Remember my 2 years old nephew Fatin, whom we always find praying, and supplicating with others. Even at such young age, every day he takes the book for learning Quran and trying to read. His innocent act reminds me about the first few verses of Quran that was revealed – “Recite in the name of your Lord who created. Created man from a (mere) clot of congealed blood. Recite, and your Lord is the most Generous. Who has taught (the writing) by the pen.** Has taught man that which he knew not. No! [But] indeed, man transgresses. Because man considers himself self-sufficient. Surely! Unto your Lord is the return.” (Quran, Chapter 96 verse 1-8)
**the first person to write was Prophet Idrees (Enoch)- the great-grandfather of Prophet Noah.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | August 03
Award Score: 64 (Value 11.5, Clarity 11.5, Composition 16, Style 11.5, Skill 13.5)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Islamic Photography
Photograph Location: Dhaka | Bangladesh
Photographer: Shahnaz Parvin (Dhaka, Bangladesh) Registered
Shahnaz Parvin was an Award-Winning Photo Journalist. She was a passionate Bangalee, and used to reside in Bangladesh, until she passed away at the age of 32 on August 14, 2016. She was one of the best photographers of her time, who has been within top 10 of world’s top 100 photographers for last few years. Her real passion was in photography and learning it. Shahnaz mostly loved documentary photography, and loved to represent her country Bangladesh through her lens. With the highest number of Photo of the Month and Photo of the Day Awards, Shahnaz joined Light and Composition as Contributing Photographer from March 2013. Covering upheaval, conflict, places, people, and culture, she was one of the top most contributors from South Asia until 2015.