Our moral compass

Essay #5: Our Moral Compass Shapes Our Interactions

Our moral compass

Essay #5

We all have a moral compass, a set of principles and values that guide our actions and decisions. Our moral compass is influenced by many factors, such as our upbringing, culture, religion, education, and personal experiences. But how does our moral compass shape our interactions with others? How do we navigate the complex and diverse world of moral dilemmas and conflicts? How do we balance our moral convictions with respect for different perspectives and beliefs?  In this series, we will explore these questions and more. We will examine how our moral compass affects our communication, relationships, cooperation, and conflict resolution. We will also discuss how we can develop and refine our moral compass to become more ethical, compassionate, and responsible individuals and citizens. We will draw on insights from psychology, philosophy, sociology, and neuroscience to understand the nature and function of our moral compass. We will also share some practical tips and strategies to help us improve our moral reasoning and judgment.

Our moral compass is not fixed or static. It is dynamic and evolving. It can be challenged, changed, or reinforced by our experiences and interactions. It can also be a source of inspiration, motivation, and guidance for our actions and choices. By understanding and cultivating our moral compass, we can enhance our personal and social well-being, as well as contribute to the common good of humanity.

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.

The essays may argue that the absence of a moral compass within our fabric, 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, and ultimately in our relationship with Allah (SWT).

Writers may also suggest some possible solutions and recommendations to address this issue and to encourage a return to the tenets of our faith.


Deadline – 19 January 2024

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


Submit your entry

  • by email moderator@communityonfriday.net
  • by WhatsApp +255 655 276750

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

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