Seerah Quiz 17

  1. During the boycott, a few leaders amongst the disbelievers actively campaigned to end it
    1. True
    2. False
  2. In Mecca, respected members of society would give their protection to weaker members so nobody would harm them. Uthman bin Mazh’un (ra), an early believer, was under the protection of his relative, Waleed bin Mughira (who was not Muslim). Uthman (ra) eventually gave up this protection voluntarily, why did he do this?
    1. Waleed tried to get him to leave the religion
    2. He was no longer under any threat of attack
    3. He saw that his fellow believers were being attacked regularly and felt bad about being protected from all this
    4. Waleed was making demands of him that he was not comfortable carrying out
  3. After the boycott ended, Abu Bakr (ra) went to the Prophet (saw) and asked for permission to leave Mecca and join the believers in Abyssinia, which the Prophet (saw) granted. What do we learn about this?
    1. It shows that Abu Bakr (ra) had reached his breaking point from watching all the suffering in Mecca
    2. It puts into context all the suffering that was going on that a man the caliber of Abu Bakr (ra) wanted to leave
    3. It shows how much value the Prophet (saw) placed on the well-being of his followers that he was willing to let his closest friend leave Mecca
    4. All the above
  4. As Abu Bakr (ra) was leaving, he ran into a man named Ibn Daghina, who was a leader of another powerful tribe. When Abu Bakr (ra) mentioned that he was leaving, Ibn Daghina spoke of his virtues and how valuable he was to society. Ibn Daghina then gave his protection to Abu Bakr (ra) and they went back to Mecca. What is significant about this?
    1. It shows how valuable Abu Bakr (ra) was, even to non-believers
    2. The virtues mentioned by Ibn Daghina were similar to what Khadija (ra) mentioned about the Prophet (saw)
    3. It shows us that we should strive to be valued members of society and contribute to the community
    4. All of the above
  5. After the boycott ended, there were many small wins for the Muslims, such as the conversion to Tufayl bin Amar and the gradual decline in popularity of Abu Jahl. What can we learn from Allah giving the Prophet (saw) and the believers (ra) these small wins?
    1. We need to give people hope and milestones to show for their work
    2. We need to reassure Muslims that what they are believing in is true
    3. We all need to suffer before we find our way out
    4. In religious work, there is no such thing as burnout and we should expect those involved in it to always work hard
  6. Tufayl bin Amar (ra) was a leader of another tribe who came to Mecca and the leaders of Quraysh did everything they could to keep him from meeting the Prophet (saw). Eventually Tufayl (ra) met the Prophet (saw) and spoke to him? How did the Prophet (saw) give dawah to Tufayl (ra)?
    1. He introduced himself to Tufayl
    2. He recited the Quran
    3. He spoke of the values of Islam
    4. He explained why the lifestyle of the idol worshippers was wrong
  7. After accepting Islam, Tufayl (ra) went back to his people and started sharing the message. Tufayl (ra) was an intellectual and therefore was a very straightforward in his dawah efforts. When his people did not accept the message, he came back to the Prophet (saw) and asked him to make dua to destroy these people. What did the Prophet (saw) do?
    1. He made dua against these people
    2. He made dua for these people and sent more companions (ra) to help give the message to them
    3. He made dua for them and then told Tufayl (ra) to go back and be gentle in giving dua to them
    4. He made dua that Tufayl would improve at giving dawah
  8. What ended up happening to the Tufayl’s people?
    1. Most of them did not accept Islam despite Tufayl’s best efforts
    2. Hundreds of them later accepted Islam due to Tufayl’s and went to Medina
    3. Many of them moved to Mecca after they accepted Islam due to Tufayl’s dawah
    4. Many of them were turned off of Islam due to the Quraysh doing damage control



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