Dr. Shaykh Hassan Lachheb is the president and founder of the Tayseer Seminary. He earned his PhD in Religious Studies at the University of Indiana, Bloomington. His academic research focused on the intellectual history and religiosity of the Muslims of Maghrib and Andalus.
Dr. Shaykh Hassan Lachheb completed his MA with honors in Islamic Theology, Islamic Legal Theory and Maliki Jurisprudence at Dar al-Hadith al-Hassaniyyah for Higher Islamic Studies in Rabat, Morocco in 2000. Additionally, he completed his BA with distinction in Arabic Language and Literature at Mohamed V University in Rabat.
Dr. Shaykh Hassan Lachheb has extensively studied several disciplines including Principles of Jurisprudence (Usul al-Fiqh), Arabic Grammar, Philology, and Literature. He has also received many ijazaat (licenses to teach) from prominent scholars in Hadith, Comparative Jurisprudence (fiqh) and the Sciences of Qur’an.
He has studied under several of the foremost Islamic scholars in Morocco. Shaykh Hassan Lachheb is the resident scholar of the Muslim Community of Knoxville, TN and the spearheading faculty member of the Tayseer Seminary. He currently resides in Knoxville with his wife and three children.