The Best of Stories — Stories from the Quran, is a 6-week Quran journaling challenge for journalers of all levels and artistic abilities. Every Monday inshallah, there will be a new post up on this site, the community’s Facebook group, and shared on the Iman Illustrated instagram account.
The post for each week gives you that story’s selected ayat for reading, and a few points for discussion. Whether you would like to get creative with your journaling or keep it formal, is entirely up to you.
All you need to do to participate is read the post and journal!
Why is it called, ‘The Best of Stories’ ?
In the opening ayat of Surat Yusuf, Allah (swt) tells us: “We relate to you, [O Muhammad], the best of stories in what We have revealed to you of this Qur’an although you were, before it, among the unaware.” (12:3)Allah (swt) relates the absolute best stories to us in the Quran. Not just to inform us of some event, or to share a historical account, but to give us the opportunity to learn and benefit from Quranic wisdom. One of the ways we learn best, is through stories. There’s something about stories that tap into our common humanity, help us draw parallels, and understand a situation more deeply.It’s the first time we’ll be covering a series on the stories of the Quran. So, I think it’s fair to say I’m looking forward to this as much, if not more, than you.