If there is one thing I love to do it’s to get organised and plan ahead:
“There is no intelligence like planning.” ~ Hadith Ibn Majah (via Provisions for the Seekers - Zaadut Taalibeen)
Although the Muslim New Year passed about two months ago, I didn’t quite manage to get myself organised by then. So I am using the change of date from 2013 to 2014 to share my Muslimah’s Inspiration Journal 2014.
As I was creating this document, I received some news that could have a significant impact on our future as a family. It was a massive kick in the backside reminder that everything that happens does so as Allah (SWT) commands and as he decides and only He can know what will happen next. At the same time, good intentions count for so much in Islam and planning ahead to maximise our good deeds is the first step in making those intentions.
I hope the journal also offers a safe space for introspection and for reviewing ourselves each day in order to learn and improve. Finally I hope it helps sisters to find something in every day to be grateful about.
“And when your Lord proclaimed, 'If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favor]” ~ Quran (14:7)
I created the Muslimah’s Inspiration Journal 2014 by taking the best of the techniques, tools and planners and journals I have used over the years to try and manage my crazy life better. I am sharing in the hope that sisters find it beneficial in helping to set wonderful goals and feel inspired to achieve them. I hope it gets sisters thinking about how 2014 could be an amazing year for them full of clarity of purpose, gratefulness and creativity.
Please do download and print and keep in a folder. I have tried to keep the formats simple so that they are print friendly.
If you find it useful, please make dua for me and my family. If you find the Journal useful or have suggestions for improvement I would love to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org and perhaps I could incorporate some of them into an updated version for next year.