Complete one registration form for each participant and submit by the deadline: April 13, 2018.
Participants of any age may register for either Memorization/Hifdh or Tilawah (Recitation)/Nazirah. Please mark only one box on the registration form.
Participants may choose to compete in a category above their age, but not below their age.
Huffadh and Advanced Hifdh Students 13 to 18 may ONLY register for Group 5. Hifdh Students ages 13 and younger may enter Group 3, Group 4 or Group 5.
Please arrive promptly on the day of the competition.
All participants are expected to come dressed in appropriate Islamic attire.
Judging Will Be Based on the Following Criteria:
Memorization (for Hifdh Categories): Participant must have clear and accurate memorization of selections.
Recitation Category: Perfecting (mastering) the recitation process without committing mistakes in reciting the words and/or verses.
Tajweed (Recitation) category: Perfecting (mastering) the art of reciting the Qur’an by respecting the correct outputs of the alphabets, phonetics, timing, and applying all the rules of Tajweed.
Makharij (Articulation) category: Perfecting the style of pronunciation of each Arabic letter and knowing where the sound of each letter comes from.
Fluency: Continuous flow of recitation while maintaining other qualities.
Tips on Effective Ways to Study for the Competition
Competitors must bear in mind that they are not competing for any worldly benefit but only for the pleasure of Allah (SWT).
Participants must memorize and review all the surah required for the competition (with their names) thoroughly and with correct Tajweed.
Judges will be testing Hifdh, Tajweed (including proper makharij), and proper Waqf (stop).
Listening to tapes or CDs of professional reciters and trying to imitate them is an effective way to beautify one’s recitation and tajweed.
These websites (www.quranexplorer.com, www.aswatalislam.net, www.houseofquran.com) can also be used as well as apps such as Ayat, QuranExplorer, and others.
For additional help, it is always good to practice with a good reciter or Qari so you can correct your mistakes. One must put in extra effort in correcting previous mistakes in order to not repeat them. – While reciting, one must raise his /her voice and read confidently and clearly