Hafiz Noman Zaheer


Director of the Tayseer Qur’an Program

Hafiz Noman moved to Houston, Texas in 1995 where he completed his education in aviation maintenance at Westwood College of Aviation and began working in commercial aviation maintenance while serving in the Houston community in various capacities as an Imām, youth mentor and institutionalizing a Qurʾān recitation/memorization program.

In 2002, Hafiz Noman relocated to Knoxville, Tennessee where he continued working in commercial aviation maintenance, completing his aviation career as a Supervisor in aircraft maintenance workflow management in 2013. During these years, Hafiz Noman has been leading the Muslim Community of Knoxville in various capacities as an Imām, khaṭīb, youth coordinator, community board member, Islamic school teacher, retreat and events director, Ibn Masʿūd Qurʿān school director, and more.

In 2009, Hafiz Noman completed the recitation of the Qurʾān applying the seven modes of recitation according to Imām Shāṭibiyy (may Allah bestow His mercy upon him) and received his ijāzah in qiraʾāt by his teacher Mufti Umer Ismail.

Thereafter, Hafiz Noman found Shaykh Mohammed Amin Kholwadia and furthered his pursuit for more knowledge. He has been appointed the Program Developer and Instructor for the Islamic Essentials online and High School programs while also working as the Registrar for the institution. Additionally, Hafiz Noman has studied the Shaykh al-Hind program and various intermediate program coursework at Darul Qasim.  Currently Hafiz Noman is reviewing and furthering his qiraʾāt studies with Mawlana Arif Kamal and studying other Islamic sciences with various scholars.

Currently, Hafiz Noman resides in Knoxville with his wife and two energetic boys who engage him in tackle football apart from trail biking, hiking, and watching college football during their leisure.