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Welcome to SOCOM's 1422H
Ramadhan Islamic Quiz

Quiz-master: Dr.Abdullateef Bello

Question 1:

Which of the companions of the Prophet(s.a.w) re-introduced Taraweeh prayer after the death of the Prophet(s.a.w)?

Umar ibn Khattab (Sahih Bukhari, vol. 3, pp.126-127)

Question 2:

Who was the first muslim to lead Taraweeh prayer in congregation after the death of the Prophet (s.a.w)?

Ubai ibn Ka'b (Sahih Bukhari, vol. 3, pp.126-127)

Question 3:

What is the difference between Taraweeh prayer and Tahajjud Prayer?

Taraweeh prayer is observed only in Ramadhan (usually after 'ishai salah) whereas Tahajjud prayer is observed all year-round (usually in midnight or the last part of the night). Tahajjud prayer is mentioned by name in the Qur'an (Q17:79), while Taraweeh is not.

Question 4:

What are the seven major sins in Islam?

(i) Shirk (i.e associating partners with Allah); (ii) Practicing Magic; (iii) Killing life which Allah has forbidden; (iv) Riba; (v) Usurping orphan's wealth; (vi) Fleeing from the battlefield; (vii) Slandering chaste women. (Sahih Muslim Vol. 1, Hadeeth 161)

Question 5:

The Holy Quran is divided into 30 parts with places to prostrate, which of the parts contain 2 prostrations?

Part 17 (Q22:18, Q22:77); Part 19 (Q25:60, Q27:26); and Part 30 (Q84:21, Q96:19)

Question 6:

Which surah (or chapter) of the Qur'an contains both the five pillars of Islam and the six articles of faith? List the verses where they are mentioned in that surah.

Surah Baqarah: (i) Pillars of Islam: (a) Shahada (Q2:3-4, Q2:163), (b) Salah (Q2:110), (c)Zakah (Q2:110), (d) Fasting (Q2:183-185), (e) Hajj (Q2:196-197);
(ii) Articles of faith: Belief in Allah, His Angels, Books, Messengers, Hereafter (Q2:177) and predestination (Q2:155-156)

Question 7:

What are the 3 surahs recommended by the Prophet(s.a.w) to be recited in Ishai Prayer?

Surat Al-'Ala Q87; Surat Ash-Shams Q91; and Surat Al-lail Q92.

Question 8:

In which three crimes the blood of a Muslim may be legally spilled?

(i) Adultery (i.e the fornicator who has previously experienced legal sexual intercourse) (ii) Killing a life (iii) Abandoning Islam (i.e one who forsakes his religion and separates from the community). ( Al-Nawawi, Hadeeth 14)

Question 9:

Which Prophet of Allah is mentioned most frequently by name in the Holy Qur'an?

Prophet Musa (a.s)

Question 10:

How many years are there between the initial foundation of Masjid Al-Haram and Masjid Al-Aqsa?

40 years

Question 11:

Which Prophet of Allah is mentioned in the Qur'an with respect to mount Judi?

Prophet Nuh (a.s) (Q11:44)

Question 12:

If a Muslim had 20 camels for one year, what zakat is due on the camels?

4 Sheep (or 4 Goats)

Question 13:

Prophet Isa (a.s) did not die and his second coming will be a portent of the Hour. Which verse of the Qur'an state this?

Surah Az-Zukhruf, ayah 61 (Q43:61)

Question 14:

Who was Khaulah bint Tha'labah?

Surah Al-Mujadillah (Q58)was revealed because of her

Question 15:

How many centuries are in between the periods of Prophet Adam (a.s) and Prophet Noah (a.s)?

10 centuries (Sahih Bukhari)

Question 16:

Who was the first human being to die on earth?

Habil (Q5:27-31)

Question 17:

Which community of people succeeded the people of 'Ad? Provide Qur'anic proof.

Thamud (Q7:73-79)

Question 18:

There is a particular verse in the Holy Qur'an in which the word "Allah" appears 7 times. What is that verse?


Question 19:

If a Muslim died leaving behind 2 daughters, a wife, and an uncle. Suppose he left no will and had no debt, how would his property be shared?

Two-third to the two daughters, one-eighth to the wife, and the remainder to the Uncle

Question 20:

At what age did Umar(r.a) accept Islam?

33 years (i.e Umar(r.a) was 27 years old when the Prophet(s.a.w) became a messenger of Allah, and he embraced Islam six years after)

Question 21:

Who murdered the woman who became the first matyr in Islam?

Abu Jahl

Question 22:

Which important ibadah was revealed in the seventh heaven?


Question 23:

One Prophet of Allah, upon approaching his death, admonished his sons as follows: "...if the 7 heavens and the earth were put on one side of a scale and the words "La ilaha ila-llah" were put on the other, the later would outweigh the former. And I warn you against associating partners with Allah and against pride". Who was that Prophet?

Prophet Nuh (a.s)

Question 24:

In the Holy Qur'an, a particular surah is such that one-fith of the verses is repeated. What is the name of the surah?

Surat Al-Mursalat (Q77)

Question 25:

Hell fire is real, and all mankind will pass over it. Which verse of the Qur'an lends support to this statement?


Question 26:

What is the age difference between the two sons of Prophet Ibraheem(a.s)?

13 years (Ibn Katheer)

Question 27:

Who was Qudar bin Saalif?

He was the one who killed the she-camel during the time of Prophet Salih. He was the leader of the tribe of Thamud and he is the one whom Allah refers to in His saying in Q54:29 (Ibn Katheer)

Question 28:

Which verse of Qur'an heralded the coming of modern means of transportation?


Question 29:

Hell fire has several names in the Qur'an. Mention its 15 names and their references.

(i)Naar (Q2:24), (ii) Jaheem Q2:119), (iii) Jahanam (Q2:206), (iv) Sa'eer (Q4:10), (v)Saqar (Q74:26), (vi) Lazaa (Q70:15), (vii) Hutoma (Q104:4), (viii) Athaama (Q25:68), (ix) Gayya (Q19:59), (x) Hawiyah (Q101:9), (xi) Suuhu-d-daar (Q13:25), (xii) Daara-l Bawaar (Q14:28), (xiii) Daara-l faasiqeen (Q7:145), (xiv) Mathwa-l mutakabbireen (Q39:57), and (xv) bi'sa-l maseer (Q64:10).

Question 30:

Allah destroyed a community and their homes because they killed His Prophet and then threw his body into a well. Which community was that?

Dwellers of Ar-Rass (As-haba-r Rass) (Q25:38)

Question 31:

The people of a town, as mentioned in the Qur'an, denied Allah's messenger but when they saw the punishment of Allah, they believed in His message and so were spared the punishment. In which ayah and surah of the Qur'an is this story mentioned, and who was that Prophet?

Prophet Yunus, (Q10:98)

Question 32:

If a Muslim died at the age of 100 years, what is the equivalent of his life span in the sight of Allah? Justify your calculation.

Q22:47 says 1000 years of our counting is equivalent to 1 day in the sight of Allah. Therefore 100 years is one-tenth of a day (i.e 2hours 24 minutes) in the sight of Allah.

Question 33:

In the Qur'an, the story of a Prophet is mentioned in the context of seeking knowledge from a pious man who was blessed with some hidden knowledge. Who is that Prophet? And what is the name of the pious man?

Prophet Musa (is the name of the Prophet), and Khidr is the name of the pious man. Their story is mentioned in Q18:60-82.

Question 34:

Who was the longest serving Caliph among the four rightly guided caliphs?

Othman ibn Affan (r.a)

Question 35:

Who was that Prophet of Allah who slapped an Angel?

Prophet Musa (a.s) when the angel of death approached him. (Sahih Bukhari)

Question 36:

The Qur'an liken those who turned away from receiving admonition to a domestic animal. What is that animal?

Donkey (Q74:49-50)

Question 37:

What was the first surah revealed to the Prophet(s.a.w) in which prostration (sujjud) was mentioned?

Surah An-Najm (Q53) (Sahih Bukhari, vol. 6)

Question 38:

Who are the Prophets of Allah described as men of strong will (i.e "uulu-'azm")?

Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w), Prophet Nuh (a.s), Prophet Ibraheem (a.s), Prophet Musa (a.s), and Prophet 'Eesa (a.s). They are mentioned by name in Q42:12.

Question 39:

It was time for Jumu'ah prayer, but for one reason or the other, you arrived at the mosque just when the imam has pronounced taslim. How would you make up for the missed Jumu'ah prayer?

Make intention for Zuhr prayer and perform 4 raka'ahs.

Question 40:

The Prophet (s.a.w) was quoted, in an authentic hadeeth, as saying "Tonight a surah has been revealed to me and it is dearer to me than that on which the sun rises (i.e the world)". What is the name of the surah referred to in that statement?

Surah Al-fath (Q48)

Question 41:

He was a Prophet of Allah, gifted, and endowed with resources. He was given the freedom to spend or withold his wealth and no account will be asked. Who was that Prophet?

Prophet Sulaiman (Q38:39)

Question 42:

Allah speaks in parables in the Qur'an. In two verses, He described His words as relatively infinite. What are the two verses in the Qur'an?

Q(18:109) and Q(31:27)

Question 43:

In every khutbah on Friday, the khatib (imam) recites an ayah that contains three virtues and three vices. Find the ayah in the Qur'an, and what are the virtues and vices?

Q16:90. The virtues are: Justice, Goodness and giving to Kith and Kins. The Vices are: Al-Fashai (lewdness), Al-Munkar (abomination), and Al-Baghy (rebellion)

Question 44:

Besides Ramadhan, in which other Islamic month did the Prophet(s.a.w) fast most?


Question 45:

A Muslim in a police van pleaded to observe his salah when the call for prayer was made. The request was granted and he was made the imam in a nearby makeshift mosque. He started by giving the impression that he is a slow prayer. However, in the last sujjud, he strategised and decieved the followers into staying endlessly in that posture. He quietly stood up from sujjud, picked his shoes, and ran away without completing the salah. Suppose you were one of the followers of this imam, what should be done?

A typical first row of a Jama'ah prayer comprises knowledgeable people (who know how to correct the imam in recitation or when he commits mistakes or forgetfulness). These knowledgeable people should stay immediately behind the imam and be ready to take over the imamship in any extreme emergency situation. In the case in question, one of the knowledgeable people in the first row would first raise his head to find out about the imam, if it is observed that the imam is in sujjud posture for unusually long time. Seeing that the imam has disappeared, he would then lead the people starting from where the imam stopped. This situation is similar to when the iman has fainted or incapacitated while leading the people. For this, some people would have to stop their salah to assist the imam while someone else steps into the imam's place to continue the salah. Allahu 'alam.

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