Q: Are the competitions open for all or only for the winners from the Regions?
A: The competitions are open for all.
Q: Can I participate in finals without taking part in preliminaries?
A: No, taking part in preliminaries is must for all to qualify for finals. Winners from Regions are also required to take part in preliminaries.
Q: Can I take part in Hifz e Adhya and Hifz e Quran on Saturday?
A: Unfortunately not. If a till wants to take part in Hifz e Adhya or Quran, they must come on Friday.
Q: For Khilafat Jubilee prayers, can i be asked to recite from the middle or always from the start?
A: This is on discretion of the judge. So it is advised to prepare from the start as well well from any middle prayer. The prayers can be asked without sequence.
Q: Can I do speeches in Urdu?
A: Yes, but please inform the organisers so they can send you to the correct judge.
Q: How would I know if I have made to the finals?
A: Announcements will be done immediately after preliminaries and hence all Atfal must stay in the main Atfal Gah to listen to announcements.
Q: Can my parents stand next to me while I am taking part?
A: Unfortunately not, All parents must stay in the designated area unless there are special circumstances.
Q: I want to play football/cricket but don’t have a team, can I still play?
A: We don’t want to deny any tifil from participating, we suggest you get in touch with your local or regional nazim atfal. If not speak to a member of the SEJ team when you get to the Ijtema.
Q: I want to participate in both academics and sports, can I?
A: Yes! Each age group has an allocated time for academics and sports. The two wont overlap.
Q: I don’t know what region I’m in, what shall I do?
A: When you register at Ijtema, the registration team will be able to tell you.
Q: Can I take part in more than one sport?
A: Yes! There may be some fixture clashes in the schedule for cricket and football, but speak to the SEJ team at ijtema and we will try to facilitate as many teams as we can.
Q: Football/Cricket/Athletics isn’t really my thing, is there anything else I can do during the sports session?
A: Yes! The indoor games marquee has games and activities for all age groups, from brain challenging board games, Nintendo Wii, PS4, Nerf guns as well as life size jenga to name a few! And the best part is its only for Atfal!
Q: When will the atfal sports session take place?
A: This year the atfal will InshAllah have their own designated sports field, the sessions will be split by age group. Kindly refer to the ijtema program for more info.