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Seerah Quiz 23

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  1. During Al-Isra Wal-Miraj, the Prophet (saw) was touring Paradise and heard some sounds. He (saw) was told that these were the footsteps of Bilal (ra). When the Prophet (saw) asked Bilal (ra) the next day what he did to receive this honor, what did Bilal (ra) say?
    1. He visited a sick person each day
    2. He completed the Quran every three days
    3. He was always in a state of wudu
    4. He endured more suffering than the other companions (ra)
  2. The Prophet (saw) mentioned a sin where the punishment was for the sinner to eat dead meat. Which sin was this referring to?
    1. Adultery
    2. Murder
    3. Backbiting
    4. Slander
  3. The companions (ra) unanimously agree that the Prophet (saw) did not see Allah during during Al-Isra Wal-Miraj.
    1. True
    2. False
  4. How many daily prayers did Allah originally tell the Prophet (saw) to establish?
    1. 50
    2. 24
    3. 12
    4. 5d
  5. After speaking to Musa (as), the Prophet (saw) went back to Allah multiple times and asked for a reduction in the amount of daily prayers. Allah decreased the prayers by 5 each time until arriving at 5 prayers total each day. What is significant about this?
    1. It shows the wisdom of Musa (as) that he knew the Ummah would have a tough time keeping up with 50 prayers each day
    2. It shows the love the Prophet (saw) has for us that he went back to Allah so many times to ask Allah to be easier on us
    3. It shows the love Allah has for the Prophet (saw) that he allowed him multiple visits rather than just setting the amount of prayers at 5 from the start
    4. All of the above
  6. After the Prophet (saw) completed Al-Isra Wal-Miraj and came back to Mecca, he was sitting in a gathering of people. Which of the following is true about this incident?
    1. None of disbelievers believed the Prophet (saw) when he told them what had happened the previous day
    2. The Prophet (saw) was asked to describe Masjid al-Aqsa and described it in perfect detail and those in the gathering who had been there weren’t able to contradict him
    3. Abu Bakr (ra) was in the gathering and affirmed everything the Prophet (saw) said even though he had no way of knowing this was true other than faith
    4. All of the above
  7. The majority of scholars agree that both parts of Al-Isra Wal-Miraj (the night journey and the ascension to the heavens) occurred on the same night and were physical experiences.
    1. True
    2. False
  8. Al-Isra Wal-Miraj was one of the greatest experiences in the life of the Prophet (saw) as he got to meet Allah. After it was over, the Prophet (saw) was given an amazing gift that allowed him and his followers to recreate that experience on a regular basis. What was that gift?
    1. Dua
    2. The five daily prayers
    3. Dreams that showed that night
    4. The last ten nights of Ramadan




Seerah Quiz 22

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  1. During Al-Isra Wal-Miraj, all the prophets (as) began praising Allah. After Prophet Muhammad (saw) praised Allah, another one of the prophets (as) responded by saying that Prophet Muhammad (saw) is the greatest of all the prophets. Which prophet (saw) said this?
    1. Isa (as)
    2. Musa (as)
    3. Ibrahim (as)
    4. Nuh (as)
  2. Prophet Isa (as) said during Al-Isra Wal-Miraj that he will be present on Earth during the end times.
    1. True
    2. False
  3. During Al-Isra Wal-Miraj, the Prophet (saw) was given three bowls of liquids to drink from. The first was honey, which he (saw) drank a little from. The next was milk, which he (saw) drank until he was full. The third bowl was completely covered and he (saw) ignored it. The honey represented the sweetness of the dunya, which is why the Prophet (saw) only drank a small portion of it. The milk represented the guidance of Allah, which is why the Prophet (saw) drank it until he was full. The third bowl was revealed to be wine, which represented the impermissible and was therefore not touched by the Prophet (saw). What does this teach us?
    1. Its okay for us to indulge in the nice things of the world, but we should be moderate in this
    2. We need to be avid for knowledge and guidance from Allah and keep pushing for more of this
    3. We should not even think of going near the impermissible
    4. All of the above
  4. There is an angel named Ismael (as) who is located at the gate between the dunya and the sky, which is known as The Gate of Protection. This angel is the gatekeeper of the sky and is said to have never have either come down to the Earth or flown up higher into the heavens, except for one day. Which day was this?
    1. Al-Isra Wal-Miraj
    2. The birth of the Prophet (saw)
    3. The day when the first revelation was given to the Prophet (saw)
    4. The day when the Prophet (saw) died
  5. The “Miraj” part of Al-Isra Wal-Miraj refers to the ascension to the heavens.
    1. True
    2. False
  6. As the Prophet (saw) went up through the heavens, he was shown again the punishment for many major sins. In one case, there are people who ignore delicious and roasted meat and instead go eat meat that is rotten. Which sin does this represent?
    1. Backbiting
    2. Adultery
    3. Slander
    4. Consuming interest
  7. The Prophet (saw) was shown the fountain of Kauthar which was given to him as a gift from Allah. The fountain is where the Prophet (saw) will give his followers water with his own hands on the Day of Judgement. This fountain was later mentioned in the Quran when the Prophet’s son, Ibrahim, died. The disbelievers used his son’s death as a chance to mock the Prophet (saw) saying that his legacy was cut off. Why did Allah mention the fountain of Kauthar at that time?
    1. To tell the disbelievers to leave the Prophet (saw) alone
    2. To tell the Prophet (saw) that he would be reunited with his son
    3. To show the disbelievers that the Prophet (saw) will have the most amazing legacy of any human being to ever walk the Earth
    4. To help the Prophet (saw) stay focused
  8. On the gate of Paradise, it says that the reward for giving a loan is more than the reward for giving charity.
    1. True
    2. False

Seerah Quiz 21

  1. The next major event in the life of the Prophet (saw) after the hardships of losing his wife (ra), uncle and being attacked on the way out of Taif was Al-Asra Wal-Miraj. This was the night journey and ascension to the heavens. Why did this happen at this point in time?
    1. To hide the Prophet (saw) from the disbelievers
    2. To console the Prophet (saw) and reaffirm his status in the sight of Allah
    3. To show the Prophet (saw) the surrounding areas where the Muslims could migrate to
    4. All of the above
  2. Before Al-Asra Wal-Miraj, Gibreel (as) came to the Prophet (saw). He cut open his chest and removed all pain and suffering and then added in knowledge, patience and forbearance.
    1. True
    2. False
  3. What does the term Buraaq refer to?
    1. The name of the procedure above
    2. The time period of Al-Asra Wal-Miraj
    3. The animal the Prophet (saw) rode on Al-Asra Wal-Miraj
    4. One of the events the Prophet (saw) took part in during Al-Asra Wal-Miraj
  4. On the journey of Al-Asra Wal-Miraj, the Prophet (saw) was asked by Gibreel (as) to stop and perform prayer in an area with a lot of date palms. Where was this?
    1. Jerusalem
    2. Taif
    3. As-Sham
    4. Medina
  5. On the journey of Al-Asra Wal-Miraj, the Prophet (saw) was shown many punishments that would be handed out for certain major sins. Included were sins such as missing prayer, backbiting, preachers not following their own words, taking of interest and adultery. Why were these punishments shown to the Prophet (saw) at this time?
    1. To show the Prophet (saw) how different sinners would be published in the fire
    2. To foreshadow some of the prohibitions that were going to come down soon
    3. To allow the Prophet (saw) to fully and emphatically caution against these sins
    4. All of the above
  6. As the Prophet (saw) travels on the journey, he comes across many different people who represented different metaphors of this world. Examples included a beautiful woman who tried to attract him by lifting her skirt (symbolizing the world around us) and something intriguing away from the path that called out (symbolizing Iblis’ allure). What does this signal to us?
    1. We should ignore people who call out to us
    2. We should stay focused on our goal and ignore the distractions that we see
    3. We should learn to hate this world and not be focused on it
    4. We need to stop and rethink things when we see different possibilities
  7. The Prophet (saw) completed the first part of his journey and met a congregation of prophets (as). Where did this meeting occur?
    1. Back in Mecca
    2. Masjid an-Nabawi
    3. Inside a mosque within the boundaries of Paradise
    4. Masjid al-Aqsa
  8. There were many thousand prophets (as) gathered in the above location. Who was chosen to lead all of them in prayer?
    1. Prophet Muhammad (saw)
    2. Prophet Ibrahim (as)
    3. Prophet Musa (as)
    4. The Angel Gibreel (as)

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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

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




Seerah Quiz 14

As always, answers will be posted tomorrow to our Facebook Page

  1. What was significant about Hamza (ra) and Umar (ra) accepting Islam?
    1. Their acceptance allowed Islam to become more public in Mecca
    2. These two were physically strong and became a source of protection for the Muslims
    3. They accepted Islam right after the Muslims had sent a large percentage of their followers to Abyssinia
    4. All of the above
  2. What event led to Hamza (ra), the uncle of the Prophet, accepting Islam?
    1. The migration to Abyssinia
    2. He heard Abu Jahl disrespected the Prophet (saw) and he went to defend his nephew’s honor
    3. The Prophet (saw) reached out to him directly
    4. He saw a dream where he was commanded to be Muslim
  3. Hamza (ra) required some more time to formally and fully accept Islam even after the above incident.
    1. True
    2. False
  4. Umar (ra) had a few experiences with Islam before he finally accepted the religion.
    1. True
    2. False
  5. Umar (ra) was the nephew of Abu Jahl and was also very talented. What was his job around the time he converted to Islam?
    1. He ran some of Abu Jahl’s businesses
    2. He negotiated agreements between different tribes
    3. He took care of the Kabah
    4. He was in charge of the army of the Quraish
  6. What was Umar (ra) planning to do the day he ended up accepting Islam?
    1. He wanted to attack a group of Muslims at the Kabah
    2. He wanted to negotiate alliances with other tribes against the Muslims
    3. He wanted to kill the Prophet (saw)
    4. He wanted to travel to Abyssinia to bring back some of the believers who had left
  7. Before Umar (ra) converted, he went to his sister’s house and started beating her (ra) and her husband (ra) after he saw them reading Quran. After calming down and reading some Quran himself, he went to the house of Arkam (ra), where there was also a group of Muslims (ra) learning from the Prophet (saw). What can we learn from this?
    1. We need to reach out to powerful members of society
    2. We need to all become experts in the study of the Quran
    3. We should establish the learning and teaching of Quran in our homes
    4. We should read Quran in groups rather than by ourselves
  8. The Prophet (saw) made dua that either Abu Jahl or Umar (ra) would accept Islam.
    1. True
    2. False
  9. What was an event that took place right after the conversion of Hamza (ra) and Umar (ra)?
    1. The believers who had migrated to Abyssinia started returning
    2. The Muslims were attacked in the Kabah
    3. The Quraish decided to offer a truce
    4. The Muslims prayed together at the Kabah for the first time



Seerah Podcast Quiz 5

  1. In his early 20s the Prophet (saw) wanted to become a businessman, but couldn’t due to travel and financial restrictions. What did the Prophet do initially in order to build up some seed money?
    1. He brokered deals between other businessmen
    2. He sold merchandise on behalf of others
    3. He sold some of his personal assets
    4. He asked his uncle for a loan
  2. The Prophet (saw) originally went into business with a man named As-Saib bin Abu Saib (Saib the son of the father of Saib). When the Prophet (saw) met him later during the Conquest of Mecca (about 40 years later), As-Saib was not muslim at this time. How did the Prophet treat him when they met again?
    1. He looked fondly on their old partnership, but recognized they had gone their separate ways
    2. He maintained friendly relations, but did not want to get too close to As-Saib due to him not being a Muslim
    3. He spoke of how great a business partner As-Saib had been and how honest he was
    4. He spoke of all the challenges they faced as young businessmen
  3. Who did the Prophet (saw) start working for after his initial partnership with As-Saib?
    1. Abu Talib
    2. Khadija bint Khuwaylid (ra)
    3. Abu Jahl
    4. Waraqah bin Nawful
  4. On a business trip to As-Sham, the Prophet (saw) stopped outside the monastery that used to belong to Bhaira. Now it belonged to another knowledgable monk and scholar. Upon seeing the Prophet (saw) sitting under a tree, what did this monk say to Maysara, the slave who was travelling with the Prophet (saw)?
    1. He spoke of the virtues of the Prophet (saw)
    2. He mentioned that the Prophet (saw) was in danger in this area
    3. He wanted to know more about the Prophet (saw)
    4. He said that only a prophet would sit under that tree
  5. How did the marriage proposal between Prophet (saw) Khadija (ra) take place?
    1. Khadija (ra) asked the Prophet (saw) directly
    2. The Prophet (saw) asked the family of Khadija (ra) for her hand in marriage
    3. Khadija (ra) asked a friend to speak to the Prophet (saw) on her behalf
    4. Their families asked both of them if they were interested
  6. In Islam we are told to place a person’s deen above other categories when considering him/her for marriage. Based on the marriage of the Prophet (saw) and Khadija (ra), what do we see as the most important manifestation of deen?
    1. Knowledge
    2. Character
    3. Obedience in religious matters
    4. Spirituality
  7. Khadija (ra) was older than the Prophet (saw) and been married before.
    1. True
    2. False
  8. What actions of the Prophet (saw) show that Khadija (ra) was his soulmate?
    1. He did not practice polygamy during her lifetime
    2. He spoke of her memory many times after her death
    3. He stayed in touch with her friends and family after her death
    4. All of the above
  9. How many of the Prophet’s 6 children with Khadija (ra) saw his prophethood?
    1. 6
    2. 2
    3. 4
    4. 3
  10. Only the Prophet’s daughters lived to adulthood
    1. True
    2. False
  11. The Prophet (saw) taught us about being patient through painful times as he lived through so much suffering himself. This is shown especially in his experiences as a parent. Out of his 7 children (including a son from a later marriage), how many of them died before him?
    1. 5
    2. 3
    3. 6
    4. 4




Seerah Podcast Quiz 4

  1. After the death of Abdul Muttalib, who was the Prophet’s primary caretaker?
    1. Ummu Ayman
    2. Abu Talib
    3. Abu Lahab
    4. The Prophet (saw) took care of himself at this time
  2. Who was Bhaira?
    1. A business leader from Bilad-us-Sham
    2. A friend of the Prophet (saw)
    3. A scholar from another religion
    4. A political leader from the Quraish
  3. Bhaira notices that there was shade wherever the Prophet (saw) went. What is significant about this?
    1. This was considered a bad omen by Bhaira’s people
    2. Bhaira thought this was a sign of good luck
    3. Bhaira thought this would put the Prophet in danger
    4. Bhaira realized that an ancient text mentioned that a shade will always cover the last prophet
  4. What was the first job the Prophet (saw) had as a teenager?
    1. He was a shepherd
    2. He connected buyers and sellers in Mecca like a broker would
    3. He helped load and unload caravans
    4. He helped Abu Talib in his business dealings
  5. Throughout his life, Allah protected the Prophet (saw) from committing any sins. During his youth the Prophet was convinced by some other boys to attend some parties. What happened as the Prophet (saw) approached these gatherings?
    1. He changed his mind and went back
    2. He was told by some large men wearing white that he should not be here
    3. He passed out
    4. His uncle saw this and took him back
  6. What does Allah’s course of action in regards to the Prophet (saw) trying to go to these parties teach us in our dealings with youth?
    1. We should be forceful in preventing them from doing sinful things
    2. We should give them some freedom, but be prepared to intervene if necessary
    3. We should let them make their own mistakes
    4. We should give them jobs while young so they don’t have time to mess around
  7. The Sacrilegious War was a standoff/war that happened when the Prophet (saw) was around 15 years old and lasted until he was about 20. The parties involved were Quraish and a tribe from Taif. What was the event that led to this war?
    1. A member of Quraish killed a member of the other tribe during a sacred month
    2. A member of Quraish stole the goods of a visitor to Mecca who came for business
    3. A member of the other tribe insulted the Kaaba
    4. A member of the other tribe insulted one of the idols of Quraish
  8. The Prophet (saw) was able to witness the Virtuous Pact of Social Justice (Hulful Fudul) and considered it a priceless experience. What was this pact?
    1. A pact that protected other tribes from biased treatment in Mecca
    2. A pact that that led to slaves getting better treatment from their owners
    3. A pact that said that the rights of the oppressed will be protected even if they are not Meccan
    4. A pact that protected the rights of those who followed lesser practiced religions in Mecca
  9. We see that the Prophet (saw) considered being a part of the Hulful Fudul a great experience for him and even see instances of the early generations of Muslims (ra) being mindful of it. What application does this have for us as Muslims living as a minority?
    1. We should focus on improving our standing in society so that our rights will not be violated
    2. We should be focus on getting legislation passed that will cater to Muslims
    3. We should be careful of the initiatives we get involved with as they can lead to us straying from Islam
    4. We should value social justice and join efforts around it even if they don’t specifically deal with Muslims

Seerah Podcast Quiz 3

  1. How old was the Prophet (saw) when the splitting of his chest occured?
    1. Between 4-6 years old
    2. 7 years old
    3. Between 2-4 years old
    4. 3 years old
  2. What happened after the Prophet’s chest was split open?
    1. His heart was taken out and washed
    2. A stone was put in his chest
    3. An angel breathed into his chest
    4. A loud voice spoke
  3. The splitting of the Prophet’s chest is a supernatural event. As Muslims what should our stance be towards these unexplainable events?
    1. We should not mention these to non-Muslims as they might find them strange
    2. These events should be looked at from a rational perspective
    3. These events show that we should not doubt people who claim to have experienced similar events
    4. We should not shy away from accepting supernatural events or miracles when they come from authentic sources in our tradition
  4. How old was the Prophet when his mother died?
    1. 10 years old
    2. 4 years old
    3. 9 years old
    4. 6 years old
  5. The Prophet (saw) was travelling with his mother when she passed away.
    1. True
    2. False
  6. How did the Prophet (saw) express his grief over his mother’s death later in life?
    1. He would always send gifts to her friends and relatives
    2. He visited her grave and cried loudly
    3. He wrote poetry that spoke to her virtues
    4. He asked the Sahabah to make dua at her grave
  7. Who cared for the Prophet (saw) after the death of his mother?
    1. His uncle, Abu Talib
    2. His grandfather, Abdul Muttalib
    3. His uncle, Abbas
    4. His milk mother, Ummu Ayman
  8. Throughout the Prophet’s childhood he always had a parental figure to watch over him. Which of the following is true about all of those people?
    1. They were all powerful people of Arabia
    2. They all embraced Islam later in their lives
    3. The Prophet (saw) was the most important figure in each of their lives
    4. They all died when the Prophet was young

Seerah Podcast Quiz 2

Answers will be posted tomorrow on our Facebook Page

  1. Who was Hashem?
    1. Grandfather of the Prophet (saw)
    2. Great grandfather of the Prophet (saw)
    3. Uncle of the Prophet (saw)
    4. Cousin of the Prophet (saw)
  2. Where did Salma, the great grandmother of the Prophet (saw), live?
    1. Mecca
    2. Taif
    3. Yathrib (Medina)
    4. Yemen
  3. What was something the Prophet (saw) had in common with Abdul Muttalib?
    1. Both their fathers died while their mothers were pregnant
    2. Both were persecuted by the Quraish
    3. Both were among the richest men in Arabia
    4. Neither were considered to be leaders amongst the Quraish
  4. What was significant about the early life of Abdullah (the Prophet’s father)?
    1. He was lost and then later found as a young child
    2. He was supposed to be sacrificed as part of an oath his father made
    3. He had his inheritance stolen by an uncle
    4. He was the eldest of his father’s 10 sons
  5. What is the status of the Prophet’s parents in terms of Islam and the hereafter according to the majority of scholars?
    1. They were part of the Hunafa (those who believed in monotheism)
    2. They worshipped idols and were not believers
    3. Their status is beyond our control or knowledge and we should not worry about it
    4. They never had a messenger sent to them so they will not be punished
  6. What did Amina, the Prophet’s mother, say she noticed during her pregnancy?
    1. Light coming from her womb
    2. She was in pain a lot more than what was considered normal
    3. She had dreams where she saw herself standing before the Kaaba
    4. Jinns kept trying to scare her
  7. Who were Barakah (Ummu Ayman) and Thuwaiybah?
    1. Cousins of the Prophet (saw)
    2. Women visiting from the countryside
    3. Milk mothers of the Prophet (saw)
    4. Powerful women from the Quraish
  8. Halimah and other women came to Mecca to take babies back with them to raise them. This was the custom in Mecca at this time as babies would be sent to live with wet nurses for around 2 years. Why did these women (including Halimah initially) not want to take the Prophet (saw)?
    1. They preferred not to get involved with powerful families such as his
    2. They did not want to take an orphan
    3. They thought he was too young
    4. They thought his mother would not give him up
  9. What is one blessing that Halimah experienced after taking the Prophet (saw) to live with her?
    1. Her family’s wealth increased
    2. She was able to nurse her son
    3. She had more families ask her to take their children
    4. Her position in society was raised



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