Essay #4

Essay #4: The erosion of etiquette and discipline in the digital era: A cause for concern?

Essay #4

Essay #4: The digital era has brought about many changes in the way we communicate, interact, and behave. With the advent of social media, smartphones, and other forms of digital communication, it has become easier than ever to connect with people from all over the world.

However, this increased connectivity has also come with a price. Etiquette and discipline, two qualities that are essential for a civilized society, have eroded in the digital era.

The Community on Friday endeavours to highlight these modern-day challenges and issues that face us, issues that we can no longer ignore and see how an Islamic way of life can guide us in navigating through these uncharted waters.

how the digital era has affected the norms and values of etiquette and discipline in various aspects of life. The essays will argue that the erosion of these principles is a cause for concern, as it can have negative impacts on personal, social and professional relationships, as well as on mental health and well-being. Writers may also suggest some possible solutions and recommendations to address this issue and to foster a culture of respect, civility and responsibility in the digital age. The theme is divided into three main sections: the first section provides an overview of the concept and importance of etiquette and discipline; the second section examines some of the factors and challenges that contribute to their decline in the digital era; and the third section discusses some of the implications and consequences of this phenomenon, as well as some of the ways to prevent or mitigate it. Here is a call for action to preserve and promote etiquette and discipline in the digital era.

Deadline – 30th November 2023

Short Essay Contest

This is an open call to all age groups of the Shi’a Ithna’asheri Communities worldwide.

All contestants will be awarded certificates Top entries selected by our panellists.

All entries will be published on our website

The Winner will get automatic admission into The Community on Friday writers and speakers panel



Choose one option

1. submit a write-up of between 700 and 1,000 words on the theme

2. write a poem of between 150 and 200 words on the theme

3. Submit a video speech of you or a self-made documentary of between 5 and 7 minutes on the theme

4. Prepare a Mind map on A4 paper size


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Please state your full name, age, and place of residence

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