Inheritance of the Prophets
ILM Competition
Masjid al Tawheed of Detroit

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ


Children of all ages are invited to participate in Masjid Tawheed’s first youth competition entitled The Inheritance of the Prophets Ilm Competition. The purpose of this program is to encourage our children to learn about their religion – Islam – and to understand the importance of seeking knowledge. Allah سبحانه و تعالى tells us in the Quran:

وَقُل رَّبِّ زِدْنِي عِلْماً

…and say: "My Lord! Increase me in knowledge." [Taa Haa 20:114]


There is no better knowledge than the understanding of the religion. As mentioned in a hadeeth the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم explains the status of the scholars:

“Indeed for the ‘Aalim (scholar) everything in the heavens and the earth seek forgiveness for him and the fish in the sea, and the virtue of an ‘Aalim over the servant is like the virtue of the moon on a full-moon night over the rest of the heavenly bodies and the Scholars are the inheritors of the prophets and indeed the prophets do not leave behind as inheritance dinaar nor dirham, they leave behind as inheritance the knowledge, so whoever takes from it then he has grasped an abundant fortune.”

We hope that through this program the children and their families will gain a better understanding of Islam and will continue on the path to seek knowledge and receive some of the Inheritance of the Prophets.


This year’s competition is focused on the most important aspect of knowledge – Knowing Allah and Tawheed.

There will be five levels of competition according to age. Each level has been assigned material to study.



Study Material





Study Packet

Ilm Competition - photo of Pre Elementary packet.




Knowing Allah by Dr. Muhammad Al-Jibaly 2nd Edition

 Ilm Competition - image of book cover Knowing Allah by Dr. Muhammad Al Jibaly.




Knowing Allah and Knowing the Angels by Dr. Muhammad Al-Jibaly (2 books) both 2nd Editions

Ilm Competition - image of book cover Knowing Allah by Dr. Muhammad Al Jibaly. Ilm Competition - image of book cover Knowing the Angles by Dr. Muhammad Al Jibaly.

$20.00 (set of 2)



Tafsir Ibn Kathir Surat al Kahf (vol. 6)

 Ilm Competition - image of book cover Tafsir Ibn Kathir




Tafsir ibn Kathir Surat Yusuf (vol. 5)

 Ilm Competition - image of book cover Tafsir Ibn Kathir


*Age as of July 31, 2010

Competition Information and Guidelines

  1. Online registration can be done here.
  2. Onsite registration will take place at Masjid Tawheed (Tawheed Center of Detroit) after Salaatul Jumuah. Visit the masjid web site.
  3. Registration ends July 17, 2010.
  4. Books and Pre-Elementary Study Packets are available for purchase at Masjid Tawheed.
  5. We are not offering any study sessions.
  6. On the competition day there will be two rounds. In the first round all participants (excluding pre-elementary level) will take a written test. The top scorers will then proceed to the second round which will be an oral quiz.
  7. Pre-Elementary participants will participate individually. Pre-Elementary program is separate from the rest of the competition and has a different format.
  8. For additional information please see our FAQ or email


There is no registration fee however your financial support is needed to make this a successful program. You can make a contribution at Masjid Tawheed or email to make other arrangements. Please donate generously.