Strategic Planning Follow-Up Meeting
Strategic Planning Follow-Up Meeting Updates, Revisions, Community Building February 25-26 | 10:30 - 4:00 PM Masjid Annoor RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/SPM2017 The Muslim Community of Knoxville (MCK), Islamic Education Foundation of Knoxville (IEFK), and the American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC) invite you to a follow up meeting to review the Strategic Planning Meeting which was held in February of 2015 in Knoxville, TN. The goal of this 2-day meeting is community participation in the process of community building. This event is open to everyone in the community and we encourage you to participate! We will share updates on our community's progress and existing work and work with participants to outline the future needs of our growing and diverse Muslim community. Your input to the process is very important. You may provide your input either by: 1. Personally attending the meeting: if you are available and would like to participate in the meeting, please RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/SPM2017 (required for participation) by Wednesday, February 22nd. You will be expected to attend the entire duration of the 2-day meeting. 2. If you are not available to attend the meeting or cannot commit for the entire duration, you may also give your input by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, February 22nd. Lunch and childcare will be provided. We look forward to learning and sharing with you! RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/SPM2017
2/25/2017 10:30:00 AM -05:000.0000
Muslim Community Open House
The Muslim Community of Knoxville would like to welcome our friends and neighbors from Knoxville and the surrounding areas to our monthly open house and a night of dialogue. Tuesday, March 7th || 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Annoor Mosque: 100 13th Street Knoxville, TN 37916 Come tour our prayer space, meet our members and leaders, hear answers to frequently asked questions about Islam, and learn what it means to be a Muslim in Knoxville. Family friendly. Light refreshments will be served. To learn more about the Muslim Community of Knoxville, like and follow us --> MuslimKnoxville
3/7/2017 7:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Intro to Islam
Intro to Islam: 6:30-7:30 || Annoor Mosque (100 13th Street) Monday, February 13th Tuesday, February 21st Tuesday, February 28th This three-part class taught by Nadeem Siddiqi and Zaynab Ansari is designed for those who want a better grasp of what Islam is, what do Muslims believe, and some of the core concepts of the faith. Week 1: Participants will study sections of the Qur'an. Week 2: Participants will study sections of the Hadith, or narrations from the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Week 3: The class will conclude by tackling issues of the modern era history including the local community. If you have any questions, you can send us a message here or email email@example.com.
2/21/2017 12:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
On the Shoulders of Giants: Panel Discussion & Documentary Screening
We don't often think about Muslims in America when we imagine or re-imagine civil rights icons. Have African-American Muslims been erased from the discourse of civil rights? Were Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali anomalies, or were they representative of other modes of thinking about civil rights? While acknowledging the critical role of Christian religious leadership in spearheading the movement, is it possible to widen the lens through which we view the civil rights? Participants will view a 30-minute independently-produced documentary that draws on oral histories of Atlanta-based African-American Muslim leaders and activists followed by a panel discussion with prominent scholars in the Knoxville community.
2/17/2017 6:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
Muslim Community Open House
The Muslim Community of Knoxville would like to welcome our friends and neighbors from Knoxville and the surrounding areas to a night of open dialogue. Tuesday, February 7th 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM 100 13th Street Knoxville, TN 37196 Come tour our prayer space, meet our members and leaders, hear answers to frequently asked questions about Islam, and learn what it means to be a Muslim in Knoxville. Light refreshments will be served. To learn more about the Muslim Community of Knoxville, visit us on Facebook at https://m.facebook.com/muslimknoxville/
2/7/2017 6:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
World Hijab Day: Stand in Solidarity
World Hijab Day: Stand in Solidarity The Muslim Community of Knoxville would like to invite all of our friends and neighbors to participate in World Hijab Day. World Hijab Day offers an opportunity for friends of other faiths and beliefs to experience what it's like to wear the scarf (or Hijab) as well as show their support for their Muslim friends, neighbors, and co-workers. For a quick tutorial on how to wrap a hijab please click the link below: https://youtu.be/LGwYnplcfJ8 (C) CNN
2/1/2017 12:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
Intro to Islam
Tuesdays January 17, 24, 31 This three-part class taught by Nadeem Siddiqi is designed for those who want a better grasp of what Islam is, what do Muslims believe, and some of the core concepts of the faith. Week 1: Participants will study sections of the Qur'an. Week 2: Participants will study sections of the Hadith, or narrations from the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Week 3: The class will conclude by tackling issues of the modern era history including the local community. If you have any questions, you can send us a message here or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our second Open House will be Tuesday, January 10th. Visit our event page for details: http://tinyurl.com/MCKOpenHouse
1/24/2017 12:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
MCK in the MLK, Jr. Parade
The Muslim Community of Knoxville would like to invite you and your families to the city of Knoxville's annual MLK, Jr. Parade commemorating the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 16th. We will gather at Masjid Annoor at 8:30 AM and carpool to the parade no later than 9:00 AM which begins on Martin Luther King Avenue. The parade is approximately 2 miles long. Please ensure you are dressed warmly in case it's very cold. It is the civil rights laws that Dr. King and others gave their lives for in the 1960s that we regularly benefit from and use to practice our religion. Dr. King's hope for equality was also expressed by our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), who said in his final sermon: "All mankind is from Adam and Eve...a white (person) has no superiority over a black (person), nor does a black have any superiority over a white - except by piety and good action." Please join us with many other civil, community, and faith-based groups in this multi-cultural event. Let's take this opportunity to stand as a diverse, unified community and give back to the civil rights movement whose work we benefit from everyday.
1/16/2017 8:30:00 AM -05:000.0000
Muslim Community Open House
The Muslim Community of Knoxville would like to welcome our friends and neighbors in Knoxville and the surrounding area to a night of open dialogue. Tuesday, January 10th 2017 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM 100 13th Street Knoxville, TN 37916 Come tour our prayer space, meet our members and leaders, hear answers to frequently asked questions about Islam, and learn what it means to be a Muslim in Knoxville. Light refreshments will be served. To learn more about the Muslim Community of Knoxville, visit us on Facebook at https://m.facebook.com/muslimknoxville/
1/10/2017 6:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Being Muslim: Jesus in the Quran
Join us for our weekly Being Muslim class on Sunday, December 25th at Masjid Annoor. This week's class will have special guest, Ustadha Zaynab Ansari, who will provide a brief tafsir of Surah Maryam (The chapter of Mary). We will discuss the blessed station of Jesus in the Quran and in Islam. All are welcome.
12/25/2016 10:30:00 AM -05:000.0000
Stand Up For Justice: A Night with Imam Siraj
Join us for a special evening to support the American Muslim Advisory Council! The program will include special guest Imam Siraj Wahhaj as well as more information about the work AMAC is doing to help protect the rights of Muslims in Tennessee. This couldn't come at a more important time in our nation's history. Dinner will be provided. Please, no children under 12.
12/21/2016 6:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
Pizza Dinner & Open Shura Town Hall
MCK would like to invite you to our annual Open Shura dinner and town hall on Friday, December 16th at Masjid Annoor, insha Allah! MCK will be providing a pizza dinner at 6:00 PM and we'll begin our program at 7:00 PM, insha Allah. Join us for a fun trivia game, door prizes, a year at a glance, review of the 2016 financial report, programing updates, and much more. The floor will be open to discussion. Hearing your feedback and ideas is very important to the board. This meeting is an effort to foster more transparency within MCK and the engagement of the community. We hope you will make every effort to attend and spread the word, insha Allah. Childcare will be provided.
12/16/2016 6:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Muslim Community Open House: An Evening Among Friends
The Muslim Community of Knoxville would like to invite our friends and neighbors to join us for an evening of open hearts and open minds. Tuesday December 13th, 2016 6:00PM - 7:30PM 100 13th Street Knoxville, TN 37916 Come tour our prayer space, meet our members and leaders, hear answers to frequently asked questions about Islam, and learn what it means to be a Muslim in Knoxville. Light refreshments will be served. To learn more about the Muslim Community of Knoxville visit us on Facebook at https://m.facebook.com/muslimknoxville/
12/13/2016 6:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
2016 MCK Board of Directors Election
Please see important information below about the 2016 MCK Shura Board Election to be held on Friday and Saturday, December 2-3, insha Allah. Click here to view 2016 candidates: http://tinyurl.com/2016MCKElection Voting Dates, Locations and Times: All votes will be in-person at both Masjid Annoor and Annoor Academy of Knoxville. To best serve the needs of the community, polling will take place on: * Friday, December 2nd | 1:00-4:00 PM and 5:30-8:30 PM | Masjid Annoor & Annoor Academy * Saturday, December 3rd | 1:00-5:00 PM | Masjid Annoor Only Voting Requirements: 1. Voter must be present in-person to vote. 2. Voter must produce a picture ID. Acceptable IDs are: Driver's license, Non-driving state ID, Passport (US or Foreign), and University or college issued ID. 3. The membership/voter list prepared by the MCK Membership Committee is the final list of voters. Only those on the list will be allowed to vote. To check your membership status, please follow the instructions below. Voter List: For safety and privacy, the list of the current MCK members/voters will not be posted publicly. However, the list will be kept at the MCK office at Masjid Annoor and will available during regular office hours (11:00 AM-3:00 PM) for viewing only on: Friday, November 18th Sunday, November 20th Tuesday, November 22nd Friday, November 25th You may also email Sr. Christina at email@example.com or call (865) 637-8172 directly to check your membership status. If you have any questions regarding the MCK Election, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to view 2016 candidates: http://tinyurl.com/2016MCKElection
12/3/2016 12:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
Team MCK in the Subway Race Against Cancer
TEAM MCK - Early Registration Ends Monday, October 24th! Meeting at Masjid Annoor at 1:30 PM - park and walk to World's Fair Park with group. Help us fight cancer locally! The Muslim Community of Knoxville is happy and honored to be participating in the Subway Race Against Cancer. This is the 7th year MCK is joining the local community to help fight cancer. Proceeds from the Subway Race fund cancer screenings and education for individuals in East Tennessee who desperately need them and would not receive them otherwise. This is a great opportunity to remember our dear brothers and sisters as well as our neighbors who are battling cancer while honoring those who fought the disease so courageously and are no longer with us. Join Team MCK with thousands of other East Tennesseans. Together, we can win the race for survival, insha Allah!
11/13/2016 11:00:00 AM -05:000.0000
Potluck Hajj Luncheon
The Muslim Community of Knoxville is pleased to invite you to a Potluck Hajj Luncheon Sunday, November 6th from 2:00-4:00 PM at the Lake House, insha Allah. Please join us in welcoming back and congratulating all of the pilgrims who have successfully completed their Hajj this year from Knoxville! Please note, this is a potluck luncheon! We ask that you bring a savory dish to share for you and another family. MCK will provide drinks and desserts. Write a comment below about what you'll bring! RSVP on our Facebook event page here. We look forward to seeing you, insha Allah.
11/6/2016 2:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Welcome to Knoxville Luncheon
New students and families in Knoxville are cordially invited to attend the Muslim Community of Knoxville's 3rd Annual Welcome to Knoxville Luncheon on Sunday, September 25th at 1:00 PM at the Siddiqi Lake House, insha Allah! This luncheon is for students and families who are brand new to Knoxville and the surrounding areas or have moved here within the last year. We want to welcome you home in proper East Tennessee and MCK fashion! This will be a great opportunity for you to meet other new Knoxvillians, as well as learn a little bit more about the community and the exciting activities and opportunities we have in our beautiful city! Lunch will be served followed by brief remarks from local community leaders and teachers. Please RSVP here or by emailing email@example.com. If you know someone new, let us know! We look forward to seeing you and your families!
9/25/2016 1:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
2016 Eid al Adha Potluck in the Park
Asalaam alaikum wa rahmahtullahi wa barakatu! MCK is excited to host the 2016 Eid al Adha Potluck in the Park at Melton Hill Dam on Sunday, September 18th! This year we are taking you on a trip down memory lane by hosting a potluck style party. Bring your favorite savory dish to share. $1 pizza and free drinks and desserts will be provided by MCK. Sign up to let us know what you'll be bringing! http://tinyurl.com/adhapotluck We will have games, races, prizes, inflatables and more! Bring the whole family and enjoy a day of fun! Stay tuned to our event page for exciting updates!
9/18/2016 12:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Arafah Community Iftar
Please join us for prayer and to break fast together at Masjid Annoor on the blessed day of Arafah (the 9th of Dhu'l Hijjah) which falls on Sunday, September 11th this year. This is a potluck! Please sign up to bring a dish for one family on our spreadsheet here: http://www.tinyurl.com/arfah
9/11/2016 8:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Hajj and Eid al Adha Children's Halaqa
All children are invited to attend our special Eid al-Adha/Hajj edition halaqa this Saturday, August 27th with Ustadha Samar Alsharif at Annoor Academy of Knoxville, insha Allah! Bring your children (boys and girls!) to learn about the meaning and importance of this important pillar of faith and timet. We'll begin promptly at 4:00 and end by 5:00, insha Allah. Please remember that parents *must* stay on site with their children. Drop offs without a parent/guardian is not be permitted.
8/27/2016 4:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Weekend with Imam Abdul Hakim Hamid
The MCK Shura Board is pleased to announce the upcoming visit of Imam Abdul Hakim Hamid, who first visited our community last month as a candidate for the position of Imam of Masjid Annoor. Due to the overwhelmingly positive feedback we received and our initial positive impressions, we have asked Imam Abdul Hakim to come for a second visit, so that more members of our community will have the opportunity to meet him, attend his sessions, and provide feedback. We will have the following events: Friday 8/19: • 1:30 Jum'ah khutbah at Masjid Annoor • 7:30 p.m. Community halaqa and Q&A session at Masjid Anoor Saturday 8/20: • 6:00 p.m. Youth pizza party at Masjid Annoor • 7:00 p.m. Youth halaqa at Masjid Annoor Sunday 8/21: • 11:30 a.m. Sisters' halaqa at Tayseer Seminary
8/21/2016 12:00:00 AM -04:000.0000
End of Summer Ice Cream Social
The end of Summer is here and students will be back in school before you know it. MCK would like to invite all students and families to attend the 2nd Annual End of Summer Ice Cream Social on Saturday, August 6th from 1-3pm at West Hills Park (behind the YMCA). We will be located at the pavilion that is closest to the playground. This will be a great opportunity to socialize, meet up with friends, and enjoy a tasty, cool ice cream treat. We hope to see you all there, inshAllah!
8/6/2016 1:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Weekend with Imam Abdul Hakim Hamid
Imam Abdul Hakeem Hamid will be visiting Knoxville as a guest speaker from Palm Beach, Florida. After a selection process by the MCK Imam Committee, Imam Abdul Hakim has been picked as a candidate for the position of full-time Imam for the Annoor Masjid in downtown Knoxville. Please come to the following sessions at Annoor Masjid and interact with him to provide feedback to MCK. *Thursday, July 14th: - Meet and greet after Isha *Friday, July 15th: - 1:30 PM Jumuah Khutbah and Salah - Halaqa between Maghrib and Isha *Saturday, July 16th: - Youth Q and A from 11 AM to 2 PM - General Q and A between Maghrib and Isha prayers *Sunday, July 17th: - Farewell gathering after Duhur prayer
7/17/2016 12:00:00 AM -04:000.0000
Annual Eid Breakfast at World's Fair Park
MCK is excited to host our annual Eidul Fitr breakfast, this year at the beautiful World's Fair Park, insha Allah! Please join us immediately after Eid prayer on July 6th (prayer starts at 8:00 AM at the Convention Center) on the festival lawn right across of the Knoxville Convention Center. We'll have free coffee and donuts, inflatables, face painting and balloon animals for the kids, and food from food trucks and vendors for sale - you won't want to miss it!
7/6/2016 9:00:00 AM -04:000.0000
Join us this Sunday at Masjid Annoor for our annual henna party! Please remember that this is a ladies and girls only event. No male children over the age of 6 please!
7/3/2016 4:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Ramadan Children's Halaqa with Ustadha Samar Alsharif
All children are invited to attend our second special Ramadan edition halaqa this Saturday, July 18th with Ustadha Samar Alsharif at Annoor Academy of Knoxville, insha Allah! Bring your children (boys and girls!) to learn about this special month and how to make the most out of it. We'll begin promptly at 3:30 and end by 4:30 PM, insha Allah. Please remember that parents *must* stay on site with their children. Drop offs without a parent/guardian is not be permitted.
6/18/2016 3:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
Limited Seats: Annual Ramadan Community Iftar with Mayor Rogero
Tickets available now | $20/person http://tinyurl.com/iftarwithmayor The Muslim Community of Knoxville invites you to our sixth annual Ramadan Community Iftar, a traditional fast-breaking dinner, with honored guest and keynote speaker, Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero. This is an opportunity for the Greater Knoxville community to share food and fellowship with members of the Muslim community. Seats are limited - only 75 spots available! Reserve yours today by visiting http://tinyurl.com/iftarwithmayor. We regret we cannot accommodate children. 16+ only.
6/16/2016 8:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
End of School Year Bonfire & S'mores Roast
Let's come together as a community to mark the end of a busy school year and enjoy a fun-filled evening of delicious s'mores before the start of Ramadan. Everyone is welcome! Please bring a blanket or lawn chair.
6/4/2016 7:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
We're only a few days away before the blessed month of Ramadan begins, insha Allah. Please join us Friday, June 3rd at 7:00 PM at Masjid Annoor for a much needed Ramadan Refresher with our beloved teachers Imam Rafiq Mahdi, Shaykh Hassan Lachheb, and Ustadha Zaynab Ansari. Come learn why this month is so sacred and how you can make the most of it. Childcare will be provided.
6/3/2016 7:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Children's Halaqa with Ustadha Samar Alsharif
All children are invited to attend a special Ramadan edition halaqa this Saturday, May 28th with Ustadha Samar Alsharif at Annoor Academy of Knoxville, insha Allah! Bring your children (boys and girls!) to learn about this special month and how to make the most out of it. We'll begin promptly at 3:30, insha Allah. Please remember that parents *must* stay on site with their children. Drop offs without a parent/guardian is not be permitted.
5/28/2016 3:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
Annual Fruit & Berry Patch Trip
Come out and enjoy the start of summer with MCK this Saturday, May 28th at the Fruit & Berry Patch! There will be a ripe crop of sweet strawberries ready to be picked. Homemade cider, honey, sorghum syrup and fruit slushes are also available for purchase. Be sure to wear light clothing, a comfortable pair of shoes as some some hiking on dirt trails and hills may be required, and bring a hat! If you'd like to carpool, please meet at Masjid Annoor at 9:45, we'll be departing promptly at 10:00, insha Allah. The Fruit & Berry Patch, located in Halls, Tennessee, is a local family owned farm, owned by the Fox family. The farm accepts cash, checks, Visa and MasterCard. To reach The Fruit and Berry Patch, go north on N. Broadway (US 441-TN 33) approximately 4.5 miles north of I-640 / Broadway interchange. Turn left on Andersonville Pk. Go 0.7 miles on Andersonville Pk. and turn right onto McCloud Rd. (first street passed Halls Elementary school (look for sign)). The Fruit and Berry Patch is 0.7 mi. down McCloud Rd. on the left.
5/28/2016 10:30:00 AM -04:000.0000
Volunteer Clean Up Day
Join us this Thursday at Masjid Annoor as we work together to clean up for Ramadan. We will be sweeping, wiping, and dusting off our beloved masjid in preparation for nightly iftars and Tarweeh prayers. All ages are welcome! Light snack packs will be distributed at the end of the day, iA. We look forward to seeing all of our youth, families and everyone else there!
5/26/2016 11:00:00 AM -04:000.0000
3rd Annual Children's Arts & Crafts Fair
Join us on Saturday, April 23rd for a colorful afternoon of art at MCK's 3rd annual Children's Arts & Crafts Fair! We'll have a variety of exciting crafts for children ages 3 and up. Other activities include face painting, parachute play, gardening, and more. We will be accommodating for ALL children, including those with special needs, so please join us. The cost is $5/child which includes access to all arts and crafts materials and activities. Lunch and snacks will be available for purchase on site. Children must be supervised by parents at *all* times. If you'd like to volunteer to help at a craft station, lunch, or outdoor activities, please comment below or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you!
4/23/2016 2:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
Community Hall and Gym Fundraiser
Our community needs a space we can call our own. No more renting and no more hassles of booking places for our events. Help us make this dream a reality on April 16th at Bridgewater Place (205 Bridgewater Road, Knoxville, TN 37923) beginning at 5:30 PM, insha Allah. Delicious food, exciting children and youth entertainment, door prizes, and much more! More information coming soon. Join us and spread the word! Reserve your tickets now by visiting http://tinyurl.com/communityhall Adults 16+: $15 Youth 11-15: $10 Children 10 and under: $5
4/16/2016 5:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
Spring Potluck Picnic
Join friends and community members for a potluck picnic Sunday, March 20th from 12:00-2:00 PM at Anchor Park! insha Allah. Please bring a dish to share - and a jacket as it may be a bit chilly! Paper products and drinks will be provided by MCK. Spread the word!
3/20/2016 12:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Stand Up For Peace: A Comedy Performance
Join the Knoxville Jewish and Muslim Communites of Knoxville for an evening of laughter, tolerance, peace, and understanding! Jewish and Muslim comedians Scott Blakeman and Dean Obeidallah will be performing at the Arnstein Jewish Community Center on Tuesday, February 23rd from 7:00-9:00 PM. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come out! General admission tickets: $7/person AJCC and MCK members: $4/person Ticket proceeds will benefit Family Promise of Knoxville, a non profit organization that unites with the interfaith community to provide non-emergency housing to families with children who have lost their home. See you there!
2/23/2016 7:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Black Lives Matter: Workshop & Panel Discussion
MCK is proud to observe Black History Month this February and invites you to join us for an enlightening workshop and panel discussion on Saturday, February 20th, insha Allah, at Masjid Annoor. We will begin with our own, Andre Canty and Drost Kokoye, who will lead us through a workshop to address issues of discrimination from within the Muslim community. Next, Shaykh Hassan Lachheb will moderate a panel discussion with Reverent John Butler from Clinton Chapel and Sister Hawa Henderson about experiences with discrimination and how things have or haven't changed over time. Babysitting will be provided. We hope to see you there!
2/20/2016 5:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
An Evening with Shaykh Mohammed Amin Kholwadia
An Evening with Shaykh Mohammed Amin Kholwadia Founder & President, Darul Qasim darulqasim.org/leadership Friday, February 19 Friday Sermon: Masjid Annoor, 1:30pm Friday Evening Lecture: Masjid Annoor, 7pm to 8pm followed by Q&A after 'Isha prayer (Babysitting provided) The Muslim Community of Knoxville is honored to host Shaykh Amin, founder of Darul Qasim, insha Allah. Shaykh Amin is a world-renowned scholar and has been called "Muslim America’s greatest hidden jewel" primarily owing to his deep knowledge in the Islamic tradition and aggressive engagement of and preoccupation with contemporary issues facing everyday Muslims in the West. Shaykh Amin’s methodical treatment of contemporary issues is unique – in-depth and comprehensive in analysis, yet concise and simple in explication and prescription. It is an approach that marks all of his discourse and exegeses. It is a process that compels professionals from various disciplines and walks of life to reassess their perception of traditional Islamic knowledge and refocus their objectives through the lens of the Sunnah. Such professionals are drawn to the person of Shaykh Amin and many among them make their way into the halls of Darul Qasim, an Islamic Institution of higher academic studies founded by the Shaykh in 2000. Join us on Friday, February 19th at Masjid Annoor for a jumu'ah khutbah and evening lecture. Babysitting provided.
2/19/2016 7:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
MCK Winter Hike: Oscar Blevins Loop
Join us as we plan our annual winter hike on Saturday, February 13th (a long weekend for Knox Co. students!). The Oscar Blevins Loop is in the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area and is 3.8 miles roundtrip. It's about 90 minutes to the trailhead from Knoxville. Read more information about this beautiful trail here: http://tinyurl.com/mckwinterhike We will meet at Masjid Annoor at 8:30 AM, insha Allah. Please be on time so we can depart as soon as possible. Here are some important tips & guidelines: * Everyone participating in the hike must sign a waiver which will be available at the Masjid before departure. Youth under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian sign. * Wear comfortable shoes (hiking boots, sneakers) and a jacket/coat. * Bring a water bottle and snacks (nuts, dried fruit, crackers, etc.) or a sack lunch in order to stay hydrated and energized during the hike (and drive!). We look forward to seeing you all!
2/13/2016 8:30:00 AM -05:000.0000
MCK in the MLK, Jr. Parade
The Muslim Community of Knoxville would like to invite you and your families to the city of Knoxville's annual MLK, Jr. Parade commemorating the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 18th. We will gather at Masjid Annoor at 8:30 AM and carpool to the parade no later than 9:00 AM which begins on Martin Luther King Avenue. The parade is approximately 2 miles long. Please ensure you are dressed warmly in case it's very cold. It is the civil rights laws that Dr. King and others gave their lives for in the 1960s that we regularly benefit from and use to practice our religion. Dr. King's hope for equality was also expressed by our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), who said in his final sermon: "All mankind is from Adam and Eve...a white (person) has no superiority over a black (person), nor does a black have any superiority over a white - except by piety and good action." Please join us with many other civil, community, and faith-based groups in this multi-cultural event. Let's take this opportunity to stand as a diverse, unified community and give back to the civil rights movement whose work we benefit from everyday.
1/18/2016 8:30:00 AM -05:000.0000
3rd Annual Chili Cook Off
It's time to see who has the best bowl of chili in town! WHEN: Saturday January 16th at 2pm WHERE: The Lake House 1128 Fox Rd., Knoxville TN 37922 Join us as we judge who can really bring the heat! We've got an exciting new category for you this year: Tastiest Cornbread! Be on the lookout for some new prizes as well. Other categories include: Best Overall Runner Up and Zestiest Everyone is invited to participate or just come out for some tasty fun! Some things to remember if you plan on entering the contest: -All chili containing meat should be zabiha or kosher. Vegetarian options are great idea as well! -All entries must arrive in a crockpot (gotta keep that chili piping hot!) with a ladle -If you plan on submitting an entry please contact Sr. Christina at email@example.com for more info We can't wait to see you all there inshAllah!
1/16/2016 7:00:00 PM +00:000.0000
Character Works for Kids: December Session
All kids between ages 3 and 10 are invited to attend the next session of MCK Character Works this Saturday, December 12th at Annoor Academy, beginning at 3:00 PM, insha Allah. This month's topic is about the attribute of Allah, al-Mujeeb (the Responder), and the power of du'a (supplication)! The kids will prayer 'Asr together, enjoy a talk (halaqa) with Sister Samar Alsharif, have a discussion, make a craft together, sing songs, and more. Cost is $2 per child (to cover the cost of craft supplies and snacks). Please RSVP on our event page here or by contacting Sr. Maha Ayesh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
12/12/2015 3:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
MCK Family Night: Dinner & Open Shura Town Hall
MCK would like to invite you to our annual Open Shura dinner and town hall on Friday, November 20th at Masjid Annoor, insha Allah! MCK will be providing a pizza dinner at 6:00 PM and we'll begin our program at 7:00 PM, insha Allah. Please note, we will delay 'isha until 8:15 on this night. Join us for a fun trivia game, door prizes, a year at a glance, review of the 2015 financial report, programing updates, and much more. The floor will be open to discussion. Hearing your feedback and ideas is very important to the Board. This meeting is an effort to foster more transparency within MCK and the engagement of the community. We hope you will make every effort to attend and spread the word insha Allah. Childcare will be provided.
11/20/2015 6:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Bringing Words to Life: An Evening with Haji Noor Deen
MCK is blessed to have Haji Noor Deen Mi Guang Jiang, a renowned master of Arabic and Chinese calligraphy, visit Knoxville this week! Join us Wednesday, November 18th as Haji Noor Deen presents calligraphy demonstrations at Masjid Annoor starting at 7:00 PM, insha Allah. He will also have original art work available for purchase. Haji Noor Deen will also be presenting tomorrow, Monday, November 16th at the University of Tennessee for UTK MSA's Muslim Student Association's annual Islam Awareness Week. He will be presenting at the Humanities (HSS) building, room 53, at 6:00 PM, insha Allah. About Haji Noor Deen Born in 1963 in Shangdong province, China, Haji Noor brings an immense learning in traditional thought and Islamic art to a modern audience, juxtaposing them in a new calligraphic style all his own, both Eastern and Western. In addition to using traditional sini, he also transforms Arabic script into Chinese-looking characters, bringing two cultural traditions together. Click here to learn more. You won't want to miss this! Please spread the word - see you Wednesday! Learn more about Haji Noor Deen --> http://www.hajinoordeen.com/about.html Images of Haji Noor's work --> http://www.hajinoordeen.com/gallery.html
11/18/2015 7:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Sisters' Ghusl Workshop
This Sunday, November 15th, MCK will be hosting a sisters' ghusl training session at the newly renovated Ailor Avenue Center. This training session, led by sister Hanan Ayesh, will help sisters understand the proper method of ghusl (cleaning and preparing the deceased for burial) insha Allah. Any interested sisters are invited to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Sr. Hanan Ayesh.
11/15/2015 2:00:00 PM -05:000.0000
Potluck Hajj Luncheon
You're Invited! MCK Potluck Hajj Luncheon ***MOVED TO SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8 due to rain*** Sunday, November 8th | 1:30-4:00 PM Lake House: 1128 Fox Rd. Knoxville, TN 37922 The Muslim Community of Knoxville is pleased to invite you to a Potluck Hajj Luncheon Sunday, November 8th from 1:30-4:00 PM at the Lake House, insha Allah. Please join us in welcoming back and congratulating all of the pilgrims who have successfully completed their Hajj this year - masha Allah, nearly 20 from Knoxville and Maryville! Please note, this is a potluck luncheon! We ask that you bring a savory dish to share for you and another family. MCK will provide drinks and desserts. Write a comment below about what you'll bring! RSVP on our Facebook event page here. We look forward to seeing you, insha Allah!
11/8/2015 1:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
Team MCK in the Race Against Cancer
Help us fight cancer locally! Sign up under Team MCK here: http://www.raceagainstcancer.org/goto/TeamMCK Meeting at Masjid Annoor at 1:30 PM - can park and walk to World's Fair Park with group. $35/person (includes long sleeved t-shirt) The Muslim Community of Knoxville is happy and honored to be participating again in the Subway Race Against Cancer. This is the 6th year MCK is joining the local community to help fight cancer! Proceeds from the Subway Race fund cancer screenings and education for individuals in East Tennessee who desperately need them and would not receive them otherwise. This is a great opportunity to remember our dear brothers and sisters as well as our neighbors who are battling cancer while honoring those who fought the disease so courageously and are no longer with us. Join Team MCK with thousands of other East Tennesseans. Together, we can win the race for survival, insha Allah!
11/8/2015 1:30:00 PM -05:000.0000
Ailor Ave (Ghusl) Center Open House
The entire MCK community is invited to stop by and view this MCK-owned facility, which serves the extremely important function of being the site for the preparation of bodies of our members before burial. The facility has recently undergone extensive renovations both inside and out, and we are excited to show it to the community and discuss other ways that the facility may be used.
10/30/2015 2:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
'Freedom of Expression in Islam & the West' with Jonathan Brown presented by UT Religious Studies Department
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 7:00 p.m. James R. Cox Auditorium UT Alumni Memorial Building The Muslim Community of Knoxville cordially invites you to attend the University of Tennessee's 2nd annual Siddiqi Lecture* in Islamic Studies, sponsored by UT's Department of Religious Studies. This second lecture in the series will be given by Jonathan A. Brown, the Alwaleed bin Talal Chair of Islamic Civilization in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, and Director of the Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim Christian Understanding. With controversies such as the protests calling for depictions of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in Texas and tragedies like the attack on the Charlie Hebdo satirical paper in Paris, much confusion surrounds the place of freedom of expression in Islam and Muslim societies. For Americans, seeking to understand these issues raises compelling questions about the issue of freedom of expression in our own culture. This lecture will address the question of the freedom of expression in the Islamic tradition and the West from both sides of this divide. *The Siddiqi Lecture in Islamic Studies was launched in 2014 to bring top scholars in the field of Islamic Studies to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and to foster a greater understanding of Islam in East Tennessee.
10/27/2015 7:00:00 PM -04:000.0000
Movie Night with Usama Canon: Karate Kid (The Original)
Salam Everyone! InshaAllah this Saturday night from 7:30 to 10:30 PM Ustadh Usama Canon will hold a halaqa/viewing of The Karate Kid (the original movie) along with a discussion about the many issues we, as Muslim Youth, face in America. Please join us for this fun lesson and invite your friends. Popcorn and drinks will be provided inshaAllah, but please bring other snacks too! This is for youth who are 12+ years old (not an event for parents).
10/24/2015 7:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
Usama Canon in Knoxville: Content of Character
CONTENT OF CHARACTER: 10 Prophetic Wisdoms to Live By A Seminary in Knoxville, Tennessee October 23-24, 2015 by Ustadh Usama Canon HOSTED by Celebrate Mercy Co-Sponsors: MuslimKnoxville & Tayseer Seminary ************************************************ GENERAL SCHEDULE Friday 8:30 PM - 10 PM (FREE SESSION) Saturday 11:30 AM - 5 PM Register Here: CelebrateMercy.com/Content NOTE: Online registration has launched. Due to space constraints, registration will be limited to only 75 in-person students and 100 online students. In-person attendees can also register for lunch meals and children's babysitting. We encourage everyone register ASAP since we also expect out-of-town students to attend as well. TUITION In-Person Tuition Cost: $20 / Person (increases to $25 on Oct 19) Includes access to recording until Oct 31 Online Viewing Cost: $15 / Person (recording access until Oct 31) ************************************************ ABOUT THE COURSE On October 23-24 in Knoxville, Tennessee, CelebrateMercy will launch a brand new course that studies the character of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. Register soon to attend in person or online: limited spaces are available and registration costs increase on October 19. Email email@example.com to bring a course to your city. Detailed course info and speaker videos below. "The best thing a believing person can be given is good character." - Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him Prophet Muhammad said that on the Judgement Day, nothing will be heavier on a believer's scale of deeds than having good character. In a one-day immersion course by Usama Canon, we will learn how the Prophet was sent to perfect inner beauty through the exploration of 10 hadith that should shape every Muslim's character. on Friday with a khutba, the Tayseer Seminary Open House at Maghrib time, and a subsequent free evening lecture. On Saturday, Usama teaches a full day of sessions (registration required). Shaykh Hassan Lachheb will also be joining us to launch the course. NOTE: On Friday, October 23 our teachers will host a panel discussion and Q & A session. They will offer an introduction to the weekend course and discuss the importance of good character. This session is FREE for in-person and online students. REMEMBER, Knoxville, Tennessee is driving distance from cities in Kentucky, Ohio, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Illinois, Alabama, Missouri, and more. There is limited space available, 75 seats, even for online attendees. ************************************************ ABOUT THE TEACHER USTADH USAMA CANON Raised in California, Ustadh Usama Canon embraced Islam in 1996 and has been a student of the tradition ever since, studying Islam both stateside and abroad with prominent Muslim scholars. During the last decade, Usama served as the Outreach Director and an Arabic Instructor at Zaytuna Institute, as well as a Muslim Chaplain for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. He is the Founding Director of Ta'leef Collective, a trailblazing non-profit focused on assisting converts to Islam and creating healthy social and sacred spaces. As a worldwide speaker, Usama is particularly gifted in teaching Islam in a creative and relevant way while being strongly rooted in the Islamic tradition. Watch a video by this speaker: CelebrateMercy.com/CanonV Other Speakers: SHAYKH HASSAN LACHHEB is completing a Ph.D. in Islamic Studies at Indiana University. In 2000, he completed his Masters with Honors in Islamic Theology, Islamic Legal Theory, and Maliki Fiqh from Dar al-Hadith al-Hassaniyyah in Rabat, Morocco. He also earned a Bachelors degree in Arabic Language and Literature. Shaykh Hassan has extensively studied several Islamic disciplines, receiving many Ijazaat (licenses to teach). Currently, he resides with his wife and three children in Knoxville, Tennessee where he teaches at the University and serves as the Muslim community's resident scholar. Watch a video by this speaker: CelebrateMercy.com/SHH
10/24/2015 12:00:00 AM -04:000.0000
Volunteer Meeting: Weekend Events w/ Usama Canon
Salaam All, We are rapidly approaching this Friday's Tayseer Seminary Open House & CelebrateMercy's 'Content of Character' course with guest speaker Usama Canon. We expect a lot of attendees insha Allah, even from out of town. During this meeting with our army of 10 solid volunteers, we will share information about how you can help make these events a success. We need help with various tasks during the programs like registration tables, merchandise, setup, etc. Dinner will be provided for free! We will also meet on Thursday again to set up the venue insha Allah. Please RSVP whether you will be able to join us or not.
10/20/2015 7:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
Workshop: Halal Investing & Finance
HALAL INVESTING & ISLAMIC FINANCE A Short Workshop with Omar Bassal Monday, October 5th at 7:30 PM Annoor Academy of Knoxville ABOUT THE WORKSHOP: Living in the West can be a challenge for Muslims when it comes to managing one's finances. On Monday evening, visiting guest Omar Bassal will give a PowerPoint presentation that outlines a simple process of avoiding clearly prohibited activities in investing, stock trading, housing and savings. The event will begin promptly at 7.30 PM with Maghrib prayer, a 50-minute presentation followed by a Q&A discussion. Please note that the venue is Annoor Academy. ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Omar Bassal, CFA is the head of asset management at MASIC-an institutional family office based in Saudi Arabia where he oversees investments covering traditional and alternative assets globally that are consistent with Shariah principles. He previously was head of asset management at NBK Capital in Kuwait and Portfolio Manager at Azzad Asset Management based in the Washington, DC area. Omar holds an MBA with honors in finance, management and statistics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated Summa cum laude with a BS in Economics, also from the Wharton School. He holds the CFA charter and is author of the book, "Swing Trading for Dummies."
10/6/2015 7:30:00 PM -04:000.0000
Happiness in the Home Panel: Domestic Violence Awareness
MCK's annual Happiness in the Home Forum coincides with October, which is nationally recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. A panel of guests will discuss how to tackle the issue of domestic violence from multiple perspectives: spirituality, advocacy, and mental health. Domestic violence takes many forms, but the outcome for families is the same: eroding the very foundation of our community and affecting the faith, health, and well-being of men, women, and children. Special guest panelists include: 1) Dr. Salmaan Toor, licensed clinical psychologist, The Family Center of Knoxville. 2) Maggie McNally, program coordinator, YWCA Victim Advocacy Program 3) Ustadha Zaynab Ansari, scholar-in-residence, Tayseer Seminary This forum is intended for mature individuals. Children under the age of 14 are requested to stay in childcare.
10/2/2015 7:30:00 PM -04:000.0000