Journaling the Qur’an

It is a means to engage with a Qur’an and bringing it to life.  Using the margins of books has been a present of past scholars. A perfect example is Mafatihul Jinaan where Shaykh Abbas Al Qummi has used every space to its maximum use. It is the Mafatih that was the inspiration to write notes in the margins and highlight and illustrate key words, ayaat and concepts.

Key Words

The first step is to perhaps highlight all the ayaat where Allah calls out to all Humanity with “Yaa Ayyuhan Naas”.
Then to recite and reflect on each aya and how it applies  to one’s  life at this moment. E.g. O human beings, We have created you from one man and one woman, and made you into tribes and communities so you may recognise one another; Indeed the most honoured amongst you in the eyes of Allah is the one who is most God conscious; No doubt Allah knows everything, He is fully aware. 49:13

Pick out the key words that stand out like  ‘human beings’ ‘man’ ‘woman’ ‘tribes’ ‘communities’ ‘recognise’ ‘honoured’ ‘taqwa’  ‘Knows everything’ ‘All aware’

Define these words and think of how you would visualise them, You might use cursive writing or use different colours with an index. The idea is to connect to the Qur’an and make it the book of guidance in every day life.

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What you may need?

A Qur’an, pens, highlighters, stickers, washi tape…. The list is as exciting as you wish it to be…

Journaling the Qur’an

A collection of notes to start you of on the journalling process.
Highlight all the ayaat that begin with “O  Humankind…” and ponder over each one. Each is an order to human kind from Divinity.
Continue with “O you who believe’ in another colour…. These are orders specifically to those who have submitted…..

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Q Words

The words of the Qur’an speak to us at every age. A good foundation in Qur’anic Vocabulary is essential to understanding the Qur’an. QWords looks at introducing basic words from the Qur’an with accompanying worksheets and stories.

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