The Tanwīr Intensive is a year-long Arabic & Islamic studies program which aims to lay the foundation for one’s Islāmic edification. The positive ways in which Muslims contribute to society are endless. Every Muslim should strive to please Allāh ﷻ through the gifts and talents that they have been bestowed. Our scholars recognized the importance of occupations like medicine, business, and engineering. While it is the scholars’ duty to pursue formal Islāmic education in the most detail, knowing Islām’s basic teachings is obligatory upon every Muslim. Moreover, what Islāmic knowledge provides, intellectually and spiritually, enriches an individual thereby creating a morally upright and successful person. Some may go on to become scholars of the religion, while others will go on to work in other occupations. Both paths are respected; in fact, both paths are needed. For those on either path, Islāmic knowledge must be acquired. In short, choosing a professional career should not close the door to furthering one’s Islāmic education.