Points of Reflection:

  • When hearing that Allah (swt) describes Himself as not only the Forgiver, but the One who Forgives repetitively and the One who Forgives big (is the Most Forgiving), what comes to your heart and mind?
    • Did you know the difference between these words before? If not, what was the most illuminating distinction you learned?
  • Reflect on the pairing of the names al-Ghafoor and al-Wudud?
    • How is Allah (swt) encouraging us to make repentance through the selection and pairing of these names?
    • What is the significance of Allah (swt) wanting us to love Him when He doesn’t need anything?
    • Through this, what do you realize Allah (swt) wants from you? What do you realize Allah (swt) wants for you? 
  • In this episode, we were reminded that there is no sin too great for Allah (swt) to forgive. Think about that for a moment.
    • How does this reminder demonstrate Allah (swt)’s Love, Mercy, and Generosity?
    • What does this reminder call us to practice more in our lives as servants of Allah (swt)?

Quiz Questions:

  • In what verse in Surah al-Buruj does Allah (swt) describe Himself as al-Ghafoor, al-Wadood?
    • (verse 14)
  • In the context of Surah al-Buruj, Allah (swt) is al-Ghafoor for whom first of all?
    • (the criminals)
  • How is the meaning of al-Wadood expanded upon? “The Loving One Who Wants” what?
    • (for us to love Him back)


Strive to incorporate attributes you learn from Allah (swt)’s names into your life.  For example, forgive someone who has hurt you and take steps to make amends.

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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