Ministry of Religious Affairs & Interfaith Harmony Pakistan National Seerat Book Competition 2024 Data sheet/form online

The Ministry of Religious Affairs & Interfaith Harmony conducts annual National / International Seerat Conference on the occasion of 12th Rabi ul Awal in order to pay homage and respect to the Holy Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (Peace and Bless be upon him) and to disseminate his teachings. The Ministry also proposes a topic for the Conference and invites scholars to write the Maqalat on that topic.

A National Seerat Book Competition is arranged by the Ministry of Religious Affairs & Interfaith Harmony each year in order to propagate and disseminate teachings of Holy Prophet (S.A.W.S) and for the promotion of interest of the public in the study of Seerat-un-Nabi (S.A.W.S) particularly and study of Islamic teachings in general. The following regulations/procedures are hereby formulated.

Ministry of Religious Affairs & Interfaith Harmony Pakistan National Seerat Book Competition 2024 Data sheet/form online

The unique series of the Ministry for the solution of contemporary problems and the promotion and dissemination of the Prophet’s biography in the society. The last date for submission of entries is the National Competition for the Books of the Biography of the Prophet ﷺ, Books of the Naat of the Prophet ﷺ and Articles of Biography for the year 2024/1446 AH, organized by the Ministry of Health. March 31, 2024.

Ministry of Religious Affairs & Interfaith Harmony Pakistan National Competition Of Seerat Books 2024/1446 AH

(a) Competition of Books on Seerat-un-Nabi (SAW) in Urdu (Three Prizes).
(b) Competition of Books on Seerat-un-Nabi (SAW) in Foreign Languages (Arabic & English), (Three Prizes).
c) Competition of Books on Seerat-un-Nabi (SAW) in regional languages (One Prize in each regional language).
d) Competition of Books on Seerat-un-Nabi (SAW) for children in Urdu (Three Prizes).

Ministry of Religious Affairs & Interfaith Harmony Pakistan Competition Of Naat Books

(a) Competition of Books on Na’at-e-Rasool (SAW) in Urdu (Three Prizes).
(b) Competition of Books on Na’at-e-Rasool (SAW) in regional
languages (One Prize in each regional language).

Ministry of Religious Affairs & Interfaith Harmony Pakistan Competition Of Islamic Book By Women
Writers Only

(a) Competition of Islamic Books for women in Urdu (Three Prizes).

Ministry of Religious Affairs & Interfaith Harmony Pakistan Competition Of Special Editions Of Journals/
Periodicals / Magazines On Seerat Or Naat

(a) Competition of special editions of periodicals/ journals/magazines on Seerat and Na’at (Three Prizes).

Seerat book competition was organized on the above-mentioned topic. Authors of the books/articles who secured top positions in the competition were awarded cash prizes, souvenirs and certificates. Prizes were distributed by the President and the Prime Minister during Rahmatul lil Aalmeen Conference.

Ministry of religious affairs & interfaith harmony Seerat book Competition Advertisement

Ministry of religious affairs & interfaith harmony has Published the Seerat book Competition Advertisement in Daily Express Newspapers on 29th January 2024. Full Details about ministry of religious affairs & interfaith harmony Pakistan Seerat book competition 2024 is given here. Advertisements for National Seerat Book Competition in Urdu & English languages will be published in the prominent national and regional daily.

All the aspirants (male, female) are requested to submit 10 copies of books/newspapers, magazines and 5 copies of biographical essays along with identity card and required documents (attested) along with online application form. Print to the undersigned۔

Ministry of Religious Affairs & Interfaith Harmony Pakistan National Competition 2024/1446 AH Data sheet/form online

National Seerat Conference and Seerat Book Competition 2024 Winner Name List

We will update National Seerat Conference and Seerat Book Competition 2024 Winner list as it declared by MORA. These regulations/procedures will be called Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs) of National Seeral Book Competition’s and will be applicable from the National Seerat Book Competition of 2024 or mentioned otherwise.

Sr. NoName of CategoryNo of Total Prizes
01Seerat Books in Urdu3
02Seerat Books for Children3
03Seerat Book in Regional Languageeach prize for one
language
04Seerat Book Foreign Language3
05Naat Books in Urdu3
06Naat Books in Regional Languageeach prize for one
language
07Book by Women3
08Mujallat3
09Maqalat for Men and Women36

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA AND CONDITIONS
Following eligibility criteria and conditions will apply to the participants, taking part in the said competition:

(A) All those books which have been written or published in the last five years from last date of this competition and have not been included previously in any competition held under the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony will be eligible for the competition

(B) The author of the book or article should be alive. The books should be comprehensive, based on research, having literary merit and supported by original content and should not be less than 275 pages except for the Naat Books and the Books for children which should not be less than 100 pages. (To be applicable from competition 2023). The book on Na’at should be in conformity with the Injunctions of Islamic teachings.
The book should be an original work and not an anthology, rendition, translation or an interpretation in any form of another book or material published previously in any language or a copy of a published material.

The books/journals and articles containing errors in Quranic Verses and Ahadith or having portraits/images including title page of immoral living things or material conveying sectarian bias or showing lack of concern for the spirit of Islamic teachings or containing blasphemous material in the form of manuscript shall not be entertained. Legible Seerat articles/papers, to be of one’s own efforts, should be typed and comprised from 20 to 30 pages (A4 Size) only. Further, the font of the letters and headings should be of 16 and 18 respectively while first page should be used for name of scholars or authors, postal address and theme of the article. Articles /Maqala beyond this limit shall not be entertained.

(a). The book / Maqala having deficient document or not complying with the advertised condition will not be included in the competition.

(b). In order to ascertain that the Maqala has been written by the writer himself/herself, the Scrutiny/Apex Committee may interview the writer. In case the committee is not satisfied then it may summarily cancel the participation of the Maqala in the competition and this decision will be unchallengeable.

(c). On the recommendation of the committee, the Ministry may ban the participation of respective writer for ever or for a specific period of time as the case may be.

(d). The Ministry may cancel the award and may confiscate the prize at any stage if it is reasonably established that the writer has not complied with the advertised conditions.

(e) The similarity index / plagiarism of all Maqalat will be checked and in case it is more than 20% then decision about its participation will be made by Judges / Apex Committee which would be final.

(7). In all cases the amount of award / prize is liable to be increased or decreased according to the availability of funds, or in keeping with the standard of book / articles. The award or otherwise shall be finalized by the Ministry on the recommendation of Apex Committee and no appeal whatsoever against the final decision shall be allowed.

(8). 10 Copies of each book and 5 copies of each article will be submitted by the desirous participants for competition.

(9). Minimum qualification for writing an article is graduation or its equivalent.

(10) The soft copy of the Article / Maqala will be sent through email as given in the advertisement.

(11). Province of the writers of the article / Maqala will be determined on the basis of their domicile and NADRA NIC. Attested copies of domicile and NADRA NIC must be provided by them for the purpose

(12). The employees of the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony and its attached and subordinate offices will not be allowed to take part in the competition.

National Seerat Book Competition prizes category

The detail of number and amounts of prizes for each category of National Seerat Book Competition are as below:

Books on Seerat in Urdu:

  • 1st Rs. 150,000/-
  • 2nd Rs. 100,000/-
  • 3rd Rs. 75,000/-

Books on Seerat in regional languages:
One Prize in each language Rs. 50,000/-

Books on Seerat in foreign languages (Arabic & English):

  • 1st Rs. 125,000/-
  • 2nd Rs. 75,000/-
  • 3rd Rs. 60,000/-

Books on Seerat in Urdu for children:

  • 1st Rs. 100,000/-
  • 2nd Rs. 75,000/-
  • 3rd Rs. 50,000/-

Books of Naat in Urdu language:

  • 1st Rs. 100,000/-
  • 2nd Rs. 70,000/-
  • 3rd Rs. 50,000/-

Books of Naat in regional language:

One Prize in each language Rs. 50,000/-

Books on Islamic Topics written by women:

  • 1st Rs. 150,000/-
  • 2nd Rs. 100,000/-
  • 3rd Rs. 75,000/-

Magazines/Journals on Seerat& Na’at in Urdu:

  • 1st Rs. 75,000/-
  • 2nd Rs. 50,000/-
  • 3rd Rs. 40,000/-

Competition of Maqalat-e-Seerat at National Level, SIX prizes (Men and Women):

  • 1st Rs. 75,000/-
  • 2nd Rs. 50,000/-
  • 3rd Rs. 45,000/-

Competition of Maqalat-e-Seerat at Provincial Level, Fifteen prizes (Men and Women):

  • 1st Rs.45,000/-
  • 2nd Rs. 40,000/-
  • 3rd Rs. 30,000/-

Note: After filling the data sheet/form online on the Ministry’s website, it must be sent along with its printout to the address given in the books/dissertation advertisement. last date for joining the National Competition for The Book of Seerat, Naat and Maqalat Seerat is 31st March, 2024.

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