The Quran competition aims to help and encourage Muslims to memorize the Quran in shorter periods of time, and to pay more attention to the proper ways of pronouncing the words of God.

With this intention, The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh Quran Competition Committee holds a bi-monthly (every two months) competition in reciting or memorizing the Holy Quran. The invitation is open to all youth age 16 and under in the Greater Pittsburgh area.

We are accepting donations for prizes.  Please remember that for every letter you encourage someone to read you will be rewarded for it. Please make checks payable to the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh and in the memo indicate Quran Competition.  Donations can also be made online or in our offices.  

The one who recites the Quran beautifully, smoothly and precisely will be in the company of noble angels. But the one who recites it with difficulty, stammering or stumbling through its verses will have twice that reward.
— Prophet Muhammad, SAW


Quran Competition Surahs

The next Quran Competition is on Sat. Sept. 29th from 2:00 - 4:00 PM. Registration will take place from September 18th to the 27th.  

The following is the list of the next Quran competition surahs inshaAllah. Please help your child memorize.

  • Category 1 (age 5 and under): Alfatiha. الفاتحة. Alasr.  العصر. Alhomaza الهمزة.  Quraish. قريش

  • Category 2 (age 7 and under): Attakathor. التكاثر.  Alqadr. القدر. Azzalzalah الزلزلة .

  • Category 3 (age 10 and under):  Albayynah. البينة. Alfajr الفجر. Alalaq  العلق. 

  • Category 4 (age 13 and under ): Almotafefeen. المطففين. Attakweer التكوير. Alinshiqaq. الانشقاق .

  • Category 5 (age 21 and under): Alhaaqah. الحاقة . Almaarij المعارج. Alinsan. الانسان .

  • Category 6 (all ages): Attawba. التوبة.

  • NEW CATEGORY (CONVERTS of any age): Alfatiha  الفاتحة plus any two surahs.

  • NEW CATEGORY (READING ONLY for all ages): Albaqara البقرة. 

Please note that, we ARE testing for Category 6 this time inshaAllah.