On behalf of Moulana Abidi and Hajj Hassanain Rajabali, congratulations on the wilādāh of Sayyidah Fāṭimah al-Maʿṣūmah, beloved sister of Imām ʿAlī ar-Riḍā (a)!
Let your imagination run wild as you write a short Islamic fictional story. Remember to have a strong reference to an ayah from the Qur’an or teachings from the Ahlulbayt (a).
The theme of this book should be based on Akhlaq (Islamic Morals and Etiquette) - for example the topic of the book could be: the moral value of being eco-friendly in Islam.
Sponsored by Kisa Kids.
- Have a creative, relatable character to star in your fiction short story
- Must be a fiction story but include a strong reference to Quran, Hadith
- Theme - any theme of your choice but connected to Akhlaq
5 key words which must be in your story are:
- responsibility | akhlaq (meaning morals/ettiquette) | thankful | israf (meaning waste) | mercy
- You can aim your book to any age group you wish (but please tell us what that is in your email!)
- Remember to be respectful and keep your story within the values of Islam, so refrain from using musical references, bad language, etc.
- Your story should reflect the Islamic culture and pride of being a Muslim
- Ultimate goal in our lives is to achieve nearness to Allah and to love our Ahlulbayt (a)
Write within the range of the number of words below:
- Middle School Students: 500-800 words
- High School Students: 800-1000 words
Creativity - 20%
Islamic reference - 20%
Quality of content of story in relation to topic - 20%
Use of Key words - 20%
Grammar / quality of writing - 10%
Number of words of story - 10%
In addition to having your book published, check out these prizes below for each of the middle and high school categories!
1st Prize - $500
2nd Prize - $300
3rd Prize - $100
Prize for Participation (for ALL students who submit their completed stories by the deadline)
How to submit?
Ready to submit your short story? Awesome! Fill out the form below:
Google Form: Creative Writing Contest 2019
Remember your short story must be sent in by August 12th 2019 (Eid al-Adha). Winners will be announced on August 26th (Eid al-Mubaahalah)
We can’t wait to read your story!