautiful nasheeds and poems about our Beloved Messenger ﷺ as well as recitations of hadith from memory!

Guest Speakers
Sh. Anse Tamara Gray

Founder, Rabata

Dr. Khalid Shahu

Imam, MCK

Dr. Michael Dann

Faculty, Tayseer Seminary

Ust. Zaynab Ansari

Faculty, Tayseer Seminary

Imam Rafiq Mahdi

Director of Disaster Relief, ICNA Relief

Ust. Abdalla Husain

Youth Director, MCK

USt. Nadeem Siddiqi

Secretary, MCK

Br. Mohammad Harithi

Community Leader

Dr. Salmaan Toor

Clinical Psychology

Sh. Abdul Hakim Dickenson

Resident Scholar

Noor Band

Nasheed Group

Annoor Academy Chorus

Nasheed Group

The Agenda

9:00-9:30 AM



Session 1
The Whole World is in Your Hand

Whoever among you wakes up in the morning secured in his dwelling, healthy in his body, having the food for the day, then it is as if the world has been gathered for him.

Br. Abdalla Husain
Imam Khalid Shahu
Br. Mohammad Harithi

10:30-10:40 AM

Short Break


Session 2
How Wonderful the Affair of the Believer is!

How wonderful is the affair of the believer! There is good in every affair of his and this is not the case with anyone else except in the case of a believer for if he has an occasion to feel delight, he thanks God, thus it’s good for him, and if he gets into trouble he endures it patiently, and that is good for him.

Br. Abdalla Husain
Dr Michael Dann
Ust Nadeem Siddiqi
Seerah23-SPKR-Dr Salman Toor

11:40-11:50 AM

Short Break


Session 3
“Indeed, After Hardship There is Ease”

Did We not soothe your heart for you? And lift your burden from you. Which weighed down your back? And We raised your reputation for you? With difficulty, there is ease. With difficulty, there is ease. When your work is done, turn to devotion. And be eager for your Lord.

Imam Rafiq Mahdi
Seerah23-SPKR-Sh Abdul Hakim Dickenson
Br. Mohammad Harithi

12:50-1:00 PM

Short Break


Session 4
“Allah Will Never Disgrace You”

Reflections on Lady Khadija’s reassurances to the Prophet, peace be upon him,
after the momentous encounter at Hira.

Shaykha Anse Tamara Gray

1:45-3:30 PM

Dhuhr Prayer & Lunch Break


Session 5
O Allah, I Seek Refuge in You

O Allah, I seek refuge in You from worry and grief, from incapacity and laziness, from miserliness & cowardness, and from being heavily in debt & from being overpowered by men.

Ustadha Zaynab Ansari
Shaykha Anse Tamara Gray
Seerah23-SPKR-Dr Salman Toor

4:30-4:45 PM

Asr Prayer & Short Break


Session 6
“Do Not Despair Of Allah's Mercy”

Say: O My slaves who have transgressed against themselves, despair not of the Mercy of Allah, verily Allah forgives all sins. Truly, He is All-Forgiving, the All-Merciful.

Imam Khalid Shahu
Seerah23-SPKR-Sh Abdul Hakim Dickenson
Imam Rafiq Mahdi
Ust Nadeem Siddiqi


Session 7
A Moment For Entertainment
  • Nasheed by AAK Chorus
  • Introducing Islamic Relief

6:15-7:00 PM

Maghrib Prayer & Dinner


Session 8
“Verily, In The Remembrance Of Allah Do Hearts Find Rest”

Those who believe and whose hearts find rest in the remembrance of Allah, Verily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest.

Ustadha Zaynab Ansari
Shaykha Anse Tamara Gray
Dr Michael Dann


Session 9
Closing Ceremony
  • Nasheed Performances
  • Hadith, Poetry Sharing, & Prizes
  • Conference Fundraising
Imam Khalid Shahu

8:45-9:15 PM

Isha Prayer & Qiyyam

FAQ Guide
When is the event?

The event will be all day at Annoor Academy (724 Foxvue Road, Knoxville, TN 37922) on Saturday, October 28 from 10 am to 10 pm.

Where will the event be held?

The location is Annoor Academy (724 Foxvue Road, Knoxville, TN 37922)

Will it be livestreamed?

Yes, inshaAllah. All events are livestreamed on our Facebook and YouTube pages.

Is registration required?

Yes. Registration is required for all participants. There are a limited number of seats so we encourage everyone to sign up as soon as possible. 

Is there a registration fee?

To help cover our expenses including honorariums, workshop materials, and refreshments, we are charging a nominal fee of $35 per person. Financial aid is available upon request at

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