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S1E4 – Does Praying Tahajjud Make a Difference? | DoubleTake

Tahajjud, or Qiyaam ul-layl, is the voluntary night prayer that was recommended by the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. It is a simple act of worship that can have profound benefits.

In this episode, host Mohamad Zaoud talks to Dr. Tamara Gray, author of the Yaqeen Institute paper “Tahajjud: Fuel for the Self and Society,” about how tahajjud can reinvigorate your personal relationship with God and your ability to contribute to positive social change.

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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.