Since 2008, the Institute has been organizing a nationwide essay competition called “Return to the Qur’an”. This initiative aims to:
- Attract students towards the Holy Quran by inspiring them to delve deeper into its teachings.
- Address non-Muslim concerns about the Quran: Open the floor for constructive dialogue and clear up misconceptions.
- Equip students to directly grasp the timeless and universal message of the Quran: Develop their understanding of the Quran’s profound and enduring teachings.
How it works:
- Students from madrassas and universities interested in research and writing are invited to participate.
- Each competition focuses on specific themes related to the Quran and its interpretations.
- Essays are judged by two independent, expert referees who assess the writing based on content, relevance, style, and source usage.
- To ensure anonymity, essays are coded and personal information is removed before evaluation.
- The Head of the Order, after reviewing both referees’ assessments and their own analysis, makes the final decision on the winners.
- A committee oversees the entire process to ensure transparency and fairness.
- Each participant receives a participation certificate, and winners are awarded cash prizes.
The competition’s popularity has steadily grown over the years, reflecting its success in engaging students with the Quran and encouraging critical thinking around its message. Detailed reports on past competitions are available for your reference.