Essay contest

Essay #3: Challenges of Life as a Muslim in today’s world

Essay contest

Essay competition: The picture symbols are as follows: It depicts a scared normal person trying to hold on to the globe while wearing a mask (diseases and the pressure to adopt dual personality to be able to fit in with the majority), and looming over him are a trio of jet fighters (wars).  On the other side, a splash of colours emanates out of the globe (Perversion), and then within the globe are three monumental feats of science, interrelated though, connectivity (spread of misinformation and fake marketing), drone (surveillance) and AI which we have just dealt with (fabrication capabilities).  Right at the bottom people in bondage (modern slavery, trafficking, poverty), and finally a gleeful devil with his 3-pronged spear poking at the globe (satan)

Deadline – 20th September 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

[Our panelists]

Ayyad Padhani (Port Louis)

Hasina Champsi (Toronto)

Mehreen Nazerali-Versi (Arusha)

Saleha Suleman-Janmohamed (Cape Town)



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
  • by WhatsApp +255 655 276750

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

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