• The Kawthar Project
    • Can I submit a project idea to The Kawthar Project?
      • We always welcome ideas at The Kawthar Project. We ask that you send us a formal proposal with who you are, your idea, the purpose of your idea, and how you hope to accomplish this. We may not be able to incorporate your idea into our projects, but we are happy to attempt to direct you to somewhere you can.
    • Who is The Kawthar Project for?
      • We are centered on creating artistic and literary content for Muslims living in the West with a focus on Muslim girls and women. We are not exclusively focused on Muslim girls and women, but some of our projects have this intended audience or are inspired by the needs of Muslim women in the community.
  • Layla Journal
    • When does the LAYLA Journal get published?
      • The LAYLA Journal is published in Muharram and Rajab.
    • Where can I get a copy of the LAYLA Journal?
    • Can I submit a poem in Arabic/ language other than English?
      • The LAYLA Journal is primarily an English literary journal. If you would like to be creative and put another language in your poem, you can do so if the majority of the poem is in English. You could also include a poem in another language and its translation, but the translation should still be poetic and we would be looking at that for judging your submission.
    • Is it too late to submit?
      • We keep rolling submissions open during the early stages of our editing process. You can submit art and poetry at this time, but there is no guarantee there will be space, as art and poetry in the regular submissions period are put at a higher priority.
    • Can I submit a nonfiction story?
      • Short stories should be of literary nature and inspired by the topic of the journal. Nonfiction stories are acceptable if they follow these guidelines.
    • Who decides which poems, short stories, and artwork are in the journal?
      • We have a team of editors that goes through each submission who are in the field of work that they edit in. We have editors that are more focused on the art or the literary submissions that have experience with art and writing respectively. We also have a team of ulema that go through each submission to ensure we adhere to Islamic standards. The submissions are judged on how closely they adhere to the theme of the journal and the quality of the work.
    • Who is the journal intended for?
      • The LAYLA Journal is intended for people who love the Ahl ul-Bayt. We try to keep the journal close to a 3rd grade reading level in our educational excerpts, but poems are at all levels.