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The results of the poll are in! And it’s … it’s …

It’s a four-way tie.

The winners are:

  • Arabic Language
  • Islamic Finance
  • Uloom-ul-Qur’an
  • Tafseer of Juz ‘Amma

I was really hoping for a clear-cut winner … but insha’Allah khayr. I spent a while thinking about it, taking shura from different people, looking at different factors (such as what information I can easily access and benefit from), and here’s what I decided:

  • Arabic Language: It’s hard to come up with a curriculum of this where you can teach people in short posts, yet with benefit to them. But instead of rejecting it outright, I intend to integrate blobs of Arabic knowledge into each post, insha’Allah.
  • Uloom-ul-Qur’an: After reviewing my notes, I find it difficult to come up with material that we can apply every day. This is an interesting and multi-faceted science, but one that’s difficult (in my view) to gem-ify and apply … so it’s out. It also contains issues like abrogation in the Qur’an and the compilation of the Qur’an that should be discussed in proper academic/Islamic environments, not just thrown up on a blog.
  • Islamic Finance: This is one of my favourite branches, and one that I really love a lot and benefit from a lot. Despite the difficulty, the applicability and ubiquity in our lives is amazing! Yet, this, too, is not the winner. That leaves …
  • Tafseer of Juz ‘Amma: I decided on this because, well, it’s the Qur’an. And every Muslim desires to learn more about and understand the Qur’an. Plus, these are surahs that many of us recite almost every salah; shouldn’t we, then, know the meanings and details of them?

So insha’Allah our series begins tomorrow on Tafseer of Juz ‘Amma. I will post up a curriculum insha’Allah of what topics we’ll study, and what benefits we hope to derive, bi idhnillah, in a day or two.

I want to say jazakumullahu khayran to everybody who participated, both in voting and in posting comments. Insha’Allah there will be khayr in all.

Action Items: Post a comment and let us know what surahs you are interested in learning more about, or what aspects, or whatever it is in Juz Amma that interests you and you’d like to learn at a deeper level.