Points of Reflection:

  • What does “preparing for our grave” mean?
    • How can we best prepare for our grave?
  • How many times a day, a week, a month do you remember the Hereafter?
    • How does that impact your actions, reactions, and overall well-being?
    • Reflect on how consistently operating within a paradigm of the Promised Day may change how you move and act in your life.
  • Reflect on the Promised Day and the four questions we will be asked when standing before Allah (swt).
    • How would you be able to answer those questions today? 
    • How do you hope to be able to answer those questions on the Day of Judgement?
  • How do we align striving to do our best in this life with striving for The Best in the Hereafter?

Quiz Questions:

  • In what verse does Allah (swt) first introduce us to the Day of Judgment in the Qur’an?
    • (Surah al-Fatiha)
  • What is the “Promised Day”?
    • (the Day of Judgement, Yom al Qiyama)
  • What four questions will we have to answer before Allah (swt) on the Day of Judgement?
    • How was your life? What were the deeds you did? Where did you get your wealth from, and how did you spend it? What did you do with the years of youth Allah (swt) gave you?


How do you hope to be better prepared for the Hereafter? Write a letter to yourself including your weaknesses, strengths, hopes, and fears, with a note of encouragement to continue growing stronger in applying faith in your life. Seal this away and put it in a safe place to open at the end of Ramadan so that you may be motivated to continue the habit of good deeds and acts of worship that you cultivate during Ramadan.

About In the Shade of Ramadan Triumph in Trial: Lessons from Surat Al-Buruj

This year’s In The Shade of Ramadan (ISR) web series explores the stories, lessons, and connections that are found in Surat al-Buruj, a chapter of the Qur’an that offers us much-needed reminders and reassurances during this time of heightened Islamophobia, continued global conflict, and the ongoing genocide in Gaza.  

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