Arab Culture and Islamic Studies

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Arab Culture and Islamic Studies MCQ

Question 1 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
According to Islamic teachings, what did the angel Gabriel tell Muhammad to do?
A
teach monotheism
B
defeat the Syrian rulers
C
write down the most important laws
D
flee to the desert of North Africa
Question 1 Explanation: 
The voice called after him, "O Muhammad, you are the messenger of God, and I am the angel Gabriel." This revelation was soon followed by others about the one true God. Eventually, the angel told Muhammad to begin proclaiming God's message.
Question 2 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Most of Hafiz Quran were martyred in which battle?
A
Badr
B
Yamama
C
Khyber
D
Uhud
Question 2 Explanation: 
The battle played a major role in motivating Abu Bakr to complete the compilation of the Qur'an. During the life of Muhammad, many parts of the written Quran were scattered among his companions, retained as private possession. However, about 360 huffaz (Muslims who had memorized the Qur'an) died at Yamama.
Question 3 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
A building for Muslim prayer is also known as what?
A
Mosque
B
Church
C
Temple
D
Synagogue
Question 3 Explanation: 
The English word "mosque" denotes a Muslim house of worship. The word evolved from the Arabic term masjid, which means "place of prostration." During prayer, Muslims briefly kneel and touch their foreheads to the ground as a sign of submission (literally, Islam) to the will of God.
Question 4 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
first convert to Islam was a.....?
A
Lady
B
Boy
C
Slave
D
Companion
Question 4 Explanation: 
The first converts to Islam at the time of Muhammad were: Khadija bint Khuwaylid - First person to convert and first free female convert. Ali ibn Abi Talib - First free male child in Muhammad's family to convert. Zayd ibn Harithah - First freed slave male convert.
Question 5 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Turkey has built a series of dams and irrigation ditches along the Tigr Euphrates River which has angered which Middle Eastern country?
A
Jordan
B
Iraq
C
Iran
D
Saudi Arabia
Question 5 Explanation: 
Turkey's Southeastern Anatolia Project is one of the largest and most controversial dam-building programs globally. Twenty-two dams are slated to be constructed along the Tigris and Euphrates rivers near Turkey's borders with Syria and Iraq.
Question 6 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Title of Hazrat Umar?
A
Ghani
B
Siddique
C
Farooq
D
Zun Naurain
Question 6 Explanation: 
He succeeded Abu Bakr (632–634) as the second caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate on 23 August 634. He was an expert Muslim jurist known for his pious and just nature, which earned him the epithet al-Farooq ("the one who distinguishes (between right and wrong)").
Question 7 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
..... was the important event in the year of 13th Nabvi.
A
Boycott
B
Miraj
C
Battle of Badr
D
Battle of Ohad
Question 8 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Hazrat Imam Tirmazy was a student of.....?
A
Imam Bukhari
B
Imam Abu Dawood
C
Bukhari Sharif, Ibne Dawood
D
Muta, Ibne Maja
Question 9 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
What does witr mean?
A
odd
B
even
C
you can pick if it's odd or even
D
none of the above
Question 9 Explanation: 
Witr (Arabic: وتر) is an Islamic prayer (salat) that is performed at night after Isha (night-time prayer) or before fajr (dawn prayer). Witr has an odd number of raka'at prayed in pairs, with the final raka'ah prayed separately.
Question 10 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
What was the relationship between Islam and the indigenous religions of Africa?
A
Islamic teachers attempted to eradicate the animist indigenous religions of Africa.
B
Because both indigenous African religion and Islam were monotheistic, the two became inextricably intertwined.
C
Islam was able to accommodate pagan practices and beliefs in the early stages of conversion
D
Islam successfully overcame indigenous religious beliefs, and almost all Africans converted to Islam.
Question 10 Explanation: 
Islam has been in Africa for so long and has become so acculturated to the African landscape that some scholars have argued that it is a traditional African religion. Conversions to Islam were generally pacific in nature and heavily incorporated pre-Islamic rituals and beliefs.
Question 11 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Why were Muslims discouraged from illustrating living beings in their artwork?
A
They believed that the Ten Commandments had prohibited the painting of humans.
B
They believed that only Allah could create humans, and their images were therefore avoided.
C
They thought that images of animals were evil and would be used in the worship of other gods.
D
They understood that their artists had not mastered the ability to paint animals very well.
Question 11 Explanation: 
How did Muslims use science in the worship of Allah? Why were Muslims discouraged from illustrating living beings in their artwork? Because the illustration of living images were discouraged in Islamic art, Muslims excelled instead in?
Question 12 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
In some countries Islamic law is the law of the land. Other Muslim nations have a n religi based legal system. What does this show about Islamic culture?
A
It is based on the Qur'an
B
It has no rules for behavior
C
It varies from place to place
D
It expanded through conquest
Question 12 Explanation: 
Most Muslim countries have mixed legal systems that postulate a constitution and Rule of Law, while also allowing rules of traditional Islamic jurisprudence to influence certain areas of national law. These systems possess large bodies of codified laws, which may be based on European or Indian codes.
Question 13 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Who was the eldest daughter of Hazrat Muhammad (SAW)?
A
Hazrat bibi Umm Kulthum (R.A)
B
Hazrat bibi Zainab (R.A)
C
Hazrat bibi Fatima (R.A)
D
Hazrat bibi Ruqayyah (R.A)
Question 13 Explanation: 
Zainab bint Muhammad (Arabic: زَيْنَب بِنْت مُحَمَّد‎) (598/599—629 CE), was the eldest daughter of the Islamic prophet Muhammad by his first wife Khadijah.
Question 14 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Who was the third Caliph of the Islamic empire?
A
Ali
B
Uthman
C
Abu Bakr
D
Umar
Question 14 Explanation: 
Uthman ibn Affan's reign (644–656) was undoubtedly one of the most formative in this tumultuous period. Born in the Hijaz (Arabia) into an Umayyad family in the Quraysh clan, Uthman was a companion of the Prophet. He was already in his mid-sixties when he was elected third caliph.
Question 15 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The Zaboor was given to the prophet.....
A
Isa
B
Musa
C
Ibraaheem
D
Dawood
Question 15 Explanation: 
Mention in the Quran The Qur'an itself says nothing about the Zabur specifically, except that it was revealed to Dawud and that in the Zabur is written "My servants the righteous, shall inherit the earth". Indeed, We have revealed to you, [O Muhammad], as We revealed to Noah and the prophets after him.
Question 16 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
What was the name of the capital city of the Muslim empire in The Middle East after they left Damascus?
A
Cordoba
B
Jerusalem
C
Spain
D
Baghdad
Question 16 Explanation: 
The Islamic Golden Age was inaugurated by the middle of the 8th century by the ascension of the Abbasid Caliphate and the transfer of the capital from Damascus to Baghdad.
Question 17 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following is characterized by laziness?
A
Hope
B
Wishful thinking
C
Faith
D
Optimism
Question 17 Explanation: 
Lazy people always have a reason for why they can't, won't, or shouldn't do something.

1. You Have an Excuse for Everything.
  • Fear of failure.
  • Fear of change.
  • Fear of challenging situations.
  • Fear of responsibility.
  • Lack of confidence.
  • Lack of commitment.
Question 18 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
What does Ghusl mean?
A
Cleaning the entire body and hair while taking a bath or shower.
B
Performing Wudu
C
Swimming
D
another word for istinja'
Question 18 Explanation: 
ghusl, in Islām, the “major ablution” that entails washing the entire body in ritually pure water and is required in specified cases for both the living and the dead.
Question 19 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
One obligation of a Muslim is to make at least one pilgrimage (Hajj) to:
A
Medina
B
Mt Arafat
C
Baghdad
D
Mecca
Question 19 Explanation: 
hajj, also spelled ḥadjdj or hadj, in Islam, the pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, which every adult Muslim must make at least once in his or her lifetime.
Question 20 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
SHAHIR (SAW) means.....
A
The Guided
B
The Beacon
C
The We Known
D
None of these
There are 20 questions to complete.

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