5Apr

1st Annual Chicagoland Quran Qiraat and Adhaan Competition

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatu Allah wa barakatuh!

We are pleased to announce the official opening of registration for the first annual Chicagoland Quran Qiraat and Adhaan competition, open for all brothers and sisters from 5 years of age onwards!

The competition will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at CPSA from 9am to 3pm. Please share this information with your friends and family and encourage one another to join and compete!

The rules of the competition are below, and can also be downloaded as a PDF.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Rules For Qirat  Competition (Brothers and Sisters)

Note: Brothers and Sisters will be judged separately

 

Rules for Ages 5-10 Non – Huffaz: 

  1. Recite from any Surah or any portion from Juz Amma
  2. Recitation must be limited to 3 minutes
  3. Recite from memory or from a copy of the Quran
  4. No extra points for longer Surahs or more difficult rukus
  5. N o extra points for memorization
  6. Judging Criteria for ages 5-10:  Basic Makharij & Lahn/Fluency

 

Rules for ages 11 – 13 Non – Huffaz:

Participants should practice the following portions. On the day of the competition, the participants will be asked to recite any one of the following portions:

Qirat Group ages 11-13:

  1. Surah Bani Israeel (Surah #17) Ayaat 23-30 (Ruku 3)
  2. Surah Al-Ahzab (Surah #33) Ayaat 21-27 (Ruku 3)
  3. Surah Haa Meem As-Sajdah (Surah #41) Ayaat 1-8 (Ruku 1)

 

Judging Criteria for ages 11 – 13:  Makharij & Sifaat, Laam-ul-Jalaalah, Rules of Ra, Noon Sakin & Tanween, Meem Sakin, Madd, Waqf & Ibtida, Lahn/Fluency

 

Rules for ages 14-17  Non – Huffaz:

Participants should practice the following portions. On the day of the competition, the participants will be asked to recite any one of the following portions:

Qirat Group ages 14-17:

  1. Surah Baqarah (Surah #2) Ayaat 183-186 (Ruku 23)
  2. Surah Nur (Surah #24) Ayaat 35-40 (Ruku 5)
  3. Surah Ali-Imraan (Surah #3) Ayat 190 – 195 (Ruku 20)

 

Judging Criteria for ages 14 – 17:  Makharij & Sifaat, Laam-ul-Jalaalah, Rules of Ra, Noon Sakin & Tanween, Meem Sakin, Madd, Waqf & Ibtida, Lahn/Fluency

 

Rules for ages 18-24 Non – Huffaz:

Participants should practice the following portions. On the day of the competition, the participants will be asked to recite any one of the following portions:

Qirat Group ages 18-24:

  1. Surah Taha (Surah #20) Ayaat 1-24 (Ruku 1)
  2. Surah Al-Baqarah (Surah #2) Ayaat 274-281 (Ruku 37)
  3. Surah Luqman (Surah #31) Ayaat 12-19 (Ruku 2)

 

Judging Criteria for ages 18-24:  Makharij & Sifaat, Laam-ul-Jalaalah, Rules of Ra, Noon Sakin & Tanween, Meem Sakin, Madd, Waqf & Ibtida, Lahn/Fluency

 

Rules for ages 24+ Non – Huffaz:

Participants should practice the following portions. On the day of the competition, the participants will be asked to recite any one of the following portions:

Qirat Group ages 24+:

  1. Surah Nisaa (Surah #4) Ayaat 11-14 (Ruku 2)
  2. Surah Al-Baqarah (Surah #2) Ayaat 40-52 (Ruku 4,5)
  3. Surah Hud (Surah #11) Ayaat 35-44 (Ruku 4)

 

Judging Criteria for ages 18-24:  Makharij & Sifaat, Laam-ul-Jalaalah, Rules of Ra, Noon Sakin & Tanween, Meem Sakin, Madd, Waqf & Ibtida, Lahn/Fluency

 

Rules for Huffaaz:

  • Participants in the Huffaz category will be asked to recite from three random portions of the Quran.
  • Purpose of this separate competition is to ensure that Huffaaz will not compete against non-Hafiz in the same competition.
  • The Huffaz group will be separated into two separate age groups: Qirat group ages 5-17 and Qirat group ages 18+
  • Participants will be judged on their Tajweed and Qirat, NOT on their memorization
  • Judges will select a portion from anywhere in the Quran for the Huffaaz to recite during the competition
  • Recite from memory or from a copy of the Quran
  • No extra points for memorization
  • Judging Criteria for Huffaaz/Hifz Students:  Makharij & Sifaat, Laam-ul-Jalaalah, Rules of Ra, Noon Sakin & Tanween, Meem Sakin, Madd, Waqf & Ibtida, Lahn/Fluency.

 

Adhaan Competion (Brothers only)

 

Participants in the Adhaan Competion will be separated into four age groups:

  • Ages 7-10
  • Ages 11-13
  • Ages 14-17
  • Ages 18-24
  • Ages 24+

 

Judging Criteria: Makhaarij, Lahn/Fluency

 

Note:  Competition will take place from 9 AM to 3 PM.

We will have a break for lunch and Zuhr prayer.

Lunch/snacks will be available for purchase that day.

Awards ceremony will take place after the break.

 

May Allah (SWT) grant us the ability to have a successful competition this year.  Ameen.