Terms and Conditions
Qira’at: No girls over the age of 10 are permitted to enter for this category. (Usually 4 age groups)
For 8 years and over - Recitation must be a minimum of 3 minutes for full marks (no joining of short surah's) and read from memory. Different surah/ayah's must be recited during qualifying round and finals (there will be penalty of -5 points if same surah is recited on both days). For 6-7 year olds - Recitation time of 2 minutes will be accepted and there will be no penalty for same surah on both days however short surah’s cannot be joined to lengthen recitation. If short surah's are joined, time for longest one will be counted.
Nasheed: No girls over the age of 10 are permitted to enter for this category. (Usually 1 group)
Can only be in English or Arabic language or a combination. Maximum time allowed will be 5 minutes. Only solo performance are permitted.
Speech: (2 separate age groups, under 11 yrs old & 11+)
Must be based on good Islamic advice and cannot be read from a script. However key notes will be permitted. Must be between 4 and 6 minutes. Penalty of -5 points will be deducted for under 4 and over 6 minutes.
Debate: Recommended for 11 years and over (2 groups - Boys and Girls separate).
Boys topic: For Muslims, Islamic school is better than State school - for or against
Girls topic: Children under 16 should not be given access to smartphones - for or against
Saturday 2 qualifying rounds. 1st round everyone given 2 minutes to present their arguments individually (for or against). Strongest 2 representing for and strongest 2 representing against from each group will go through to 1st debate round. This will be 1 to 1 debate for approx 5 minutes where you verse another person representing the opposite view. Strongest 2 participant (1 representing for and 1 representing against) will go through to final. Final will take place on Sunday and will be similar to 1st round debate but you may be given more time.
Reading Challenge: (2 Separate age groups, 7 to 10 yrs & 11+): All children to read the book “MUHAMMAD, the Beloved Prophet" by Iqbal Ahmed Azami. Saturday – All children will be put to a written test. This qualifying round will comprise of 20 questions – top 12 achievers from each group will be taken to finals (sun). Buzzer Round: Children will be asked 20 interactive questions – 2 highest scoring contestants will go through to semi final. If there is a tie for 2nd and 3rd place, there will be a knockout round.
Final round – More challenging and exciting than previous rounds, including lifelines and mystery prizes!
On Sunday 7th October there will be relax/fun areas - stalls including food and children’s entertainment in the Masjid car park. All money raised will go towards the Masjid.
Competition categories and timings
Competition will be held at the Hockwellring Masjid on the 6th & 7th October 2018. We would like to remind all parents the importance of time keeping. It is the responsibility of parents to bring the children to the Masjid at the specific times listed below if any participant is late they may not get heard by our judges which will lead to them immediately being disqualified from the process. To avoid disappointment please ensure you plan ahead.
Please make sure your children are able to attend during these times for performances. We will not be able to make changes to our schedules. Children are advised to arrive at least 15 minutes early for registration.
Qualifying Day - Saturday 6th Oct
Qirat & Nasheed Qualifying sessions will start from 10.00am
Speech & Debate Qualifying session will start at 2.30pm
Reading Challenge will start from 4.00pm
Final Competition Day – Sunday 7th October
Qirat & Speech will take place between 10am - 2.30pm
Nasheed, Debate and Reading Challenge will take place between 2.00pm - 8.00pm
If you have any issues or questions please do not hesitate to contact:
Brother Shalim – 07877 195530
Brother Shahan – 07947 601650
Brother Muhit – 07973 337269
Hockwell Ring Masjid, 13 Barley Lane, Luton, LU4 9HT