As with every academic year, students of the Pretoria Educational Centre took part in the inter-student competition for Qiraat, Naat and Lecture (in English, Arabic and Urdu). The competition typically consists of 3 rounds with an elimination process whereby the highest positioned participants in each category proceed to the next round. After the first round, approximately ten students advanced from each category based on the averaging of results given by multiple adjudicators. As such, the semi final that was held during the course of the day on the 27th October was a competitive affair where students fitter showcased their abilities. The theme that was set out this year was, however, special and unique. All students had to speak about the life, work and status of Ala Hazrat Imama Ahmad Raza Khan on the occasion of his 100th Urs Celebration. Furthermore, Naat Reciters tendered praises of the Holy Prophet صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم in the poetry written by Ala Hazrat.
Watch a summary of the semi final competition for all categories below and stay tuned for confirmation on the participants that will be in action for the final on the 23rd November.