Archive for April, 2010

100 Questions on The Holy Qur’an (1)

1) What is the meaning of the word ‘Qur’an’?

A) That which is Read.

2) Where was the Qur’an revealed first?

A) In the cave of Hira (Makkah)

3) On which night was the Qur’an first revealed?

A) Lailatul-Qadr (Night of the Power)

4) Who revealed the Qur’an?

A) Allah revealed the Qur’an

5) Through whom was the Qur’an revealed?

A) Through Angel Jibraeel (Alaihis-Salaam)

6) To whom was the Qur’an revealed?

A) To the last Prophet, Muhammed (Sallahu Alaihi Wasallam)

7) Who took the responsibility of keeping the Qur’an safe?

A) Allah himself

8) What are the conditions for holding or touching the Qur’an?

A) One has to be clean and to be with wudhu (ablution)

9) Which is the book which is read most?

A) The Qur’an

10) What is the topic of the Qur’an?

A) Man

11) What are the other names of the Qur’an according to the Qur’an itself?

A) A l-Furqaan, Al-Kitaab, Al-Zikr, Al-Noor,Al-Huda

12) How many Makki Surahs (chapters) are there in the Qur’an?

A) 86

13) How many Madani Surahs (chapters) are there in the Qur’an?

A) 28

14) How many Manzils (stages) are there in the Qur’an?

A) 7

15) How many Paara or Juz (parts) are there in the Qur’an?

A) 30

16) How many Surahs (chapters) are there in the Qur’an?

A) 114

17) How many Rukoo (paragraphs) are there in the Qur’an?

A) 540

18) How many Aayaath (verses) are there in the Qur’an?

A) 6666

19) How many times is the word ‘Allah’ repeated in the Qur’an?

A) 2698

20) How many different types of Aayaath (verses) are there in the Qur’an?

A) 10

21) Who is the first ‘Haafiz’ of the Qur’an?

A) Prophet Muhammed (Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam)

22) At the time of the death of Prophet Muhammed (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) how many Huffaz were there?

A) 22

23) How many Aayaath (verses) on Sajda (prostat ion) are there in the Qur’an?

A) 14

24) In which Paara (part) and Surah (chapter) do you find the first verse about Sajda (prostation) ?

A) 9th Paara, 7th Chapter-Surah- al-Araaf, Verse 206

25) How many times has the Qur’an stressed about Salaat or Namaaz (prayer)?

A) 700 times

26) How many times has the Qur’an emphasized on alms or charity?

A) 150

27) How many times in the Qur’an, is the Prophet Muhammed (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)

addressed asYaa-Aiyu-Han- Nabi?

A) 11 times

28) Where in the Qur’an has Prophet Muhammed (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) been named ‘Ahmed’?

A) Paara 28th, Surah Saff, Ayath 6th

29) How many times has the name of Rasool-ullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) been mentioned in the Qur’an?

A) Muhammed (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)-4times Ahmed (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)-1 time

30) Name the Prophet whose name is mentionedand discussed most in the Qur’an?

A) Moosa (Alahis-Salaam)

31) Who were the Kaathibe-Wahi (copyists of the revelations) of the Qur’an?

A) Abu Bakr (Radhiallahu Anhu), Usman (Radhiallahu Anhu), Ali (Radhiallahu Anhu),

Zaid Bin Harith(Radhiallahu Anhu) And Abdullah bin Masood(Radhiallahu Anhu)

32) Who was the first person who counted the Aayaath (verses) of the Qur’an?

A) Ayesha (Radhiallahu Anha)

33) On whose advice did Abu Bakr (Radhiallahu Anhu) decide to compile the Qur’an?

A) Omer Farooq(Radhiallahu Anhu)

34) On whose order was the Qur’an compiled completely in written form?

A) Abu Bakr (Radhiallahu Anhu)

35) Who confined the recitation of the Qur’an on the style of the Quraysh tribe?

A) Usman (Radhiallahu Anhu)

36) Out of the copies of the Qur’an compiled by Usman (Radhiallahu Anhu), how many and where are they at present?

A) Only 2 copies. One in Tashkent and the other in Istanbul.

37) Which Surah of the Qur’an was Prophet Muhammed (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) reciting while praying, that Hazrat Jabeer Bin Muth’im Listened to and embraced Islam?

A) Surah Thoor

38) Which was that Surah of the Qur’an which the Prophet Muhammed Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) had recited when one of his enemies Utba after listening to it fell in Sajda (prostation) ?

A) The first five Ayaaths of Ham-Meem-Sajda

39) Which is the first and the most ancient Mosque according to the Qur’an?

A) Kaaba

40) In Qur’an mankind is divided into two groups.Which are those two groups?

A) Believers and disbelievers

41) Who is the man about whom, Allah has said in the Qur’an that his body is kept as an admonishing

example for future generations to come?

A) Fir’aun. (Pharaoh)

42) Besides the body of Pharaoh, what is that thing which is kept as an admonishing example for future

generations to come?

A) Noah’s Ark.

43) After the wreckage of Prophet Noah’s Ark, which is its place of rest mentioned in theQur’an?

A) Cave of Judi.

44) In the Qur’an the name of whic h companion of Prophet Muhammed (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is mentioned?

A) Zaid Bin Harith.

45) Who is the relative of the Prophet Muahmmed (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)whose name is mentioned in the Qur’an?

A) Abu Lahab

46) In the Qur’an there is a mention of a Prophet who has been called by his mother’s name. Who was he?

A) Jesus [Prophet Isa (Alahis salaam)] is mentioned as bn Maryam.

47) Which was the agreement that was titled Fath-hum-Mubeen’ without fighting a battle?

A) Treaty of Hudaibiya

48) What are the different names used for Satan or Devil in the Qur’an?

A) Iblees and Ash-Shaitaan.

49) Which category of creature does the Qur’an put ‘Iblees’ into?

A) Jinn.

50) What were those worships and prayers that were ordered by Allah to the community of Bani Israeel and

which were continued by the Muslim Ummah also?

A) Salaat and Zakaat. (Al-Baqarah: 43)

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