As-salamu alaikum,

For those of you who were unable to attend the first ever SeekersGuidance Appalachian Retreat held in Coker Creek, TN from June 25 to June 30, we’ve uploaded the picture slideshow to youtube. You can view the slideshow below:

Retreat a Success!

img_6959 Alhamdulillah, the first ever SeekersGuidance Retreat was a success. Over 100 people came from all over the US and Canada to attend the program. Speakers included Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus, Shaykh Omar Qureshi, Ustadh Usama Canon, Ustadha Shireen Ahmed, and Ustadha Zaynab Ansari. Two surprises guest speakers showed up: Shaykh Abdal Haqq Mendes from Atlanta and Shaykh Muhammad al-Shareef from Nashville.

Attendees attended beneficial programs covering basic theology, law, spirituality, and adab. They also went white water rafting, horse back riding, mountain biking, wall climbing, zip lining, had campfire nasheeds while eating smores, attended a Mawlid with the scholars lead by Nader Khan, and ascended Buck Bald Summit for a final talk by Hafiz Noman Zaheer.

SeekersGuidance Expresses Its Gratitude to the Knoxville Community

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SeekersGuidance would like to thank the wonderful community of Knoxville for helping put this retreat together. We’d also like to specifically thank Hafiz Noman Zaheer of the Ibn Masud School and Saimah Iman for being wonderful organizers. Without their commitment to excellence, this retreat would not have been possible. May Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) preserve them and their community and grant them all tawfeeq and tayseer. Ameen!

Testimonials About the Retreat

img_5763” The retreat was absolutely wonderful, mashAllah! A life changing experience. Hopefully there will be another one in the near future, inshAllah! My prayers are with those who organized it and helped in making it happen.” (Claudia Khalaf, Tennessee)

“The retreat was amazing SubhanAllah! May Allah bless everyone involved in setting this up and making it happen and all of our scholars and their families that were a part of this. this should become an annual event!” (Nermean Abdelrazek , Toronto)

“[I] had an indescribable time at the Seekers Guidance Appalachian Retreat. May God bless our scholars and teachers, as well as the retreat organizers who worked tirelessly. And may I always be blessed to be in the company of people like those I was with this weekend.” (David Hunsicker, Washington DC)

Want to bring a SeekersGuidance Retreat to Your Community?

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SeekersGuidance is looking to organize three retreats per year in different parts of the US. If you are interested in bringing a retreat to your community, please e-mail [email protected]

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    • Noman Zaheer
      Noman Zaheer says:

      Walaykum salaam warahmatullah wabarakatuh,

      On behalf of the Muslim Community of Knoxville (www.muslimknoxville.org) – we are honored and blessed that Allah has chosen our community to host such a fruitful event and enabled the lands of Knoxville, TN to be blessed by the footsteps of Shaykh Faraz (you), Shaykh Yahya Rhodus, Shaykh Omar Qureshi, Ustadh Usama Canon, Shaykh Mohammad Alsharif, Shaykh Muhammad Mendes Ustadha Shireen, Ustadha Zaynab, Nader Khan and your beautiful families!

      May Allah gather us all again in this world and the next, ameen!

      wassalaamu alaikum,
      Noman Zaheer
      SG Appalachian Retreat Director

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