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51) The Qur’an repeatedly warns of a certain day.Can you say which day it is?
A) Youmal Qiyamah.(Doomsday)
52) Who were those people with whom Allah was pleased and they were pleased with Him, as mentioned in the Qur’an?
A) Companions of Prophet Muhammed.(Sallallah u Alaihi Wasallam)
53) In which Holy Book of Non-Muslims the Qur’an mentioned repeatedly?
A) In the Holy Book of Sikh Community-Granth Saheb.
54) In which year were the vowels inserted in the Qur’an?
A) 43 Hijri.
55) Who were the first serious students of the Qur’an?
A) As-haabus Suffah.
56) Which is the first Residential University where the faculty of the Qur’an was established for the first time?
A) Masjid-e-Nabvi. [Mosque of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)]
57) By what name did the Qur’an address those noble and pious people who were selected by Allah to convey His
message to mankind?
A) Nabi (Prophet) and Rasool (Messenger).
58) What type of a person does the Qur’an want to make?
59) What is the scale or measure of one’s dignity according to the Qur’an?
A) Thaqwa. (Piety)
60) What according to the Qur’an is the root cause of the evil?
61) What are the two most important types of kinds of Aayaat (Verses)found in the Qur’an?
A) Muhakamaat and muthashabihaath.
62) Which is the longest Surah (Chapter) in the Qur’an?
63) Which is the smallest Surah in the Qur’an?
64) What was the age of Prophet Muhammed (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) when Qur’an was first revealed to him
through Jibraeel (Alaihis-salaam) ?
A) 40 Years.
65) How long did Prophet Muhammed (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) receive the revelation of the Qur’an in Makkah?
A) 13 Years.
66) How long did Prophet Muhammed (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) receive the revelation of the Qur’an in Madinah?
A) 10 Years.
67) Where was the first Surah revealed?
A) In Makkah.
68) Where was the last Surah revealed?
A) In Madinah.
69) How many years did it take for the complete revelation of the Qur’an?
A) 22 years,5 months and 14 days.
70) Which Surah(Chapter) of the Qur’an is to be read compulsorily in each raka’at of the Salaat (Namaaz)?
71) Which is the Surah, which Allah taught as a Du’a(Prayer) ?
72) What is the reason of keeping Surah-al-Fatihah in the beginning of the Qur’an?
A) It is the door to the Qur’an
73) What is the Surah (Chapter) revealed completely and found first place in the Qur’an?
74) Who was the only lady whose personal name is found in the Qur’an?
A) Mariam(Alaihis- salaam).
75) In which Surah (Chapter) of the Qur’an do you find maximum instructions?
76) When and Where did the Prophet Muhammed Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and Jibraeel (Alaihis-salaam)
meet for the second time?
A) On Friday,18th Ramadan,in the Cave of Hira.
77) What was the interval between the first and the second revelation?
A) 2 years and six months.
78) Which is the Surah (Chapter) that does start without Bismillah?
A) Surah-al-Taubah or Bara’ath.
79) In which Surah (Chapter) of the Qur’an Bismillah is repeated twice?
A) Surah-al Naml.
80) How many Surah (Chapter) in the Qur’an have the titles named after different Prophets?
A) 6 Surahs (Chapters):
81) In which part of the Qur’an do you find ‘Ayat-ul-Kursi’ (Verse of the Throne)?
A) In the beginning of the third Part .(Chapter2-55)
82) How many different names of Allah are mentioned in the Qur’an?
83) Who were the three non-prophets whose names are mentioned with due respect in the Qur’an?
A) Luqman,Aziz of Egypt and Zulqarnain.
84) At the time Abu Bakr (Radhiallahu Anhu) how many companions had compiled the Qur’an in the form of a book?
A) 75 companions.
85) Which is that only book which is completely memorized by millions of people in the world?
86) What did the Jinns who heard a few Aayaath Verses) of the Qur’an say to each other?
A) We have heard a unique discourse which shows the right path, verily we believe in it.
87) Which are the most popular translations of the Qur’an in English?
A) Translation by Muhammed Marmaduke Pickthall and by Allama Yusuf Ali.
88) Into how many languages of the world has the Holy Qur’an been translated?
A) Nearly 103 languages.
89) Who was the first translator of the Holy Qur’an into Urdu?
A) Moulana Shah Rafiuddin Muhaddis Dehlavi.
90) What will be our condition on ‘The day of the Judgment’ according to the Qur’an?
A) Everybody will be in a state of anxiety.
91) Who was the Prophet mentioned in the Qur’an whose three generations were prophets?
A) Ibraheem (Alaihis-salaam) .
92) What is that book which abolished all old rules and regulations?
93) What does the Qur’an say about property and wealth?
A) They are tests of one’s faith.
94) According to the Qur’an who is ‘khaatamun Nabiyyeen’ (the last of the Prophets)?
A) Prophet Muhammed (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)
95) What is the name of the book that tells us clearly about the reality of the beginning and the end of the world?
96) In the Qur’an what other name is given to the city of Makkah?
A) Bakkah and Baladul Ameen.
97) According to the Qur’an what other name is given to the city of Madinah?
98) Whose Generation is known as ‘Bani Israeel’ according to the Qur’an?
A) The generation of Prophet Yaqoob(Alaihis salaam) who is also known as Israeel.
99) Which are the mosques that are mentioned in the Qur’an
d) Masjid-u l-Aqsa.
e) Masjid Quba.
100) The name of which angels are mentioned in the Qur’an?
a) Jibraeel Ameen.Alaihis salaam)
b) Meekaeel.(Alaihis salaam)
c) Haroot.(Alaihis salaam)
d) Maroot.(Alaihis salaam)
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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?
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?
13) How many Madani Surahs (chapters) are there in the Qur’an?
14) How many Manzils (stages) are there in the Qur’an?
15) How many Paara or Juz (parts) are there in the Qur’an?
16) How many Surahs (chapters) are there in the Qur’an?
17) How many Rukoo (paragraphs) are there in the Qur’an?
18) How many Aayaath (verses) are there in the Qur’an?
19) How many times is the word ‘Allah’ repeated in the Qur’an?
20) How many different types of Aayaath (verses) are there in the Qur’an?
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?
23) How many Aayaath (verses) on Sajda (prostat ion) are there in the Qur’an?
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?
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?
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?
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)
. When Islam is against idol worship why do the Muslims worship, and bow down to the Kaaba in their prayer?
Kaaba is the Qibla i.e. the direction Muslims face during their prayers. It is important to note that though Muslims face the Kaaba during prayers, they do not worship the Kaaba. Muslims worship and bow to none but Allah.
It is mentioned in Surah Baqarah:
“We see the turning of thy face (for guidance) to the heavens: now shall We turn thee to a Qiblah that shall please thee. Turn then thy face in the direction of the Sacred Mosque: wherever ye are, turn your faces in that direction.”
1. Islam believes in fostering unity
For instance, if Muslims want to offer Salaah (Prayer), it is possible that some may wish to face north, while some may wish to face south. In order to unite Muslims in their worship of the One True God, Muslims, wherever they may be, are asked to face in only one direction i.e. towards the Kaaba. If some Muslims live towards the west of the Kaaba they face the east. Similarly if they live towards the east of the Kaaba they face the west.
2. Kaaba is at the Centre of the World Map
The Muslims were the first people to draw the map of the world. They drew the map with the south facing upwards and north downwards. The Kaaba was at the centre. Later, western cartographers drew the map upside down with the north facing upwards and south downwards. Yet, Alhamdullilah the Kaaba is at the centre of the world map.
3. Tawaaf around Kaaba for indicating one God
When the Muslims go to Masjid-e-Haram in Makkah, they perform tawaaf or circumambulation round the Kaaba. This act symbolizes the belief and worship of One God, since, just as every circle has one centre, so also there is only one Allah (swt) worthy of worship.
4. Hadith of Umar (may Allah be pleased with him)
Regarding the black stone, hajr-e-aswad, there is a hadith (tradition), attributed to the illustrious companion of the Prophet Muhammed (pbuh), Umar (may Allah be pleased with him).
According to Sahih Bukhari, Volume 2, book of Hajj, chapter 56, H.No. 675. Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) said, “I know that you are a stone and can neither benefit nor harm. Had I not seen the Prophet (pbuh) touching (and kissing) you, I would never have touched (and kissed) you”.
5. People stood on Kaaba and gave the adhaan
At the time of the Prophet, people even stood on the Kaaba and gave the ‘adhaan’ or the call to prayer. One may ask those who allege that Muslims worship the Kaaba; which idol worshipper stands on the idol he worships?
It is true that non-Muslims are not allowed in the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah, by law. The following points will serve to elucidate the possible reasoning behind such a restriction.
1. All citizens are not permitted in the cantonment area
I am a citizen of India. Yet, I am not permitted to enter certain restricted areas like the cantonment. In every country there are certain areas where a common citizen of that country cannot enter. Only a citizen who is enrolled in the military or those who are connected with the defence of the country are allowed in the cantonment area. Similarly Islam is a Universal Religion for the entire world and for all human beings. The cantonment areas of Islam are the two holy cites of Makkah and Madinah. Here only those who believe in Islam and are involved in the defence of Islam i.e. the Muslims are allowed.
It would be illogical for a common citizen to object against the restriction on entering a cantonment area. Similarly it is not appropriate for non-Muslims to object against the restriction on non-Muslims against entering Makkah and Madinah.
2. Visa to enter Makkah and Madinah
a. Whenever a person travels to a foreign country he has to first apply for a visa i.e. the permission to enter that country. Every country has its own rules, regulations and requirements for issuing a visa. Unless their critera are satisfied they will not issue a visa.
b. One of the countries which is very strict in issuing a visa is the United States of America, especially when issuing visas to citizens of the third world. They have several conditions and requirements to be fulfilled before they issue a visa.
c. When I visited Singapore, it was mentioned on their immigration form – death to drug traffickers. If I want to visit Singapore I have to abide by the rules. I cannot say that death penalty is a barbaric punishment. Only if I agree with their requirements and conditions will I be permitted to enter the country.
d. The Visa – The primary condition required for any human being to enter Makkah or Madina is to say with his lips, La ila ha illallah Muhammed ur Rasulullah meaning that ‘there is no God but Allah and Muhammed (pbuh) is His Messenger.’