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IslamQA: What my average working day looks like

What does your average working day look like? And how did you became interested in Islamic topics?

My first task in the morning is to read and answer the questions I have received through my site, email or on tumblr.

After that I work on any programming project that my clients have sent me. If there are no projects, I work on my own projects, mainly books I write.

Sometimes I have an idea for an essay or blog post, so I may stop working on my projects to write the essay or post.

If I have no projects to work on I read books. I have thousands of books on my reading list, so I am never short of books that I want to read.

I work until around 4 PM. After that I listen to Quran for an hour, maybe exercise, then spend time with my children.

I have always had a special relationship with Islam, maybe because of growing up in a devout and educated Muslim family and having a few Islamic scholars among my relatives. So it simply seemed natural to me to study Islam. But I started studying Islam in a serious and scholarly manner only at the end of 2017. That is when I decided to dedicate my life to Islamic studies and started reading scholarly books, both classical Arabic books and books published by Western (Muslim and non-Muslim) scholars of Islam. I also started reading scholarly papers in Islamic studies published in Western academic journals.

And God knows best.
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