I think I may have added this to the wrong week, but after we talked about The Complaint and the Answer, we discussed the idea of triumphalism, or the idea that God always guides the righteous to victory. However, history has done much to upset these notions. So I put together a slide show with images of desperation to try to capture the sorrow and disappointment that comes with being defeated. The images come from imperialism, Palestine, and Darfur, all infamous locales of suffering in the Mus- lim world. The images and music are supposed to capture the sentiment of The Complaint and essential ask, “We have trusted you, God, so why are we suffering?” A ques- tion that plagues cultures across the globe.