All donations go into the cost of producing our next event and cultivating the platform for arts and culture of the banned. We are running this project from our hearts and our pockets; if you love Before We Were Banned, help us keep it alive. Thank you!
We collect donations in multiples of 7. Not only Seven is the number of the banned countries on the list, it is also a significant number in Islam—seven levels of heaven; seven verses of the first sura in the Quran; Hajj pilgrims circle Ka'aba seven times; pilgrims throw seven pebbles at the devil during Hajj; the seven sleepers story as told by the Quran.