Rewarding the Seekers of Knowledge: The Hadith Competition
Every year, PVS organizes a Hadith Competition where students are given a list of authentic Arabic Hadiths with English translation to memorize and recite. Because the Hadith competition could not be held in person this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, PVS was able to successfully host the Hadith Competition through Zoom to ensure safety among all judges and participants. On Friday, November 20th, over 50 students from 1st-8th grade participated in the Hadith Competition. 1st place winner 2nd grader Minahil Rehman, said, “It took me a month to prepare for the Hadiths and I was excited.” The judges were equally pleased with the successful organization of the competition. Zahra Chowdhury, one of the three judges, said, “I was really grateful to see the school continue this program in the midst of COVID. It helps to bring a sense of normalcy and familiarity for our students in these unfamiliar times. I think the students really enjoyed the competition; they were so energetic and excited about the shading and we could tell they truly understood what they were reciting.”
Even before the competition, Islamic studies and Arabic teachers were teaching students the Hadiths and aiding any students in need of help with the proper recitation of the Hadiths. The memorization of Hadiths along with the translation is beneficial to students beyond the competition itself. Lessons and Islamic advice from these texts can be applied to our lives as Muslims to help improve our Iman and character, a goal PVS has had from its inception.
*Grade-level Competition Winners:
Luqman Sultan Ali