Surat Yaseen: Explanation & Recitation

Course Category: Tafsir | Level 1 Course

Course Code: TAF 102

Instructor: Anse Dr. Tamara Gray

Course Dates: July 3 - August 3, 2023

Day: Mondays & Thursdays

Time: 6:30 - 9:30 pm CST

Course Description: 

Anse Dr. Tamara Gray leads students through an in-depth exploration of Surah Yaseen, covering language, translation, meaning, and more. This deep-dive into its lessons and practical applications will further your connection with and understanding of this blessed surah considered the Heart of the Qur’an.

Students will have the opportunity to memorize Surat Yaseen throughout the duration of the class, and will have the opportunity to recite it to a tajwid teacher. 

Surah Yaseen is one of the most widely recited and revered chapters of the Quran in the Muslim world. It is believed to hold a special significance in Islam due to its profound spiritual and temporal benefits. The surah is often recited during times of hardship, illness, or grief, as it is believed to bring solace and ease to those in distress.

Many Muslims believe that reciting Surah Yaseen can offer protection against the trials and tribulations of this world and the Hereafter. It is often recited as a form of prayer for forgiveness, as it highlights the infinite mercy and forgiveness of Allah. The surah is also believed to contain countless blessings and rewards for those who recite it with sincerity and devotion.

Furthermore, Surah Yaseen is considered to be a powerful tool for spiritual growth and connection to Allah. It contains several verses that emphasize the power and majesty of Allah, reminding us of our ultimate purpose and the importance of living a righteous and meaningful life. By reciting Surah Yaseen, Muslims can deepen their understanding and appreciation of the Quran, and strengthen their relationship with Allah.

Surah Yaseen covers a variety of themes that are fundamental to Islamic teachings. Here are some of the major themes found in this chapter of the Quran:

Belief in Allah: Surah Yaseen emphasizes the importance of recognizing Allah as the one true God and submitting to His will.

The Hereafter: The surah contains several verses that describe the rewards and punishments that await us in the Hereafter based on our actions in this world.

Prophethood: The surah mentions the stories of past prophets and the messages they brought to their people, emphasizing the importance of following the guidance of Allah's messengers.

Resurrection: The surah stresses the reality of resurrection and the Day of Judgment, where all of our actions will be weighed and judged.

The Power of Allah: Surah Yaseen contains several verses that describe the power and majesty of Allah, reminding us of His infinite mercy and ability to forgive.

Moral Values: The surah highlights the importance of moral values such as honesty, humility, and compassion, and warns against the destructive consequences of arrogance and disobedience.

Mercy: Surah Yaseen emphasizes the mercy and forgiveness of Allah, encouraging us to seek His forgiveness and turn to Him in times of need.

Overall, Surah Yaseen contains a wealth of guidance and wisdom on the fundamental aspects of Islamic teachings, serving as a powerful reminder of our purpose and responsibilities as believers.

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.
  • Hybrid course; both online and in person at RCC
  • Recordings available until end of term
  • Based on the aqida of Ahl al-Sunnah wa al-Jama'a.



A limited number of accommodations are available. Students wishing to attend this class from out of state may email to inquire about accommodations.



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.

Course Prerequisites:

Students should be women above the age of 17.

Course Requirements: 

Students are expected to attend the online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, complete a term paper, 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.

Text: Recommended: The Holy Quran

Students are responsible for ordering their textbooks before the start of class. Ribaat textbooks are available to enrolled students at a discounted rate through Rabata Bookshop. Once enrolled, students will have access to the discount code through the course forum.


Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

  • $125.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)
  • $20.00 late registration fee on July 1st (if seats are available)
  • Registration closes July 16th.
  • Additional $5.00 auditing fee.

Registration Options: 

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