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.
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 . It sometimes offers detailed accounts of specific historical events, and it often emphasizes the moral significance of an event over its narrative sequence. 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.
- 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 Qaran goodlies to get!
Gorgeous Qaran 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.