View Tonight Online

Tonight is the grand opening of the Portrait of a Prophet conference in Chicago. It kicks off at 8 PM ET (New York time) with multiple guest speakers and performers! Convert to your own timezone hereThose outside Chicago can view Friday night's opening session from anywhere worldwide. RSVP on Facebook here and click 'GOING' to be notified when the livestream link is posted. We will post it on the Facebook event page wall. Please inform others with the flyer above. 

See below to learn how you can register to view the entire weekend online (including a 90-day recording). 

NEW: Program Released!
The detailed schedule for this weekend's  Portrait of a Prophet  conference has just been released: view it   here . It breaks down every hour of beautiful lessons, talks, and poetry about the Prophet - peace be upon him; it also includes a chapter list of the 400-hadith book we will complete this weekend insha-Allah. 

View it ALL Online + Recording
Only 100 Spots Available

Global demand to attend this weekend's  Portrait of a Prophet conference in Chicago is high. For those who cannot join us in person, we are now allowing livestream online viewing for only 100 people. Registrants can view the conference online and the recording for 90 days. 

Membership Access 

If you are a CelebrateMercy Member (monthly donor), respond to this email to receive a coupon code for free online viewing of the entire weekend conference. 
Portrait of a Prophet
7-Speaker Conference &
Children's Program in Chicago

November 16-18| Limited Space

People from 14 states have now registered for the  Portrait of a Prophet weekend conference and children's program on Nov 16-18. Hosted at Ta'leef Chicago and organized by CelebrateMercy, the 7-speaker conference begins with a free opening session on Friday night. It's a transformative journey through 400 hadiths on the Prophet's personality, character, and beautyFor children, there is a parallel program full of fun lessons, craft-making, and poetry about the Prophet  . Register to attend in person or join online. 

Scholarships Available

Financial barriers should never prevent one from falling in love with the Prophet ﷺ. Through our generous donors, s tudent discounts  and  financial aid scholarships  are available for the upcoming Chicago conference - even for travel and hotel costs. 
NEW VIDEO: 
Chicago Conference Trailer
Testimonial Video:
Dr. Arsalan Habib attends 'Portrait of a Prophet'

About the Conference


"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 persona  of 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. 
All 400 hadiths are presented on slides in Arabic and English. Commentary on hadiths contain 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.
Limited Capacity