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Status Updates posted by Al-Asr

  1. Wa alaykum as-salaam. Yes, bar school should make you eligible, insha'Allah. And even if someone is not a student, they're still welcome to write an essay, and we'd still read it (as far as I know), though he or she may be ineligible for receiving a prize.

    We look forward to receiving an essay from you and all the other entrants, insha'Allah.

  2. Salaam, you would still be eligible to enter.

  3. Salaam.

    I'm doing well alhamdulillah. It is posted in "New Essay Contest Due October 2011 (praying);" I'd appreciate it if you could make it sticky.

    As for whether or not you are still eligible, I will have to ask someone and get back to you, insha'Allah. Feel free to remind me if I forget to get back to you within the week.



  4. Salaam alaykum.

    Insha'Allah you are doing well. I just wanted to let you know that a new essay contest has been posted. Please consider participating if you have the time. All the best!


  5. Salaam,

    I've updated the last essay topic with the winners, so take a look to see if you were among them. In any case, thank you for your participation. Also, a new essay contest has been posted, so please consider participating.


  6. Wa alaykum as-salaam,

    The essays have been graded, but the winners have not yet been announced. There were serious delays throughout the whole process this round (I'm honestly not sure why), but insha'Allah the winners will be announced soon. Thanks for following up and asking about the contest.


  7. Wa alaykum as-salaam,

    Many thanks.


  8. As-salaam alaykum wa rahmatullah wa barakatu.

    Welcome to ShiaChat, and good first question!


  9. Wa alaykum as-salaam,

    Eid mubarak. I've posted a word document now and hope it will be of help. If you're thinking of entering the contest, I wish you the best.


  10. Wa alaykum as-salaam,

    Eid mubarak. Thank you very much for pinning my topic, sister.


  11. Salaam alaykum. I wonder why you weren't able to open it in Google Chrome. What operating system are you using? Anyway, alhamdulillah it seems like you were able to open it anyway. I'm going to upload a word document as well, just in case anyone has trouble with the pdf file. Thanks for notifying me.


  12. a bit sad). But I hope that doesn't deter you from asking good questions. Regardless of any of my perceived shortcomings regarding this website and/or community I feel there is still a lot to learn from a lot of the discussions, so I hope that you will not be dissuaded, insha'Allah.

    And please let me know if and when you find the source of the Imam's (a.s.) quote.


  13. Salaam,

    Yes, I know what you mean, it doesn't seem like your questions are often wholly answered; that can be frustrating, but sometimes no one on here really knows the full answer (and a lot of the time I think some people try to give an answer that isn't entirely relevant in attempt to answer the question they *think* you -- or whoever the original poster is -- intended, which is...

  14. Salaam,

    I just wanted to let you know that I think you ask great questions and that I very much enjoy reading and learning from the discussions that ensue. Your approach is very much appreciated, and I ask that you keep it up, insha'Allah.

    Also, do you have a source for the Imam As-Saadiq quote in your "About Me" section?


  15. Salaam,

    I posted the list of winners in the relevant thread, so please check to see if you won anything. In any case, I thank your sincere effort, and I'm glad you asked questions, and hope others benefited from them as well. I wish you all the best, and insha'Allah I will remember to keep you in my prayers.


  16. Salaam,

    I've talked with the head judge and your essay has done very well. Congratulations. The precise results will come out tonight (Pacific time) and I will try to post them on the thread as soon as possible. Please keep us in your prayers.


  17. Salaam. The prizes will be announced in California on July 31, 2010. They'll update the website shortly thereafter on www.12imams.com. For winners in other countries, I think they will use something like Western Union for the prizes. I'll try to post the names of the winners on the thread. I have yet to talk with the other judges about how they ranked the essays.


  18. I'm not sure if you had a chance to write the second essay, and although the contest is now closed, if you have the time to write/finish it over the next couple of months, and can submit it to us we would appreciate it, and can consider it for an anthology we're making of the best essays/pieces written about the ahl-al-bayt by students over the past few years.

  19. Salaam, if your essay was the one with the disclaimer about using Australian spelling and referencing, I thought it was wonderful, alhamdulillah, and it should have a chance at one of the top prizes, insha'Allah.

  20. Salaam,

    Insha'Allah you're doing well. The essays have been distributed for judging; I think they will still accept submissions though, if sent in very soon. So if you've yet to complete the second essay, please submit it over the next couple of days if possible. If not, I still recommend you submit it when it is completed.


  21. Salaam,

    Were you told via that e-mail address that it's important to mail the hard copies? I think given that you need to send them internationally, it's overkill; unless it gives you peace of mind (or you will told otherwise), I'd suggest not bothering with posting hard copies of the second essay when you finish it.


  22. I will let you know if I hear that they are no longer taking entrants. From what I have heard, they want to announce winners by late July, so please try to get it in as soon as possible. Please remember me in your duas as well.


  23. Salaam,

    I was going to make the same joke about submitting what you just wrote. In all seriousness though, I of course agree with what you have written; may Allah grant us all the courage to follow her example. I wish you the best in devoting your life to the same noble cause.

  24. Salaam,

    I missed what you wrote about having a particular attachment to Sayeda Zaynab (as). Have you been to Damascus? Alhamdulillah, I was fortunate enough to be able to go a couple of months ago. Inshallah you will have the opportunity to go (or go again, as the case may be).


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