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

Cat.1, age 5 and under : Alfatiha. الفاتحة.  Almasad. المسد.  Alfeel. الفيل.  Alasr.  العصر.  

Cat. 2,  age 7 and under :  البينة Albayynah , Attakathor. التكاثر.  Alqareah. القارعة 

 Cat. 3, age 10 and under :  الليل Allayl , Albayynah. البينة.  Albalaad. البلد.

Cat. 4, age 13 and under :

البروج Alborooj ,  Almotafefeen. المطففين. Alinfitaar. الانفطار. 

Cat. 5, age 21 and under : الممتحنة Almomtahana ,  Almoddathir. المدثر. Alhaaqah. الحاقة 

 Cat. 6 , all ages : Alanfaal. الانفال.

NEW CATEGORY : CONVERTS , any age : Alfatiha  الفاتحة ,plus any 3 surahs ...

The new category was requested by some converts alhamdolleah

NEW CATEGORY all ages 

READING ONLY ( not memorizing) البقرة Albaqarah

***RAMADAN specials:

Albaqarah. البقرة...Alkahaf. الكهف.  Yaseen. يس. Arrahmaan. الرحمن.  Juza Amma. جزء عم.  

Please note that, we ARE testing for Cat. 6 this time inshaa Allah.

You must register if you want him to be one of the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place winners. Otherwise everyone is welcome to participate if not registered and will win a participation gift in shaa Allah.