10 years ago, I took part in a 30 day Ramadan challenge where the instructor encouraged the participants to keep a Ramadan Journal. It wasn’t any ramadan journal, but specifically a Ramadan dua journal. He asked us to write down every single dua we wanted in this life and the next and not hold back. I started a journal then, dedicated to all the dua’s or prayers I wanted in this life and the next. Over the years, every Ramadan I add duas to this long list I have. I also reflect back on my ramadan journal of duas and make notes about if anything has happened in my life that has fulfilled that dua. This process of reflection year after year has instilled gratitude in my life and strengthened my connection with Allah (swt) over the years.
This year, for my daughters Ramadan basket I wanted to include a Ramadan journal for her as well, particularly a dua journal for her. She is turning 6 in a few months and has started to engage in creative writing at school. She journals in cute broken sentences and with incorrect spelling – but those sentences are full of love and emotion and I cherish reading her school journal with her. In the past years, I have compiled Ramadan Baskets for her with other ideas and free printables that you can see here.
This years Ramadan Basket is similar themed but I am reusing older items that I own including games and even a custom canvas tote and jar.
But, the unique thing I am adding this year is an inexpensive Ramadan Dua Journal for my little girl.
I started with a notebook from the dollar store and covered it in pink craft paper.
Next, I stencilled the word “Dua” with a letter stencil from the dollar store. I hand wrote the rest to add some good old mama’s love.
Then I used jute ribbon along with a lace ribbon layered on top of each other to create a border.
I added some wooden stars that are also from the dollar store. You can add stickers or any felt shapes you like. You can even get your little ones to decorate the journal to make it their own.
Last, I added a sticker on the back which I had in my craft supplies.
This is a really simple DIY if you can even call it that!
I added this ramadan journal to my daughter’s ramadan basket. This year her Ramadan basket is simple with only a few new things.
I have a customized canvas tote for her in which I added the ramadan dua journal, along with some markers and a rainbow pompom pencil case from the dollar store.
Next, I have two new books I ordered for her growing Ramadan Book collection.
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