Points of Reflection:

  • When you are experiencing even a slight amount of hardship or injustice – how do you feel, how do you react? What about when you are witnessing injustice?
  • What messages of strength, comfort, or hope can you derive from knowing Allah (swt) is the Ultimate Witness and the Most Just?
  • How does Allah (swt) reward the oppressed for their patience and faith?
    • What helps you cultivate a way of being patient?
    • What helps you deepen and fortify your faith? 
  • Reflect on a time in your life when you felt alone in your suffering. What helped you through that time?
    • As you grow in your faith, has the way you go through hardship changed? How so? Why?

Quiz Questions:

  • What verse in Surah al-Buruj, reminding us that Allah (swt) is the Witness over all things, is quoted at the beginning of this episode?
    • (verse 9)
  • Who is the witness over all things?
    • (Allah)
  • What reminder did Allah (swt) give the companions through Surah al-Buruj?
    • (to have patience and remain steadfast in their faith)


Think of someone you know who is facing a time of hardship right now. Take time to reach out to them this week to check-in on them and remind them they are not alone in their struggle.

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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