By the Grace of God, The Kawthar Project has successfully ran for two years! Here’s a review of what we’ve accomplished!
The Layla Journal – Almost one year ago, TKP announced the first Layla Journal. Since then, we’ve published 2 journals, with a 3rd on the way. We collaborated with over 25 poets and artists for a rough total of 130 pages of unique content.
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Less than a month away to submit poetry, art, and short stories to the Muharram edition of the Layla Journal!! This volume will focus on the companions of Imam Hussain on the journey to Karbala, until the end of the day of Ashura, such as Hadhrat Muslim and Hadhrat Hur. For more information visit thekawtharproject.com Link in bio #Muharram #Ashura #Islam #thekawtharproject #tkp #Thelaylajournal #alhamdulillah #Shia
Travels – In the past year, we’ve attended two separate Muslim Congress conferences (2017 and 2018) and LIFE 2018. We met so many wonderful people! Thank you to everyone who signed up for our mailing list and stopped by our booths!
Growth – The Kawthar Project was started by one individual, ran by two, and is now on track to growing further! We recently added a new social media manager and found two supervising ulema. Additionally, we are working on putting together a new editorial team for The Layla Journal Vol 4.
The Kawthar Project was started with the following in mind:
- Providing education on Islamic concepts in an easily understandable manner, distributed across social media and in print
- Encouraging art and creativity in the Islamic community
- Identify and create content for under-served needs in the Islamic community
Our target audiences are creative Muslims living in the West, people seeking English resources on Islam, and women.
In line with these goals, here’s what we have planned for the future:
The Layla Journal – We are now switching to a 6-month schedule, one in Muharram and one in Rajab. Starting from volume 4, we will also be using a brand new editorial team!
Upcoming Projects – We have several unreleased projects in the works, including smaller print projects.
Growth – Earlier this year, we began accepting volunteer applications. We will begin adding new volunteers as the need emerges, starting with the new editorial team.
Travels – We will be continuing our travels starting with Camp 313, taking place August 17-19th. Further events will be announced closer to the event date.
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The Kawthar Project is going camping! Join us @camp313 for a weekend of spiritual growth and halal marshmallows. Stop by our table and grab a copy of the Ramadan Layla Journal! Also don't forget to submit poetry, art, and short stories for the Muharram journal Link in bio ••• #thekawtharproject #tkp #Thelaylajournal #Muslim #Shia #hawza #Ramadan #Muharram #Michigan
We thank you all for your patronage of The Kawthar Project so far and we hope you stick around for our upcoming year! If you would like to support us beyond following our internet presence, shoot us an email or donate here!