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Quranic Competition 2023


Age Group

All boys and girls between 5 to 15 years old are welcome to this competition!

In order to have more just judgement in the competition, competition attendees are divided into two age groups:

  • 5 to 9 years old
  • 10 to 15 years old.

This means that all children in the age group of 5 to 9 will be attending the same competitions. And that’s the same for the children in 10 to 15 years age group.

Tips for parents:

  1. Please check your child’s date of birth to make sure that s/he is placed in the right age group.
  2. Please make sure that your child is attending the right competition groups. The scope of the competitions is different for each of the age groups above.
  3. Your child can choose to take part in one or more than one of the fields of this competition in the relevant age group.

Important Dates

It’s necessary to know the important dates of the competition! Take a note of the dates, or put them in your calendar.

Memorisation and Recitation Competition Important Dates:

Quranic Concepts & Quranic Drawing Important Dates:

Notes for parents:

  1. Please take a note of the important dates above and put them in your calendar.
  2. Quran Memorisation & Recitation fields, will be held in two selective and national levels. The winners of the selective level will be introducsed to the national competition. Therefore, the important dates above show the deadlines for the selective and national competitions. But for the Quranic concepts and drawing fields, the competition will be held only in one level (National level).
  3. Quranic concepts competition will be held online. The online quiz will be avilable at between 05th and 14th March 2023.
  4. For Quranic drawing competition, your child can upload his/her drawing on this website between 10th Feb and 10th March 2023.


The Competition Fields:


1- Quran Tartil

Quran recitation is one of the fields of this competition. See the figure below to know which Surahs you will be asked to recite in the competition:

If you are between 5 to 9 years old, you need to recite the last 15 Surahs of Quran [Al-Aadiyat (العادیات) to An-Nas (الناس)].

If you are between 10 to 15 years old, you need to recite the last 20 Surahs of Quran [Al-Tin (التین) to An-Nas (الناس)].


2- Tahqeeq 

For Both Age Groups of 5 to 9 and 10 to 15 years old,  the participants will be required to recite a certain selection of the verses from the 30th Part of Quran by the refrees.

Please refer to the judgement criteria of the competition to know how to perform better in the competition.

Tips for parents:

  • Please use THESE VIDEOS for helping your children in reciting these Surahs.
  • Please show the COMPETITION JUDGEMENT CHECKLIST to your children, letting them know how to perform on the competition day.
  • Please make sure that your child is not stressed before, during, and after the competition. The ultimate aim of this competition is to encourage your children to know more about Quran and how they can implement it in their lives. We should not make this opportunity as a stressful event.

When your children are reciting the Surahs and verses, help them to understand the meaning of what they are reciting. You can find several reliable translations of Quran in different languages at  

3- Quran Memorisation

Quran memorisation is one of the fields of this competition. See the figure below to know which Surahs you need to memorise before the competition:

If you are between 5 to 9 years old, you need to memorise the last 15 Surahs of Quran [Al-Aadiyat (العادیات) to An-Nas (الناس)].

If you are between 10 to 15 years old, you need to memorise the last 20 Surahs of Quran [Al-Tin (التین) to An-Nas (الناس)].

Please refer to the judgement criteria of the competition to know how to perform better in the competition.

Tips for Parents:

  • Don’t put your children under pressure for memorising Quran. This experience should be an enjoyable and fun experience for your little ones.
  • Use some videos for helping your children in their Quran memorisation journey. You can find some of these videos HERE.
  • Try to talk to your children about the meaning of the Surah they are memorising. This helps them to have a more lasting memorisation of the Surah. You can find several reliable translations of Quran in different languages at
  • Practice and Repeat are the keys in memorisation. And even when they memorised a Surah, they still need to practice and repeat to keep that memorised Surah.
  • We kept the number of Surahs necessary for this competition as low as possible. The reason is that we wanted your children to have a smooth and enjoyable experience while attending this competition. This is just a starting window for them to look at their world from a Quranic perspective.

4- Quranic Concepts

Quranic Concepts is one of the fields of this competition. Here you need to see, read, and listen to some nice resources which elaborate on Quran verses. And then, you need to take part in a quiz. This quiz could be done in-person or online.

There are 30 verses with Tafseer. If you are between 5 to 9 years old, you need to choose 10 out of those 30 verses and attempt the quiz for those 10 verses. If you are between 10 to 15 years old, you need to choose 20 out of those 30 verses and attempt the quiz for those 20 verses.

Please make sure that you read and listen to the Tafseer material before attempting the quiz. Each competition attendee is allowed to do the quiz only once.

Tips for parents:

  • Please choose a time which is convenient for both you and your child to attempt the quiz.
  • Please accompany your child while attempting the quiz. You only can read the questions and answers for them if they cannot do it themselves. But please make sure that you are not giving them any hint about the right answer.
  • Please supervise your child while attempting the quiz and make sure that s/he is not reading / using the learning resources (Tafseer) relevant to those verses.
  • The quiz will be available online from 10th to 15th March 2023.
  • You can attempt the online quiz at

Every child can attempt the quiz only once. Please make sure that your child did not try the quiz before the main attempt.

5- Quranic Drawing

Here you can choose one of the 30 verses which are the main base of this competition, read and see the Tafseer material relevant to that verse; and then, draw a picture of the message in the verse. Have fun and be creative!

This is the list of the 30 verses that you can choose from:


English Translation

Zumar/36 Is God not sufficient (support) for His servants? أَلَيْسَ اللَّهُ بِكَافٍ عَبْدَهُ 1
Alaq/14 Does he not realize that God sees him? أَلَمْ يَعْلَمْ بِأَنَّ اللَّهَ يَرَى 2
Hadid/23 So that you may not grieve for what has escaped you, nor be exultant at what He has given you. لِكَيْلَا تَأْسَوْا عَلَى مَا فَاتَكُمْ وَلَا تَفْرَحُوا بِمَا آتَاكُمْ 3
Baqarah/148 Compete with each other in performing good deeds. فَاسْتَبِقُوا الْخَيْرَاتِ 4
Baqarah/83 Speak of goodness to people. وَقُولُوا لِلنَّاسِ حُسْنًا 5
Maedah/8 Let not a group’s hostility to you cause you to deviate from justice. وَلَا يَجْرِمَنَّكُمْ شَنَآنُ قَوْمٍ عَلَى أَلَّا تَعْدِلُوا 6
Ra’d/28 Remembrance of God certainly brings comfort to all hearts. أَلَا بِذِكْرِ اللَّهِ تَطْمَئِنُّ الْقُلُوبُ 7
Muhammad/7 if you help God, He will help you. إِنْ تَنْصُرُوا اللَّهَ يَنْصُرْكُمْ 8
Maedah/2 Co-operate with each other in righteousness and piety. وتَعَاوَنُوا عَلَى الْبِرِّ وَالتَّقْوَى 9
Maedah/2 Don’t co-operate with each other in sin and hostility. ولا تَعَاوَنُوا عَلَى الْإِثْمِ وَالْعُدْوَانِ 10
Anbya/35 We test you with both hardships and blessings. وَنَبْلُوكُمْ بِالشَّرِّ وَالْخَيْرِ فِتْنَةً 11
Ibrahim/7 If you give thanks, I shall give you greater (favors) لَئِنْ شَكَرْتُمْ لَأَزِيدَنَّكُمْ 12
Ibrahim/7 if you are unthankful My punishment is indeed stern. لَئِنْ كَفَرْتُمْ إِنَّ عَذَابِي لَشَدِيدٌ 13
Ahqaf/15 We have advised the human being to be kind to his parents وَوَصَّيْنَا الْإِنْسَانَ بِوَالِدَيْهِ إِحْسَانًا 14
Ankaboot/17 Seek your sustenance from the bounties of God. فَابْتَغُوا عِنْدَ اللَّهِ الرِّزْقَ 15
Rome/44 Those who disbelieve do so against their own souls. مَنْ كَفَرَ فَعَلَیْهِ كُفْرُهُ 16
Rome/44 Those who do good pave the way for their own benefit. مَنْ عَمِلَ صَالِحًا فَلِأَنْفُسِهِمْ يَمْهَدُونَ 17
Ghafir/19 God knows the disloyalty of the eyes and what the hearts conceal. يَعْلَمُ خَائِنَةَ الْأَعْيُنِ وَمَا تُخْفِي الصُّدُورُ 18
Isra/53 Tell My servants to say what is best. Satan sows dissension among them. وَقُلْ لِعِبَادِي يَقُولُوا الَّتِي هِيَ أَحْسَنُ إِنَّ الشَّيْطَانَ يَنْزَغُ بَيْنَهُمْ 19
Saff/3 It is most hateful in the sight of God if you preach something and do not practice it yourself. كَبُرَ مَقْتًا عِنْدَ اللَّهِ أَنْ تَقُولُوا مَا لَا تَفْعَلُونَ 20
Sharh/6 Certainly, after every difficulty there comes relief. إِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا 21
Baqarah/286 It gets every good that it earns, and it suffers every ill that it earns. لَهَا مَا كَسَبَتْ وَ عَلَيْهَا مَا اكْتَسَبَتْ 22
Fatir/29 Those who spend out of what We have given them secretly and openly وَأَنْفَقُوا مِمَّا رَزَقْنَاهُمْ سِرًّا وَعَلَانِيَةً 23
Talaq/2 God will make a way (out of difficulty) for one who has fear of Him وَمَنْ يَتَّقِ اللَّهَ يَجْعَلْ لَهُ مَخْرَجًا 24
Hujurat/12 Stay away from conjecture; acting upon some conjecture may lead to sin. اجْتَنِبُوا كَثِيرًا مِنَ الظَّنِّ إِنَّ بَعْضَ الظَّنِّ إِثْمٌ 25
Nisa/58 Be just when passing judgment among people. وَإِذَا حَكَمْتُمْ بَيْنَ النَّاسِ أَنْ تَحْكُمُوا بِالْعَدْلِ 26
Talaq/3 God is Sufficient for the needs of whoever trusts in Him. وَمَنْ يَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى اللَّهِ فَهُوَ حَسْبُهُ 27
Tahrim/8 Believers, turn to God in repentance with the intention of never repeating the same sin. يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا تُوبُوا إِلَى اللَّهِ تَوْبَةً نَصُوحًا 28
Ankaboot/2 Do people think they will not be tested because they say, “We have faith?” أَحَسِبَ النَّاسُ أَنْ يُتْرَكُوا أَنْ يَقُولُوا آمَنَّا وَهُمْ لَا يُفْتَنُونَ 29
An’am/116 Most of the people in the land will lead you away from God’s guidance if you follow them. وَإِنْ تُطِعْ أَكْثَرَ مَنْ فِي الْأَرْضِ يُضِلُّوكَ عَنْ سَبِيلِ اللَّه 30

To see the resources of the competition please click here.

Tips for Parents:

  • It’s good to talk about the verses above with your children.
  • Show them the posters of the verses before asking them to draw their understanding about that verse.
  • Watch the motion graphic and the short Tafseer of the verses with your children.
  • Give them the choice to choose the verse that they like.

The Final Competition Rewards

Judgement Criteria

The order of criteria for judging the attendants of the Holy Quran Competition for selecting the winners in the memorization and recitation sections are as follows:

Quran Competition in General:


A) Memorisation:

  1. Quality of Memorisation
  2. Tajweed
  3. Waqf and Ibtida
  4. Voice and melody


B) Recitation: (Tartil)

  1. Tajweed
  2. Waqf and Ibtida
  3. Voice
  4. Melody

The Methodology of Waqf and Ibtida in all Quran Competition categories:

C) Recitation: (Tahqiq)

  1. Tajweed
  2. Melody
  3. Voice
  4. Waqf and Ibtida

The Competition Resources

Memorisation and Recitation:

Please use Online Lessons on Recitation and Memorisation

Quranic Concepts:

This competition is a great opportunity for learning and development of the students’ undrestanding of the Quranic Concepts. The resources below are to help the children to understand the 30 verses which are the main foundation of this competition in the Quranic Concepts & Quranic Drawing competitions.

4 different types of resources are available in this competition. 

Please use the links below to see the relevant resources:

  1. List of 30 verses about Quranic Lifestyle:
  2. 30 Posters about Quranic Lifestyle:
  3. 1 Minute Video Clips Explaining the 30 Chosen Verses:
  4. 4 Minutes Video Clips Explaining the 30 Chosen Verses:
  5. 30 Simple Texts Explaining the 30 Chosen Verses (To be Uploaded Here Soon Insha Allah)

Quranic Drawing:

The students are free to use 1 to 3 verses from the 30 verses chosen for this comprtition and picture their undrestanding from the selected verse by their drawing.  


Terms and Conditions

  1. Applicants’ Commitments (Kids and Teens)

By attending this competition, kids and teens commit to:

  • Present their original knowledge / skill in the competition and avoid any kind of plagiarism.
  • Keep their good behaviour with the other applicants during the competition.
  • Keep their respect to the organisers, coaches, and judges during the competition.
  1. Parents’ / Guardians’ Commitments

By attending this competition, parents and guardians commit to:

  • Give consent to their children for joining the competition;
  • Bring their children to the competition centre (if their competition is in the face-to-face format);
  • Provide the internet and device (laptop or computer) with appropriate sound and video quality for attending their children to the online competitions;
  • Supervise their children while they are attending either online or in-person competitions.
  1. Organisers’ Commitments

Competition organisers commit to:

  • Keep the judgement standards of the competition as hight as possible.
  • Implement safeguarding policies in the competition halls.
  • Provide equal and inclusive opportunity for applicants’ participation in the competitions.
  • Give award and reward to the winners of the competition in each field and age group (National level).

The Competition Organisers