The Official MIST Competitions Rulebook for 2019 is here!

If you’ve participated in MIST previously, you will notice the following important changes:

  • The Community Service competition has been changed to Humanitarian Service.

    • The competition has expanded to include a number of causes and countries to support. Please refer to the Rulebook for the new causes and countries.

  • The design of the debate ballots have changed.

  • Students are permitted to bring current event references to extemporaneous competitions.

  • Minor changes to other rules and ballots.

Scholastic Bowl

  1. Topic I: Muslims in Science

  2. Topic II: Global Health Crisis: Equality in Unequal Access
    (updated January 29, 2019)

  3. Topic III: How Islam Spread Throughout the World by Yaqeen Institute

  4. Topic IV: People of Perseverance by Yaqeen Institute

  5. Topic V: Poets of the Past and Present
    (updated January 29, 2019)

  6. Topic VI: Current Events (Starting January 1st, 2019)

Knowledge Tests

  1. Islam and Ethics: A Collection of Yaqeen Institute Publications

    1. War, Islam, and the Sanctity of Life: Non-Aggression in the Islamic Code of Combat

    2. Pulling the Plug: The Islamic Perspectives on End-of-Life Care

    3. When the Earth Speaks Against Us: Environmental Ethics in Islam

  2. Islam and Mental Health: A Collection of Yaqeen Institute Publications

    1. How to be a Mindful Muslim: An Exercise in Islamic Meditation

    2. The Lost Art of Contemplation: Spiritual Psychology Series

    3. Tying Your Camel: An Islamic Perspective on Methodological Naturalism

  3. The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida

  4. The Blood of Emmett Till by Timothy B. Tyson

Qur'an Memorization

Level 1: Surahs 1, 87-114

Level 2: Surahs 78-86 (in addition to all the above)

Level 3: Surahs 67-78 (in addition to all the above)

Level 4: Surah 36, 55, 56 AND choice of 12, 18, 19, or 20 (in addition to all the above)

Prepared Essay/Original Oratory