Muhammad (pbuh) said “You should not be envious of anyone except
(of) the one upon whom Allah bestows the (knowledge) of the Qur’an
and he studies and practices it throughout the day and the night; and
the other one (you should be envious of, is the one) whom Allah gives
wealth and he spends it in the cause of Allah, throughout the night
and the day.” Narrated
by Bukhari and Muslim
work hard to earn money wishing that once they earn it, in the near or
the distant future, they would spend it in the cause of Allah. Their
work and intention are indeed highly commendable, and, as the above
Hadith mentions, they are to be envied. But, much fewer people take
the time to study the Qur’an, although it costs no or little money
and its rewards are great and instant.
recognizes all of you, children and youth who entered this
competition, for taking the time to learn the Qur’an. You are indeed
a minority who sets a role model to our community and who deserves to
be envied by other Muslims.
also congratulates the parents and the teachers of the children and
youth for their commitment to teach them the Qur’an. It is our
responsibility when raising our children, to make sure that we
engrave the Qur’an in their hearts, making sure they understand its
meanings, apply its teachings, and be inspired by its wording. We
should let them reach the point of being gleeful when listening to
tried to enthuse our precious children and youth to study Allah’s
book by starting this contest. We observed in the scoring of the
entries three main guidelines:
Reading (Qiraat) Category:
Perfecting (mastering) the reading process without committing mistakes
in reciting the words and/or verses.
Category: Perfecting (mastering) the performance process. This
category is a combination of both acquired skills that a person gains
through proper training in addition to other qualities that are a gift
from Allah (swt) (such as someone’s voice) that He alone gives to
whomever He chooses.
category: Perfecting (mastering) the art of reciting the
Qur’an by respecting the correct outputs of the alphabets,
phonetics, timing, and applying all the rules of Tajweed.
this, the judges distinguished between just beautiful recitation and a
100% correct recitation, since a reciter can have a perfect voice with
nice harmony but without applying the proper tajweed rules, while in
other cases, a person may recite 100% correctly without putting
his/her heart into the reading process.
also divided the contestants according to their ages into three
separate groups, and they evaluated the readings separately. The
scores were then added up to get the final results. The differences in
the grading between the judges don’t affect the final results
because of the consistency in grading among each judge.
is the contestant that accumulated the highest score. All of our
participants did their best and we appreciate their effort in taking
the time to participate in the contest. IslamiCity will send to each
participant a complementary gift and a certificate in addition to the prizes
for certain categories and contestants. May Allah reward them, every
time a visitor views their recitation online, for each letter they
read and for each time they inspire others to learn and live by the