This is the chant of hundreds of high school Muslim boys and girls coming together for one event, Muslim Interscholastic Tournament (MIST).
MIST is a tournament that is held annually where high schools contend in competitions under different categories like Arts, Sports, Quran, Group Projects, Debate and many more.
This weekend of July 25, 26 and 27 MIST Nationals are being held for the first time in the city of Baltimore.
Children from all over the US and even parts of Canada are coming to MIST Nationals for challenging, fun-filled and collaborative events.
MIST Regionals were held in the winter of 2019 locally in different states ranging from Michigan, Florida, California, to even Texas.
Highschool contestants spent a weekend competing against their friends and community members. People who placed either first, second or third continued on to Nationals to compete with people they’ve never met before. Contenders are excited to compete in events and games starting the weekend of July 25 2019 and looking forward to an amazing MIST Nationals experience.
Every year the theme to each MIST event is different from the last. This year the theme is The Honor of Humility: Discovering Dignity in Challenging Pride.
Competitions revolve around this theme, which allows for children to learn how to be a better Muslim while having fun and competing at the same time. While children can compete, they can also attend lectures called MISTalks which are led by profound Sheikhs. These lectures will be teaching high schoolers about Islam and empowering them to be better Muslims in today’s society.
MIST Nationals is an experience you can’t miss out on. Everyone makes new friends and they interact with people who they have never met before. People who have participated in MIST events always come back saying “it’s amazing”, “an experience you can’t miss”, or “I wish I could go back for one more year”.
MIST is a great way for young Muslims to show off their skills and attend a religious retreat. The youth is enthusiastic and can not wait for this year’s 2019 MIST Nationals in Baltimore.
Which school will come out on top? More to come soon.