Welcome to Tayseer Seminary

Tayseer Seminary is a full-time Islamic theological seminary in Knoxville, TN. The seminary aims at transforming Muslim individuals through the enlightened and relevant study of Sacred Knowledge and through spiritual immersion, all while targeting contemporary issues within the Muslim community. 

The Seminary features a fully-developed Islamic sciences curriculum initiated and taught by our local resident scholars Shaykh Hassan Lachheb and Ustadha Zaynab Ansari. Tayseer also features a full-time Qurʾān School and after-school programs under the direction of Hafiz Noman Zaheer and an annual Umrah tours along with travel packages.

“Tayseer operates at the very juncture of the crisis of faith in our community. We are losing our young people. And that’s why we designed our program for our youth. It is a lot more than a gap year. It is a year of God.”

– Shaykh Hassan Lachheb, President of Tayseer Seminary


Congratulations to Tayseer Seminary’s Newest Graduates- Tayseer Class 2019!

Apply Now

 Accepting Applications for Tayseer Class of 2019-20

Become a student of knowledge today.

Tayseer Seminary provides its students with the opportunity to delve into the foundational Islamic sciences without losing sight of their American reality by introducing a comprehensive curriculum that combines serious learning, enlightening spirituality and effective activism.

The number of students admitted to the program will be limited in order to provide a close-knit learning experience with the teachers.


Tayseer Programs

Tayseer Seminary Full-Time Program

Tayseer Seminary is a full-time, one-year, program that aims at introducing the various foundational Islamic sciences. Our students are expected to spend extended time studying Arabic language and literature–, a skill that will enable  them to directly access the classical works on Qur’an, hadith, and the other disciplines of the Islamic canon.


Tayseer Qurʾān Program 

All Muslims aspire to improve the relationship with their Creator by improving the recitation of the Qurʾān. The Tayseer Qurʾān program exists to facilitate the growth of this relationship.The program aims to spiritually elevate every Muslim in Knoxville through the recitation of the Qurʾān without Laḥn (mistakes).


Tayseer Umrah and Hajj Tours

Each  year Tayseer embarks on a group trip to Umrah. The tour consists of 4 nights in Madinah and 4 nights in Meccah with 5-star hotel accommodation. The group is led by Shaykh Hassan Lachheb, President and Resident Scholar of Tayseer Seminary. Learn more about our Umrah package and upcoming tour dates.




Come Travel with Tayseer!

Tayseer Seminary offers a variety of spiritual enrichment tours- from our annual Umrah tours led by Tayseer’s President, Shaykh Hassan Lachheb, to our newly introduced educational expeditions. See below to view our currently available tour packages and options, and find our how you can join!


 Hajj 2019                  NOLS Expedition