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, Ustadha Zaynab Ansari, and Dr. Michael Dann. 

“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

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Layla Soliz, 2020 graduate of Tayseer Seminary, welcomes everyone with a campus tour and walkthrough. Learn about our various spaces, classroom, prayer area, as well as our outdoor activities. Our home is your home 😃


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 Accepting Applications for Tayseer Seminary Class of 2021-22

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 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.


Tayseer Student Testimonials

“For me, Tayseer was a strong facilitator for my emotional, spiritual, and physical growth. I haven’t had a spiritual fellowship this good in years.” – Tuscany Bernier | Tayseer Class of 2018

“Tayseer, for me, was the beginning of a new beautiful chapter. The love of the Prophet, peace be upon him, emerged in my heart and a relationship with my Lord was established, all through the seeking of knowledge. Seeking knowledge of Allah brought me closer to him; seeking knowledge of his words brought me understanding of them; seeking knowledge of Allah’s Messenger, peace be upon him, inspired me to transform the love I had for him into striving to be a contemporary companion of his. Tayseer produces an environment where one can look inward and begin to truly better oneself with the help of beautiful companionship everywhere you turn. Tayseer is where I experienced the taste of Iman, love, inspiration, and contentment. The Prophet, peace be upon him said, “Be in this world as a stranger or a wayfarer”. Tayseer has equipped me with the tools to do so.” –Ismael Mamdu | Tayseer Class of 2017.

“I came to Tayseer to increase my iman, learn about my deen, and study the life of the Prophet (SAW), and the Sahabas. I am overjoyed at being able to reach my goal thanks to my amazing teachers.” – Bineta Mbaye | Tayseer Class of 2018

“To me, Tayseer is a home away from home. It is a place where you busy yourself with the most important of works, yourself. It is a beacon of prophetic light in a dark and foggy time. A refuge from the choppy seas of this Dunya. It is where you can bask in the light of the uloom of this deen by sitting and learning from amazing teachers who prepare you to head back out into the seas of this Dunya, through their tarbiyyah. It is where you establish connection and relationships, that will not only last many years to come, but till the akhira, insha’Allah. Tayseer is a blessing.”- Obaid Rehman Khan | Tayseer Class of 2017.

“Tayseer was a chance to reset and get away from the world without running away from it. It was a chance to get a solid footing in the path to Allah (SWT) while learning the integrals of my deen in a holistic way.” – Samad Husain | Tayseer Class of 2018

“Tayseer has taught me that Islam is liberation from our lowly selves, and from the injustices that plague communities. As His vicegerant, everything I do must be focused on attaining God’s pleasure and His countenance in the afterlife. And if I truly love others, I must be serving them & praying for their afterlife.” – Ayah Bany-Mohammed | Tayseer Class of 2017.