The tragedy of September 11, 2001 turned the world’s attention to Islam and Muslims in a way that continues to exist today. Some Muslims rediscovered their faith and took the tragedy as a chance to teach others about the peace and beauty of Islam. Others buried their Muslim identity as a way of distancing themselves from the madness.
Now, Beliefnet asks Muslims to share their personal thoughts, stories and journeys that began on 9/11 and continue on today. How did the tragedy of 9/11 affect your faith? Five years later, what are you thoughts on how Islam is perceived, on what Muslims are doing--or should be doing--for their faith?
This is an opportunity to share your stories, your images, your expressions and your emotions in an open and honest forum. Beliefnet will feature your stories in its coverage of the fifth anniversary of 9/11. To participate, email us short stories (100-200 words) about how your Muslim faith has been affected since 9/11. Send stories, descriptions, photos, audio files and video.
Send by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject line should say: “Muslims and 9/11.”
Deadline for submissions is Friday, August 11, 2006.
• Photos must be in .jpg or .gif format and be less than 200K.
• Please include your name, your city/state of residency, and, where applicable, a short description/explanation of the photo.
• Video must be sent by mail to: Dilshad D. Ali, Islam editor, 303 Park Avenue South Box 1062, New York, NY 10010.
• Please remember that anything you send us will NOT be returned. So don't send any original artwork or actual photos if you need them back. All images and writing must be original to you. If you are submitting a work that has been previously published elsewhere, please make sure there will be no conflict before submitting to us. We just want to remind you that, per our terms of service, Beliefnet trusts that you only send material you actually own (i.e. not other people's copyrighted materials) and by sending it to us, you grant us and our editorial partners the right to use it in any form.