The Quran is the foundation of our faith and the source of our guidance as Muslims, but many of us struggle to create or maintain a relationship with the words of Allah in our daily lives. Quran journaling is a great way to cultivate that relationship - it gives you flexibility to connect with the Quran on your terms and the ability to see how verses apply specifically to you and your individual circumstances.
This journal will be your guide on that journey to connect with the Quran in a meaningful way. With relevant monthly themes and selected verses for each day, this journal will help you to get started creating that relationship, without the overwhelm of not knowing where or how to start.
Make the intention that the 365 daily verses in this book will be your starting point on your lifelong journey to connect with Allah’s words in ever deeper and more meaningful ways. That they will be your reminders when you feel like you have wandered off the path. That they will be your foundation and your grounding in a world that seems ever more hectic. Bismillah.
• Theme and Verse Number: At the top of each page, you will find the theme for the month and the number of the verse in the Quran which you can use to look up the verse.
• Arabic: Regardless of the level you are, practice Arabic writing by copying down the verse.
• Translation: Write down the translation you best understand and connect with.
• Tafsir: Read through and write the background, context, and explanation of each verse. The most well known authentic resource for tafsir is Tafsir Ibn Kathir. This can be purchased online or in many Islamic bookstores. Tafsir Ibn Kathir can also be found for free online in various places.
• Application: Reflect on and apply the verse of the day to your life. How does this verse connect to you and your experiences? How does it relate to the overall theme? Are there any other verses, hadith,or quotes that this brings to mind? How does it make you feel? How can you act on it? These are some questions to get you started, but of course you can write whatever feels right.
• Dua: Write a short dua to help you put your learnings about the verse into action.
Ameen. May Allah accept all your efforts in better connecting with the Quran.
I bought the Quran Journal from Amazon and was eager to receive it, and then I opened it up and it had no instructions on how to use it. I closed the book, left it on my bedside table and haven't opened it since. My eagerness wore off completely as I was thrown off by how big it was and how unprepared it was for a novice like me.
Today I decided to research how to use it and nowhere does it explains how to use the journal, until I came on this site. In your description section you have beautifully and eloquently broken it down for me on how to use the journal and what should I be thinking of when using it. I have taken a picture of it and feel that eagerness that I once had come back. I know I can use your layout as a beginner guide and as I'm getting comfortable using it, I will be able to adapt my ideas into how I want to use it.
Thank you for this - Much appreciated