Pope Agie Wilderness: Wyoming 2023

Lander, WY

Jul 22—Jul 29, 2023

In the summer of 2023, we embarked on a transformative adventure in the heart of the Pope Agie Wilderness.

Starting from the Worth Meadow Reservoir Campground, our two groups of 15 intrepid explorers traversed the stunning landscapes, reaching the serene Cliff Lake and the awe-inspiring Cirque of the Towers. As we navigated through the wilderness, averaging between 35 and 55 miles of hiking, we witnessed the raw beauty of Allah’s creation, from crackling lightning storms to radiant sunny days and frigid, crystal-clear waters.

Throughout our journey, we strengthened our bond with Islam and each other through daily dhikr, prayer, Qur’an recitation, and engaging Islamic classes. This expedition was not merely a physical challenge but a spiritual awakening that left us with memories to cherish for a lifetime.



Led by

Dr. Hassan Lachheb

Spiritual Leader

Dr. Hassan Lachheb is the founder and president of Tayseer Seminary, holding a Ph.D. in Religious Studies with a focus on the intellectual history and religiosity of Muslims in the Maghreb and Andalus.

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Ustadh Nadeem Siddiqi

Outdoor Instructor

Ustadh Nadeem Siddiqi is a graduate of Tayseer Seminary and serves as adjunct faculty, teaching a course in community activism while also being involved in various local Muslim organizations and businesses.

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Ustadh Abdalla Husain

Outdoor Instructor

Ustadh Abdalla Husain is a graduate of Tayseer Seminary and an experienced outdoor leadership instructor who currently serves as the Youth Director of the Muslim Youth of Knoxville.

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Omayah El-Salim

Outdoor Instructor

Omayah El-Salim is the Student Engagement & Leadership instructor at Annoor Academy of Knoxville, where she leads the Wilderness Club and guides students in developing outdoor skills and leadership abilities.

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Yow Feng

Outdoor Instructor

Yow Feng is an experienced wilderness guide and outdoor educator who has led backpacking trips throughout the Mountain West, Alaska, the Southwest, and the Utah canyonlands for over a decade.

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