Life Hacks: Sabr & Shukr | Recordings

Course Category: Short course

Instructor: Anse Dr. Tamara Gray

Course Dates: June 22 - June 25, 2024

Day: Saturday- Sunday-Monday-Tuesday

Time: 10:00 am- 12:00 pm CST

Location: Online

Course Description: 

Genocide. Betrayal. Anxiety. Depression. Overwhelmed. Burned out. How to survive the modern world? How to witness oppression, experience harm, and struggle to get out of bed everyday? The Islamic paradigm is through Sabr and Shukr. In this class we will do a deep dive into the texts and stories that exemplify Sabr and Shukr, exploring some of the best examples of both qualities. Together we will create a life plan to help us live both principles to the best of our abilities. This class will help you build tools to survive the tragedies and difficulties of this dunia.

Dr. Tamara Gray is the founder of Rabata, an organization dedicated to promoting positive cultural change through creative educational experiences. She is an Islamic scholar and holds multiple ijazas in Islamic sacred texts and subject matters. Dr. Tamara completed her doctoral studies in the Leadership, Policy and Administration program at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. She also holds a master’s degree in Curriculum Theory and Instruction, and worked for 25 years in the field of education, before moving into the nonprofit world.

Dr. Tamara is also a public speaker, often engaged to speak about issues of gender, leadership, Islam, and spirituality; locally, nationally and globally. Some of her platforms have included, the International Leadership Association, the World Parliament of Religions, the Bonyaan Conference on the Muslim Woman (Sweden), the Islamic Society of North America and several universities, including Princeton, Virginia Tech and Oxford University.

Course Logistics: 

  • Designed in an easy to follow format.
  • Recordings available to registered students
  • Based on the aqida of Ahl al-Sunnah wa al-Jama'a.

  • Course Prerequisites:

    Students should be women above the age of 17.

    Course Requirements: 

    This is an online course so students will need:

    • Access to internet with an internet speed of at least 2 Mbps recommended for best performance. 
    • Headphones, camera and microphone may be required for in-class participation. 
    • To access the live class and recordings, students will need a computer, smartphone, or tablet/iPad with the Zoom app.

    Text: No textbook is required for this course


    Registration fee (non-refundable, non-transferable):

    • $100.00 (not including the cost of the course materials).
    • Please read the Registration Fees & Policies before enrolling.
    • Please select the In-Person course if you plan on attending at the Rabata Cultural Center.

    Contact: For inquiries, contact

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