Questions and Answers to
SOCOM RAMADAN Islamic Quiz (1421H)

Quiz-master: Dr.Abdullateef Bello

Question 1:

In which Quranic verse is Ramadan fasting prescribed for Muslims?

Quran 2:183 or 185

Question 2:

Before fasting of Ramadan was made obligatory, people used to fast on certain day in Muharram. What is the name given to that day? and which day of the month is it?

'Ashura, 10th of Muharram

Question 3:

What is the name of the gate in paradise through which those who observed fast will pass on the day of ressurection?

Ar-rayyan (Saheeh Bukhari, Vol. 4 No. 479 or Vol. 3, No. 120)

Question 4:

What is the name given to a special night in Islam in which deeds are better than approximately 83 years?

Lailatul-Qadri (Night of Power) (Qur'an 97)

Question 5:

According to the Holy Quran, there are four sacred months in a year, what are they?

Dhul-qa'dah, Dhul-hijja, Muharram, and Rajab (see Q9:36)

Question 6:

In which Islamic festivals are fasting prohibited for all Muslims?

Eid-ul Fitr and Eid Al-adha

Question 7:

Who was the old woman in the Qur'an who laughed when she received the news that she was going to give birth to a son?

Sarah, the wife of Prophet Ibrahim (a.s) (Qur'an 11:71)

Question 8:

In the early days of Islam in Makkah, according to the Holy Qur'an, a blind man came to the Prophet (s.a.w) but he frowned and turned his face away from him. Who was this blind man?

Abdullah ibn Ummu-Maktum (Qur'an 80:1-2)

Question 9:

Allah (s.a.w) will give shade to seven category of people on the day when there will be no shade but His. Who are they?

(i) A just ruler, (ii) A youth who sincerely worships Allah since childhood, (iii) A man whose heart is attached to the Masjid, (iv) Two people who love each other only for the sake of Allah and meet and part in Allah's cause,(v) A man who refuses the call of a charming woman of noble birth for illicit intercourse and says : "I fear Allah", (vi) A man who gives in charity so secretly that his left hand does not know that his right hand has given, (vii) A person who remembers Allah and his eyes are flooded with tears.

Question 10:

According to an authentic hadith, what is the first thing a Muslim will be questioned about on the Day of Judgement?

Ritual prayer (Salat)

Question 11:

What year after hijrah did the battle of Badr take place?

2nd Year of Hijra

Question 12:

What are the pillars of Iman (i.e faith)?

(i) belief in Allah (2) belief in Angels, (3) belief in Divine books (4) belief in Allah's messengers (5) belief in the Day of judgement (6) belief in Predestination (Qadar)

Question 13:

What was the profession of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) before he started receiving revelation?

Shepherd and trader

Question 14:

Who was the daughter of Umar Ibn Al-Khattab that married to Prophet Muhammad(s.a.w).

Hafsa bint Umar Khattab (r.a)

Question 15:

Who was the companion that married two daughters of the Prophet (s.a.w) one after the death of the other?

Uthman ibn Affan (r.a) (who later became the third caliph in Islam)

Question 16:

Who was the first muslim male to be circumcised and at what age?

Prophet Ibrahim (a.s), at age 80 (Saheeh Bukhari Vol. 8, No. 313)

Question 17:

There is one unique surah in the Holy Qur'an: It has the word "Allah" in every verse. What is the name of the surah?.

Surat Al-Mujadila (Qur'an 58)

Question 18:

How many times is "Lailaha ila-llah" mentioned in the Holy Qur'an? Also state the Qur'anic verse(s).

Twice: Surat Muhammad (Q47:19) and Surat As-saffat (Q37:35)

Question 19:

How many Angels are mentioned by name in the Holy Qur'an and who are they?

5 Angels: Jibril, Mika'il (Q2:98), Harut, Marut (Q2:102) and Maalik Q(43:77)

Question 20:

What will be the first meal of the people of paradise?

Fish liver (Saheeh Bukhari Vol. 4, No. 546)

Question 21:

Whenever a child is born, Shaitan touches him/her. Who were the two people that Shaitan could not touch?

Maryam and Prophet 'Eesa (a.s) (see Q3:36 and Sahih Bukhari, vol.4 No. 641)

Question 22:

There is a surah in the Qur'an that contains the name of eighteen (18) Prophets of Allah. What is the name of the Surah? And where are the verses?

Surat Al-An'am (Qur'an 6 verses 83-86)

Question 23:

The Holy Qur'an is a book of wisdom that contains lessons for all Muslims. In it there are: (i) two pious fathers that admonished their respctive sons (ii) a pious son that admonished his father (iii) a pious wife that admonished her husband and (iv) a pious husband that admonished his wife. Who are these pious fathers, son, wife and husband?

(i) Nuh (a.s), Ya'qub (a.s), and Luqman (a.s); (ii) Ibraheen (a.s); (iii) Asiya (wife of Fir'aon); and (iv) Lut (a.s)

Question 24:

How many gates are there in paradise?

8 gates

Question 25:

What are the minerals mentioned by name in the Holy Qur'an? List them with references.

Iron (Q17:50; 18:96, 22:21, 34:10, 57:25); Gold (Q3:14, 3:75, 3:91, 9:34, 17:93, 18:31, 43:35,, 43:53, 43:71); Silver (Q3:14, 3:75, 9:34, 43:33, 76:16, 76:24); Brass (lead) (Q18:24, 55:35, Q34:12 and 18:96); Pearls

Question 26:

Who was the last companion of the Prophet to die?

Anas ibn Malik (r.a)

Question 27:

Why did Allah create life and death?

To test which of us is best in deeds (Q67:2)

Question 28:

What is the maximum permissible period for a funeral prayer (janaza)to be valid for a deceased Muslim who has already been burried?

One Month

Question 29:

What is the percentage of zakah for gold, silver and currency?


Question 30:

Who were the ten companions of the Prophet promised paradise in their life time?

(i) Abu Bakr As-Siddiq; (ii) Umar ibn al-Khattab; (iii) Uthman ibn Affran; (iv) Ali ibn Abi Talib; (v) Abu Ubaydah ibn Al-Jarrah; (vi) Az-Zubayr ibn al-Awwam; (vii) Talhah ibn Ubaydullah; (viii) Sa'eed ibn Zayd; (ix) Abdurrahman ibn Awf; (x) Saad ibn Abi-Waqqas

Question 31:

Who was the first youngest boy to become a matyr in the first war in Islam?

Umayr ibn Abi Waqqas (at age 16)

Question 32:

How many Angels will carry Allah's throne on the Day of judgement? What is the proof?

Eight (Q69:17)

Question 33:

Who was the first muslim child to be born in Medina?

Abdullah ibn Az-Zubayr

Question 34:

Acoording to Islam, how many children spoke in cradle?

Three (3) (Saheeh Bukhari vol 4, No. 645)

Question 35:

What kind of torments were suffered by the people of fir'aon? List them with references

(i) Drought, (ii) Shortness of crops (iii) Flood (iv) Locusts (v) Lice (vi) Frogs and (vii) Blood (see Qur'an 7 verses 130 and 133)

Question 36:

In a four raka'ah prayer (salah), if a Muslim joins the imam in the first sujud of the fourth raka'ah, describe how he will complete his prayer.

He will start with intention and takbir. He will then join the imam in sujjud and follow him till the end of the cogregational prayer. When the imam pronouces "taslim", he will not do so but stand up instead to offer four complete raka'ah as if he has not joined the imam. He will recite surat fatihah and any surah of the Qur'an in the first two raka'ah, and only surat fatihah in the second two raka'ah.

Question 37:

Apart from the names of the Angels and Prophets of Allah, who are the people mentioned by name in the Qur'an?

Maryam, Qaroon, Zaid, Taalut, Abu Lahab, Zul-qarnain, fir'aon, Imran, Zul-kifl, Uzair, Samiri, Iblis, Hamaan, Jaalut, Yaajuju, and Maajuju

Question 38:

If a man, a woman, a young boy, and a young girl died, how would they be arranged before imam for one janaza prayer?

Man in the first row, the young boy in the second row, the woman in the third row and the young girl in the fourth row

Question 39:

What are the prayer(s) (salah) mentioned by name in the Qur'an?

Jumuat (Friday) Prayer (Q62:9) and Tahajjud (Q17:79)

Question 40:

According to Islamic teaching, (i) how many divine scriptures were revealed to mankind?, (ii) how many prophets were sent by Allah to mankind? and (iii)how many tablets (leaves or "suhuf") were revealed to Adam (a.s), Idris (a.s) and Ibraheem (a.s)?

(i) 104; (ii)124,000; (iii) 10 to Adam(a.s); 30 to Idris (a.s); and 10 to Ibraheem (a.s)

Question 41:

Who was the first person to put a dress on the Ka'abah?

Abdul Malik ibn Marwan (source: Al-Jumuah Magazine, vol. 11, issue 4, 1420H, p.37)

Question 42:

In one of the Islamic wars, the Muslim men left their women in a fortress and went for the battle at the outskirts of Madinah. The Jews sent a spy to find out if the women were alone so that they could be captured as slaves. One of the women fastened her jilbab, took a big stick and hit the spying jew until he died. She then cut his head and threw it from the top of the fortress until it rolled down the hill to where the other jews were waiting. She thus saved the Muslim women from being captured. (i) What is the name of the war? and (ii) who was this brave woman?

(i) Battle of Trench, (ii) Safiya bint 'Abul-Muttalib

Question 43:

In the Holy Qur'an, the story of ant is associated with Prophet Sulaiman (a.s), to which individual, people, or community is "alqitmir" (a pet) associated?

The People of the Cave (Q18:18), Qitmeer was the name of their dog.

Question 44:

How many day(s) or month(s) is hajj according to the Qur'an?

Shawwal, Dhul Qa'dah and the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah (Q2:197)

Question 45:

How tall was Adam (a.s)?

60 cubits (Saheeh Bukhari, vol. 4, No. 543)

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