Seerah Quiz 18

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  1. Rukana (ra) was one of the strongest men of Quraish. How did the Prophet (saw) present Islam to him?
    1. He challenged him to a wrestling match and won
    2. He offered to help him with his business
    3. He recited Quran to him right away
    4. He challenged him to a race
  2. Many of the leaders of Quraysh did not accept Islam in part because they were too arrogant to accept that weaker members of society had better faith than them.
    1. True
    2. False
  3. There were many believers (ra) in Mecca who were wealthy and talented, but also many who were poor and weak. What did Allah say was the key to allow faith to enter the heart?
    1. Intellectual capacity
    2. Talent
    3. Gratitude
    4. Sacrifice
  4. Allah sent down revelation which consoled the weaker members of society (ra) who were mocked by the leaders of Quraysh. He also told the Prophet (saw) to reinforce their standing and welcome them. What does this teach us about dealing with people?
    1. We should never judge anyone based on external conditions
    2. We need to make sure we don’t have any traces of arrogance like the disbelievers of Quraysh did
    3. It is the job of leadership to make people from all walks of life feel welcome
    4. All of the above
  5. Ammar bin Yasir (ra) was very poor and did not have anyone to take care of him after his parents (ra) were martyred. Therefore he was very ragged looking and would often sleep in the masjid. When the Prophet (saw) migrated to Quba, he was welcomed by the crowed and he spotted Ammar (ra) amongst them. How did he refer to Ammar?
    1. He called him the leader of the people
    2. He called him a beautiful man
    3. He said Ammar (ra) had the best faith of all of them
    4. He asked Ammar (ra) to address the crowd
  6. Suhayb (ra) was another companion who was among the weaker members of society. During the migration to Quba and then Medina, he did something that led to Allah praising him. What did he do?
    1. He was caught leaving by some Quraysh and he offered up all the money he had saved up in order to let him walk free
    2. He freed a slave on the path to Quba
    3. He saved a dog that was dying of thirst
    4. He was caught leaving by some Quraysh and he fought and defeated them
  7. When the Prophet (saw) would recite Quran at night, Abu Jahl, Abu Sufyan and Akhnas bin Shurayq would go listen to him. They all ran into each other and admitted that they could not resist listening to the Quran even though they were some of the most outspoken disbelievers (Abu Sufyan had not accepted Islam yet). When Abu Jahl was asked by the other two why he still opposed Islam even though it seemed he accepted that the Quran was something divine, what was his response?
    1. He said following Islam was too much work for him
    2. He said he did not like the revelations that were being sent
    3. He said he did not want to give up his rank in society by becoming Muslim
    4. He said his family was a rival to the Prophet’s family and accepting Islam would mean admitting that his family was lower in rank

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