Qira’at Competition 2013

Qira’at Competition 2013


Qiraat competition long banner

Qira’at competition is held with much reverence, excitement and pleasure each year at AlHuda International School. The objective of the competition is to inculcate love of reciting the Qur’an in the manner taught by the Prophet (saw). This will be an inspirational event for adults and children alike, InshaAllah.

This year, AIS will be holding its Annual Qira’at Competition on Saturday, 14th December 2013, InshaAllah. Prior to the event, there will be 2 rounds. The first round will take during regular classes between 2nd and 5th December, in which every student will participate. The selected students from the first round will enter second round and the selected students from the second round will be reciting on the day of the event.

Following are the selected surah for the competition:

Grade I:                                Surah An-Nas

Grade II:                              Surah Al-Ma’un

Grade III & IV:                   Surah At-Takathur

Grade V & VI:                    Surah Al- Qari’ah

Hifz Students:                    Surah Ad-Dahar/Al-Insan – Ayat: 23-31

Parents were encouraged to make their children listen to above mentioned surah, according to his/her grade, recited by any renowned Qari ( http://mp3quran.net/eng/).

The Process

Qiraat Competition

Students of Primary Section, Secondary Section & Hifz Program participated in the Annual Qiraat Competition at AIS. The process for the competition was as follows:

The first round was conducted within class and every effort was made to accommodate each student. For the second round, to ensure fair & transparent result and to prepare the students for the final round, outside judges from Al-Huda were invited. A general information circular was given to all parents before starting this process so that they were well informed and played a positive role in helping their child prepare the surah. .
The students selected through a process of judgment took part in the Grand Finale held on 14th December 2013. The results of this competition may be seen in the ‘Results’ tab above.

Tajweed Tips

Winners of Semi-final

The word “Tajweed” means to improve or make better.

Tajweed of the Holy Qur’an refers to the recitation of the Quran while following all the rules and regulations of recitation so that the reading of the Qur’an resembles its recitation by Prophet Mohammed saw.

It is important to know and apply tajweed because:

  • Allah (swt) has commanded us

“and recite the Qur’an with measured recitation” [Surat Al-Muzzammil 73:4]

In the above ayah, Allah uses the word “Tarteela”, it means to recite the Qur’an:



In a basic rhythm

  • The Prophet saw used to recite the Qur’an in a slow, measured, rhythmic tone, stopping at the end of each aayah and he(SAW) also instructed us to:

“Beautify the Qur’an with your voices [for a fine voice increases the Qur’an in beauty]” [Bukhaari]

and he (SAW) further said;

“He who does not recite the Qur’an in a pleasant tone is not of us.” [Abu Dawud]

  • Due to seemingly minor mistakes in pronunciation of a letter, meanings of entire verses can change. For example, the Quranic word “Qalb” means heart whereas if it is read “Kalb”, it means dog.  The difference in meaning in this example is there because of the difference in makhraj (point of articulation).
  • The Quranic melody is enhanced when recited with tajweed. Recitation of the Quran is therefore most effective on hearts and souls when tajweed rules are applied.
  • Since the Quran is from Allah, our Lord, and Our Creator, it is the best Speech, and deserves the Best Recitation. So let us take out some time to invest in learning the art of Tajweed.

Tips to Improve Tajweed:

  • Listening is the key to improving tajweed! Listen to different qaaris such as Qari Shuraim, Qari Sudais, Qari Huzaifi, Qari Basfar and Qari Shaatri.
  • Listen to recitation using mediums that are commonly available for you such as laptops, ipods, mp3  players, television, cd players etc.
  • Some excellent tajweed resources may be found at the link below:


  • Revisit the “noorani qaida”, first “thakhti” (lesson), preferably with a Tajweed teacher
  • Bring the rules that you learn in practice by reciting  to your parents or spouse, or during recitation in namaz

Lastly, if you ever find it difficult to read with tajweed, do not become disheartened. Know that there is reward for every letter that you read of the Holy Quran for this is no ordinary Book, and the rewards are not ordinary either!


The Official Results of the Qira’at competition conducted by AlHuda International School held on 14th December 2013 are:



Khansa Haram– I B 1st Position
Tehreem Fatima- I A 2nd Position



Manal Yasir – II C 1st Position
Zainab Faisal – II B 2nd Position



Abdullah Haleem – IV B 1st Position
Syed Saad Pirzada – III B 2nd Position



Misbah Rehman – IV A 1st Position
Noor – III B 2nd Position




Huzaifa Bin Tahir – V B 1st Position
M. Bazil Kamran – VI C 2nd Position



Abrak Fatima – VI A 1st Position
Amna Sherani – VI A 2nd Position



M. Bilal Mahmood – HIFZ B 1st Position
Talha Nadeem – HIFZ A 2nd Position



Fatima Rehman – HIFZ C 1st Position
Fatima Shaharbano – HIFZ C 2nd Position