I hope you guys are doing great! I’ve been talking a lot about Qur’aan Journaling and lately it’s been something I’m really falling in love with. For some of you that are new to Qur’aan journaling and wonder: “What is this?” Then I’ll share what Qur’aan Journaling means to me:
Qur’aan Journaling is a where you keep both notes on what you study in the Qur’aan and write down your reflections and plans of action for what you can do in your everyday life.
You illustrate what you are learning and reflect on Allaah’s words.
You can illustrate by doing art, lettering, using stickers or mixed media. It’s up to you. Everyone Qur’aan Journals differently. In shaa Allaah I’ll be talking more about Qur’aan Journaling basics soon 😊
Ok, so now that we have a better understanding about what Qur’aan Journaling is. Let's talk about 3 ways to be consistent at doing this.
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
Making your intentions is going to help you by the permission of Allaah to put things into perspective.
2. Be Honest about your life Look at your daily life and find out what are your time wasters and priorities. Make a realistic schedule and find out what time is free in your life – you’ll often find that an hour before Fajr is the best time to Qur’aan Journal and study the deen. I highly recommend getting up early. It has been stated:
1047. Abu Musa (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, “He who The observes Al-Bardan (i.e., Fajr and `Asr prayers) will enter Jannah.”
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
Also there is benefit for getting up and staying up – as it will help you be successful:
The Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said: “O Allah, bless my people in their early mornings.” When he sent out a detachment or an army, he sent them at the beginning of the day. Sakhr was a merchant, and he would send off his merchandise at the beginning of the day; and he became rich and had much wealth. [Sunan Abu Dawud Hadith Number 2606. Declared authentic by Imaam Albaani (rahimahullaah) in his checking of Sunan abu Dawud]
the prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم said, “Whoever reads a letter of the Qur’an so for him is a reward, and every reward is 10-fold of its example” [at-Tirmidhy & ad-Daarimy with an authentic chain].
Just a letter!
Side note when you decide to journal – also actually read using your mouth and not just inside your head because:
There is nothing preventing looking into the Qur’an without reading [physically] to ponder and contemplate and understand the meanings, but the one who does this is not considered “a reader” [to have actually ‘read’ the Qur’an] and he does not receive the virtue of actually reading unless he pronounces the words and physically reads the Qur’an, even if those around him cannot hear [i.e. it is not required to be loud, but physical pronunciation required though], due to the statement of the prophet “Read the Qur’an for indeed it will come as an Intercessor for its companions on the Day of Judgement” [Muslim]. The prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم intended by the ‘companions of it’ i.e. those who act upon it, just as it is mentioned in other ahaadith.
[Paraphrased from official website of Shaikh Bin Baz http://www.binbaz.org.sa/mat/2013]
How do you strive to be consistent when it comes to Qur'aan Journaling.
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