I’ve just received the results of the Brass Crescent Awards.
Unfortunately, I didn’t win First-Place for Best Writer, but I got Second-Place (Honorable Mention), and considering that this was the very first year that I’ve entered this writing contest & the very first writing contest that I’ve ever entered, I consider Second-Place a win regardless.
On behalf of anyone & everyone, who nominated me and/or voted for me, for the 8th annual Brass Crescent Awards, I truly thank you. 🙂
Give Gareth Bryant
, Khalid Latif, Wajahat Ali
, Aman Ali
& Bassam Tariq Omar Shareef
, Amir Sahib
, Abdullah J Abdullah (Abdullah Jangda
), and so many great writers the best `Id-al-Adha gift ever, your votes for us for the 9th annual Brass Crescent Awards…;-) The voting begins on Sunday, September 16th and ends this Sunday, October 21st, 2012
Here’s where you can vote:
The praise is for Allah!!! I’ve been chosen as a finalist for this year’s Brass Crescent Awards, in the category of “Best Writer”.
The Brass Crescent Awards is an annual awards ceremony that honors the best writers and thinkers of the emerging Muslim blogosphere (aka the Islamsphere). Nominations are taken from blog readers, who then vote for the winners.
What are the Brass Crescent Awards? They are named for the Story of the City of Brass in the Thousand and One Nights. Today, the Islamsphere is forging a new synthesis of Islam and modernity, and is the intellectual heir to the traditions of philosophy and learning that was once the hallmark of Islamic civilization – a heritage scarcely recognizable today in the Islamic world after a century’s ravages of colonialism, tyrants, and religious fundamentalism. We believe that Islam transcends history, and we are forging history anew for tomorrow’s Islam. These awards are a means to honor ourselves and celebrate our nascent community, and promote its growth.
The online voting polls close on:
Monday Nov. 7th, 2011 9pm, PST, Tues. Nov. 8th, 5am, EST & 12am, GMT