Istafti Qalbak – Consult Your Heart (A Ramadhan Journal)

And on the authority of Wabisah bin Ma’bad RA who said,
“I came to the Messenger of Allah ﷺ and he ﷺ said,
‘You have come to ask about righteousness.’
I said, ‘Yes.’
He ﷺ said,
‘Consult your heart. (Istafti Qalbak). Righteousness is that about which the soul feels at ease and the heart feels tranquil. And wrongdoing is that which wavers in the soul and causes uneasiness in the breast, even though people have repeatedly given their legal opinion [in its favour].’”
A good hadeeth transmitted from the musnads of the two imams, Ahmed bin Hambal and Al-Darimi, with a good chain of authorities.

What is it?

Istafti Qalbak is a Ramadhan journal based on the concept of Al Muhasabah (Self inventory) which was a regular practice of the Sahabah Radiyallahu Anhum.

Rooted from the hadith of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam, this is a journal designed to help you on a journey of redeeming a heart that desires to redevelop an ultimate connection and closeness to Allah Azza Wa Jall. 

What does it contain?

With gems taken from more than 25 Islamic books, this journal has been divided into 10 sections (Qur’an, Salah, Allah’s Beautiful Names, Sawm, Sadaqah, Etiquettes for a student of knowledge, Du’a, I’tikaf, Stories and Eid). Such sections are filled with many activities designed to make Ramadhan a fruitful month for you.


• Dimensions: 17 cm x 24 cm
• Weight: 1.55 kg
• No. of Pages: 500 full colored
• Perfect Bind, with Jacket cover


This section contains a number of ahadith, along with stories that showcase the beauty of having the Qur’an as a companion of a Muslim in his life, pertaining to the virtues and importance of the Qur’an.

The section is also equipped with Makhaarij of the Letters in Arabic, Tajweed Rules, The Guidance of the Prophet SAWS on reciting the Qur’an, Types of Waqf and the Sajdah Verses. 

It also includes an activity challenge called Qur’an target wherein the reader will be able to jot down and be on track of his Qur’an recitation and reading throughout the Ramadhan, making it very possible for him/her to complete the whole Qur’an by the end of the Ramadhan. in sha Allah



A section filled with information about the aspects of prayer. Starting from Wudhu and how to perform it and the salah, the Masajid and it’s virtues, the Tahajjud and it’s excellence, what to do during Lailatul Qadr up to the Khushoo tips and inspirations and levels of people when it comes to prayer.

This section addresses the reader both about the importance of salah and the dangers of abandoning salah. It also has a colorful portion wherein one can be on track of his or her salah by marking each prayer done and an xoxo activity to get reminded of praying Tahajjud.

Allah’s Beautiful Names

A section designed with a gallery of the beautiful names of Allah Azza Wa Jall that are pleasing to the eyes as well as encouraging to make you closer to Him through His Names.

This portion of the journal will urge you to be with the Qur’an as much as possible to realize what you were given and blessed with to the extent that you will then be able to make a record of how blessed you are at the end of the Ramadhan. in sha Allah


Filled with a number of reasons why a Muslim is advised to fast during the month of Ramadhan.

The section of the journal wherein the reader or owner of the journal will be making their own photo gallery of their iftar meals, with beautiful reminders of the supplications that one should make every time they break their fast. It is also a section that encourages the person to thank those who have made their food through making du’a for them.


A section that aims to develop a heart that yearns to give and help others. in sha Allah.

It contains a variety of ahadith pertaining to the excellence of giving sadaqah to others as well as a number of beautiful stories that happened during the time of the Sahabah Radiyallahu Anhum which will encourage the reader on giving sadaqah and help to others not aiming for anything else but the pleasure of Allah.

Etiquettes for a student of knowledge

A section dedicated on motivating and inspiring the reader about the values and etiquettes one should have in his journey of seeking Ilm.

It aims on giving a guideline on how a student of knowledge or a seeker of islamic knowledge should be. It also carries a beautiful minute summary on the Sahabah’s RA devotion, labor on seeking Islamic Knowledge.


It is the section of the journal that will help you to organize your du’a list both for the morning and in the evening. It contains also a list of the 40 Rabbana Du’as from the Qur’an.

Also, it will remind you of the best ways, places and time to make du’a alongside with the rewards and the excellence of making du’a for a brother or sister that is beloved to you. There is also a du’a guide that provides a beautiful etiquette as to how you organize and make your du’a.


A section dedicated for those who practice the sunnah I’tikaf and those who plan to do their first i’tikaf ever this year.

It has tidbits of information regarding what to do and what is not permissible to do during the I’tikaf. There are colored cards designed for 10 days with additional of 5 more days to those who want to extend or start their i’tikaf early.


The section where the very concept of the journal will be practice in full, Self-inventory.

With the motivational quotes from author and blogger Umm Umar Khaled placed as a reminder for each day, this section will help keep the reader focused on their goals during Ramadhan.

Each day for 30 days, the reader will be inspired by stories of the Prophets, information about the four greatest angels and selected golden stories of the Sahabah together with a separate du’a to be familiarized and memorized by the reader both in morning and in evening. It has also a final checklist for the whole day as well as scoring and grading of oneself of how they performed their goals for the day.

Also, this part of the journal is filled with personal calligraphy artworks of Zohayma Montañer. There is a surprise reminder here as well.


A section that is short but sweet. It is filled with 12 fun ideas on how to make your eid this year stand out from the previous eid celebrations you had, make this one memorable and unforgettable at the same time.

Make it new. Make it amazing and make it fun for the kids! It also comes with a book list that you can write all the books that you plan to read after Ramadhan! Just so you can follow up and stay with the feel of Ramadhan all year out. in sha Allah

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