Women on the Front Lines

Course Category: 

Instructor: Anse Dr. Tamara Gray

Course Dates: July 19 - July 22 , 2024

Day: Daily

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm CST

Location: Online

Course Description: 

We are seeing women on the front lines daily. Between the women of ghaza, the women at the universities, and the women working daily to help, teach, build, and grow their communities and the society. This course will explore the history of women on the front lines; uncovering the origins of bravery, narratives of courage, and heroines of tawheed. Students will be able to connect to women of history, learn from them, and participate in the modern world carrying forth their strength and commitment. This course will focus on the female companions as examples of bravery and courage.

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: None required.


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 option if you plan on attending at the Rabata Cultural Center.

Contact: For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org

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