Points of Reflection:

  • What do you take away from the descriptions of Allah’s Throne mentioned throughout the Qur’an, some of which are relayed in this episode?
  • What do you think is the significance of Allah (swt) using this word, al-Arsh (the Throne), to describe His position for human understanding?
  • When you hear the hadith, ”Verily My Mercy exceeds My Wrath” how does this help you understand your relationship with Allah (swt)? What does this motivate you to do?
  • Reflect on power and mercy as displayed in this dunya vs. what we know from Allah (swt) about Him.

Quiz Questions:

  • What is the Arabic word used for “the Throne” of Allah (swt)?
    • (al-Arsh)
  • What other Surah is explicitly referenced in this episode that mentions the arsh of Allah (swt)?
    • (Surah Ghafir)
  • Which was created first – Allah’s Throne or Allah’s creation?
    • (Allah’s Throne)
  • What springs from under Allah’s Throne?
    •  (the water that flows into Jannah)


Think about something for which you believed you could not repent. Reminding yourself of Allah (swt)’s Mercy, take steps toward making tawbah, knowing the gates of repentance are open to everyone at any time.

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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