Points of Reflection:

  • Reflect on ways we may put comfort in this dunya over eternal comfort in the Hereafter.
  • Should we strive for happiness or contentment? Why?
  • How does striving for al-Fawz al-Kabeer frame our striving for “success” in this life? 
  • Reflect on the two people from the hadith referenced in this episode – the one who has the worst life in this dunya tasting a moment of Jannah and saying they did not have any suffering in their life, and the one who has the best life in this dunya tasting a moment of the Fire and saying they did not have any comfort in their life. What does this mean? What do you take away from this hadith?

Quiz Questions:

  • What does al-Fawz al-Kabeer mean?
    • (the Greatest Victory, the Ultimate Triumph)
  • What is the greatest victory as explained in this episode?
    • (admittance into Jannah, being among the people of Jannah)
  • What two people will be brought in front of the people by Allah (swt) on the Day of Judgement?
  • (the one who experienced the most struggle in this dunya and the one who experienced the most comfort in this dunya)


Look for the descriptions of Jannah throughout the Qur’an – think about what habits and characteristics you may continue to work on to ensure you are striving for and prioritize al-Fawz al-Kabeer continuously.

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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