Share your most memorable Ramadan moments!

Assalamu Alaikum my Sisters and Brothers! Inshallah you are enjoying an amazing Ramadan, 2011!  Ramadan is a special time of the year for all Muslims. A time of fasting, prayer, and oneness with our community.  Across the globe Muslims are fasting for God, refraining from food and water from dawn until sunset, all know the feeling of hunger and thirst.

During Ramadan, Muslims also give in charity to the needy, something very important as a Believer!  So many beautiful stories of togetherness, charity, and submission to God are shared by so many wonderful Sisters and Brothers!

Now is your chance to share your inspiration with others! Share your story of love, charity, and family. You can write about anything that you felt was a special Ramadan memory! Sharing our stories helps inspire others during hard times and helps bring even more togetherness to our faith as a whole. The stories will be posted for Muslims to see on http://www.QueensofIslam.com and here on NicoleQueen.com and can be completely anonymous to protect privacy.

Submit your personal inspirational story to: HassanandNicole@gmail.com

You can even submit a video! Find us on YouTube@TheNicoleQueen

You will be notified when your story is ready to be shared!  I can’t wait to hear from you and may you and your family have a blessed Ramadan, Inshallah!

*Only respectful (free of profanity, or offensive materials) postings will appear.

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Silence Hides Violence (Creativity Competition) | Nour DV

Assalamu Alaikum (Peace Be Upon You)

I wanted to share this competition on my site, since this is a much needed topic of discussion in the Muslim community.  Domestic Violence is truly universal and should be abolished in all cultures and religions.  One of the largest causes for consistent Domestic Violence in the home is lack of public declaration of such violence.  For centuries women have kept their voices quiet while forcing themselves and their children to endure the abuse of their spouse and loved ones.  Spreading the word about Domestic Violence and creating awareness is the best way a community can help combat this terrible affliction.  Please share this contest with friends and family and even enter it yourself if you feel ready to share a piece of your heart with others, one of the greatest gifts.  If you or someone you know is suffering from Domestic Violence, there is help and support available for you and your children, thanks to organizations like Nour DV- Nicole Queen

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Silence Hides Violence (Creativity Competition) | Nour DV.

Competition Details

The competition is open to anyone over the age of 16.

We are looking for entries of: poems, short stories [max 500 words], video clips [max 3mins] or pictures and paintings. [Please adhere strictly to these word/time limits and make sure your submissions are not too explicit.]

The deadline for all entries is midnight on Monday 28th February 2011.

All entries must be sent to competition@nour-dv.org.uk with your name, age and contact details.

The best 5 entries will be shortlisted and uploaded onto the Nour website on Tuesday 1st of March. All readers will then have 2 weeks thereafter [up until Sunday 13th march] to comment, share, like or tweet on the respective entries shortlisted. The number of comments, likes or tweets each shortlisted recipient receives will influence the winning entry pieces.

Feel free to contact at us at competition@nour-dv.org.uk if you have any questions.

The 3 winners and the prizes will be announced on Monday 14th March 2011.

Wishing you all the best!