Everyone has vivid memories of enjoying their time at the masjid in Ramadan. It might be when we were kids, helping put a date and samosas on each iftar plate and handing it to people as they walked in. It might be hanging out with our friends and breaking fast together as a student at the masjid close to campus. We can reminisce back to the powerful and emotional dua that the Imam made on khatm night and how it moved us. The masjid, particularly in America, serves as the ultimate community center. For many of us, a random night at the masjid could have been a major turning point in our lives – anything from taking shahadah, to meeting someone that would later become a close friend, to feeling an unmatched level of faith (eman) as we stood to pray.
This month we wanted to do something special and highlight our masajid. With that in mind, we’ve got a special photo contest with 4 prizes. Here’s how it breaks down:
Simply take a photo (or a few) at your masjid and submit in the appropriate category-
- Inside your mosque
- Outside your mosque
- With the Imam
- At Taraweeh prayers.
Write a short caption about what makes your masjid yours and let us know what’s in the photo.
*Contest is for masjids in the United States.
Once you’ve submitted a photo, make sure to let your friends know so they can vote. A winner with the top 3 votes in each category will be randomly selected for the prize. Each category has a prize of $1,500 – that’s $1,000 to your masjid, and $500 to you. And yes, you can enter multiple photos in multiple categories.
To get started with the contest, like the Guidance Residential page and submit your photo!
We’ll be highlighting random photos throughout the contest, and in the end we hope to have a great photoblog of masjids across the US.
Contest ends August 15th. Click here and get ready to win!