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True Success & the Rope of Allah | Dr. Tamara Gray | Juz 4 Qur’an 30 for 30 S5

Juz 4: True Success & the Rope of Allah | Dr. Tamara Gray

What is the real meaning of success? What’s the difference between the charity of a believer and a disbeliever? And when you’re overwhelmed by your sins, how do you hold on to the rope of Allah?

Join Dr. Tamara Gray with hosts Dr. Omar Suleiman and Sh. Abdullah Oduro as they reflect on Juz 4 of the Qur’an, discussing sincerity, the rope of Allah, the power of hope, and making the most of Ramadan.

✨Test your Qur’anic IQ with today’s Trivia question✨

In what hijri year was Surah Al-Imran revealed?

A. 2 AH
B. 3 AH
C. 4 AH


0:00 – Highlights
📌 0:53 – Today’s trivia
1:09 – Introduction

📌 2:31 – Dr. Omar Suleiman reflects on verse 117 of Surah Ali Imran
4:59 – The dfference between the charity of the believer vs. disbeliever

📌 7:38 – Sh. Abdullah Oduro reflects on verses 193-195 of Surah Ali Imran
9:43 – Do not be deceived by what others have
11:00 – The real meaning of success
11:34 – This life is temporary

📌 13:22 – Dr. Tamara Gray reflects on verse 103 of Surah Ali Imran
14:10 – What is the rope of Allah?
16:14 – When you feel there is no hope for you

📌 18:51 – Reflections
19:50 – Abu Sufyan saved from the pit of the fire
21:05 – Ramadan is a new beginning for everyone
22:12 – How thinking about your sins can improve you
23:05 – The story of Ikrimah (ra)
24:10 – How to hold on to the rope of Allah

📌 27:36 – Final thoughts
27:50 – Accessing the Qur’an in Ramadan even if you don’t speak Arabic

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Dr. Tamara Gray

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.

Sh. Abdullah Oduro

Sh. Abdullah Oduro

Fellow, Head of Convert Resources | Abdullah Oduro is a first generation Ghanian native that converted to Islam in 1997. He graduated from the College of Islamic Law from the University of AlMadinah in 2007. He conducts public speeches, sermons, lectures, and workshops around the US on Islamic Law, self-improvement, and convert life. He is currently the Imam at the Islamic Center of Coppell and Lewisville in Dallas, TX. He resides in Dallas, TX with his wife and four children.

Having recently joined Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research as a Scholar, Shaykh Abdullah leads a team providing unique and comprehensive resources for new Muslim converts and institutional convert care.

Dr. Omar Suleiman

Dr. Omar Suleiman

President | Imam Dr. Omar Suleiman is the Founder and President of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research, and an Adjunct Professor of Islamic Studies in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program at Southern Methodist University.