Our Story - About the Competition

Years of Success
Participants in 2020
Attendees in 2020

Who We Are

The Hifz and Qira'atul Qur'an Competition is an annual event held at the Islamic Foundation of Toronto. The Competition was established to encourage youth to compete against each other in the categories of Hifz and Qira'at. The purpose of the Competition is to build and strengthen the relationship between Qur'an and the youth.

The Islamic Foundation of Toronto held the first Competition, the first of its kind in North America, in May of 2006 to encourage youth to compete against each other in the recitation of the Holy Qur'an.

With modest beginnings, the first competition had approximately 60 local competitors and judges. The subsequent years saw the Competition grow and allowed individuals from all over North America to compete. We added a Girls' Competition to allow young sisters to also compete in the recitation of the Qur'an.

In society, it is of vital importance that we strengthen the link between the youth and the Qur'an to increase the love for the Qur'an. The Qur'an is the guidebook for all mankind and adherence to its tenets will result is success in this life and the Hereafter.

How we do it

Esteemed international Qurra have been invited to serve as judges for the competiton. Our past guests have included Sheikh Ramadaan Al-Hindawi from Egypt, Qari Mohammad Siddique from India, Ahsanullah Farooqui from Pakistan, Qari Muhammad Saad Nomani from Pakistan, Qari Ayoob Essack from South Africa, Qari Muhammad Atta-ur- Rehman from Pakistan, Qari Mumin Aenul Mubarok from Indonesia, Qari Abdurrahman Sadien from South Africa, and Shaikh Ahmed bin Yaslam Batayyah from Saudi Arabia, to name a few.

Guest Nasheed artists that have attended this program include Junaid Jamshed from Pakistan, Hafiz Kamal Uddin and Qari Imtiyaz Sidat from the UK.

Allah (SWT) says in Surah Ankaboot "And those who strive in our (cause) We will certainly guide them to our paths. For verily Allah is with those who do the right". May Allah (SWT) accept the efforts of all involved with this blessed event. Ameen!

We look forward to your involvement with your children, and we also need your financial support.

“The best amongst you is one who learns the Qur'an and Teaches it to others.”

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