The Qur’an Competition aims to encourage and help Muslims to memorize the Qur’an 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 holds a bi-monthly (every two months) competition in reciting or memorizing the Holy Qur’an. The invitation is open to all youth ages 16 and under in the 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, please indicate Qur’an Competition. Donations can also be made online or in our office.

The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh will be holding its next Qur’an Competition on Saturday, January 19th, from 2 to 4 PM. Participants need to register below. Registration will be open from January 8th to January 17th. On the day of the competition, participants need to be at the ICP no later than 3 PM to be considered for the first three winners.

The following are the categories for this month’s competition:
Cat. 1, age 5 and under: Alfatihah. الفاتحة.   Alhomaza  الهمزة.  Alkaferoon الكافرون. Alikhlas. الاخلاص
Cat. 2,  age 7 and under: Azzalzalah الزلزلة . Atteen. التين . Addoha الضحى
Cat. 3, age 10 and under: Alalaq  العلق.  Alalaa الاعلى . Albrooj البروج
Cat. 4, age 13 and under: Attakweer التكوير.  Abasa عبس. Annba. النبأ
Cat. 5, age 21 and under:  Almaarij.     المعارج. Alqalam. القلم.  Noah نوح
Cat. 6, all ages: Attawba. التوبة.
NEW CATEGORY: CONVERTS, any age: Alfatiha  الفاتحة, plus any 2 surahs
NEW CATEGORY: all ages READING ONLY Albaqara البقرة.

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The one who recites the Qur’an 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, peace and blessings be upon him