Brass Crescent: Best Group Blogs

// November 30th, 2008 // Blog

I am so happy to see that both MuslimMatters.org and Ijtema.net have been nominated under the category: Best Group Blog, of this year's Brass Crescent Awards. Alhamdulillah!

I can't take any of the credit of course. Other than being group efforts, I have not devoted enough time towards either of these sites for the past few months, because of newer projects that I have undertaken. They are like the middle children who have been neglected after the new baby enters the household!

But these nominations are proof that they are still growing well, under the care of other devoted family members, māshā’Allāh.

I am now in a sticky situation: which 'child' to vote for? Sophie's Choice, much?! Help!

16 Responses to “Brass Crescent: Best Group Blogs”

  1. ms says:

    your contribution was more than that, sis.

  2. gess says:

    Sophie’s Choice :lol:

  3. Organica says:

    Ahh!

    This is hard.

  4. iMuslim says:

    You guys didn’t vote! It’s halal, ya’ani!

  5. gess says:

    ok iMuslim

    If you want help, then vote non of them, but vote the other bloggers who comment at your blog often

  6. Haleem says:

    I think MuslimMatters is more popular, although from the type of posts I see there most of the time I find myself shaking my head at the radical conservatism of it all …. sometimes the guys are declaring anyone who shaves his beard is doing a haram thing to people who would home school their kids and think anyone going to a public school is going to a brothel!

    On that note I wouldn’t vote for MM, even though they seem more popular.

  7. iMuslim says:

    Haleem – congrats on being nominated yourself!

    I think the “radical conservatism” (you gotta love the way we label each other – reminds me of the time I was accused of being a “Eurocentric Liberal Progressive”) you refer to stems from a subsection of the commentators. Having spent over a year behind the scenes with other MM staffers, I can confidently say that, although we are admittedly a conservative bunch, I don’t think we’re excessively so.

    A lot of internal debate goes on behind the scenes in order to achieve the right balance. Obviously, we are not immune to making mistakes… but when we do, we do try to learn from where we went wrong. May Allah improve us, and protect the community from our errors, ameen.

    I don’t think it makes sense to vote for the more popular of the two, anyhow. :)

  8. Shahrzad says:

    I voted for Ijtima’a. I like that better..

  9. Shahrzad says:

    “I think MuslimMatters is more popular, although from the type of posts I see there most of the time I find myself shaking my head at the radical conservatism of it all”

    Me too Haleem.. :)

  10. Qas says:

    lol…both of your blogs make me shake my head for all the radical liberalism of it all.

  11. Qas says:

    I meant Hguy and Shahgirl’s blogs.

  12. Organica says:

    MM should get an award for the types of reactions they get out of me. Remember last year I think I made a special phone call via skype or mobile to vent.

    They gotta yo!

  13. Mezba says:

    I would vote for ijtema. MM is a bit too … idealistic for me ! :-P

  14. AnonyMouse says:

    Pffft lamers, the lot of you… MM all the way! :D
    (And I find it hilarious that I can now add “radical conservative” to my list of labels thrown at me… along with pseuo-intellectual… closet-proggie-feminist… immature idealist… hehe)

    Oh, and Ijtema looks like it hasn’t been updated in eons!

  15. iMuslim says:

    You guys are funny… hehe

    Mouse, no need to lash out at Ijtema. It is updated everyday. The only thing that has not been updated is the feature entry, cos of a problem we have with the wordpress template. Most frustrating!

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