Update #1: See “Corrections” section (below).
Update #2: MIST Bowl Packets uploaded.
Update #3: Debate Topics and Prepared Prompts posted.
Update #4: Here’s a helpful competition sign-up sheet for your team: click here to download.
(Spoken Word also has two spots under Category III: Writing & Oratory.)
Update #5: Corrections section updated.
Update #6: The Short Film Entry Form can be found here.
Update #7: The updated Community Service ballot can be found here.
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1. Web Design (P. 29, Rule #8) – 750 words maximum
2. Basketball – The general rule remains that a student may only compete in one competition per category, but Basketball is the exception. You may compete in one of the other three bracket competitions (Math Olympics, Debate, or MIST Bowl) and Basketball. Just remember that if you compete in Basketball, you must be signed up for and participate in at least one other competition (from any category).
3. Tafseer Test & MIST Bowl Tafseer Packet (p. 20) – The translation for verse 17 of Surah Balad (Chapter 90) should read: “Then he became one of those who believed, and recommended one another to perseverance and patience, and (also) recommended one another to piety and compassion.”
4. The Short Film Entry Form can be found here.
5. Tafseer Test (P. 9, Rule #6) – “Open-book” means you are allowed to have an English translation of the Quran (without commentary) during the test. No other supplemental material is allowed.
6. Community Service – Updated ballot can be found here.
If you find any more corrections that need to be made to the rule book, or if you’d like to make any suggestions, please submit your feedback at: http://www.getmistified.com/competitions/feedback/
This year’s Knowledge Test books are:
1. “Prince among Slaves” by Terry Alford
2. “Green Deen: What Islam Teaches about Protecting the Planet” by Ibrahim Abdul-Matin
3. “Islam and the Blackamerican: Looking toward the Third Resurrection” by Sherman A. Jackson
4. “Western Muslims and the Future of Islam” by Tariq Ramadan
This year’s MIST Bowl topics are:
Topic I: Tafseer
Topic II: Islamic Spain (There is no packet for this category. All questions will come from the “Cities of Light: The Rise & Fall of Islamic Spain” documentary)
Topic III: Historic Sites
Topic IV: Muslims in North America
Topic V: Loyal Companions
Topic VI: Current Events, starting January 1st, 2011 (no packet)