IAR Quran Contest 2019

2019 IAR Quran Contest Sponsored By An-Noor Qur’an Academy

`Abdullah ibn `Amr reported that the Messenger of Allah (saw), said: “The fast and the Qur’an are two intercessors for the servant of Allah on the Day of Resurrection. The fast will say: ‘O Lord, I prevented him from his food and desires during the day. Let me intercede for him.’ The Qur’an will say: ‘I prevented him from sleeping at night. Let me intercede for him.’ And their intercession will be accepted.” [Imam Ahmad]

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “The one who was devoted to the Quran will be told on the Day of Resurrection: ‘Recite and ascend (in ranks) as you used to recite when you were in the world. Your rank will be at the last ayah you recite.’” [Abu Dawud]

Here is an opportunity for you to preserve and strengthen the bond with the glorious Qur’an so that it can intercede on your behalf on the Day of Judgement. The goal of the IAR Qur’an Contest is to encourage all Muslims to learn and memorize Al-Qur’an using proper rules of Tajweed and to make the speech of Allah SWT near and dear to our heart.


Registration begins on Friday, May 31st 2019 and ends on Monday July 31st 2019. Late registration ends on Thursday, August 15th,2019 with late registration fee of $25.

2019 Quran Contest Registration Form

Quran Contest Schedule

Application Registration Dates Begins: Friday, May 31st 2019
Ends: Monday July 31st 2019
Late Registration Deadline Thursday, August 15th,2019 with late registration fee of $25
Contest Dates Saturday, September 14th, 9 AM – 5 PM
Quran Contest Award Ceremony



IAR (808 Atwater St. Raleigh, NC 27606)


Qur’an Contest Levels

Ramadan Quran Contest Rules

  1. A contestant can register in only one level
  2. Candidates who did not register before the deadline will not qualify to win the contest regardless of their performance
  3. Registration form can be filled online only. Late registration deadline is Thursday, August 15th,2019 with late registration fee of $25.
  4. The registration fee is $15.00 (nonrefundable) per contestant. The registration fee should be paid on the day of contest to cover cost of organizing the contest. The fees are not used for the financial awards given to the first, second and third place winners.
  5. An-Noor Qur’an Academy students can only apply in the very advanced levels (VA) based on their teacher’s recommendation, please make a note that this rule doesn’t apply to the ones who just joined An-Noor Qur’an Academy
  6. If a contestant requires rescheduling of their test date due to personal hardship, there will be 20% deduction from their final score.
  7. Age is calculated as of August 15 2019.
  8. Boys and girls will not be judged separately, there will be at least one female judge in all categories.
  9. Incorrect information on date of birth may disqualify the contestant.
  10. Younger contestants can compete in higher level according to their abilities.
  11. During testing, contestant may be asked to recite any part(s) of the Surahs that they have memorized including the bonus Surah.
  12. Grade of the bonus Surah would only be considered to break a tie.
  13. Performance is based on Memorization, Tarteel (rules of Tajweed) and Pronunciation.
  14. Following Grading criteria will be followed:
    First Place 85% – 100%
    Second Place 70% – 84%
    Third Place 60% – 69%
  15. Top scorers will get the first, second and third places i.e. all three contestants can achieve scores in the range of 85% – 100%
  16. A Hifdh student is one who is attending a full time or weekend hifhd school or doing hifdh through private tutoring or home schooling then he/she must register in the very advance category. Additionally, if he/she has memorized more than 5 Ajza then he/she must enroll in the very advance category.

Anyone who has memorized the entire Quran then he/she must enroll in the Huffadh category.


Every registered participant should have received the Quran Contest Schedule based on their selected category. Please send email to quran-contest@islam1.org if you have any questions or have not yet received any email about the Quran Contest.