Points of Reflection:

  • How do we know when something is unjust? How do we define oppression?
  • What are the sources of oppression in our society, in our world at large?
    • Is oppression only that which comes at the hands of armies and state apparatuses?
  • What are examples of oppression in our daily lives that we don’t often recognize as oppression?
    • How can we guard and protect the rights of others? 
    • How do we balance safeguarding our personal rights while giving people their due rights? 

Quiz Questions:

  • What verse of Surah al-Buruj mentions the “crushing grip” of Allah (swt)?
    • (verse 12)
  • Verse 12 is a verse of _________.
    • (warning)
  • In the hadith quoted in this episode, the true Muslim is the one from whom people feel secure from what two things?
    • (the harm of their hand and the harm of their tongue)


Remember the words of Umar ibn Al-Khattab, “Bring yourselves to account before you are brought to account,” be intentional about reviewing yourself regularly. Start by taking time at the end of the day to self-reflect honestly.

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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