In the name of Allah (SWT), most Gracious, most Compassionate.
Too often our intimate family and social time is wasted in fruitless endeavours concerning worldly affairs. Whilst contemplating over our beliefs, our purpose in life and our love for Allah (SWT), it is often thought of as a chore which must be done whilst under supervision during specific allocated time.
By the will of Allah (SWT) we intend to Inshallah create an environment, whether it be a social circle of friends or families or even by taking more part in the community, create an environment where quality time is spent in contemplating over our love for Allah, truly understand our belonging and expressing to the world our proud feelings for our Lord.
To equip ourselves with the tools to tackle today's negative perception on Islam, it is vital to have the tools in understanding the depth of our imaan coupled with eloquent spoken language.
Each year Insha'Allah, we intend to hold a poetry competition, encouraging the ummah to read and research a topic area in order to produce a written poem in any style of their choice. Submissions to the competition will be made using an online submission process so that we have a nationwide coverage. There will be a number of categories depending on the topic area for that year. Each category will have a winner and alongside them will be two runners up.
This contest will encourage our Muslim community, young and old to contemplate on their love for Allah (SWT) and his messenger Muhammad (SAW), inspiring us all to follow the example that he laid out for us.
We hope to then Insha'Allah, hold a family friendly presentation evening where we will present prizes, have entertainment from recognised public figure(s) and also provide food.
The purpose of the presentation evening is to give recognition to the winners and also celebrate the achievement of all entrants, encouraging them to read their poem aloud on stage in order to build their confidence in public speaking. Insha'Allah this programme will not only encourage confident Muslim leaders with the courage and experience of speaking in public, but that one day they have the confidence to speak for us as an ummah especially in the world as it is today; full of corruption and hatred. We hope that Insha'Allah these young and old from all nationalities are united through our love for Islam and that they are able to inspire all those that have been misled by propaganda, prejudices and too much pride.