Author: Umeda Islamova
Publisher: The Dua Journal
About the Book: At The Dua Journal, we stand for empowering women be their best selves and live their most fulfilled life by taking time out each day for prayer, gratitude and reflection. Our extended The Dua Journal is a beautiful, hardcover reflection journal that is not only meant to be written in, but kept as a keepsake for years to come. The design features the beautiful moss colored, cloth-bound hard cover, an elegant gold embossed title, and a black satin ribbon for easy place-keeping. This journal is designed to help you take control of your iman goals and tap into your connection with Allah with open-dated pages for daily reflection without the pressure.
Inside this journal you will find: One open-dated reflection page per day, as in the original. A second daily reflection page with a “Dear Allah…” section. Inspirational duas on each page. A chance to check in with each of your life areas, from work and family to deen and personal development, every 30 days. Suggestions on how to use each section for maximum benefit. A list of the benefits of gratitude. Best practices for making dua. Plus a three-step foolproof guide to staying consistent with your reflection.
Author’s Note: Assalamu aleikum. I am often asked how I came up with the idea of The Dua Journal. In honesty, I’ve put together a product based on few others that inspired me. And I put it to meet a demand both I and the community as a whole has, and that is the need to reflect on ourselves, our lives, and Allah. We have a need to be centered, to be positive, and be deeply connected to Allah. I enjoy reading dua translations online, in books, and on my adhan app. They inspire me, remind me, motivate me and deepen my spirituality. I wanted to create a system for myself to look at the duas on a consistent and frequent basis. I needed a way to make the duas visible, accessible, and effortless to get to. I have been journaling for as long as I can remember. I love reflection, introspection, clarity and know that writing is the catalyst to that process. I’m also a big fan of goal-setting, intentional-living, and progress. And I wanted to put together something that would bring all of these things together with the duas. My goal with The Dua Journal is to provide a resource for spiritual development and bring people closer to Allah. I aim to remove negative feelings such as shame, fear, and guilt and instead remind the ummah (or the Muslim community) of love and mercy of Allah. My interest is in making dhikr (or awareness and remembrance of Allah) an easy and natural feat.
Kindest of regards,