‘Dawn of Mercy’ Weekend Seerah Course in Knoxville
In November 2014, we headed to Knoxville, Tennessee to roll out a brand new CelebrateMercy weekend course: ‘Dawn of Mercy – The Messenger in Mecca’. This is a full weekend Seerah course taught by Mufti Hussain Kamani with 100 illustrated slides, covering in detail the early life of the Prophet, the first 13 years of Prophethood, and the lives of the early converts. See the complete photos album for this event here.
Weekend of Events in Southern California
In the winter month of December, CelebrateMercy brought its life-changing ‘Portrait of a Prophet’ weekend class to warm Southern California. The main teacher Shaykh Hassan Lachheb was joined by 5 other speakers and performers in teaching the famous book of Shama’il by Imam Tirmidhi. If the course was not beautiful enough, we hosted an incredible evening of love and praise for the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. Hundreds joined us for the ‘To Know Him is to Love Him’ Benefit Dinner. The keynote speech was delivered by Dr. Sherman Jackson.
Weekend of Events in Lexington
Dawn of Mercy [Lexington]
Celebration Banquet Dinner [Lexington]
In January, CelebrateMercy traveled to one of its favorite cities, Lexington, Kentucky. Though we have been here in the past, the community spirit here is always very strong and this time was no different. Our newly unveiled ‘Dawn of Mercy’ class and Celebration Banquet were very successful and received amazing support. To see full photo albums for both events, click on the respective photos above.
‘Dawn of Mercy’ Seerah Course in Atlanta
February was another very energetic month for CelebrateMercy. Our popular ‘Dawn of Mercy’ weekend Seerah course made its way to Atlanta, Georgia, with Mufti Hussain Kamani as the main teacher. We were honored to have a surprise visit by Shaykh Muhammad Mendes who not only spoke to the students, but sang a beautiful nasheed as well. Click here or the photo collage on the left to view the full album.
‘Dawn of Mercy’ in Dayton & ‘Portrait of a Prophet’ Weekend Courses in New Jersey
Dawn of Mercy [Dayton]
Portrait of a Prophet
In April, we were kept busy with a CelebrateMercy first: TWO weekend courses in the same month! The first course, ‘Dawn of Mercy’, was held in CelebrateMercy’s home state of Ohio and the second was ‘Portrait of a Prophet’ hosted in New Jersey. You can see the full photo album for the Dayton course here or by clicking the photo album above.
‘Dawn of Mercy’ Course in Arizona
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CelebrateMercy flew west to Arizona with its much requested ‘Dawn of Mercy’ weekend Seerah course and ‘To Know Him is to Love Him’ Banquet. This time the course was taught by our respected teacher Ustadh Ubaydullah Evans. 11 mosques and Muslim organizations came together to make this incredible class possible. We had 100 students attend the course and 200 people attend the banquet. Before arriving, we also issues a press release about the Dinner, in which we invited members of the media to attend and learn about the true message of the Prophet, especially in the wake of the Texas shooting. Click here
to read the full press release.
‘Portrait of a Prophet’ Course in New Jersey
CelebrateMercy made its way back to New Jersey for a very special ‘Portrait of a Prophet’ class held on the last weekend before Ramadan. Spending those days learning about the Prophet and loving him provided the perfect spiritual boost to help prepare students for the blessed month ahead. We were also honored by surprise guest speaker Shaykh Yahya Rhodus. Photos for this event are coming soon. See photos from a previous ‘Portrait of a Prophet’ class here
‘Content of Character’ Class in Knoxville
In October 2015, CelebrateMercy returned to its second hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee with a brand new class. Taught by Ustadh Usama Canon, the weekend was hosted at Tayseer Seminary, the Islamic theological institution founded by Shaykh Hassan Lachheb. Friday began with Jummah prayers followed by the official launch and tour of the Seminary, and finally the opening night session of the class. On Saturday, attendees were engaged in the full-day, ‘Content of Character’ immersion program which focused on the Prophet’s mission to perfect inner beauty and ten hadith that should shape the character of every Muslim.
‘Portrait of a Prophet’ Course in Vermont
Vermont’s ‘Portrait’ class was a stunning autumn celebration of the Prophet’s beauty. With over 150 people in attendance during this November weekend-long class, CelebrateMercy could feel the love of the Messenger coming from this community. Shaykh Hassan and Ustadh Hisham Mahmoud captivated the audience as they covered an entire book of 400 hadiths detailing the inner and outer description of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. Click here
to see photos from this event.
DC Area ‘Portrait of a Prophet’ Course
This may have been CelebrateMercy’s most breathtaking course location to date. In February 2016, we were honored to have the ‘Portrait of a Prophet’ weekend hosted at the newly opened Diyanet Center of America in Maryland. People from all over the DC area attended the course taught by Shaykh Hassan Lachheb, with special guest speaker Dalia Mogahed. Over 300 people listened attentively has Imam Tirmidhi’s Shama’il was explained. Students enjoyed songs and poetry about the Prophet, peace be upon him, between lessons. Click here or the images above to see the full course album.
‘Content of Character’ in New Jersey
In a special one-evening session, Shaykh Ubaydullah Evans taught the engaging Content of Character course in New Jersey. What is usually a weekend program, was condensed into an interactive and informative class open to local and online audiences of all faiths, free of charge. Shaykh Ubaydullah covered 4 Prophetic hadiths that should shape every Muslim’s character. The event was attended by hundreds of eager participants in November, 2016.
‘Portrait of a Prophet’ in Kentucky
The beloved Portrait of a Prophet class found a captive audience in Kentucky this December. Taught by main teacher Shaykh Hassan Lachheb, and guest teachers Shaykh Ubaydullah Evans and Ustadha Zaynab Ansari, this class took students on a spiritual journey as they became acquainted with the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. Renowned poet, Baraka Blue, used his creative talent to move the hearts of all those in attendance. At the end of the weekend-long course, Shaykh Hassan signed a formal certificate of completion. Photos from this event will be posted soon.