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Click here for a list of competitions and here for the theme for 2019.

Pilot Competitions Rules (Click Here for MIST NJ 2019 Addendum)


  • Mobile Apps Ballot

  • Culinary Arts Ballot

  • Scrapbook Ballot

  • Soccer Rules

This year's Knowledge Test books are:

  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

This year's MIST Bowl topics are:

  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 (updated February 7th, 2019)

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

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

Other competitions requiring topics:

Original Oratory/Prepared Essay


Prompts, packets and books updated January 29, 2019.