Points of Reflection:

  • What assurances do we find in Surah al-Buruj?
  • Has understanding Surah al-Buruj through this series helped you in any way? If so, how?
    • How do the lessons of Surah al-Buruj help strengthen your conviction?
    • Has your perspective changed or been reaffirmed? In what way?
  • What does the quotation, “the proper attitude toward the Qadr of Allah (swt) is to believe in the wisdom of Allah more than you believe in your own opinion,” mean?
  • What examples do we find in the Qur’an of Believers who have been isolated due to hardship, those who have been forced to face hardship head-on, and those who were tasked with treating hardship in some way or another?
    • What examples do we have of each in recent times?
      • Reflecting on your own life, what examples of each have you experienced? In retrospect, what was each experience like? What did you feel in the time of hardship? What wisdom have you derived from each circumstance or experience in retrospect?

Quiz Questions:

  • In what surah, mentioned in this episode, does Allah (swt) remind us that there will be tests for those who believe?
    • (Surah al-Ankabut)
  • Three approaches to dealing with injustice are outlined in this episode: isolating, facing, and what?
    • (treating)
  • When did  Allah (swt) start revealing the surahs with many stories of the earlier prophets?
    • (during the last three years in Mecca)
  • Believing in the Last Day includes believing in what?
    • (The Justice of Allah)


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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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