Points of Reflection:

  • Reflect on your relationship with the Qur’an:
    • What are the different ways one can grow in and interact with the Qur’an?
    • How do you interact with the Qur’an daily, weekly, and monthly? 
    • What are ways one can deepen one’s relationship with the Qur’an? What advice would you give to someone seeking to do so? What goals would you set for yourself? Why?
    • When you interact with the Qur’an consistently in different ways, what impact does that have on you – your mood and character, your belief and faith, your acts of worship and daily actions, your relationship with yourself, others, and Allah (swt)?
  • What is the essence of the word hafidh? What does the true meaning of the word hafidh signify?
  • What is the difference between having knowledge and applying knowledge?
    • Is either more important than the other – why or why not?
  • What did it mean when Aisha (ra) described Prophet Muhammad (sws) as “the walking Qur’an”?
  • Can you think of anybody in your life that is a good example of someone whose relationship with the Qur’an is evident in their character? How so?

Quiz Questions:

  • Who are the protectors of the “Preserved Tablet”?
    • (Allah and the angels)
  • Complete the sentence: On the “Preserved Tablet” nothing can be _____, nothing can be _________, and nothing can be _________?
    • (nothing can be added, nothing can be taken away, nothing can be changed)
  • What do we call the people who have memorized the Qur’an, thereby preserving and protecting the Qur’an in their hearts and minds?
    • (Hafidh al-Quran)
  • What three people led efforts to compile and preserve the Qur’an in a book?
    • (Abu Baker, Umar, and Othman)


Reflect on how you would like to deepen your relationship with the Qur’an and enhance the way that relationship impacts how you show up in the world. Write down goals to work towards during Shawwal (the month following Ramadan).

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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