Poetry Contest at the Islamic Writers Alliance

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

April is National Poetry Month is the United States, and the Islamic Writers Alliance is holding its 4th annual poetry contest. The deadline is May 15th, so please click HERE for more details. The theme this year is Iman (faith), and there are categories for all ages.

In your light I learn how to love.
In your beauty, how to make poems.
You dance inside my chest,
where no one sees you,
but sometimes I do,
and that sight becomes this art.

– Rumi

Ya Haqq!


9 Responses to Poetry Contest at the Islamic Writers Alliance

  1. Thanks for letting us know about this. I will submit some of mine insha’Allah! I’m sure yours will definitely be published.

  2. Irving says:

    Salaam Dear Mystic:

    I am on the board of the IWA as Marketing Director, so I am ineligible to enter the contest. Inshallah, your poetry will be a great success, however :)

    Ya Haqq!

  3. Dipti says:

    Dear Brother.. What beautiful lines from great Rumi …just splendid … thanks for sharing …

  4. Maithri says:

    My Dear Brother,

    These words from Rumi are glorious.

    As are all those that flow from your pen.

    Sending you my heartfelt love and blessings of deep peace to you and yours, Maithri

  5. asqfish says:

    Thank you for this information. I wish I could write poetry. Thanks for sharing the beautiful words of Rumi.

  6. Bilikis says:

    masha Allahu,this is a useful informtion.I do write Poetry and hope I can meet the deadline,otherwise,it’d be next time insha Allahu.Jazakallahu for informing us!

  7. i don’t know about organizations and groups for Muslim writers and artists. thanks for posting about this. i’m going to submit something. :) i don’t see how many poems can be submitted. do you know if it’s just one or can we submit more than one? also do you know of any other organizations, groups, etc., like this?

    thanks again, brother irving!

  8. imaaniddir says:

    I’m glad you said so. I might like to enter too.
    Jazakallah khair for the information.

  9. The Illuminated Mercy of Man

    Blessed be him, the Shinning Tree of Light

    A Lamp with no bulb, though illuminates with Flight

    Creation at its Best, Smile opens any closed doors of depression…

    Which gave warm peace to cold wars

    Firm with Law, Comforting in Purifying the inner souls, both dealt Merciful

    Gazing through nature’s landscape, imagine his handshake

    Eyes that could level you with love, care, and Brotherhood

    His love for us is beyond deep, greatly above motherhood

    Water in his palm would be proud to be held

    Would flowers grin in joy were he nose to smell?

    Teeth in his mouth, resembling pearls in line

    Did they feel at bliss being a tool for words of “The Sublime”?

    No friend of “The Ever” revealed would reach his knowledge and understanding

    All books would be envious they weren’t revealed through him

    Words of “The Ever”, the only message built for greatness of man to ponder wise

    To him be blessings with peace, his company, and kin

    -Abdulkarim Ahmad

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