Mafiq Foundation

Muslim Youth Debate Tournament

An Overview

Focuses on developing and exercising skills in parliamentary debate, critical analysis, and verbal delivery in the context of relevant faith-related topics. In our Muslim youth, we help nurture eloquence and wisdom in how the world works; this one, and the next.

Upcoming Events

June 2024
22 June

MYDT-Muslim Youth Debate Tournament- SUMMER 2024

July 2024
13 - 14 July

My-HACK-2024: Young Muslim Professional Hack

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Participant Resources

Code of Conduct

We have laid out rules and code of conduct that every participant and parent is expected to abide by.

Format & Rubrics​

Our set of criteria used for assessing our participants in every event

Resources & Tips​

Library of tools to help our participants learn and prepare for the upcoming event.

Judges' Resources

Resources & Tips

With every EPC event, we have laid out rules and code of conduct that every participant and parent have to abide by.

Past Events

Date/VenueWinning TeamPreliminariesFinal & Semi TopicsWinners
2024 National Debate Tournament at ICNA Convention
High School Final
LIOHS Articulators-Nuclear Energy should be more Widespread
-Muslim should not vote
-The UN is not Obsolete
-The Brothers can not dunk

Final:We need less cooks in the kitchen
Semi-final:Masjids are failing
Muadah Nakrawala, Abdulkadir Tahir, Rawan Al-Samarrie
2023 National Debate Tournament at ICNA Convention
High School Final
LIOHS Leave a LegacyChatGPT damages intellectual growth
- The theory of evolution promotes atheism
- The imam’s clothes should fit the times (impromptu)
- Venus is better than Mars (impromptu)
Final: Hold up, we should let him cook
Semi-final: We will cross that bridge when we get there
Zaid Khan, Khadijah Ahmad, Sumayya Zaghloul
2024 National Debate Tournament at ICNA Convention
Middle School Final
YL-Logic Legends-Nuclear Energy should be more Widespread
-Swift is overrated
-TikTok shoud not be banned
-The Brothers can not dunk
Final: We need more time to prepare
Semi-Final: Take Seat
Bayan Rahman
Haaniyah Khan
Khadijah Qirat
2023 National Debate Tournament at ICNA Convention
Middle School Final
Cloud 9 3/4ChatGPT should be allowed in schools
- Zoos should be shut down
- Muslims no longer have time for arts (impromptu)
- Blue is better than green (impromptu)
Final: The second amendment needs to be amended
Semi-Final: Gen Z has it too easy
Fatimah Ahmad
Hisham Khan
Suraiya Farooqui
2023 MYDT @ ADAMS CENTER
High School
Al AlameenThe work week should be 4 days
- Rail should replace road in America
- The United States does not stand for freedom (impromptu)
Final: This party's over
Semi-Final: Muslims should have non-muslim friends
Syeda Labibah
Aisha Kashem
Abid Noor
2023 MYDT @ ADAMS CENTER
Middle School
AFA H2ZThe work week should be 4 days
- You must pay to use social media
- The world did not abandon Palestine (impromptu)
Final: It’s ok to be sus
Semi-Final: Muslims should have non-muslim friends
Hafsa Rahmatullah
Huda Shah
Zaara Ehsan
2022 Debate Tournament
Virtual
High School
Overall best debater: Zaid Khan
2022 Debate Tournament
Virtual
High School Final
Legacy LionsVegetarianism needs to be implemented
Good Soldiers don’t follow orders
Democracy is inclusive enough
Muslims are too woke
Final: There is no need to travel abroad for religious scholarship
Semi-Final: Muslims are to blame for our problems
Maryam Arastu
Rayyan Naik
Zaid Khan
2022 Debate Tournament
Virtual
Middle School
Overall best debater: Sulaiman Abdullah
2022 Debate Tournament
Virtual
Middle School Final
Cloud 9 and 3/4Vegetarianism needs to be implemented
Good Soldiers don’t follow orders
Islamic schools should be subsidized
You shouldn’t cry over spilled milk
Final: Kids need less freedom
Semi-Final: Muslims are to blame for our problems
Fatimah Bint Sameer Ahmad
Hisham Khan
Suraiya Farooqi
2022 National Debate Tournament at ICNA Convention
High School Final
MUNA HSExtinct species should be brought back
Racism is here to stay
We must not fight the bully (Impromtu)
A city life is better than a country life (Impromptu)
Final: America has a responsibility to stop unjust governmentsZayed Mahafuz
Omar Faruq Khan
Areeb Gani
2022 National Debate Tournament at ICNA Convention
Middle School Final
ICMExtinct species should be brought back uniforms ahould be mandatory in school
We must not fight the bully (Impromptu)
Children should not watch YouTube (Impromptu)
Final: The Chickens must be stoppedMahrus Chowdhury
Azimullah Rifai
Mohammad Taariq Ashkar Ali
2021 Virtual
High School Final
MUNA HSSocial media companies ought to be legally responsible for content posted by users on their platforms
The next pandemic will most likely be worse than covid-19
This house would stop making pennies (Impromptu)
Masajid are no longer a safe space for our youth (Impromptu)
Final: The era of personal vehicles is coming to an end.
Semi-Final: Governments should monitor their citizens (Impromptu)
Areeb Gani
Zayed Mahfuz
Omar Faruq Khan
2021 Virtual
Middle School School
MUNA-AUSSI1Recess should be mandatory
Space exploration should be expanded
This house would stop making pennies (Impromptu)
Pineapple should not be on pizza (Impromptu)
Final: If you can’t beat 'em, join 'em.
Semi-Final: Professional sports are a waste (Impromptu)
Abida Rashid
Zahra Nur
Madhia Orva Khan
2021 Virtual at ICNA
High School Final
IDKSecond place is preferable to first place (Impromptu)
Covid vaccines should be mandatory (Impromptu)
Final: College is more harmful than beneficial for Muslims.
Semi-Final: Pharmaceutical advertisements should be banned (Impromptu)
Taha Siddiqi
Shaheer Ghazenfer
AbdurRahman Ahmed
2021 Virtual at ICNA Convention
Middle School Final
Muslim MunchkinsSecond place is preferable to first place (Impromptu)
Homework is detrimental to a student’s growth (Impromptu)
Final: The school day should mirror the work day.
Semi-Final: You can judge a book by its cover
Karim Zohdy
Aryan Sajid
Ayman Chowdhury
2020 Virtual
High School Final
MUNA-H2Final: The meaning of a creative work is NOT solely determined by the creators(s)Zaid Mahafuz
Erfan Hamza
Tafhim Hoque
2019 at Diyanet Center of America
High School Final
MUNA-H2Final: A benevolent dictator is better than a democratically elected head of stateZaid Mahafuz
Erfan Hamza
Tafhim Hoque
2019 at Diyanet Center of America
Middle School Final
ISB 3RSFinal: College is unnecessaryReshad Ayman Islam
Raeid M. Raunak
Ragib Ahnaf
2018 at Islamic Society of Baltimore
High School Final
ISB HS2Final: By high school it is too late.Shaheer Imam
Ariyan Sajid
Ayman Chowdhury
2018 at Islamic Society of Baltimore
Middle School Final
Final: Muslims will benefit from engaging in current politicsAisha Khan
Ayah Aligabi
Huma Chowdhury
2017 at ADAMS Center, Herndon, Va
High School Final
MUNAImpromptuAdbia Chowdhury
Shadia Nahar
Faizah Saadmin
2017 at ADAMS Center, Herndon, Va
Middle School Final
MAS-11ImpromptuAreeb Khan
Muhurto Rahman
Safa Islam
2016 Diyanet Center of America, Lanham, Md
Islamic Society of Baltimore
High School Final
Ar-Rahmah HS 1
ImpromptuJunaid Malik
Awais Sheikh
Zubair Malik
2016
Middle School Final
MUNA DiamondImpromptuFaizah Saadmin
Ameen Ahmed
Adiba Chowdhury
2015 at Islamic Center Maryland, Gaithersburg, Md
High School Final
MUNA Diamond 3
Final: Kill one to save manyReem Saiuddin
Sayeemah Ahmed
Anisah Bengharsa
June 21, 2014
High School Final
MUNA
Muslim Ummah of North America
Impromtu
Osman Syed
Hiba Nakhlawi
Noor Ghafoor
September 2013
ISNA Convention
Washington DC
High School Final
Final: The Benefits of expanding Masjid Al Haram outweigh the need to preserve Makkah’s historic sitesMona Hagmagid
Adib Ahmed
Faraz Ahsan
September 2013
Middle School Final
MUNA
Washington, DC
Final: The United States has a moral obligation to promote democratic principals in the Middle EastNuha Mahboob
Ilsa Mir
Taharat Sheikh
June 29, 2013
Islamic Society Of Baltimore, Baltimore, Md
High School Final
MUNAImpromptuTahmiid Hossain
Wasif Sikder
Tajbik Sheikh
June 29, 2013
Al Fatih Academy​, Virginia
Middle School Final
ImpromptuAsiya Ahmad
Dhuha Baig
Ibrahim Farooq
June 30, 2013
ADAMS Center, Virginia
Middle School Final
Maryam Ahmad
Mona Hagmagid
Omar Farooq
June 19, 2011
Al Huda School, College Park, Maryland
June 26, 2010
Adams Center, Virginia
June 28, 2009
Dar Al Taqwa, Ellicott City, Maryland
June 24, 2008
Al Rahmah School (ISB), Baltimore, Maryland
June 24, 2007
Dar Al Taqwa, Ellicott City, Maryland
June 2006
Al Huda School, College Park, Maryland
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