The Holy Qur’an is indeed a gift for mankind, full of wisdom and guidance towards the right path. This Holy Book is the cornerstone of a Muslim’s faith and life; a source of profound wisdom and beauty. AlHuda International School aims to provide an opportunity to its students to enhance their recitations of this Divine Book and take part in an organized Qira’at Competition every year to compete with each other in an exciting event.
Goal of the Event
The goal of the Annual Qira’at Competition at AIS is to foster and nurture love and appreciation for the Holy Qur’an in the hearts of our youth and to create young qualified reciters who can read the Qur’an with an enthralling efficiency.
Objective of the Event
To provide the children an enriching atmosphere to compete in this prestigious event with complete enlightenment and individual attention.
Recommendations for Reciters:
- The competition is not for any worldly benefit but only to seek the pleasure of Allah (SWT).
- Prepare the verses thoroughly with the Tajweed rules, letter attributes and rules of pausing and stopping.
- Listen to the renowned reciters and try to emulate them to beautify your recitation.
- Put extra efforts to correct mistakes and read confidently.
The competition is conducted in-house in stages involving all students from Grade 1 – A Levels.
- All AIS students have equal opportunities to take part in the event.
- The teachers will select students in their respective category during the routine QRM classes.
- The parents of the 1st round’s finalists will be informed through their diaries respectively.
Round 2 (Semi-final)
- The qualifying students from 1st round will compete in the 2nd
- The parents of the shortlisted candidates from this round will be informed through diaries.
Round 3 (Grand Finale)
- The shortlisted participants from round 2 will recite to a panel of external judges.
- The positions will be awarded to the top three contestants in each category.
- The decision of the external judges will be final.
Allocation of Surahs/Verses
The participants (Boys and Girls) will recite the pre-assigned Verses/Surahs as per the Grades mentioned below:
|Grade 1||Surah Al-Ikhlas|
|Grade 2||Surah Az- Zalzalah: 1-5|
|Grade 3||Surah Al-Qadr|
|Grade 4||Surah Ash-Sharh|
|Grade 5||Surah Al-Balad: 1-5|
|Grade 6||Surah Al-Fajr: 1-5|
|Grade 7||Surah Al-A’la: 1-5|
|Grade 8||Surah At-Tin: 1-8|
|Grade 9||Surah At-Tariq: 1-8|
|Grade 10||Surah Al-Mulk: 1-5|
|AS/ A-Levels||Surah Al-Baqarah: 285-286|
|Hifz students||Surah Al-Fajr: 21-30|
(Grade 8 to A-Level Boys)
General Guidelines for the Contestants
For best reciting experience in the competition, some beneficial points are mentioned below:
- Keep your intention pure since our mission is to please Allah (SWT) only.
- For practice and improvements, download the Ayat Al-Quran App from here;
- Listen to your favorite reciter as many times as you can to have a flow in your recitation.
- Keep on practicing the recitation consistently on a daily basis.
- Share your recitation with some good Qari or your teacher for the final review.
- Do not eat sour or oily food.
- Stay hydrated.
- Do Miswaak and drink green tea so the throat is clean and soothed.
- Drink lukewarm water before reciting on the stage.
- Be in state of Wudu for the recitation.
- Sit straight while reciting on the stage and look in front.
- Set your mic before starting the recitation.
- Take deep breaths before starting the recitation.
- Keep your breath in control to avoid the distortion in the mic.
- Loudly recite the Tilawah with calmness and clarity.
- Do not rush to complete the recitation, instead take normal pauses in between the recitation.
- Do not get upset if you forget any part during the recitation. Take your time and repeat two three words before the verse.
- Do not let your mind wander during the recitation because it will make you forget the words.
- End your recitation with proper stopping rules.
It is recommended to listen to recitation of the following eminent reciters:
- Sheikh Baleela
- Sheikh Muhammad Al-Kurdi
- Sheikh Maher Al-Muaiqly
- Sheikh Abdullah Basfar