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“5 Things I’m Grateful For”, 12-20 Yr Old Muslims Heartwarming Reflections

If someone was to ask you what are you grateful in this moment in your life, what would come to your mind?

From time to time, it’s paramount as Muslims we take a step away from the life race and ponder upon what we have in our life from Allah.

So, keeping this in mind, Muslim Council of Hong Kong’s Youth Club had its 2nd writing competition with the topic this time being – 5 Things I’m Grateful For.

Alhumdulilah we received a number of entries from our 2 age groups (12-16 and 17-20), all of them were beautiful and heartwarming. We also made sure they wrote their writings and not just typed them, as we wanted the personal touch and for them to practice true writing.

With a heavy heart we had to pick the top 3 pieces and here they are for you to savour and we are sure they will make you smile like we did as we read them.

1st Place – Fathima Faleela – 17-20 Yr-Old Group

Relationships and Religion – Allahumma barik, this is what it’s all about.

2nd Place – Saleema Ibrahim – 17-20 Yr-Old Group

Truly a descriptive and a deeply thoughtful poem. Ma sha Allah tabbarakAllah.

3rd Place – Zulaiha Zulfika – 17-20 Yr-Old Group

Blessings in times of struggles. Subhan’Allah the writing makes you think.

Now, for the 12-16 year-old category:

1st Place – Zabir Muhtasim Hossain – 12-16 Yr-Old Group

Makes you think Alhumdulilah how Allah inspires Muslims at such a young age too!

2nd Place – Asma Noreen – 12-16 Yr-Old Group

Stats do make you go whoa Subhan’Allah!

3rd Place – Fariha Anees – 12-16 Yr-Old Group

Alhumdulilah so much to be grateful for!

So, as we asked in the beginning, what are YOU grateful for? Plenty no doubt. We leave you with this, Allah says:

If you are grateful, He is pleased with you… (Quran 39:7)

Written by Adeel Malik

Born in Hong Kong, grew up in Scotland and ethnically Pakistani, Adeel primes himself to be a multicultural individual who is an advent social media user for the purpose of learning and propagating Islam while is also a sports fan. Being an English teacher himself, he envisions a bright future for Muslims which he strongly believes can only be done with education.

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