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[What’s wrong with me?] Born with Flowers

We’re 1/3 of the way into Ramadan, and it’s actually flying. A few people that are very close to me have expressed that they’re feeling disheartened and sad that they aren’t where they should be this Ramadan. When they read posts about the early Muslims absolutely nailing it and reciting the entire Quran every 2–3 days they feel bad. They ask themselves: ‘Why aren’t I like that?’ ‘What’s wrong with my heart?’ ‘Am I so…

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What is Quran Journaling? How do you set up your Quran Journal?

  Since I started sharing my reflections from the Quran Journal I’ve been asked quite a few times about how I reflect on the Quran and what I’m doing in my journal. I had promised to write up a post explaining it in a little more detail than an Instagram or Facebook comment. So finally this is that post 🙂 What is Quran Journaling? Simply put, it’s the process of documenting your thoughts and reflections…

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Announcing ‘The Best of Stories’ // 6-Week Quran Journaling Challenge

    When I think back to the couple of months since Ramadan – when I was teaching Points to Ponder and Ramadan Reflections – there’s no better feeling than gathering together to study, understand and connect with the Book of Allah. Unfortunately, it’s a feeling we haven’t had as a group since the end of Ramadan. I miss all of you, and seeing your work in the class and our discussions. I miss reading…

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Using the Qur’an to Mentor You Through Life [Interview with Sumayah Hassan]

The month of the Qur’an is upon us, Alhamdulillah. Ramadan is the month in which the Qur’an was revealed as stated in the verse: ”The month of Ramadhan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion…” (Al Baqarah 2, 185) This great and noble Book is the best guidance for mankind. It also serves as a manual and mentor that guides to a more purposeful life.…

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