Seerah Quiz 19

  1. The Prophet (saw) lost his wife, Khadija (ra), and uncle, Abu Talib, in the same year when he was about 51. This is one of the greatest personal tragedies in the life of the Prophet (saw). What is this part of the Prophet’s life referred to?
    1. The Hijrah
    2. The Year of Sorrow
    3. Al-Isra Wal-Miraj
    4. The Migration
  2. The Prophet (saw) was deeply in love with his wife, Khadija (ra), and was devastated by her loss. Which of the following statements about her highlights how amazing a person Khadija (ra) was?
    1. She was the first person to believe in the Prophet (saw)
    2. She was given salam and congratulations from Allah through Gibreel (as)
    3. The Prophet (saw) said she was one of the four greatest women ever
    4. All of the above
  3. All of the children of the Prophet (saw) and Khadija (ra) were fully grown up when Khadija (ra) passed away.
    1. True
    2. False
  4. After Khadija’s death, the Prophet (saw) eventually would move on and keep going with his mission, but he never forgot about Khadija (ra). How do we know that Khadija (ra) was always close to his heart?
    1. He teared up when seeing a necklace that had been hers that now belonged to their daughter
    2. He would give food and gifts to her relatives
    3. He would be at a loss for words when asked by the sahaba (ra) to describe her
    4. All of the above
  5. According to many books of Seerah, how far apart were the deaths of Khadija (ra) and Abu Talib?
    1. 3 months
    2. 10 days
    3. 35 days
    4. 6 months
  6. Abu Talib did not accept Islam before he died.
    1. True
    2. False
  7. After Abu Talib’s death, the disbelievers of Mecca intensified their abuse and mistreatment of the Prophet (saw) to the point his young daughters (ra) would cry upon seeing the treatment he received.
    1. True
    2. False
  8. Many years later, the father of Abu Bakr (ra) accepted Islam. The Prophet (saw) looked over at Abu Bakr (ra) and saw that he was crying. The Prophet (saw) asked if these were tears of joy, but Abu Bakr (ra) clarified that these were tears of sorrow. What reason did he give the Prophet (saw) for his sadness?
    1. He said he wished his father had accepted Islam earlier
    2. He said he wished he could trade his father’s Islam for Abu Talib’s since he knew how much the Prophet (saw) loved Abu Talib
    3. He said he wished both his parents accepted Islam
    4. All of the above
  9. Allah mentioned through revelation that he understood the pain of the Prophet (saw) when the disbelievers ridiculed him. What does this teach us?
    1. We should tell people that they need to have better faith when going through pain
    2. It is okay for people to minimize their acts of worship until they feel better
    3. We should sympathize with the suffering of others and tell them that we are there for them
    4. We should not be affected by what others think of us
  10. We study the Seerah to get closer to the Prophet (saw) and understand all that he went through for us. When we look at the losses he endured above, what should we take away from this?
    1. We should expect that there will likely be difficult moments for us as well, but should use the Prophet’s reaction to his suffering to make it through
    2. We should expect our life to be easy since the Prophet (saw) suffered on our behalf
    3. We should not feel sad since things work out in the end
    4. We should make our lives harder as that will be closer to experience the Sunnah of the Prophet (saw)


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