MIST = Muslim Interscholastic Tournament
Our mission is to bring high school students together to develop leadership, promote communication, and inspire creativity while gaining a deeper understanding of Islam and Muslims. We do this through our annual regional and national tournaments. MIST was founded in 2002 by a teenage girl in Houston, Texas and now takes place in 18 regions across North America and the UK. Our 2017 regional tournaments brought in over 6,000 high school students as competitors and hundreds of volunteers, judges, and coaches.
Develop Confidence and Professionalism
MIST provides a platform to help our participants develop confidence and professionalism by practicing presentation, public speaking, and problem solving skills.
Embrace Identity when Engaging the World
Our participants learn strategies to deal with stereotypes and prejudices against Islam and Muslims, and are given the inspiration to embrace their identity as they engage the world.
Express Thoughts, Emotions, and Ideas
Every individual has a unique voice. Through our competitions, we strive to validate and motivate our participants to be successful, compassionate human beings.
Meet and Network with Peers Around the World
Participants with the opportunity to meet and network with diverse peers within their schools, their regions, and across the world, who share the same interests while building relationships.
THIS YEAR'S THEME
The Valor of Mercy: Summoning the Strength of Compassion
Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said, “Help your brother whether he is oppressed or an oppressor." A man said, "O Messenger of God, I will help him if he is oppressed, but if he is an oppressor, how shall I help him?" The Prophet responded, "By preventing him from oppressing, for that is how to help him.” (Bukhari, Muslim, Tirmidhi)