Seerah Quiz 20

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  1. After the death of his wife (ra) and uncle, the Prophet (saw) went to a city called Taif. He (saw) hoped to establish some good relationships with the leaders there, give dawah and build a strategic ally. Why did the Prophet (saw) choose the city of Taif?
    1. It was very close to Mecca
    2. It was the city most receptive towards the Muslims
    3. It was the next most powerful city after Mecca
    4. Some of his relatives through his great grandfather, Hashem, lived there
  2. The Prophet (saw) made the 70 mile journey to Taif by foot, even though he was over the age 50 at this time.
    1. True
    2. False
  3. On the way out, the leaders of Taif decided that they would not honor the Prophet’s request to let him leave peacefully. They had the people gather on the boundaries and throw rocks at the Prophet (saw) and Zayd bin Haritha. How long did this continue for?
    1. For 10 minutes
    2. For 3 miles
    3. For 20 minutes
    4. For half a mile
  4. The Prophet’s shoes were stuck to his feet due to how soaked with blood his shoe became after being hit with rocks for so long.
    1. True
    2. False
  5. After the Prophet (saw) had moved away from the pelting of rocks, he made dua to Allah (swt). He (saw) first complained of his own weakness and standing before the people. He then asked to be protected from something, what was that?
    1. The people who had attacked him
    2. The people in Mecca who he would now have to go back to
    3. Any difficulty on the journey back
    4. The wrath of Allah
  6. Jibreel (as) came to the Prophet (saw) with the angel that controlled the mountains surrounding Taif. The angel offered to crush the city of Taif, but the Prophet said no. What did he ask for instead?
    1. He wanted peace for the city of Taif
    2. He wanted the future generations of Taif to become Muslims
    3. He asked that the people would embrace him later in his life
    4. He asked for another city where he (saw) and his believers (ra) could take refuge
  7. What should we take away from the Prophet’s experience in Taif?
    1. We should learn to appreciate the sacrifices made by the Prophet (saw) on our behalf
    2. We should be aware that our own efforts in Islam will have some sacrifices
    3. We should learn about the mercy of the Prophet (saw) when he made dua for the people of Taif
    4. All of the above
  8. The Prophet (saw) eventually came to a house owned by the sons of Rabiya, a leader of Quraysh. The entire family was harshly opposed to the Prophet (saw), but even they felt  some mercy towards the Prophet (saw) when they saw his condition. They told their slave, Addas to take care of the Prophet (saw) and give him some food. He (saw) then said Bismillah before eating which surprised Addas. Addas mentioned that he was a Christian from a city called Ninawa, to which the Prophet (saw) said that his brother (in prophethood), Yunus (as) was from that city as well. What happened next?
    1. Addas got very emotional at hearing this and accepted Islam
    2. The sons of Rabia were listening and accepted Islam
    3. The Prophet’s health got better
    4. All of the above
  9. On the way back from Taif after he had recovered, the Prophet (saw) camped at a place called Nakhla. When he (saw) was praying and reciting Quran, a nearby group listened to him. They accepted Islam and took it back their tribe. Who was this group made up of?
    1. People from Taif who had not been there when the Prophet (saw) was attacked
    2. A delegation that had come to Mecca
    3. A group of jinn
    4. A group of Christians
  10. In order to re-enter Mecca, the Prophet (saw) needed a Meccan person to give him protection (since Abu Talib had passed away). After reaching out to some people, a man named Muta’im bin Adi gave the Prophet (saw) his protection. Who was Muta’im bin Adi?
    1. A powerful businessman who was known for his wealth
    2. A disbeliever who had helped end the boycott against the Muslims earlier
    3. A distant family member of the Prophet (saw)
    4. A disbeliever who had previously been a harsh opponent of Islam
  11. Muta’im bin Ali died before the Battle of Badr and did not accept Islam. The Prophet (saw) said that if Muta’im had been alive and asked him to release the prisoners who were captured, he would’ve done so as a gift to him. What does this teach us?
    1. The respect the Prophet (saw) had for a disbeliever who had helped him in a time of need
    2. Our need to follow the Sunnah of the Prophet (saw) by remember and respecting those who helped us even if we don’t agree with them on everything
    3. The need for us to establish friendships and relationships with non-Muslims
    4. All of the above

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