Testing Rules and Guidelines

Detail Testing Rules and Guidelines

  1. There will be an average of 5-7 minutes per contestant.
  2. A contestant in category 1 & 2 will be asked to recite from the beginning of a Surah
  3. A contestant in categories 3 to 6 will be asked to start from anywhere within a Surah.
  4. Each contestant will recite the entire Surah or until asked to stop reciting.
  5. The contestant MUST start with
    1. Istiaada(الاستعاذة) (saying:  أعوذ بالله من الشيطان الرجيم ) and
    2. Then basmalla (بسملة‎) (saying: بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيم) at the beginning.
    3. Next Surahs can be started with Basmallah If the contestant is asked from the middle of the Surah, then Istiaadah alone is enough.
  6. Point/Score system (for higher category 3-6) : Each contestant starts with 100 points and points are subtracted according to the mistakes.
    1. Forgetting the Ayah all together: – 5 points
    2. Remembering the rest of the Ayah after initial help (by the Shiekh/Hafid): – 3 points
    3. Forgetting a word in an Ayah: – 2 points
    4. Pronouncing a word incorrectly: – 1 points
    5. Forgetting Istiaadah or Basmallah: –1 (for each Surah that it’s missed on)
  7. No Tajweed rules will be tested, however a contestant who knows Tajweed rules well to some extent will get + 5 points at the end.