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Understanding Islam - Muslim Students - Lesson 1

1. Name the five Arkan al-Islam.

1) Kalima
2) Prayer
3) Fasting
4) Zakah
5) Hajj 

2. What is the meaning of Arkan al-Islam?

The meaning of Arkan-al-Islam is “Pillars of Islam”.

3. Write the Kalima Shahadah in Arabic or in transliteration.

Ash”hadu an Laa ilaaha illallahu Wahdahu Laa sharikalahu Wa Ash”hadu anna Muhammadan “abduhu wa Rasuluhu

4. Write the translation of Surah Ikhlas.

“Say, He is Allah, the One and Only. Allah the Eternal, Absolute. He begetteth not. Nor is He begotten. And there is none like unto Him”.

5. Name the daily Fardh salah with the number of raka’ah performed in them.

Fajr (2), Zuhr (4), Asr (4), Maghrib (3) and Isha (4).

6. Which Fardh salahs can be shortened while on a journey?

Zuhr, Asr and Isha.

7. Where did the beloved Prophet, Sallallahu ‘alaihi wa Sallam receive the gift of salah from Allah,Sub’hanahu wa Ta’ala?

Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu ‘alaihi wa Sallam received the gift of salah from Allah Sub’hanahu wa Ta’ala on Mi”raj.

8. When is Tahajjud salah performed?

Tahajjud salah is performed after midnight and before Fajr.

9. Who was the companion of the noble Prophet Sallallahu ‘alaihi wa

Sallam who always used to perform two raka’ah of sunnah after every wudu?

Hadrat Bilal (Rady Allahu Anhu)

10. Who was the grandson of our Prophet Sallallahu ‘alaihi wa Sallam who was killed in battle while performing salah?

Imam Hussein (Rady Allahu Anhu) was killed in battle while in sijda

11. What are the faraaidh (obligatory) in wudu?

1) Washing the face.
2) Washing both arms including the elbows.
3) Wiping over a quarter of the head with wet hands.
4) Washing both feet including the ankles.

12. Who was the first Muadhin in Islam?

Hadrat Bilal Rady Allahu Anh was the first Muadhin.

13. Write the differences between the adhan and the iqama.

Adhan is the first call to the Muslims to come to the masjid for prayer. Iqama is the second call to prayer, which is said immediately before the beginning of the prayer. Iqama is similar to the Adhan but with the addition of the sentence, “Qad qamatis-Salah” which means, “Prayer has indeed begun.” Azan is said loud while iqama is said in a normal voice.

14. What are the main features of Salatul Jumua (Friday prayers)?

The Imam first of all delivers a Khutba in two parts consisting of praise to Allah and prayers of blessing for the Holy Prophet and some admonition to the Muslims. After that he leads two raka”hs of the fardh of Jumua and others follow him. There are two azans in Jumua, one to call people to prayer and the second before the khutbah.

15. How do Muslims come to know that Ramadan has started or it has ended?

By the sighting of the new moon, Muslims come to know that Ramadan has started or ended.

16. Lailatul Qadr is better than how many months?

Lailatul Qadr is better than 1000 months.

17. Name the companion of the Prophet Sallallahu ‘alaihi wa Sallam who made Taraweh prayers congregational.

Hadrat Umar Rady Allahu Anhu

18. What is the meaning of the word "Zakah"?

The meaning of the word “Zakah” is to purify, in this case, you purify your wealth.

19. Who helped Sayyidina Ibrahim Alayhissalam in building the Ka”ba?

Sayyidina Ismail Alayhissalam

20. What is meant by ziyara of the beloved Prophet Sallallahu ‘alaihi wa Sallam?

 

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