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 next Qur’an Competition will be on Saturday, June 1st, 2019 from 4 to 6 PM. The following are the categories for the upcoming competition:

Category 1 (age 5 and under)
Al-Fatihah (الْفَاتِحَة), Al-Masad (المسد‎), Al-Ikhlas (الْإِخْلَاص), Al-Falaq (الفلق)

Category 2 (age 7 and under)
At-Teen (التين), Al-Adiyat (العاديات), At-Takathur (التكاثر)

Category 3 (age 10 and under)
Al-A’la (الأعلى), Al-Qadr (القدر), Az-Zalzala (الزلزلة)

Category 4 (age 13 and under)
’Abasa (عبس), Al-Burooj (البروج), At-Tariq (الطارق)

Category 5 (age 21 and under)
Al-Mulk (الملك), Nuh (نوح), An-Naba’ (النبأ)

Category 6 (all ages)
Yunus (يونس‎)

Converts (any age)
Al-Fatiha (الْفَاتِحَة) plus any surah

Reading Only (any age)
Al-Baqarah (البقرة)

Ramadan Category (choose one)
Juz ‘Amma (عَمَّ), Al-Baqarah (البقرة), Ayat ul-Kursi (آية الكرسي), Al-Fatiha (الْفَاتِحَة) with meaning

If you are interested in participating, please register below!

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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