Power up your webcam or just use your phone and make us a video about an #InspiringMuslim that you admire.
Ramadan is a holy month observed by Muslims around the world as a time of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran, to Muhammad, according to Islamic belief. It is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. This year Ramadan runs from June 17th to July 17th, creating a rare bridge between Immigrant Heritage Month and the Fourth of July! So we thought, what better time to celebrate the many contributions Muslims have made to American society, whether they contributed from abroad, immigrated, or were born right here on American soil, but we need YOUR help!
Even before the founding of our nation, inspirational Muslims made invaluable contributions to American society, yet their stories remain largely untold. We want your help in telling their stories! Your video doesn’t need to be fancy, just make it authentic. Find an #InspiringMuslim from history, media, politics, literature, or even your everyday life and tell us all about their valuable contribution!
We’re going to put all the videos together into a special interactive archive, so that you, and your video, will be built right into a growing collection of stories that educators (and generally curious people) can explore online.
Here’s what you have to do:
First, make a video about an #InspiringMuslim you admire. Tell us about their contribution to American society and/or your life. And no, they don’t need to be American themselves. People from all over the world have made positive impacts on America. Keep it short! Remember quality is always better than length.
Upload your video to YouTube or Facebook with the hashtag #InspiringMuslim and send us a link to your video at firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure #InspiringMuslim is in the subject line!
Send in your videos before the last day of Ramadan, July 17, and we’ll include your video in our final project!
We can’t wait to see what you come up with! Please SHARE this with your friends and family on all your social media.
Don’t know where to start? See a few of the #InspiringMuslims we found by clicking below. Maybe you’ll find someone that inspires you too!
By sending us your video you’re giving us permission to share it, and if you’re under 13, a parent or legal guardian must be in the video with you. Please refrain from using profanity or inappropriate behavior in your videos. These videos are for educational purposes and we want them to be accessible to everyone, including children.