The Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF), an international organization affiliated with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), calls for the ICYF RAMADAN CONTEST submissions.
We find ourselves beginning yet another blessed month, the holy Ramadan. This holy month, which fills the ninth spot on the Islamic calendar, carries blessings and opportunities for humankind to replenish our faith and our morals and values in line with what the almighty Allah has laid down as guidelines for humanity in our holy book, the Quran. The month of Ramadan couldn’t have come at a better time; the world is still on the path to recovery from the pandemic, while several conflicts from around the globe have endangered the lives of our brothers and sisters and continue to pose a threat to their existence. Humanitarian crises around the world are robbing the young and the old of their right to a decent life, affecting people regardless of their race, gender and beliefs. The month of Ramadan gives us a chance to restore faith in humanity by doing more good, not just for our fellow brothers and sisters but also for the rest of society. As young Muslims, we should utilize this rare opportunity by practicing our faith to the best of our ability and increasing the good we do for our families, communities, and those in need. Ramadan is a time for us to look in the mirror to reflect on our past actions and ponder how to become better Muslims and human beings. The world requires kindness and good-hearted people; we as the youth need to heed the call and use this time to transform into better versions of ourselves.
The 2022 edition of the ICYF Ramadan contest provides a platform for the youth to capture their Ramadan and share it with the world, highlighting how they are using the holy month of Ramadan to do good and restore faith in humanity serving their communities. We are calling upon the Muslim youth to share their Ramadan with us in picture and/or video format in line with this year’s theme, “Ramadan as a Month for Self-Reflection and Instilling Good Values.” Our motive is to encourage the Muslim youth to do good and practice good deeds by serving their communities as exemplary young leaders and active members of their communities.