Falah: Seven Fundamentals of Personal and Spiritual Excellence

Course Category: Purification | Level 2 Course

Course Code: PUR 202

Instructor: Dr. Tamara Gray

Duration: 7 days

Course Dates: June 12 - 18, 2023

Day: Daily

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm CST

Course Description: 

An Islamic heart-centered approach to successful and joyful living. This course includes a discussion of the tools and strategies necessary for a well-balanced way of life, in addition to an examination of the barriers that stand in the way of living for our best deen and dunya.  

The concept of Falah as a course was created and developed by the esteemed Anse Sawsan Imady, a traditional Islamic scholar. It has been enhanced and expanded into a full Ribaat experiential course by Anse Dr. Tamara Gray.

Snap in your seatbelt and get ready to speed along the straight path in company with others seeking Falah! 

Session 1: Akhira Glasses

Refine your perspective on life through akhirah-lenses. Take away clear steps to reframing your mindset for a life of success, balance, and contentment.

Session 2: Retreat, Reflect, and Remember

Are you lacking clarity, feeling overwhelmed, and doubting decisions? Find grounding and alignment by learning strategies for taking time to retreat, reflect, and remember on a regular basis.

Session 3: Seek Solace in Service

"And as for those who strive in Our path - We will surely guide them in Our ways. And indeed, Allah is with those who are of service to others." Quran 29:70 

Session 4: Heed Your Healthy Heart

Here we confront the matters of the heart, the most neglected aspect of our well-being. Create a toolkit to reconnect with yourself, your values, and faith emotionally, spiritually, and physically.

Session 5: Make Your House a Home

Inviting angels into your home brings more light, joy, and abundance into your every day life. Learn ways to set angel magnets around your home and avoid that which deters their presence.

Session 6: Travel with a Guide

Success coaches abound, both online and off, offer their tips and takes on a successful life. Whose definition of success have you adopted throughout the years? This session offers tips for identifying the right teacher on your spiritual journey and red flags to avoid.

Session 7: Commit to Circles

What is our responsibility to Allah in regards to our community? How can we positively impact the ummah? Learn to understand and be aware of circles of influence and come up with a plan for being socially responsive.

"The Falah workshop bridged a gap that I didn’t know existed. For years, I have read books, attended talks and watched plenty of videos about gaining success and other ways to become highly effective. But Anse shed light into a situation I didn’t know was in darkness.

For years, we’re taught how to be successful in worldly matters but we never bridge this gap and learn how to become successful in our hereafter. Anse did just that. In this Falah workshop, we learned how to view situations differently with our Akhirah glasses; the way to transform our relationships; and the importance of studying with a guide and mentor.

I recommend this course and workshop to every single woman. I think it’s one that leaves you with much to reflect on, and is a great step into understanding what it truly means to gain success for our hereafter."

- Nadia


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 Requirements:

Prerequisites: Students should be women above the age of 17.

Students are expected to attend the online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, complete a term project, and submit a final exam.

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.


Live attendance is recommended whenever possible for the best learning experience. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until September 10, 2023.

Text: Textbook is not required of rthis course.


Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

  • $150.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)
  • $20.00 late registration fee on June 9th
  • Regisration closes on June 15th
  • Additional $5.00 auditing fee.

Registration Options: 

Before enrolling, please read the Registration Fees & Policies. Then choose one of the registration options below.

Contact: For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org