Well! This was a full scale lesson for me! I am not religious in any way shape or form – but when I did our bible journaling post, I thought it only fair to include our awesome Muslim bothers and sisters. Why? Because journaling is an unbiased setting to do amazing self reflection. So I had to add Quran journaling to our amazing list of spreads! So! What is the Qaran? And specifically what is Qaran Journaling? Lets have a look at some Quran journaling spreads.
Incorporating Quran journaling into your bullet journal is a beautiful way to deepen your spiritual connection, reflect on sacred verses, and nurture personal growth. By combining the art of bullet journaling with the wisdom of the Quran, you can create a meaningful and introspective practice that aligns your faith with your creative expression. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to seamlessly integrate Quran journaling into your bullet journal:
What is the Quran?
I am going to quote directly from a website and ‘ol wikipedia for this:
“The Quran: literally, ‘that which is often recited.’ A web of rhythm and meaning, the words of which throb through Muslim worship and which, at every point in the believer’s life , break surface, sanctifying existence with the scent of eternity.” [Abdul Wadod Shalabi in “Islam – Religion of Life”]
I really like the quote from this post:
The Quran is the holy text of the Islamic faith, and the centerpiece around which 1.6 billion lives revolve. It is also a subject of grave misunderstanding for much of the Western world.
Thanks Wikipedia for highlighting this info to me!
According to the traditional narrative, several companions of Muhammad served as scribes and were responsible for writing down the revelations.Shortly after Muhammad’s death, the Quran was compiled by his companions who wrote down and memorized parts of it. These codices had differences that motivated the Caliph Uthman to establish a standard version now known as Uthman’s codex, which is generally considered the archetype of the Quran known today. There are, however, variant readings, with mostly minor differences in meaning.
The Quran assumes familiarity with major narratives recounted in the Biblical scriptures. It summarizes some, dwells at length on others and, in some cases, presents alternative accounts and interpretations of events.
The Quran describes itself as a book of guidance for mankind  Hadith are additional oral and written traditions supplementing the Quran; from careful authentication they are believed to describe words and actions of Muhammad, and in some traditions also those closest to him. In most denominations of Islam, the Quran is used together with hadith to interpret sharia (Islamic) law; in a small number of denominations, only the Quran is used as a source. During prayers, the Quran is recited only in Arabic.. It sometimes offers detailed accounts of specific historical events, and it often emphasizes the moral significance of an event over its narrative sequence.
- Someone who has memorized the entire Quran is called a hafiz.
- Quranic verse (ayah) is sometimes recited with a special kind of elocution reserved for this purpose, called tajwid.
- During the month of Ramadan, Muslims typically complete the recitation of the whole Quran during tarawih prayers.
- In order to extrapolate the meaning of a particular Quranic verse, most Muslims rely on exegesis, or tafsir.
Adorable Quran goodies to get for your quran journaling spreads!
Creating dedicated time to focus on Quran journaling
1. Choose a Dedicated Section: Establish a Quran Journaling Corner
Designate a specific section in your bullet journal exclusively for Quran journaling. This could be at the beginning, end, or even interspersed throughout your journal. Creating a dedicated space allows you to focus your attention on your spiritual reflections.
2. Select Quranic Verses: The Heart of Your Journaling Practice
Choose Quranic verses that resonate with you personally. These verses can be ones that offer guidance, inspiration, or evoke deep emotions. Write down these verses in your journal, leaving space around them for your reflections and artistic embellishments.
3. Reflect and Meditate: Deepen Your Understanding
Before you start journaling, take a moment to reflect and meditate on the chosen verse. Consider its meanings, context, and how it applies to your life. This step helps you internalize the wisdom and guidance present in the verse.
4. Express with Words: Write Your Reflections
Write your reflections, thoughts, and insights related to the chosen verse. Consider how the verse impacts your beliefs, actions, and daily life. Be honest and open in your writing, allowing your thoughts to flow freely onto the pages of your journal.
5. Creative Expression: Artistic Interpretations
Enhance your Quran journaling experience with creative elements. Illustrate the verse with doodles, drawings, or calligraphy that capture its essence. Use colors and designs that resonate with the emotions and messages conveyed by the verse.
6. Gratitude and Supplication: Connecting with the Divine
Express your gratitude to Allah for the wisdom and guidance found in the Quranic verse. You can also include supplications (duas) that are inspired by the verse, seeking blessings, guidance, or protection.
7. Personal Action Steps: Apply the Wisdom
Consider how you can incorporate the teachings of the verse into your daily life. Write down practical action steps that align with the message of the verse. This step bridges the spiritual insights with real-world application.
8. Periodic Review: Reflecting on Your Journey
Regularly revisit your Quran journaling entries. This practice allows you to track your spiritual growth, revisit your reflections, and observe the positive changes that the Quranic teachings have brought to your life.
9. Share and Connect: Building a Community
Consider sharing your Quran journaling journey with others who share your faith. Engage in discussions, exchange insights, and learn from each other’s interpretations. Online communities, social media, or local study groups can provide a platform for such enriching exchanges.
10. Embrace Imperfection: Letting Your Journey Unfold
Remember that Quran journaling is a deeply personal and spiritual practice. Embrace imperfections in your artistic expressions and written reflections. Your journal is a sacred space for self-discovery, growth, and connecting with the divine.
Incorporating Quran journaling into your bullet journal transforms it into a vessel of spiritual exploration and self-discovery. With every stroke of your pen, every artistic flourish, and every heartfelt reflection, you deepen your connection to the Quran’s wisdom and nurture a meaningful bond with your faith. As you engage in this practice, you’ll find that your bullet journal becomes a sanctuary where your creativity and spirituality intertwine, guiding you on a journey of profound self-awareness and spiritual enrichment.
Gorgeous Quran Featured Journalling
I was utterly astounded by the gorgeous journaling I found for the Qaran. Was really impressed and absolutely adored putting this post together. I learnt a lot and hopefully it gives some of us some new thinking, lessons and self reflection! Also some amazing inspiration for studying whichever word you follow.