MR’s Online Qur’an Reading Contest Ramadan 2008/1429

3rd Annual MR Online Qur’an Reading Competition

Ramadan will start in a week, inshaAllah. Like the previous two Ramadans I held a contest  to see who can read the Qur’an first. So I’m officially starting this contest which will begin on the 1st day of Ramadan 2008/1429 and end on the last day of Ramadan 2008/1429. Check out the standings for Ramadan 2007/1428 here and for Ramadan 2006/1427 here.

How do I join?

Simply comment with an anonymous name, nickname, your name, or whatever name you would like to go by. This name will be publicly desplayed a long with everyone else. If you have a website, blog or an organization you would like to represent or promote along with your name, just include that also.

Confused? Here is an example:

MR –

(Note: Please enter a valid email address when you comment. Also make sure it is one that you check frequently.)

How does it work?

Very simple. You read the Qur’an. Keep track of the number of ayat (verses) you recite daily. Contact me and let me know how much you have done by emailing me, IMing me (if you have my screename) or calling me (if you have my number).

Who wins? And what’s the prize?

Everoyne wins, because everyone is rewarded with blessings from Allah! That is the prize. For Ramadan 2007 we had Phatwa Factory sponsor the contest and award the top winners with free t-shirts.  For Ramadan 2006 there was a surprise donated gift to the winner.  Only Allah knows what the prize will be this year.


  • Anyone can join.
  • You can use anonymous names or your real names.
  • I will not reveal anyones real identity.
  • Contest officially begins on the first day of Ramadan, whatever day that you start.
  • No lying. If you lie, you got some serious issues with yourself.
  • Recitation in prayer doesn’t count. You must actually read from the Qur’an during your free time when your not praying salah.
  • You must read the Qur’an in Arabic only. (English doesn’t count towards the contest, but you should still read the English).
  • You must calculate the number of ayat including Surah al-Fatiha which is 7 ayat.
  • Only include the number of ayat you read from the front to the back. (Example: Do not include the number of ayat if you read Surah Yaseen every day or Surah Kahf every Friday. They do not count.)
  • Holding the Qur’an in Taraweeh salah and following the Hafidh does not count.
  • You must recite out loud or enough so that your lips are moving and your ears can hear. No silent reading or reading from you mind.
  • I have the right to change the rules anytime I feel like to.

So join already! Here is a list of people who have joined already.

48 Replies to “MR’s Online Qur’an Reading Contest Ramadan 2008/1429”

  1. Yo MR, do you think you could post the dates and exact hours, of each quran-contestant-place-winner from the previous years? This will pump up people even more in competition, and let them know what they’re up against for the next year, and inshallah make the results better and better.

    And if you don’t have the dates and hours for the previous years, could you please start it with this year, it is a bit more work, but the benefits are quite clear.

    Inshallah we’ll be seeing something like this:

    1st place | Usman Akhtar – Site | 6236 ayat completed| September 3rd 2008, 5:00PM EST

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  3. I’d like to join…guess I’ll get my brother to translate the number of ayahs for me haha.

  4. For some reason, my comments are not coming up. Mind including me in the contest as well. Thanks. 🙂

  5. Lol Allah hu akhbar !

    I just came across this through google and funny enough im also doing the same on my blog with few readers.

    Your blog is beautiful brother. Ill join too as im already doing it and have nearly finished first chapter.

    so count me in.

    peace 2 u

    Brother sharaaz ( do check out my blog sometime ‘ been running successfully for nearly a year ‘ u might like it )

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