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Seerah Quiz 25

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  1. When did the Muslims start migrating to Medina?
    1. After the First Oath of Allegiance
    2. After the Second Oath of Allegiance
    3. After the Battle of Badr
    4. Immediately after Al-Isra Wal-Miraj
  2. Medina was not a very popular or powerful city. The tribes of Medina were very humble people and had financial difficulties. What is significant about this?
    1. The simplicity of the city made it a great hideout for Muslims
    2. The Quraysh let the Muslims leave peacefully as they didn’t care about Medina
    3. It should remind us that it is Allah’s blessing that determines success rather than outward qualities
    4. It should show us that Muslims should live in smaller and less developed cities
  3. Abu Salama (ra) was planning to make hijrah to Medina with his family. However his wife, Umm Salama (ra), was forcibly kept in Mecca by her family. And their baby son (ra) was also forcibly kept in Mecca by Abu Salama’s family. Abu Salama (ra) went to Medina on his own and tried to rally some support. What is true about their situation?
    1. All three of them were separated for about a year
    2. Umm Salama (ra) would go outside every day and cry
    3. Abu Salama (ra) was by himself in Quba and was not able to do anything from there
    4. All of the above
  4. Umm Salama (ra) set out with her baby son (ra) to join her husband (ra) in Medina. She planned to make the journey by herself on camel despite all the dangers she would face. On her way she met Uthman bin Talha, who was not a Muslim at this time. He was a member of the nobility of Mecca and his family were entrusted with the keys to the Kabah. However his actions at that time showed why he was given that honor and later entered into Islam. What did he do?
    1. He accompanied her all the way to Quba on foot to make sure she was safe
    2. When they turned in for the night, he would go to great lengths to make she was not uncomfortable such as sleeping far away from them and not looking at her when she came down from the camel
    3. After delivering her to Quba, he turned around and walked all the way back without even letting her thank him
    4. All of the above
  5. When Umar (ra) made hijrah, he went to the Kabah in armor and told them not to follow him unless they wanted their mothers to cry over their dead bodies, their wives to become widows and their children to become orphans.
    1. True
    2. False
  6. Ayaash bin Abu Rabiya (ra) was making hijrah with Umar (ra), but was tricked by a few Meccans into going back and kept as a prisoner. Another companion, Hisham bin al-Aas (ra), was kept from making the journey altogether. What is true about the two them?
    1. Allah revealed ayaat of Quran telling them to have faith in the mercy of Allah and they were then rescued by Walid bin Walid (ra)
    2. They never made it to Medina until after the Conquest of Mecca
    3. They lost faith in joining the companions in Medina
    4. They were martyred in Mecca
  7. Suhaib ar-Rumi (ra) was a Roman who had settled in Mecca. When he was planning to make hijrah, the leaders of Quraysh weren’t letting him leave. He did something at this time that was later praised by the Prophet (saw) after Gibreel (as) told him. What did Suhaib (ra) do?
    1. He fought all the leaders of the Quraysh on his own and made it out
    2. He offered to give them all of his wealth in exchange for his freedom
    3. He recited Quran to them and its effect on them let him escape
    4. He offered to not fight the Quraysh in any subsequent wars between the Muslims and Quraysh



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

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 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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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 16

  1. Around the 6th year of Prophethood, the Quraysh boycotted the Prophet (saw) and those close to him. This was applied socially, politically and economically. What did the Quraysh hope to gain from this?
    1. They wanted to starve all the Muslims
    2. They wanted the Muslims to leave the city of Mecca
    3. They wanted the Muslims to hand over the Prophet (saw) for execution
    4. They wanted to limit the economic means of the Muslims
  2. Who did the Quraysh boycott in addition to the Prophet (saw)?
    1. Abu Talib
    2. The family of the Prophet (saw), even those who were not Muslim
    3. The Muslims
    4. All of the above
  3. Where did the boycott take place?
    1. In the Kabah
    2. In a valley owned by Abu Talib
    3. In the outskirts of the city of Mecca
    4. In the home of the Prophet (saw)
  4. How long did the boycott last?
    1. 2 years
    2. 6 months
    3. 3 years
    4. 1 year
  5. There was an incident when Abu Jahl tried to stop a cousin of Khadija (ra) from sneaking food to her and the Muslims. This led to an altercation where another man, Abul Bukhtari, nearly killed Abu Jahl. Who intervened to save Abu Jahl?
    1. The Muslims
    2. Some of the disbelievers
    3. The leaders of Quraysh
    4. Abu Talib
  6. One of the things we see in the Seerah is Allah taking care of the believers and letting justice prevail. How did Allah do that in this scenario (the boycott)?
    1. The person who wrote the boycott agreement, Mansoor bin Ikrimah, had his hand paralyzed and he never wrote again
    2. The agreement that was written had any mentions of Allah, the Prophet (saw) and anything sacred eaten away by insects
    3. The general population of Mecca turned against the boycott and the leaders who had proposed it, such as Abu Jahl
    4. All of the above
  7. After the boycott ended, the Quraysh went back to slandering and insulting the Prophet (saw).
    1. True
    2. False
  8. When the disbelievers insulted and taunted the Prophet (saw), how were they dealt with?
    1. The Muslims answered on behalf of him
    2. The Prophet (saw) ignored them as their insults didn’t bother him
    3. Allah sent down revelation consoling and defending the Prophet (saw)
    4. The Prophet (saw) answered their taunts




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


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