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    We had a writing contest at the beginning of this year and we had announced that there will be a poetry contest sometime later. But due to lack of activity on the forum, we kept postponing it.

    If there is enough interest, we can go ahead and host a contest now. So are you interested in participating?

    Vote above on the poll or simply post a reply below.

    Update:

    The contest has already started a few days ago. Keep sending your entries by PM to me. Here are a few guidelines copied from a previous contest, with a few additions/updates:

    So here's the deal...

    1) PM you poem to me
    2) You have until the 15th20th of November 2017 (extended until 20th of November)
    3) You can write about anything at all Insha'Allah, as long as there is nothing anti-Islamic
    4) please do not share your entry with anybody (that should go without saying)
    5) there is no need to advertise the fact that you are entering insha'Allah
    6) No encouraging friends to vote for you insha'Allah
    7) You shall be disqualified () if you plagiarise. It must be your own work. No copying and no translating existing poems from other languages
    8) The most important thing is other members not knowing which poem is yours...

    Other than that, get PM'ing me insha'Allah
    Last edited by AabiruSabeel; 2 Hours Ago at 03:17 PM. Reason: update + extension
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    Re: Poetry Contest - Are you interested?

    We have 5 votes so far. We need more. We might have a gift coupon for the winner .

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    Re: Poetry Contest - Are you interested?

    is it just in English ??

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    Re: Poetry Contest - Are you interested?

    I'm not sure how many of our visitors speak any other common language, so let's stick with English for the time being.

    Urdu, Arabic or Bangla competitions can be held in their own sub-sections.

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    Re: Poetry Contest - Are you interested?

    I think we should just start it and give it some time to allow it to pick up.
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    Yes, we can go ahead and start it now as we have at least 8 members willing to participate. Is there anyone willing to host the competition? Or you can simply send your entries to me by PM.

    I think we can fix the last date for submission as 15 November 2017.

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    Re: Poetry Contest - Are you interested?

    Has the competition officially started?
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    Yes, we can consider it as officially started.

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    Re: Poetry Contest - Are you interested?

    I'm in.
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    Re: Poetry Contest - Are you interested?

    Poetry
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    Someone asked Hassan Al Basri: "What is the secret of your piety?"
    He replied: I understood 4 things:


    I understood that my rizq cannot be taken by anyone, so my heart became content.
    I understood that no one can do my actions (worship) for me, so I started doing them myself.
    I understood that Allah is watching me, so I became ashamed to do wrong.
    I understood that death is waiting for me, so I started to prepare for my meeting with Allah.

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    Re: Poetry Contest - Are you interested?

    We got our fist entry for the contest today. Keep sending your entries by PM to me. Here are a few guidelines copied from a previous contest, with a few additions/updates:

    Quote Originally Posted by View Post
    So here's the deal...

    1) PM you poem to me
    2) You have until the 15th of November 2017 (extended until 20th of November)
    3) You can write about anything at all Insha'Allah, as long as there is nothing anti-Islamic
    4) please do not share your entry with anybody (that should go without saying)
    5) there is no need to advertise the fact that you are entering insha'Allah
    6) No encouraging friends to vote for you insha'Allah
    7) You shall be disqualified () if you plagiarise. It must be your own work. No copying and no translating existing poems from other languages
    8) The most important thing is other members not knowing which poem is yours...

    Other than that, get PM'ing me insha'Allah
    Last edited by AabiruSabeel; 2 Hours Ago at 03:17 PM. Reason: extension
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    Re: Poetry Contest - Are you interested?

    Oh my, I wouldn’t have known about this had I not received a notification that my post above was quoted by bro @abeerussabeel

    Count me in!
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    Re: Poetry Contest - Are you interested?

    I love writing poetry.

    Whats the prize?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supernova View Post
    I love writing poetry.

    Whats the prize?
    We used to give out rep points as prize. This year I am planning to get Amazon gift voucher for the winner .

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    Quote Originally Posted by AabiruSabeel View Post
    We used to give out rep points as prize. This year I am planning to get Amazon gift voucher for the winner .
    It might just be me but - I think the second option outweighed the first.

    Questions:
    1. Who are the Judges ?
    2. What criteria is used to judge?
    3. Are we allowed to discourage others from entering so that ....well...the contestants are fewer hence the chance of winning is greater ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by *charisma* View Post
    Poetry
    Moderators are not allowed to enter the competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Re.TiReD View Post
    Oh my, I wouldn’t have known about this had I not received a notification that my post above was quoted by bro @abeerussabeel

    Count me in!
    ​Full members with more than 6 green bars are not allowed to enter the competition - sorry.

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    Re: Poetry Contest - Are you interested?

    1. Judges are the members of IslamicBoard, those who are not participating. Once we get all the entries, we post them anonymously on a separate thread with a poll, asking everyone to vote for the best entry.
    2. Everyone has their own perspective.
    3. No, encourage everyone to participate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supernova View Post
    Moderators are not allowed to enter the competition.
    Who said I was planning on entering. and what..scared of a lil competition?
    Poetry Contest - Are you interested?

    Someone asked Hassan Al Basri: "What is the secret of your piety?"
    He replied: I understood 4 things:


    I understood that my rizq cannot be taken by anyone, so my heart became content.
    I understood that no one can do my actions (worship) for me, so I started doing them myself.
    I understood that Allah is watching me, so I became ashamed to do wrong.
    I understood that death is waiting for me, so I started to prepare for my meeting with Allah.

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    Re: Poetry Contest - Are you interested?

    Quote Originally Posted by *charisma* View Post
    Who said I was planning on entering. and what..scared of a lil competition?
    As you said in your very own words...All you are is "LIL competition"

    And brother @AabiruSabeel is rather busy with other things and has designated me, as in I, as in "Not You" as in specifically "NOT you" to design the RULE Book for the competition.

    We are planning to have a competition for minors should you wish to enter.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Supernova View Post
    As you said in your very own words...All you are is "LIL competition"
    Correction, I'd be considered NO competition since I'm NOT entering. But even a lil competition from others seems to intimidate you yes even if it's just a little.

    Quote Originally Posted by Supernova View Post
    And brother @AabiruSabeel is rather busy with other things and has designated me, as in I, as in "Not You" as in specifically "NOT you" to design the RULE Book for the competition.

    We are planning to have a competition for minors should you wish to enter.
    Will be awaiting your rules. Don't disappoint. All eyes are on you now.
    Poetry Contest - Are you interested?

    Someone asked Hassan Al Basri: "What is the secret of your piety?"
    He replied: I understood 4 things:


    I understood that my rizq cannot be taken by anyone, so my heart became content.
    I understood that no one can do my actions (worship) for me, so I started doing them myself.
    I understood that Allah is watching me, so I became ashamed to do wrong.
    I understood that death is waiting for me, so I started to prepare for my meeting with Allah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supernova View Post
    And brother @AabiruSabeel is rather busy with other things and has designated me, as in I, as in "Not You" as in specifically "NOT you" to design the RULE Book for the competition.

    We are planning to have a competition for minors should you wish to enter.
    Yes, that's right. I mean, why not? I much prefer it if you are ready to be the host as well. We can ask everyone to send their entries to you. You won't be able to participate yourself then.
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