Points of Reflection:

  • What do we learn about the relationship between Allah (swt)’s Power and Dignity through the pairing of the names Al-Aziz and Al-Hameed?
  • In what ways would these names of Allah (swt) be a warning to the tyrants yet a comfort to the Believers?
  • What do these names of Allah (swt) evoke in your heart?
    • What did you learn about these names of Allah (swt) that will help you understand and strengthen your relationship to and with Him? How so?
  • As Muslims we say Alhamdulillah in every situation – what are we declaring and affirming when we greet both joy and hardship with praise for Allah (swt)?
    • How have the videos of our brothers and sisters in Palestine facing such injustice yet still proclaiming “Alhamdulillah” impacted you?
  • Further explore the difference between thanks and praise-
    • How do we use these words in our lives? How are these words used in our culture and society? Do you agree with how these words are used? Why or why not?
    • How was the difference explained and contextualized in this episode? 

Quiz Questions:

  • What does al-Aziz mean?
    • (the Most Powerful, the Invincible, the Majestic, the Strongest)
  • What does al-Hameed mean?
    • (the Most Praiseworthy)
  • What verse in Surah al-Buruj mentions the names of Allah (swt) – al-Azeez and al-Hameed?
    • (verse 8)


Challenge yourself to infuse your Alhamdulillah with conviction – feeling the meaning of the word and actively praising Allah (swt) each time you say it.

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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