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MIST Detroit


MIST Detroit

MIST Detroit


SPORTS: MARCH 23rd, 2019 | Locations TBA

MIST is a unique program designed for today's American youth. It is famous for being a fun, educational, interactive program of competitions and workshops geared towards bringing high school students together from around the nation to develop leadership, communication, and other creative skills, all while gaining a deeper understanding of Islam and Muslims. 



Rulebook and addendum have been released! Find them on the ‘Tournament’ page!

EARLY SUBMISSIONS NOW LIVE! All submissions are due Friday, March 15, 2019!



In the age of social media, flaunting our lives online can be a source of success. Even when we intend to spread positivity through gaining popularity, we may see humility as an obstacle to that goal. How do we inculcate the virtue of humility when it seemingly brings us down? If we've learned that humility is a weakness, then this shortsighted understanding veils us from its possible hidden strength. Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, once said, "…no one humbles themselves for the sake of God except that God raises their status” (Muslim).

It’s easy to fall prey to our pride. To gain more esteem in the eyes of others, we may follow celebrities who tell us what to buy or how to act. We may look at what others possess and compete with one another to project a lifestyle of success. Is our dignity found in the validation of others, or do we find it on our own terms?

Does humility require shunning the world in order to be humble and find our dignity? Not necessarily, according to prophetic teachings. For example, after Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, told his companions that “no one who has even a seed of arrogance in their heart will enter paradise,” a man objected saying, “I love to have beautiful clothes and shoes.” The Prophet, peace be upon him, alleviated the man’s concerns by replying, “God is beautiful, and He loves beauty. Arrogance means rejecting the truth and looking down on people” (Muslim).

The struggle for humility can be challenging, confusing, and even paradoxical, but it can yield amazing results. We encourage you to creatively explore these concepts, and more, in Regional and National competitions and workshops during MIST 2019. Remember that unique projects displaying creativity and insight will be judged most favorably.

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2018 Rankings

2018 Rankings

Congratulations to all competitors who placed in competitions! The top THREE* competitors in each competition have the option of representing Detroit at Nationals this year.

We look forward to seeing you at Nationals, August 3-5, 2018 at Hofstra University, NY. Stay tuned for more information!

*Except in a select number of pilot competitions only offered at the regional level, starred below.

**Ranking has been corrected after incorrect announcement at Awards Ceremony.

Top Overall Rankings:

Top Overall Teams:

  1. WIHI Wolves
  2. Canton Camels
  3. ATA Ameers
  4. IAE Phoenix
  5. International Academy Central

Top Overall Individuals:

  1. Naheel Ahmed (WIHI Wolves)
  2. Taqwa Almasmari (ATA Ameers)
  3. Tahani Peracha (WIHI Wolves)
  4. Samuel Burnstein (WIHI Wolves)
  5. Anis Rehman (Canton Camels)

Knowledge & Quran:

Sisters Quran Level One:

  1. ATA Ameers, Tayiba Uddin
  2. WIHI Wolves, Khadijah Farooqui
  3. MIA Eagles, Salam Sulaiman

Sisters Quran Level Two:

  1. Henry Ford Hunters, Fatima Bhutta
  2. Genesee Academy, Jenna Tarar
  3. WIHI Wolves, Tahani Peracha

Sisters Quran Level Three:

  1. Canton Camels, Neda Kortam
  2. Massey Mustangs, Humnah Syed
  3. ECA Eagles, Asma Jamil

Sisters Quran Level Four:

  1. WIHI Wolves, Safiya Uzhunnan
  2. ECA Eagles, Maymuna Jamil
  3. MVCA Trailblazers, Aaeshah Siddiqui

Brothers Quran Level One:

  1. WIHI Wolves, Ahmad Khan
  2. WIHI Wolves, Ammaar Saadat
  3. WIHI Wolves, Nasir Kabbani

Brothers Quran Level Two:

  1. IAE Phoenix, Bilal Irfan
  2. WIHI Wolves, Abdullah Adel
  3. WIHI Wolves, Humam Nadeem

Brothers Quran Level Three:

  1. WIHI Wolves, Naheel Ahmed
  2. WIHI Wolves, Abdisa Kabeto
  3. Harrison Hawks, Awab Tanoli

Brothers Quran Level Four:

  1. Canton Camels, Humza Irfan
  2. WIHI Wolves, Ozair Tahir
  3. Rochester Adams, Riyyan Izzathullah

Knowledge Test One:

  1. Canton Camels, Anis Rehman
  2. IA Central, Aaminah Tabassum
  3. IAE Phoenix, Manna Chowdhury

Knowledge Test Two:

  1. Canton Camels, Salik Aslam
  2. ATA Ameers, Nagat Nagi
  3. IAE Phoenix, Shamin Sultana

Knowledge Test Three:

  1. WIHI Wolves, Rayyan Latif
  2. Canton Camels, Ahsan Ahmed
  3. WIHI Wolves, Fatima Wasi

Knowledge Test Four:

  1. WIHI Wolves, Zoha Khan
  2. ATA Ameers, Sali Sanogo
  3. WIHI Wolves, Haneen Hasan


2D Art:

  1. Greater Lansing, Saja Hamdan
  2. Northville, Saima Siddiqui
  3. WIHI Wolves, Fatima Wasi

3D Art:

  1. WIHI Wolves, Ayesha Khan
  2. Canton Camels, Samah Huq
  3. WIHI Wolves, Mohammad Shaikh

*Culinary Arts:

  1. WTMC, Huda Vaid**
  2. Genesee Academy, Ayah Bakleh
  3. Genesee Academy, Saman Amin

Fashion Design:

  1. Canton Camels, Fizza Ahmed
  2. ATA Ameers, Malaikah Saadiq
  3. MIA Eagles, Areeba Razi

Graphic Design:

  1. WIHI Wolves, Nusayba Siddiqui
  2. WIHI Wolves, Sami Darwish
  3. IA Central, Ibrahim Tarabishy


  1. ATA Ameers, Salwa Omar
  2. Athens Red Hawks, Fatima Majeeb
  3. ATA Ameers, Assita Doumbia


  1. ATA Ameers
  2. WIHI Wolves
  3. IAE Phoenix



  1. Canton Camels
  2. WIHI Wolves
  3. Troy High MSA

MIST Bowl:

  1. ATA Ameers
  2. Canton Camels
  3. IA Central

Math Olympics:

  1. Massey Mustangs, Zulaikha Zakiullah
  2. WIHI Wolves, Muhammad Tarar
  3. ATA Ameers, Bilal Khan

Brothers Improv:

  1. WIHI Wolves
  2. Canton Camels
  3. Rochester Adams

Sisters Improv:

  1. WIHI Wolves
  2. ATA Ameers
  3. Troy High MSA

Writing & Oratory:

*American Sign Language:

  1. North Farmington Raiders, Lamia Tank
  2. IA Central, Yaman Qalieh
  3. WIHI Wolves, Maria Kasparek

Extemporaneous Essay:

  1. Massey Mustangs, Fadilah Khan
  2. Canton Camels, Anis Rehman
  3. WIHI Wolves, Humaira Raza

Extemporaneous Speaking:

  1. Canton Camels, Nour Kazbour
  2. WIHI Wolves, Samuel Burnstein
  3. MIA Eagles, Noor Elshaikh

Original Oratory:

  1. ATA Ameers, Taqwa Almasmari
  2. Canton Camels, Raiyan Ahmed
  3. ATA Ameers, Siham Azom

Written Poetry:

  1. IA Central, Zeina Aboushaar
  2. Athens Red Hawks, Feiza Muhib
  3. IAE Phoenix, Tajwar Eram

Spoken Word:

  1. UAIS Phoenix, Arslan Anjum
  2. ECA Eagles, Mariam Samir
  3. WIHI Wolves, Tahani Peracha**

Short Fictional Story:

  1. Canton Camels, Imani Ahmad
  2. ATA Ameers, Mariam Arabi
  3. Massey Mustangs, Anamta Masoodi

Prepared Essay:

  1. IA Central, Mayar Zamzam
  2. ATA Ameers, Sali Sanogo
  3. MIA Eagles, Duaa Caldwell

Group Projects:

Brothers’ Nasheed/Rap:

  1. ATA Ameers
  2. WIHI Wolves
  3. Harrison Hawks

Sisters’ Nasheed/Rap:

  1. WIHI Wolves
  2. Canton Camels
  3. ATA Ameers

Business Venture:

  1. Canton Camels
  2. International Academy Central
  3. ATA Ameers

Community Service:

  1. WTMC**
  2. Canton Camels
  3. WIHI Wolves

Science Fair:

  1. WIHI Wolves
  2. IA Central
  3. Skyline High School

Social Media:

  1. WIHI Wolves
  2. ATA Ameers
  3. Rochester Adams

Short Film:

  1. ATA Ameers
  2. ECA Eagles
  3. Rochester Adams


Sisters Basketball:

  1. Bloomfield Hills Blackhawks
  2. Canton Camels
  3. Greater Lansing-Okemos

Brothers Basketball:

  1. Farmington
  2. North Farmington Raiders/Harrison Hawks Coalition
  3. Henry Ford Hunters

*Sisters Soccer:

  1. Northville/HFEC Coalition
  2. Carman-Ainsworth/Grand Blanc/Troy High Coalition
  3. WIHI Wolves

*Brothers Soccer:

  1. Grand Blanc
  2. Canton Camels/Northville/WTMC Coalition
  3. Genesee Academy/Carman-Ainsworth Coalition


*These are pilot competitions which are only offered at the regional level

**Ranking has been corrected after incorrect announcement at Awards Ceremony

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