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Big Wins at the Brass Crescent Awards!

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Voting’s done and the results are out! The 7th Annual Brass Crescent awards have been announced and the winners are…

*duff roll*

Best Blog | Muslim Matters

Best Group Blog | Muslim Matters

Best Writer | Sadaf Farooqi*

It is a matter of great joy for us to have received both top Blog awards and also see one of our Staff Writers, Sadaf Farooqi, winning Best Writer. Alhumdulillah! All success and good is from Allah(swt)!

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Jazaakumallahu khayran katheera for your valuable votes and for expressing your support for us in this manner. This win is a reason to celebrate, indeed, but it will also serve a greater purpose by continuing to inspire us and motivate us to take Muslim Matters forward. Exciting new things are in the works behind the scenes at MM, Insha’Allah, to improve and better represent you as the voice of Muslims on the web, so keep an eye out for them in the coming times!

* Sister Sadaf Farooqi won the award for Best Writer based on her personal blog. Her contributions to Muslim Matters, as a treasured Staff Writer, are equally loved and appreciated.

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Alhamdulillah, we're at over 850 supporters. Help us get to 900 supporters this month. All it takes is a small gift from a reader like you to keep us going, for just $2 / month.

The Prophet (SAW) has taught us the best of deeds are those that done consistently, even if they are small. Click here to support MuslimMatters with a monthly donation of $2 per month. Set it and collect blessings from Allah (swt) for the khayr you're supporting without thinking about it.

26 Comments

26 Comments

  1. Faatimah

    November 21, 2010 at 4:27 AM

    Masha Allaah TabaarakAllaah. That is indeed great news.

    Congratulations. Mabrook :-)

    May Allaah Keep on granting Muslim Matters success. May Allaah Reward all those who have been contrubuting to Muslim Matters.

  2. Yahya

    November 21, 2010 at 8:11 AM

    Congratulations from a fellow blogger

  3. 'Uthmaan

    November 21, 2010 at 10:09 AM

    MashaAllah! Great news.

    Btw is anyone else having problems with MM’s RSS feed? It doesn’t seem to be loading at all. It’s only for MM – all my other ones are loading fine.

  4. Zahid Shakir

    November 21, 2010 at 11:07 AM

    Brass crescent awards are a joke.

    Who takes them seriously?

    • Nihal

      November 21, 2010 at 2:36 PM

      Thanks, keep us updated.

    • Ameera Khan

      November 22, 2010 at 3:14 AM

      We do. :) And so does the rest of the active blogging community. :)

    • Umm Zakariyya

      November 22, 2010 at 6:19 AM

      We do! Awards like this highlight to us who the Muslim bloggers are, what they are talking about and what issues we are facing globally. It brings to the fore who the new bloggers are.

      We all win.

    • MR

      November 22, 2010 at 10:27 AM

      Any recommendations of other award sites focused on Muslims? Most Muslim bloggers are aware of it.

  5. Yahya Ibrahim

    November 21, 2010 at 9:00 PM

    I hate when people hate!

    Mabrook to all for their hard work and input.

    keep up the good work Sisters and brothers.

    Yahya Ibrahim

    • amad

      November 22, 2010 at 2:26 AM

      jazakallahkhair Shaykh. You are part of “us”

  6. Wael - IslamicAnswers.com

    November 21, 2010 at 10:34 PM

    Ma-sha-Allah, congratulations, I voted for MM and you deserve it.

    • amad

      November 22, 2010 at 2:25 AM

      jazakallahkhair akhi… your vote, and more importantly your contributions here appreciated.

      • Aziz Poonawalla

        December 3, 2010 at 8:57 AM

        Salaams to all at MM –

        mubarak on your well-deserved wins this year! Apologies for not commenting sooner, but my excuse is that I just returned from Hajj and thus have been distracted of late. :)

        I’d say in response to detractors ofthe BCA that they serve a purpose in that they highlight the diversity of the Islamsphere. If you disagree with a given winner or nomination, the answer is to submit yoru own nominations and play an active role next year. MM used to be more skeptical of the BCA’s value in the past, until people from MM started nominating MM itself – and the result is that MM is now recognized for its value by a wider audience. I hope Amad can comment on whether there has been any increase in readership or not from the increased exposure of teh Awards.

        At any rate, keep p the great work here and good luck next year! :)

        regards
        Aziz

        • Amad

          December 3, 2010 at 12:07 PM

          w/s Aziz. Congrats on your Hajj.
          I was definitely more apprehensive about these awards, but I now see much more good in them overall than harm. It’s good to have some sort of recognitions considering the thousands of blogs around. Unfortunately, I don’t have stats on readership increases, but I am sure there is benefit for a well-established award system that is now years old.
          Thanks all of you at BCA who put a lot of volunteer hours doing this.

  7. hakim

    November 22, 2010 at 1:47 AM

    Muslim Matters is responsible for my neglect of Uni work- i want compensation.

    ………and oh yeh congratulations.mashallah

    • amad

      November 22, 2010 at 2:25 AM

      Better us than some football or cricket game :)

  8. Umm Reem

    November 22, 2010 at 11:51 AM

    mabrook mashaAllah!

    It like winning the best movie, best director and best actor awards :)

  9. Zahid Shakir

    November 22, 2010 at 9:16 PM

    Brass crescent is no King Faisal award. They are promoting some really weird un-islamic pro-regressive liberal junk being passed as Islamic blogs.

    After all the award is run by a Shiite.

    We, Muslims, need to wake up. Create our own awards.

    • Aziz Poonawalla

      December 3, 2010 at 8:58 AM

      I look forward to you launching yruo own awards, then. Be sure to exclude Shi’a, Ahmadis, Sufis, Deobandis, Uighurs, people without beards, women who don’t wear hijab, etc.

      In all sincerity, if you do this, I will help you promote it at Talk Islam and my own blog networks.

      regards
      Aziz

    • shams

      December 5, 2010 at 8:04 AM

      They are promoting some really weird un-islamic pro-regressive liberal junk being passed as Islamic blogs.
      perhaps you could visit TI and engage in scholarly discussion?
      i am always thirsty for knowledge.
      :)

  10. Holly Garza

    November 24, 2010 at 3:48 PM

    Congratulations to all!

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