>> Friday, September 9, 2011
The first person to reach the target (at least 25 out of 30 questions) was .....Muniba, scoring 28.5 out of 30! Muniba actually submitted her answers on the SAME DAY I posted up the quiz, ma'shaAllah!
The highest SCORE was by Simeen who got 29.5 out of 30, ma'shaAllah.
Huda, R.Z, Umayma, Ikhlas, Bint Insar, and all the others who tried the quiz/ even just thought about it, you guys all did a GREAT job.
Now, for the correct answers...
Part 1 (Remember, there were a number of possibilities...These are Muniba's, hehe)
""And put your hand into your bosom, it will come forth white without hurt. (These are) among the nine signs (you will take) to Fir'aun (Pharaoh) and his people, they are a people who are the Fasiqun (rebellious, disobedient to Allah). (Naml:12)
And they stayed in their Cave three hundred (solar) years, and add nine (for lunar years).(Kahf: 25)
Over it are nineteen (angels as guardians and keepers of Hell). (Mudathir:30)
And We have enjoined on man to be dutiful and kind to his parents. His mother bears him with hardship and she brings him forth with hardship, and the bearing of him, and the weaning of him is thirty (30) months, till when he attains full strength and reaches forty years, he says: ""My Lord! Grant me the power and ability that I may be grateful for Your Favour which You have bestowed upon me and upon my parents, and that I may do righteous good deeds, such as please You, and make my off-spring good. Truly, I have turned to You in repentance, and truly, I am one of the Muslims (submitting to Your Will)."" (Ahqaf:15)
III. Part II
a. an animal talking to a human.
But the hoopoe stayed not long, he (came up and) said: ""I have grasped (the knowledge of a thing) which you have not grasped and I have come to you from Saba' (Sheba) with true news.
""I found a woman ruling over them, and she has been given all things that could be possessed by any ruler of the earth, and she has a great throne. (Naml: 22, 23)
b. a daughter talking to her father
And said one of them (the two women): ""O my father! Hire him! Verily, the best of men for you to hire is the strong, the trustworthy."" (qasas, 26)
And (remember) when Ibrahim (Abraham) said to his father Azar: ""Do you take idols as aliha (gods)? Verily, I see you and your people in manifest error. "" (Anaam, 6: 74)
So it (the ship) sailed with them amidst the waves like mountains, and Nuh (Noah) called out to his son, who had separated himself (apart), ""O my son! Embark with us and be not with the disbelievers.""
The son replied: ""I will betake myself to a mountain, it will save me from the water."" Nuh (Noah) said: ""This day there is no saviour from the Decree of Allah except him on whom He has mercy."" And a wave came in between them, so he (the son) was among the drowned. (Hud, 11: 42-43)
(Remember) when the wife of 'Imran said: ""O my Lord! I have vowed to You what (the child that) is in my womb to be dedicated for Your services (free from all worldly work; to serve Your Place of worship), so accept this, from me. Verily, You are the All-Hearer, the All-Knowing.""(Imran, 3:35)
12. 12. There is only one companion whose name is mentioned in the Qur'an. Who is he?
Zaid bin Haaritha R.A.
And (remember) when you said to him on whom Allah has bestowed Grace and you have done favour (by manumitting him) ""Keep your wife to yourself, and fear Allah."" But you did hide in yourself (i.e. what Allah has already made known to you that He will give her to you in marriage) that which Allah will make manifest, you did fear the people whereas Allah had a better right that you should fear Him. So when Zaid had accomplished his desire from her, We gave her to you in marriage, so that (in future) there may be no difficulty to the believers in respect of (the marriage of) the wives of their adopted sons when the latter have no desire to keep them (i.e. they have divorced them). And Allah's Command must be fulfilled. (Ahzab: 37)
13. 13. The Qur'an tells us to take two women as role models. Who are they?
Maryam R.A. and Aasia R.A.
And Allah has set forth an example for those who believe, the wife of Fir'aun (Pharaoh), when she said: ""My Lord! Build for me a home with You in Paradise, and save me from Fir'aun (Pharaoh) and his work, and save me from the people who are Zalimun (polytheists, wrong-doers and disbelievers in Allah).
And Maryam (Mary), the daughter of 'Imran who guarded her chastity; and We breathed into (the sleeve of her shirt or her garment) through Our Ruh [i.e. Jibrael (Gabriel)], and she testified to the truth of the Words of her Lord [i.e. believed in the Words of Allah: ""Be!"" and he was; that is 'Iesa (Jesus) - son of Maryam (Mary); as a Messenger of Allah], and (also believed in) His Scriptures, and she was of the Qanitin (i.e. obedient to Allah). (Tahrim, 66: 11-12)
14. Name an ayah in the Qur'an that is made up only one word and is not an 'oath
Ar-rahman ( Surat Ar Rahman, verse 1). Or: "Dark, green in color,", Surat Ar Rahaman, verse 64.
15. Name 4 surahs whose names are names of the Day of Judgment.
AL Qaariah, Al-Ghaashiyah, Al Waqiah and Al-Qiyamah
16. 16. What are 5 characteristics of the servants of the Compassionate (Ar-Rahman)?
Ibaad ur Rahman, characteristics:
And the slaves of the Most Beneficent (Allah) are those who walk on the earth in humility and sedateness, and when the foolish address them (with bad words) they reply back with mild words of gentleness.
And those who spend the night before their Lord, prostrate and standing.
And those who say: ""Our Lord! Avert from us the torment of Hell. Verily! Its torment is ever an inseparable, permanent punishment.""
Evil indeed it (Hell) is as an abode and as a place to dwell.
And those, who, when they spend, are neither extravagant nor niggardly, but hold a medium (way) between those (extremes).
And those who invoke not any other ilah (god) along with Allah, nor kill such life as Allah has forbidden, except for just cause, nor commit illegal sexual intercourse and whoever does this shall receive the punishment.
O you who believe! Be afraid of Allah and give up what remains (due to you) from Riba (usury) (from now onward), if you are (really) believers.
And if you do not do it, then take a notice of war from Allah and His Messenger but if you repent, you shall have your capital sums. Deal not unjustly (by asking more than your capital sums), and you shall not be dealt with unjustly (by receiving less than your capital sums).(Baqarah, 2:278-279)
Verily, Qarun (Korah) was of Musa's (Moses) people, but he behaved arrogantly towards them. And We gave him of the treasures, that of which the keys would have been a burden to a body of strong men. When his people said to him: ""Do not be glad (with ungratefulness to Allah's Favours). Verily! Allah likes not those who are glad (with ungratefulness to Allah's Favours). [Qasas, 28: 76]
20. This Day, We shall seal up their mouths, and their hands will speak to Us, and their legs will bear witness to what they used to earn. (Yasin, 36: 65)
Till, when they reach it (Hell-fire), their hearing (ears) and their eyes, and their skins will testify against them as to what they used to do. (Fussilat, 41: 20)
21. Sodom or the people of Lot
And We turned (the towns of Sodom in Palestine) upside down and rained down on them stones of baked clay. (Hijr, 15: 74)
22. First time: O mankind! Worship your Lord (Allah), Who created you and those who were before you so that you may become Al-Muttaqun (baqarah, 2: 21)
Last time: O mankind, indeed We have created you from male and female and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another. Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you. Indeed, Allah is Knowing and Acquainted. (49: 13)
24. Verily, Allah! With Him (Alone) is the knowledge of the Hour, He sends down the rain, and knows that which is in the wombs. No person knows what he will earn tomorrow, and no person knows in what land he will die. Verily, Allah is All-Knower, All-Aware (of things). (luqman, 34)
26. "And fear a Day when you will be returned to Allah. Then every soul will be compensated for what it earned, and they will not be treated unjustly."" (Baqarah, 2: 281)
27. Surah Baqarah, ayah 282
O you who believe! When you contract a debt for a fixed period, write it down. Let a scribe write it down in justice between you. Let not the scribe refuse to write as Allah has taught him, so let him write. Let him (the debtor) who incurs the liability dictate, and he must fear Allah, his Lord, and diminish not anything of what he owes. But if the debtor is of poor understanding, or weak, or is unable himself to dictate, then let his guardian dictate in justice. And get two witnesses out of your own men. And if there are not two men (available), then a man and two women, such as you agree for witnesses, so that if one of them (two women) errs, the other can remind her. And the witnesses should not refuse when they are called on (for evidence). You should not become weary to write it (your contract), whether it be small or big, for its fixed term, that is more just with Allah; more solid as evidence, and more convenient to prevent doubts among yourselves, save when it is a present trade which you carry out on the spot among yourselves, then there is no sin on you if you do not write it down. But take witnesses whenever you make a commercial contract. Let neither scribe nor witness suffer any harm, but if you do (such harm), it would be wickedness in you. So be afraid of Allah; and Allah teaches you. And Allah is the All-Knower of each and everything.28. On the Day when We will say to Hell: ""Are you filled?"" It will say: ""Are there any more (to come)?""(Qaf,50: 30)
29. Surat Al Anam:
And when a sign comes to them, they say, "Never will we believe until we are given like that which was given to the messengers of Allah ." Allah is most knowing of where He places His message. There will afflict those who committed crimes debasement before Allah and severe punishment for what they used to conspire.
30. He is Allah than Whom there is La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He) the King, the Holy, the One Free from all defects, the Giver of security, the Watcher over His creatures, the All-Mighty, the Compeller, the Supreme. Glory be to Allah! (High is He) above all that they associate as partners with Him. (Hashr, 59: 23)
Jazakun Allah koli khair!
May Allah increase all of us in knowledge and let us be of those who read, understand and implement the Qur'an in our lives. May the Qur'an 'stand up for us' on the Day of Judgment and not against us.
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Lots of love,