Here at The Dua Journal, we stand for empowering women to be their best selves and live their most fulfilled life by taking time out each day for prayer, gratitude and reflection. Our journals are meant to provide you a resource for spiritual development and becoming closer to Allah, but how can you ensure that you are getting the maximum benefit from each? In this article we will give you a few tips on how you can use each version of The Dua Journal to get the most benefit for your unique spiritual journey.
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Reflection has been a buzzword in personal development for a long time now, and something that we advocate for passionately here at The Dua Journal, but what does it actually mean to reflect? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines reflection as a “consideration of some subject matter, idea, or purpose.” In personal development the general term reflection can be used to mean a variety of actions that often involve mindfulness, introspection, thinking, or even emptying the mind of thoughts like in some meditation practices.
We all have those days when sometimes we just aren’t feeling the words come naturally to us, where we feel distracted in salah, where we do our dhikr and du’as but just can’t quite feel that beautiful closeness and connection to Allah through our worship. But how can we take advantage of all of these opportunities and the immense rewards of du’a when we just don’t feel like we have anything to say?