Portrait of a Prophet 7-Speaker Conference & Children’s Program in Chicago

November 16-18| Limited Space
American Islamic College (AIC) invites you to register for CelebrateMercy’s Portrait of a Prophet weekend conference and children’s program on Nov 16-18 (see below for an exclusive AIC discount coupon). Hosted at Ta’leef Chicago, the 7-speaker conference is a transformative journey through 400 hadiths on the Prophet’s personality, character, and beauty. For children, there is a parallel program full of fun lessons, craft-making, and poetry about the Prophet ﷺ. Please see the trailer video for the conference below. Tickets are going fast and there is limited capacity.
Scholarships Available
Student discounts and financial aid scholarships are available for the upcoming conference – even for travel and hotel costs. Simply request a scholarship when registering online and CelebrateMercy will do its best to accommodate.

Exclusive AIC Coupon


Capacity is limited for this conference and tickets are selling fast. American Islamic College is offering a special coupon. Use coupon code AIC-10 when registering online to receive $10 off the ticket price.
About the Conference & 
Kids Program
“This weekend was amazing. Toward the end of the class, tears were in my eyes. I felt a yearning, a closeness and a love for him that I never experienced before. I left the class feeling as though I had found a lost friend…”
– Recent Survey Response
Join 7 guest speakers on a spiritual journey exploring Prophet Muhammad’s ﷺ inner and outer beauty. From Friday night to Sunday, immerse yourself in the entire book of Imam Tirmidhi – Al-Shama’il al-Muhammadiyya: a book of 400 hadiths describing the Prophet ﷺ.
The conference begins Friday night with a free opening session and continues until Sunday, exploring the personaof the Prophet: his family life, social interactions, physical appearance, worship, and final moments. By Sunday evening, students fall deeply in love with the Prophet – forever painting his portrait in their hearts. The conference contains 15 hours of lessons, interspersed with poetry and songs of love for the Prophet ﷺ. For a preview of the content and a recent conference schedule, click here.
All 400 hadiths are presented on slides in Arabic and English. Commentary on hadiths contains spiritual and practical lessons for individuals, couples, and families. Between sessions, acclaimed spoken-word artist Baraka Blue and Syrian munshids Ibrahim & Mouaz Al-Nass will perform moving poetry of love for the Prophet. In Sunday’s final session, a formal ijaza is signed for each student: a traditional completion certificate that has been given to students of the book for 1,000 years since Imam Tirmidhi’s time.
Complimentary coffee, tea, and snacks are provided all weekend. Attendees can also register for lunches and a parallel children’s program (info below).
Conference Timings
Friday, Nov 16: 7 PM – 10.30 PM CST
Saturday, Nov 17: 9 AM – 7 PM CST
Sunday, Nov 18: 9 AM – 5 PM CST*
*We aim to complete the book by 5 PM CST Sunday, followed by the special CMC celebration of the Prophet (info below).
Ta’leef Collective of Chicago, 1945 S Halsted St
Sunday’s Celebration
On Sunday, after the 400-hadith book is completed, the conference will conclude with a special celebration at 5 PM. In collaboration with CMC, conference speakers will give their closing remarks and share short stories of the Prophet, interspersed between two hours of moving poetry and songs. This closing portion of the conference – entitled To Know Him is to Love Him – will be the perfect way to conclude the book and conference.
Children’s Parallel Program

Children will benefit from a parallel program exclusively designed for youth between 5-10 years old. They will engage in learning activities and crafts, enjoy sessions with guest speakers, perform songs and poetry with guest performers. Kids leave the weekend with a deeper understanding and love for the Prophet ﷺ. Parents can register their children for this parallel program. View pictures from our recent Children’s Program here and the promo video about it here.

Learn about the Speakers
We are honored to have 7 internationally-renowned teachers and performers joining us for the conference and Sunday night celebration. We invite you to read more about each speaker and view preview videos here:
Limited Capacity
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