Qur’an and Me: A Journey to Deep Thinking and Reflection is a reflective journal that uses the what? so what? now what? framework to help readers reflect on the Quran and apply its lessons to their past, present, and future. The journal is primarily made up of lined pages that prompt readers to choose ayahs of the Quran, reflect on their meanings, and apply the lessons they learn in their lives.
There is a spread early in the journal showing readers how to fill out their journal.
The journal has a total of approximately 88 spreads. The left side of each spread is lined and includes a space for the date, a space to write the ayah, a space for tafseer and other thoughts, and a space to write a plan for how you can apply the lessons you’ve learned from the ayah. The right side of the spread is unlined and is a space for doodling or writing more notes or reflections—it’s up to you. Each spread also has an ayah and a hadith for inspiration, as well as a quote or a prompt for reflection.
Periodically, there are beautiful, full-color photographs with ayahs and hadiths. There is also a ribbon bookmark, so that you can keep track of your place easily.
This is a great product for someone who wants to start Quran journaling and enjoys pretty, decorative things but doesn’t feel artistic enough to create their own journal. I really like that there are no preprinted dates, so everyone can decide how often they want to use the journal. The book itself is a well-made hardback with gold embossing on the cover, and it would make a lovely gift.
Thank you to the publisher for sending me a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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