Why is My Quran Journal important?
There are moments in your life where you may recite or listen to some verses of the Quran and within that special moment, it feels as if those verses were exactly what you wanted, or even needed, to hear or recite.
My Quran Journal allows you to record these moments and connect more deeply with the Quran. It is a system of penning your reflections, appreciation and gratitude. Many of us tend to recite the Quran regularly but how often do we find the time to just truly slow down and reflect upon the words of Allah and what He is telling us? We undertook a Quran Journal survey in the early months of 2022. Within four weeks of pushing out this survey, we received an astonishing 170 responses! One of the questions we had asked within the survey was: ‘Have you ever owned a Quran Journal?’ and 88.2% of the respondents replied with no! Also, we undertook over 15 focus group interviews with a diverse range of audiences. Within these interviews, we had realised that there was so much demand for a Quran Journal. A lot of the participants mentioned how they wanted a book which helped them to connect more deeply with the Quran.
Recite. Revise. Reflect.
When we think of the Quran, these three words are very commonly associated with this beautiful book. In fact, our relationship and connection with the Quran can be summarised in these very three words. My Quran Journal is centred around the these three core concepts. When we recite the Quran, our duty is to not only recite the Quran in any shape or form but in a correct and melodious manner. Whether we have memorised or are just simply reciting the Quran, it is every Muslim’s duty to revise the Quran.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Qari Is'Haaq is the founder of the National Huffadh Association UK. He memorised the Qur'an aged 11 at the Quwwatul Islam Masjid in East London. He furthered his Qur'an studies in Egypt, Morocco and Jordan. Also, Qari Is'Haaq represented the UK in an international Qur'an competition held in Amman (Jordan) in 2012.
Qari Is'Haaq is a qualified solicitor and currently a qualified teacher by profession. He currently works as Head of Religious Education and Deputy Faith Lead at Eden Girls Waltham Forest.
Qari Is'Haaq is also a part-time Imam at the London Islamic Cultural Society and has authored three books: 365 Tips To Help You Memorise and Teach The Qur'an and most recently, My Quran Journal which has just been published just before Ramadan.