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*Amel*
12-31-2012, 04:54 PM
As-salamu Alaykum (peace be upon you),


Overview:


I am collecting true stories of DUA (supplication), especially duas
that were directly and noticeably answered…duas you thought
were "far-fetched" or could not be fulfilled. Allah willing, the stories
will be published in a book for others to read and benefit from. There is
no monetary compensation for writers at this time, but all contributors will
receive a copy of the book. Writers are encouraged to submit a short bio.
promoting themselves or their work/business.


Guidelines for Sharing your Story


1. All stories must be true and firsthand accounts of dua that YOU
made. In other words, please do not tell me about a dua your sister,
friend, cousin, etc. made, unless you are able to put me into
contact with that person so I can hear his/her version of the story.


2. Explain what happened in as much detail as possible, using all
the five senses. It is not enough (for example) to say: "I prayed
that I would graduate, and it ended up happening one year later." I
want to know the circumstances leading to your supplication, why you
made that specific supplication, how you felt when you made it, and
what you thought the results would be. For example, were you
confident your dua would be answered, or were you
hopeless/skeptical? Were there any obstacles (real or perceived) in
your way? Did you make this dua seriously/intensely, or was it more
casual?


3. What was the specific dua that you made? Did you make one of the
sunnah duas or come up with your own wording? What language did you
use? Where did you sit/stand/etc.? Tell me as much about the
physical process of making dua as possible.


4. How many times did you make this dua? How often? What time of the
day or night did you make it?


5. Finally, share the outcome. How was your dua answered – and how
long did it take? How did you feel? Provide as many details as
possible. Explain your emotions and reactions. The point is to
inspire people with your story, so don't be afraid to share your emotions.


6. There are no restrictions on length, but 800-1200 words would be ideal.


The following information must be provided for a submission to be
considered:


1. Your real name (first and last) along with the name you prefer
using for publication. It is fine to use a pen name.


2. Your current age, profession (if any), and location. How old were
you when you made the dua? What is your gender?


3. Your e-mail address. This is required so that we can work on any
edits that may be needed for the story. No edits will be made
without your knowledge and approval.


4. Do you grant permission for this story to be published in a book
dedicated to the subject of Islamic supplication? (answer
yes or no)


There are no restrictions on the themes of the stories, and the duas
you mention can be big, small, or somewhere in-between.


You may also submit more than one story for consideration.


Send all stories of DUA in a Word document to amel.abdullah{at}
yahoo.com.


Feel free to send this notice to others who may be interested.

Sunwords
12-31-2012, 07:30 PM
Is there a deadline?

*Amel*
01-01-2013, 10:01 AM
Salam Sunwords,
Thank you for your interest. There is no specific deadline. I will continue collecting stories until I have the right number and combination. I have, however, been working on this project since 2008 and am eager complete the book in time for Ramadan this summer. So, I guess you could say...the sooner the better.

Sunwords
01-01-2013, 11:11 AM
I do have a story - but will have to see if I can provide it in english. InshaAllah. Having the book out for Ramadan would be a very nice idea.

*Amel*
01-01-2013, 03:35 PM
Thank you, Sunwords. I'd love to read your story, insha'Allah. What language is it in?