The Children’s Islamic Quiz Competition 2017 was held on Sunday 23 July 10 am to 4 pm at the Western Sydney University, Bankstown Campus.
The popular annual event, organised by the Islamic Forum for Australian Muslims (IFAM), had almost 200 students from Kindy to Year 10 registered for the competition.
The aim of the event is to encourage our younger generation to learn about their religion in a fun filled exciting environment.
By giving the opportunity to earn some fantastic prizes, including bicycles, technology equipment and a Umrah ticket, kids become highly motivated to learn Islam and implementing its teachings into their daily lives.
The Children’s Islamic Quiz program was first initiated in Canberra by IFAM and has been running successfully there for 11 years. The Quiz was first introduced into Sydney last year, and it was an instant success with over 160 children taking part.
The event started off with the recitation of the Quran, followed by a short introduction of IFAM and its goals to live in accordance with the teachings of Islam and endeavour to establish Islamic living in all spheres of life.
The first section of the quiz was conducted with a ten-question multiple choice participated by all attendees.
There was a break for lunch where the children and parents enjoyed delicious biryani and pani puri obtained from food stalls set up at the venue.
The second session consisted of oral questions and answers, with each participant given two questions, which along with the multiple-choice mark decided if they would make it to the third and final round.
The third and final buzzer round of the quiz, the remaining participants battled it out against each other in groups of five, to see who would get first, second and third place in their respective age groups.
The program concluded with a photo session of the winners with IFAM officials and volunteer organisers and guests.
No one went home too disappointed, knowing that they would all receive a prize at the formal ceremony to be held in September at Western Sydney University, Bankstown Campus.
But best of all, through the Children’s Islamic Quiz, the participants gain something better than any prize, Islamic knowledge and implementation of good values in their daily lives.