CIRCULAR NO: JMT/108/14                                                            

We refer to our Circular JMT/100/14 of 28th October 2014, wherein the Africa Youth Network (AYN) launched a Poetry (Spoken/Word) Competition in keeping up with its mission – “Cultivating and Strengthening Youth Network” in order to develop “The Youth for Tomorrow”: enhancing education, knowledge and make them socially aware and vibrant followers in the path of Ahlul Bayt (AS)"

The deadline for submission of the same is extended to Thursday 1st January 2015.


Below are the details of the Competition:
Theme: “The Eternal Revolution of Karbala”

  • How does Karbala inspire us today?
  • What transformation does the event of Karbala brings out in us?
  • What can we learn from the Heroes of Karbala to become true followers of Imam Mahdi (ATFS)? 


  • Age: 12 to 35 years
  • Can be written in any language or combination of languages.
  • The poem has to include the line: “Every day is Ashura; Every land is Karbala”
  • The poem has to be performed/recited (up to 3 minutes maximum)

 The poem and presentation/recital will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Content and relevance of theme.
  • Style and literary technique.
  • Performance and presentation.

The video of the performance and the written text of the poem will be sent to
The prize – a Ziarat trip to Iraq in April 2015 – this has been kindly sponsored by Spiritual Journeys and Alhaj Murtaza Kanani of Nairobi.

Aunali Khalfan
Hon Secretary

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