On behalf of both altmuslim.com and City of Brass,
we’d like to thank the nearly 1000 people who voted in the Fifth Annual
Brass Crescent Awards. Voting was very close in most categories, and we
would like to be the first to congratulate our winners and Honorable
Mentions, as well as extend our thanks to all the nominees and voters
for helping make this celebration of the Islamsphere a success. We also
would like to thank everyone (including the nominees) who linked to us
and helped publicize the Brass Crescent Awards.
The winners in each category are as follows:
BEST BLOG: Tariq Nelson
BEST DESIGN: The Manrilla Blog (Marc Manley)
BEST FEMALE BLOG: The Muslimah (Umm Layth)
BEST GROUP BLOG: Muslim Matters
BEST HUMOR BLOG: Maniac Muslim (Hamzah Moin)
BEST NEW BLOG: Lucky Fatima
BEST NON-MUSLIM BLOG: Informed Comment (Juan Cole)
BEST POST OR SERIES: Female, Muslim, and Mutant (Broken Mystic)
BEST WRITER: Rickshaw Diaries (Baraka)
BEST ASIAN BLOG: Islam in China (Wang Daiyu)
BEST SOUTH ASIAN BLOG: Teeth Maestro (Awab Alvi)
BEST EUROPEAN BLOG: Indigo Jo (Matthew Smith)
BEST MIDEAST BLOG: Black Iris (Naseem Tarawneh)
Check out the official Brass Crescent Awards website for the runner-up Honorable Mentions in each category, as well as category descriptions.
We also would like to thank our judges’ panel:
- Svend White of Akram’s Razor
- Umm Zaid of Sunni Sister
- Laura Poyneer of veiled4allah
- Yahya Birt of Musings on the Britannic Crescent
and a special thanks to our sponsor, Kube Publishing.
This was a great year for the Awards and we look forward to a great year of blogging ahead, for next year’s Awards!