The competitions are divided into six different categories:



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:

Topic I: Muslims in Science

Topic II: Global Health Crisis: Equality in Unequal Access
(updated January 29, 2019)

Topic III: How Islam Spread Throughout the World by Yaqeen Institute

Topic IV: People of Perseverance by Yaqeen Institute (updated February 7th, 2019)

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

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

Other competitions requiring topics:

Original Oratory/Prepared Essay


Prompts, packets and books updated January 29, 2019.