Winners List – MCF Ramazan Art Contest 1443

We are happy to announce the winners list of this years’ MCF Ramazan Art Contest. We received 41 eligible entries to the contest and we are happy to be able to offer a Prize for each Entry. We are extremely grateful to Tea Tree Pvt Ltd and Peek-A-Boo for their support in providing prizes for the Entrants.

We hope the contest provided an opportunity for kids and parents to do a fun and educative activity together as well as creating more awareness about the Quran. In Sha Allah we hope to return next year with more Prizes.

Winners of Peek-a-Boo MVR 500 Voucher and Peek-a-Boo 10% Discount Voucher

Mariyam Nafha
Umaimaa Binth Abdulla
Aishath Shifna
Bathool Binthi Hassan Saneez
Fathmath Selina Mohamed
Azlan Auzal
Aishath Liba Ibrahim
Abdullah Yu’aan Ahushaan Ahmed
Zainab Adam
Rayyan bin Ismail Adil

Winners of Peek-a-Boo MVR 200 Voucher and Peek-a-Boo 10% Discount Voucher

Naureen Ali
Maryam Kaina Ahmed

Winners of Tea Tree MVR 500 Voucher and Peek-a-Boo 10% Discount Voucher

Maryam Lisa Shiyaz
Insha Furusaan
Amathurrahmaan Binti Abdulla
Mohamed Raakin Abdullah Shifau
Yoonus Mohamed Ziyau
Aishath Dheena Ahmed
Zynab Ziva Zaid
Adam Aryk Abdullah Shifau
Asma Binth Abdulla
Aishath Aara Thoha

Winners of Tea Tree MVR 200 Voucher and Peek-a-Boo 10% Discount Voucher

Marsha Yaamin Ibrahim
Ismail Ashyam Mohamed
Aleiza Hiati Binti Ayad Zahir
Malin Hassan Farish
Mohamed Kais
Aishath Reem
Aishath Naureen Nasrulla
Aminatha Eman binth Zamzam
Aily Binth Ali Shakir
Fathimath Rihana
Sundhus Amaan
Rumaisa binth Ismail Adil
Fathimath Hishma Hafeez
Layali Adam
Amna Mohamed Niyaz
Zasha Mohamed Shaaiz
Abdulla Aadh Khaleel
Aishath Azka Naushad
Aishath Ana Abbas

We offer different products to enable donors to support our activities. We are thankful to our donors for their continued support.

MCF Ramazan Art Contest 1443

We are happy to announce this year’s Ramazan Art Contest.

Each Entry must have a Verse of the Quran that describes the blessings and rewards that righteous Muslims will get in Paradise, and the Dhivehi translation of the Verse. The Entry should not show or depict animals (real or fantasy). However, the Entries can show or depict trees, gardens, mountains, hills, corals, beaches and other natural scenery, inanimate objects, or abstract art. The Foundation shall have sole discretion to accept or reject an Entry based on the content of the drawing.

Entries will be accepted online starting on 8:00AM on Sunday, 2 April 2022 and ending 6:00PM on Wednesday, 27 April 2022. All entries must be submitted via the Submission Form at https://bit.ly/MCFRamazanArtContest1443

Winner(s) will be selected by a drawing lots under the supervision of the Maldivian Community Foundation. Each Entrant will be given one lot, and one additional lot for every 10 “Likes” for the Entry on the Maldivian Community Foundation’s Facebook Page (http://www.facebook.com/maldiviancf) before the deadline 6:00PM on Sunday, 1 May 2022.

Winners List will be published on the MCF website (www.mcf.org.mv) on 2nd May 2022, following selection of Winner(s).

Full Terms and Conditions of the Contest:

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CAMPAIGN.

This Campaign “MCF Ramazan Art Contest 1443” is organized by the Maldivian Community Foundation (MCF).

1. Eligibility:

This Campaign is open to all Maldivians who sign up through the Submission Form at https://bit.ly/MCFRamazanArtContest1443. The Campaign is open to Maldivians and is void where prohibited by law.

2. Agreement to Rules:

By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of the Maldivian Community Foundation as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Campaign.

3. Campaign Period:

Entries will be accepted online starting on 8:00AM on Sunday, 2 April 2022 and ending 6:00PM on Wednesday, 27 April 2022. All entries must be submitted via the Submission Form.

4. How to Enter:

The Campaign must be entered by submitting an entry using the online Submission Form provided at https://bit.ly/MCFRamazanArtContest1443. The form must be completed and submitted by a parent or legal guardian of the Entrant (if Entrant is a minor).

The entry must fulfill all Campaign requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize.

Each Entry must have a Verse of the Quran that describes the blessings and rewards that righteous Muslims will get in Paradise, and the Dhivehi translation of the Verse. The Entry should not show or depict animals (real or fantasy). However, the Entries can show or depict trees, gardens, mountains, hills, corals, beaches and other natural scenery, inanimate objects, or abstract art. The Foundation shall have sole discretion to accept or reject an Entry based on the content of the drawing.

Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of the Maldivian Community Foundation. A maximum of 1 (one) entry is allowed per entrant. You must provide the information requested. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities, or devices to circumvent the rules. If You use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of the Maldivian Community Foundation.

5. Prizes:

The Winners of the Campaign (the “Winner”) will receive Prizes. Prizes will be in the form of Gift Vouchers that can be redeemed at the sponsor’s outlets.

LIST OF PRIZES:

Prizes will be awarded in the order that the Entry is drawn from the lots.

10 Gift Vouchers from Peek-A-Boo of value MVR 500.00 each

10 Gift Vouchers from Tea Tree of value MVR 500.00 each

15 Vouchers from Tea Tree of value MVR 200.00 each

50 10% Discount Vouchers from Peek-A-Boo

Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at the Maldivian Community Foundation’s discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize-related expenses shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for the Maldivian Community Foundation to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation unless prohibited by law. Additional Prizes may be offered by the Maldivian Community Foundation before, during or after the Campaign, the rules for the award of which are solely determined by the Maldivian Community Foundation.

6. Odds:

The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received and the Facebook Likes received by the Entries.

7. Winner Selection and Notification:

Winner(s) will be selected by a drawing lots under the supervision of the Maldivian Community Foundation. Each Entrant will be given one lot, and one additional lot for every 10 “Likes” for the Entry on the Maldivian Community Foundation’s Facebook Page (http://www.facebook.com/maldiviancf) before the deadline 6:00PM on 1 May 2022.

Winners List will be published on the MCF website (www.mcf.org.mv) on 2nd May 2022, following selection of Winner(s). The Maldivian Community Foundation shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to view the Winners List on the website, receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail, or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize before 31 May 2022, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected.

A photo or printout of the Gift Voucher emailed to the Winner must be produced at the time of claiming of the Prize along with a photo or printout of the National ID Card of the Entrant.

ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY WINNER (AT THE MALDIVIAN COMMUNITY FOUNDATION‘S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.

8. Rights Granted by You:

By entering this content (e.g., photo, video, text, etc.), You understand and agree that the Maldivian Community Foundation, anyone acting on behalf of the Maldivian Community Foundation, and the Maldivian Community Foundation’s licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Campaign, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes. without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent. By entering this content, You represent and warrant that your entry is an original work of authorship, and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If your entry infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, You will be disqualified at the sole discretion of the Maldivian Community Foundation. If the content of your entry is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, You shall, at your sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Maldivian Community Foundation from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which the Maldivian Community Foundation may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.

9. Terms & Conditions: 

The Maldivian Community Foundation reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Campaign should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond the Maldivian Community Foundation’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Campaign. In such case, the Maldivian Community Foundation may select the Winner from all eligible entries received prior to OR after the action taken by the Maldivian Community Foundation. The Maldivian Community Foundation reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Campaign or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. The Maldivian Community Foundation has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Campaign, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to: multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by Campaign rules; or the use of bots, macros, scripts, or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Campaign may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, the Maldivian Community Foundation reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.

10. Limitation of Liability:

By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless the Maldivian Community Foundation and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Campaign and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries. (vi) while every attempt will be made to upload entries to the Facebook page as soon as possible, the Maldivian Community Foundation is not liable for any reasonable delay on this matter.

11. Disputes:

THIS Campaign IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE MALDIVES, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Campaign, participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Campaign, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in the Maldives having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Campaign). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

12. Winners List:

To obtain a copy of these Official Rules, email the request to info@mcf.org.mv.

13. Sponsor:

The Campaign is implemented with the support of Peek-A-Boo with a partial sponsorship of the Prizes.

14. Facebook:

The Campaign hosted by the Maldivian Community Foundation is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook.

15. By submitting the Submission Form, You, the Contestant, have affirmatively reviewed, accepted, and agreed to all of the above Official Rules.

Legacy Fund Small Wells in 2021

Alhamdhulillah.

In 2021 we were able to support our donors to construct 8 water wells in water scarce areas of Bangladesh. The wells were constructed as part of our Legacy Funds which enable our donors to establish a Sadaqah Jariyah for their loved ones who have passed away.

Aisha reported:
A man came to the Prophet (ﷺ) and he said,
“O Messenger of Allah, my mother died suddenly without writing a will. I think if she could speak, she would give in charity. Will she have a reward if I give charity on her behalf?”
The Prophet said, “Yes.”
Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī , Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim

We would like to thank our implementing partner International Aid Campaign for their support in this work.

Ramazan Food Aid Campaign 1443

One of the benefits of Ramazan is that it teaches us compassion towards those who are less fortunate than us.

Our food aid programme in 2021 was a huge success. See the photos at https://bit.ly/3yZIHEB

This Ramazan, we shall InShaa Allah once again distribute essential food items for needy families in Bangladesh. Our local partners have identified 200 families and we are able to provide food for them for one week.

We need your help to increase it to the full length of Ramazan.

“What will make you understand what the uphill road (to success) is? (It is) to free a slave, or feed at a time of hunger an orphan who is a relative or the poor man lying in the dust.” (Quran 90:11-16)

Transfer your contribution to this cause to Bank of Maldives account 7730000335022 before 30 March 2022.

Help us to put a smile on the faces of our brothers and sisters throughout this Ramazan.

*All funds remaining after the Ramazan 1443 campaign will be utilised for future food aid initiatives.

Grant: Financial Assistance for Special Needs assessments

We have given a Grant of MVR 15,000 to Care Society to provide financial assistance to children with special needs to avail their assessment services. The assessment would enable the families of the children to get financial support from the government and to formulate classes for the children at Care Society. The Grant will cover the expenses for 6 children to undergo Assessments.

The Zul-Hijjah Challenge

The blessed days of Zul-Hijjah are upon us. These days are not only special for those who the immeasurable blessing of being able to perform Hajj this year. The first 10 days of Zul-Hijjah are an opportunity for the rest us to gain multiplied rewards. It is a time that we should double our efforts to gain the favour and blessing of Allah.

  • The days of Zul-Hijjah are so sacred that Allah s.w.t. makes an oath by them in the Quran when He says,

“By the dawn. And [by] ten nights.”  (Surah Al-Fajr, 89:1–2)

  • The Prophet (SAW) said;
    “No good deeds done on other days are superior to those done on these (first ten days of Zulhijjah).” Then, some companions of the Prophet said, “Not even Jihad?” He replied, “Not even Jihad, except that of a man who risks himself and his property (for Allah’s sake) and does not bring anything back.”
    (Sahih Al-Bukhari)

    Another virtue is that the religion of Islam was perfected in the blessed month of Zul-Hijjah, specifically on the day of Arafah, the ninth day of the month.

It was narrated that a Jew said to Umar, “O Chief of the Believers, if this verse: ‘This day I have perfected your religion for you, completed My favours upon you, and have chosen for you, Islam as your religion.’ (5: 3) had been revealed upon us, we would have taken that day as an Eid (festival) day.” Umar said, “I know definitely on what day this Verse was revealed; it was revealed on the day of Arafat, on a Friday.”
(Sahih Al-Bukhari)

Therefore, what can we do to ensure we win the maximum benefit from these 10 days?

  • Fasting

One of the deeds that entails a huge reward during these nine days is fasting. Those who fast on the 9th of Zul-Hijjah, also known as the day of Arafah, may get the rewards of having their sins being forgiven. The Prophet s.a.w. said, 

“It (fasting on the Day of Arafah) expiates the sins of the past year and the coming year (i.e. those sins will be forgiven).”
(Sahih Muslim)

It is reported that “The Prophet used to fast on the first nine days of Dhul-Hijjah and the day of Ashura, and three days each month, the first Monday of the month and two Thursdays.” (Abu Dawood, 2/462)

  • Sincere repentance.

 “But as for him who repented, believed and did righteous deeds, then he will be among those who are successful.” [al-Qasas 28:67]

  • Prayer
    Let’s try to increase the number of nafl or sunnah prayers. The Dhuha prayer and the Tahajjud prayer is filled with blessings and forgiveness from Allah.

“You should prostrate a lot to Allah as with every prostration you make, He raises your rank for one degree and drops one of your sins.”
[Reported by Muslim]

  • Zikr

“I met Ibrahim a.s. on the Night of Ascension (Al-Mi’raj), and he said to me: ‘O Muhammad, convey my greetings to your Ummah, and tell them that Jannah has a vast plain of pure soil and sweet water. It is a plain levelled land. The plants grow there by uttering: Subhanallah, Alhamdulillah, La Ilaha Illallah and Allahu Akbar (Allah is free from imperfection; praise be to Allah; there is no true god except Allah; and Allah is Greatest).” 
(Sunan At-Tirmidhi)

The Prophet (SAW) said,
“There is no day more honorable in Allaah’s sight and no acts more beloved therein to Allaah than those in these ten days. So say tahlil (There is no deity worthy of worship but Allaah : Laa ilaaha illallaah), takbir (Allaah is the greatest Allaahu Akbar) and tahmid (All praise is due to Allaah : alhumdulillaah) a lot [on those days].”
[Ahmad]

  • Read Quran
    Strive to read a portion of the Quran each day
  • The practice of Udhiyyah or Korban,

The ritual sacrifice of livestock on Eid, which is the tenth day of Zul-Hijjah

  • Sadaqah

Make a donation or Sadaqah each of the first 10 days. The amount does not need to be big. The consistency is more important. Allah accepts and multiplies the reward for sincere Sadaqah.

“Let the man of wealth provide according to his means. As for the one with limited resources, let him provide according to whatever Allah has given him. Allah does not require of any soul beyond what He has given it. After hardship, Allah will bring about ease.”  (Quran 65:7)

In order to motivate our brethren to increase their efforts in these blessed 10 days of Zul-Hijjah, we have made a free template to set targets and keep ourselves accountable.