Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

For Allah, Not People | #MyHajjStory

Sometimes we get caught up with some of the systems built around the Hajj experience, but it’s important to recalibrate and remember that it’s about our relationship with Allah, not our relationship with people. Dr. Tamara Gray looks back on her experiences accessing spaces as a woman performing Hajj.

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Dr. Tamara Gray

SENIOR FELLOW | 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. Shaykha Dr. Tamara completed her doctorate in the Leadership, Policy and Administration program at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. She holds a master’s degree in Curriculum Theory and Instruction, and worked for twenty-five years in the field of education, before moving into the nonprofit world.