Looking for some fun, relaxing, and spiritually uplifting activities? We all need to take a break for ourselves and unwind at times. Believe me, I know the feeling.
Shift your mind and focus with these ten inspiring Islamic activity books.
Book Title: The Islamic Adult Colouring Book
Author name: Theresa Corbin
Publisher: Djarabi Kitabs Publishing
What’s your education and background? Bachelor’s in English Literature
What makes your book unique? It is one of very few Islamic adult colouring books. It is also the only Islamic adult colouring book that has both Muslim and non-Muslim audiences in mind.
Why did you decide to write it? It is my effort to inform non-Muslims about Islam in a relaxing way and to help adult Muslims (and older kids) de-stress and refocus on deen.
About the book: The Islamic Adult Colouring Book was compiled in an effort to teach the non-Muslim about Islam and combat the rising tide of stress in the modern Muslim’s life while still being beneficial in this world and the hereafter. The designs chosen for the book are intricate works that the adult user will find both challenging and soothing.
The pages include detailed mosque architecture, calligraphy, hadith, dua, Quranic verses, and quotes, all to allow Muslims to relax and refocus on deen. Each colouring page has a corresponding short, descriptive page for non-Muslims who want to join in on the relaxation and learn something about Islam along the way.
Book Title: #Gratitude Journal for Muslims
Author name: Ayeina
To purchase: Ayeina Store
What’s your education and background? Ayeina is a team of multiple talented people, alhamdulillah. One of the two founders has studied engineering, Quranic studies, and intensive Arabic, while the other has done a bachelors in Islamic psychology and Quranic studies and an MBA (Masters in Business Administration).
What makes your book unique? It was one of its kind and the first journal in the Muslim world, Alhamdulillah!
Why did you decide to write it? Because of the verse in the Qur’an where Allah says, “If you are grateful, I will increase you” [Surah Ibrahim, 14:7]. It’s written for positive vibes, abundance, and muhaasba-e-nafs (accountability of one’s soul).
About the book: A month of helping you develop an attitude of gratitude—-because an Alhamdulillah a day keeps scarcity away!
Book Title: I Will in Shaa Allah: A Productivity Journal for Muslims
Author name: Ayeina
To purchase: Ayeina Store
What makes your book unique? This is a journal that gives results with positive affirmations and motivation to help you keep going and striving towards growth.
Why did you decide to write it? Guess my son’s burial was the last straw. My son’s death made me realise how little the worth of this life is!
It’s not that I wasn’t content with the will of Allah; I was! And I still am, Alhamdulillah! But there were things, events, and there was me that I wasn’t content with. With increasing struggles and responsibilities in life, I somehow and somewhere lost that connection with my God that I once felt. I lost my purpose in life. I lost motivation, my focus was muddled and my goals were all topsy-turvy.
My life was all about pleasing everyone except my God, and it threw me into a ditch I never knew a way out of. No matter how much I tried to claw my way out of it, there I was—-without any ray of light.
I’d make schedules and fail to follow up. I’d make my husband print out huge checklists and tear them off because I wasn’t able to do it all. I constantly felt like a failure.
A book is just empty pages that you may not connect to if you feel empty yourself. So this journal is for me, basically. A journal I made with my sister so I have an accountability partner to help me find myself again and achieve my imaan (faith), health, and relationship goals. Goals that I lost sight of because nothing mattered to me. Floating became my only way to get through life.
But after my son’s burial, I wanted to change. I wanted to change because I wanted to meet him again—-in Jannah insha’Allah. Because I know that Jannah requires struggle.
Even though we made the journal for ourselves, we really hope that you may find yourself, your lost relationships, your flickering faith, and your goals through it insha’Allah.
About the book: Starting with “I can and I Will, insha’Allah,” and ending with “I could and I did, alhamdulillah,” this productivity journal helps you explore yourself to dig out areas of growth within. It also helps you take action through a sense of accountability. This personal development journal will help you realise your strengths and weaknesses to clarify your goals in life while you work on yourself, your relationships, and most importantly your faith! In short, to make ourselves a productive Ummah!Pages: 1 2