Treasures of the Qur'an

Centralizing the Qur’an in Raising a Prophetic Community

Saturday, March 5, 2022 @ Annoor Academy Gym

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As the word of Allah and a revelation for us all, the Qur’an is at the center of every Muslim life. It serves as a guidance for all those who read and implement its teachings.

On Saturday, March 5th, join us at Annoor Academy Gym for an all-day conference on a journey through the Qur’an. In this two day event, we will have inspiring talks, beautiful recitation, and reflection on the light and mercy present in the words of Allah. In addition, we will offer a series of 40 Hadith revealing the blessings of the Qur’an.

Friends and family are welcome to join workshops on Tajwid and participate in live scholarly reflections. We will also have an incredible line up of competitors for our 1st Annual Al-Mizmaar (flute) competition as some young Qaris of Knoxville are invited to the stage!

Let’s grow close to the Qur’an and unlock the gems of revelation, as one, strong community.

One Day Conference
Saturday, March 5
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Inspiring Talks

Our local leaders share their jewels of wisdom inspired directly from verses in the Qur'an.

Recitation of Qur'an

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

Qur'an Seminar

Dive deep into the scripture of God through a collection of narrations of our Prophet ﷺ.

Tajweed Halaqa

Learn to articulate and honor the Arabic letters and words when reciting the Qur'an yourself.

Live Qur'an Reflections

Qur'an reciters and scholars respond in tandem with real time exegesis of the Qur'an's message.

Al-Mizmaar Competition

A number of young Qaris in our community elevate the speech of God in this unique competition. Join us for a special presentation, inshaAllah!

Qur'an Recitation
Guest Speakers
Imam Khalid Shahu

Imam Khalid Shahu is the Imam of Muslim Community of Knoxville. His background includes multiple M.A.s and a Ph.D. in Sociology of Language from GC-CUNY. Inspired by the teachings of Imam Yassine, he is diligently working on the raising of a Prophetic Community that can serve as a model for the Muslim Community, not only in the Knoxville Area, but also in other parts of the US.

Dr. Hassan Lachheb

Dr. Hassan Lachheb is the founder and president of Tayseer seminary. He holds a Ph.D in Religious Studies from the University of Indiana, Bloomington, with a focus on theory of religion and Islamic studies, his research is interested in the intellectual history and religiosity of the Muslims in the Maghreb and Andalus.

Ustadha Zaynab Ansari​

Ustadha Zaynab Ansari has served as a member of the full-time faculty of Tayseer Seminary since its inception in 2014 when she joined the Muslim Community of Knoxville in the pioneering role of women’s scholar-in-residence, one of the first women to serve in such a capacity in an Islamic institution in North America.

Dr. Michael Dann

Dr. Dann studied the traditional Islamic sciences in Egypt with scholars from Al-Azhar University and in Morocco at Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University. He earned his Ph.D. in Religion at Princeton University in 2015, and his B.A. in Arabic and Islamic Studies from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2006. He is currently a faculty member of Tayseer Seminary.

Sheikh Mohamad Zahed

Sheikh Mohamad Zahed is an award-winning Qari, participating in many international Quran competitions in hifth and recitation, including Morocco, Kuwait, Lebanon, Tunis, and Russia. He has taught the noble Qur’an for nearly two decades and received Ijaza in hifdh of the tenth Qiraat in 2010. He currently serves as the Imam of Islamic Center of Boca Raton and a teacher of Garden of the Sahaba Academy.

Shaykh Mohammad Abbas

Shaykh Mohammad Abbas is an Egyptian Qari who memorized Quran with Ijaza in Hafs and Shu’ba from Asim. A Graduate of ZAD Academy of Islamic Studies and Muddakir Academy Quranic Studies. He represented Egypt in the International Nasheed Competition “Munshid Alsharjah.” Right now, he acts as an Imam and Director of Illiana Islamic Association, where he established Noon Quranic Academy.


Frequently Asked Questions

When is the event?

The event will be all day at Annoor Academy (724 Foxvue Road, Knoxville, TN 37922) on Saturday, March 5 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 $25 per person. Financial aid is available upon request at

Can I bring my children?

We welcome your children at this event. However, we will not be able to provide child care at this time.

I have another question not answered here.

We are happy to help! Please reach out to the MCK Administrator at with your questions, comments, and suggestions.

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