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Centralizing the Qur’an in Raising a Prophetic Community

Certainly, this Qur'an shows the way to all that is most upright (Al-Isra’: 9)

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Saturday, March 4, 2023 @ Annoor Academy Gym

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As the ultimate source of guidance and wisdom, the Qur’an holds a central place in the hearts of all Muslims. It is the revealed word of Allah, and through its teachings, we can uncover the path to righteousness.

On Saturday, March 4th, we invite you to join us at Annoor Academy Gym in Knoxville, TN for an enlightening conference on the Qur’an. This one-day event will be an opportunity for us to come together as a community to reflect on the blessings and mercy present in the words of Allah.

Throughout the conference, we will have inspiring talks and beautiful recitations of the Qur’an, as well as workshops on Tajwid and live scholarly reflections. Additionally, we will be offering a series of 40 Hadith that reveal the blessings of the Qur’an.

We also invite you to participate in our 2nd Annual Al-Mizmaar (flute) competition, as we will be hosting our young Qaris of Knoxville on stage!

As we come together to explore the depth of the Qur’an, we hope to strengthen our connection to Allah and unlock the gems of revelation that it holds. May Allah guide us on this journey.

One Day Conference
Saturday, March 4
Register Now for $30

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

We are excited to announce that registration is now open for the conference and the Al-Mizmaar competition. Learn more about how your child can participate.

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.

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.

Imam Rafiq Mahdi

Imam Rafiq Mahdi is a Knoxville native and is one of the pioneers of MCK. He holds an Islamic education from the Islamic University of Madinah, where he studied Arabic language and Islamic law. In addition to his role as an imam and educator, he also serves as the Director of Disaster Relief and Outreach for ICNA Relief. 

Sh. Àbdul'Hakīm Dickenson

Shaykh Àbdul’Hakīm Dickenson is an on-going student of Shaykh Amin since 2008. He accepted Islām 26+ years ago. Since then he has traveled to India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, U.A.E, and Saudi Arabia. After being blessed with a 9 year formal education in Islamic Ùlūm , he was granted permission by his teachers to teach various ùlūm of Islam. He has served as an Imām in NYC, NJ, and Chicagoland for over 15 years and he is currently a lecturer at Darul Qasim Knoxville.

Sh. Abdallah Marhoum

Sh. Abdallah Marhoum is a highly accomplished religious leader and teacher. At the age of 14, he completed his memorization of the Qur’an and went on to obtain Ijazza in reading the Qur’an in seven different ways. He is the founder, principal, and lead instructor of the Marhoum Institute, an institution dedicated to teaching the recitation of the Qur’an in the Washington DC area.

Sh. Abdullah Elsharkawy

Sh. Abdullah Elsharkawy completed his memorization of the Qur’an at the age of 9 and went on to graduate with a BA from Al-Azhar. He has 11 Ijazaat in different Qira’at, demonstrating his expertise in Quranic recitation. He currently serves as the Imam and Director of the Qur’an Program at the MCYC Mosque in California.

Munshid Abdul Adam and Noor Ensemble

Munshid Abdul Adam and Noor Ensemble is a nasheed group that performs melodies such as those to praise the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. They use traditional Islamic music and lyrics to convey spiritual messages. The group is also known for their powerful performances.

Frequently Asked Questions

The event will be all day at Annoor Academy (724 Foxvue Road, Knoxville, TN 37922) on Saturday, March 4 from 10 am to 10 pm.

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

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in your ticket cost.

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

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. 

To help cover our expenses including honorariums, workshop materials, and refreshments, we are charging a nominal fee of $30 per person. Financial aid is available upon request at admin@muslimknoxville.org.

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

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

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