Seerah Quiz 24

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  1. During the season of Hajj, the Prophet (saw) used to go to some of the travellers who had come for the pilgrimage and talk to them about Islam. However there was a man who used to go behind him and sabotage his efforts by telling people not to listen. Who was this man?
    1. Abu Jahl
    2. Umayya bin Khalaf
    3. Abu Lahab
    4. A random stranger who hated Islam
  2. Al-Ows and Banu Khasraj were two tribes that were from the town of Yathrib that met the Prophet (saw) during Hajj season. They were very simple farmers and not very powerful in Arabia. Despite this, they went on to do great things. What is true about these people?
    1. They would later be referred to as the Ansar (ra) and praised by Allah
    2. They were the only tribes (during Hajj season) who accepted the message of the Prophet (saw)
    3. The Prophet (saw) said they were the most beloved of people to him
    4. All of the above
  3. The tribes of Yathrib (later known as Medina) met the Prophet (saw) during the Hajj season and then went back. The following year they returned and had 12 people total (up from 6 or 7 the previous year). What happened when they met the Prophet (saw) this time?
    1. They told the Prophet (saw) that most of their tribe had accepted Islam
    2. They took the Oath of Allegiance
    3. They went back to Yathrib with the Prophet (saw) by their side
    4. A few more tribes who had come for Hajj also accepted Islam
  4. The Medinan tribes asked the Prophet (saw) to send someone with them to teach them Islam in Medina. The Prophet (saw) chose Musab bin Umayr (ra) who was very talented and a bit of a celebrity in Mecca (before he gave it up for Islam). Along with him, the Prophet (saw) sent Abdullah bin Umi Maktoum (ra) who was an older man and instructed Musab (ra) to report back to him. What was the wisdom in this?
    1. The Prophet (saw) wanted to balance the skill and talent of Musab (ra) with the experience of Abdullah (ra)
    2. The Prophet (saw) was wary of trusting young people
    3. Musab (ra) later had trouble in Medina getting people to accept Islam
    4. Abdullah (ra) focused more on dawah while Musab (ra) focused more on defending the Muslims
  5. The Prophet (saw) took the Oath of Allegiance from the Medinan tribes. This would later be renamed The Oath of Women (after Hudaybiyah) and consisted of 6 promises. This included staying away from shirk, not stealing, not slandering others, not killing children (aborting daughters) and not disobeying the Prophet (saw). What else was part of these 6 promises?
    1. They would perform salah
    2. They would fast during Ramadan
    3. They would not fornicate
    4. They would be kind to their parents
  6. What is true about the first Jumua prayer?
    1. It was held in Medina
    2. It was organized by Assad bin Jurara (ra) and led by Musab bin Umayr (ra) according to most scholars
    3. It was performed by a group of 40 believers (ra)
    4. All of the above
  7. The Medinan tribes had heard about an upcoming prophet from the Jewish tribes around them. When they met the Prophet (saw), one of their reasons for accepting the message was to beat the Jews in terms of giving their allegiance to the Prophet (saw).
    1. True
    2. False
  8. Ka’b bin Malik (ra) mentions an incident where he and an older man, Barra bin Maroor (ra), met the Prophet (saw) and his uncle Abbas (ra). Abbas introduced them by mentioning that Barra (ra) was a leader of his people and then just casually introduced Ka’b (ra). The Prophet (saw) responded by asking if Ka’b (ra) was the famous poet that he had heard of. What is significant about the Prophet (saw) saying this?
    1. The Prophet (saw) thought Abbas (who was not Muslim yet) may have intentionally disrespected Ka’b (ra)
    2. It shows that the Prophet (saw) realized that the introduction may have made Ka’b (ra) feel a little slighted and wanted to honor him
    3. The Prophet (saw) had previously met Ka’b (ra)
    4. The Prophet (saw) thought that Ka’b (ra) was a higher quality of faith than Barra (ra)
  9. When the Prophet (saw) met the people of Medina (ra) for the third straight year, he asked if they would give him sanctuary in their land.
    1. True
    2. False
  10. During the Second Oath of Allegiance the Prophet (saw) listed out the conditions that were required. These included that they listen and obey, spend in the cause of Allah in both bad times and good times, enjoin the good and forbid the bad, speak about Allah and not worry about criticism, help the Prophet (saw) in the cause and defend the Prophet (saw) like they defend their own. What is true about how the people of Medina (ra) responded?
    1. They all jumped up at once and rushed to take the hand of the Prophet (saw)
    2. The first person to take the oath was either Ka’b bin Malik (ra) or Assad bin Jurara (ra) who were the two youngest members of the group
    3. People from the group said they would never miss this opportunity or give up the Prophet (saw)
    4. All of the above
  11. The people of Medina (ra) mentioned to the Prophet (saw) that taking the Muslims (ra) would cause some tensions for them in their relationships. They then asked him (saw) if he would leave them once the message spread and Islam was victorious. The Prophet (saw) said he was with them until the very end. What did he tell them specifically at that time?
    1. They were the best people to ever walk the Earth after the prophets (as)
    2. They were of him and he was of them
    3. They were more beloved to him than his own family
    4. He would testify for them on the Day of Judgment

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