Qira’at Competition

Reciting, memorizing and devoting time to regularly study the Qur’an and implementing it’s life lessons has tremendous benefits in both this life and the hereafter.  We at the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) create such opportunities for our youth, encouraging them to learn the art of recitation, Tajweed Al-Quran, and memorization of the Holy Qur’an.

Allah (SWT) says “Those who believe [in the Oneness of Allah], and whose hearts find rest in the remembrance of Allah, verily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest” [Al-Qur’an 13.28]. The Prophet [PBUH] said ” The best of you is the one who learns the Qur’an and teaches it”

The National Qira’at Competition at the ISNA Annual Convention serves as a platform for our youth to celebrate their love for the Qur’an and commitment to it’s recitation and memorization, encouraging them to share their beautiful voices. The competition will be judged by qualified scholars of Tajweed Al- Qur’an

At the end of the competition three top ranking participants will receive gifts, cash awards and certificates of recognition in the following categories:

Category I (Memorization)

Level 1: Memorization of the Entire Glorious Qur’ran (Age: 16 and Under)
Level 2: Memorization of 20 consecutive parts (juz’) from the beginning or end of the Qur’an (Age: 13 and Under)
Level 3: Memorization of 10 consecutive parts (juz’) from the beginning or end of the Qur’an (Age: 10 and Under)

Category II (Reading)

Level 1: Reading the entire Qur’an with proper Tajweed (Advanced) (Age: 12 and Under)
Level 2: Reading from Al-Qaeda An Nooraniyah (Beginner) (Age: 9 and Under)
Qualified Scholars of Tajweed Al-Qur’an will judge the recitations.

The following rules for eligibility will be applied:

  1. Professional reciters and Tajweed teachers are ineligible
  2. Contestants are not allowed to re-compete in a category in which he/she has already won in a previous competition at an ISNA convention. They may participate in a higher category
  3. Contestants cannot change his/her category after submitting the application only
  4. Contestants will not be allowed to change the day, time, or location of testing.

Registration will open soon.

If you have any questions, you can reach out to qiraat@isna.net