Assalama alaykum Readers,

Eid Mubarak!

The deadline for voting for the  10th Brasscrescent awards is August 8th, tomorrow. Please do submit your nominations here. Polls open Sunday, September 15 to Sunday, October 13, 2013. Give your favorite blog an Eid GIFT.

Here are the categories from BCA:

BEST GROUP BLOG: What multiple author blog in the Islamsphere has the best diversity of writers and the most interesting debate on Muslim issues?

BEST POST OR SERIES: Which single post or group of posts in the Islamsphere was the most original and important, above all the others?

BEST TWEETER: What Muslim voice on Twitter provides the most informative and entertaining retweets, links, and/or witticisms in 140 characters or less?

BEST MUSLIM BLOG: This category honors the most indispensable, Muslim-authored (single-author) blog there is

BEST MEDIA STREAM: People are increasingly expressing themselves through social multimedia feeds like Instagram, Vine, YouTube, Flickr and more. Who is doing a good job of mastering this medium?

BEST FEMALE BLOGGER: The woman's voice in Islam is equal to the man's, and in the Islamsphere we seek to make sure the female perspective is highlighted and given its rightful due. Which (single-author) Muslim woman's blog has done the most to explore the role that women play within Islam and society?

FUNNIEST BLOGGER: Which blogger gets their point across by using humor in the most effective way?

BEST NEW BLOG: Which blog is a true diamond in the rough, one that everyone should be reading but who most just haven't heard of (yet)?

BEST NON-MUSLIM BLOGGER: Which blog written by a non-Muslim is most respectful of Islam and seeks genuine dialogue with Muslims?

BEST REGIONAL BLOG: The Islamsphere is truly a global phenomenon. Different regions of the world all have unique perspectives on faith and politics that should be recognized and celebrated. What blogs or bloggers are the best voice of their people and their cultures?

BEST WRITER: Who is the most stimulating, insightful, and philosophically wise among us? This category is intended to highlight a blogger who may not post daily, but when they do post, they really make an impact.

BEST NON-MUSLIM TWEETER: What non-Muslim voice on twitter should we all be following, who tweets about issues relating to the Muslim world and Islam?

Add you nominations in comments.

 

3 Responses

  1. Hyde

    I looked at the some of the winners of the previous awards and I cringe how some of them could be considered “Islamic”. I guess we all know follow the “God is in my heart so I can do whatever I want syndrome”.

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    • Hyde

      I hope you dudes win, if not for nothing, but you at least refrain from misleading a generation of confused Muslims like myself. I suppose if some random guy had blog about his pet turtle, and he just happened to be Muslim, can get a crescent award.

      (What I read on some of these past winners: “Masterbation is healthy and if need be consider using toys”.
      “Having sexual liaisons prepared me for having sexual relations with my wife. It is good and a healthy way”…
      and on and on…what planet do these Muslims live in ? Why are the bent on misguiding other muslims. Instead of hiding their other sins, they flaunt them. What is in store for the future ? Am I talking to a brick wall ? Hellooo? )

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      • Morrighan le Fae

        Agree with you mate. But honestly I have mixed opinion about Brass Crescent nominees. From them I found some really beneficial Islamic websites like Productive Muslim, Muslim Matters, Loonwatch, some anti-Islamphobia websites. Incl. Maniac Muslim and Muslim Medicine for some humor. Also some blogs really open my eyes on the diversity of this ummah and to appreciate them.

        But other websites in their list are just kinda modernist liberal, and downright unislamic. I understand they want to maintain diversity and celebrate it, but why going such length as to compromise the Islam itself? I’ve seen pro-LGBT and pro-abortion stuff in them. I think last year one of nominee was Mona Eltawahy “muslim” feminist who strongly advocated the niqab ban –tell me what kind of “muslim” would do that subhanallah.

        I just hope this year’s nominees will be better. Insha Allah. Actually just take the good and leave the bad. Not all websites in Brass Crescent list are that bad methinks.

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