Islamic Quiz

Islamic Quiz

A correct knowledge of the Islamic Ideology (or Islamic 'Aqeedah) is essential for every muslim (man and woman). It is the very primary thing that distinctly differentiates Islam from other ideologies. As such, an explanation of its principles is also important for the non-muslim in order to get accurate information about Islam, as revealed by ALLAH, The Almighty, to Muhammad (Peace be upon him), the Last messenger of ALLAH.

The Islamic Ideology, contrary to other ideologies, answers each and every question that a believer may have concerning his/her purpose in life, his/her Creator, the way to attain the ultimate goal (i.e Paradise) and what will happen to him/her after death and on Judgement Day.

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1) The word 'Aqeedah, in the Islamic Terminology, means a set of firm beliefs that a person has, about which he does not entertain any doubts.

2) 'Aqeedah can be sub-divided into two, namely, good and bad. Good 'Aqeedah (as that found in Islam) is the eternal set of unchangeable beliefs that has been brought by all prophets sent by Almighty ALLAH since the creation of mankind. On the other hand, bad 'Aqeedah is that which has been altered, manipulated or invented by man, often from the original divine source.

3) Islamic 'Aqeedah is only important in the life of the muslim when performing acts of worship (e.g. Prayers, pilgrimage, alms-giving, fasting, etc ...).

4) Based on Islamic 'Aqeedah, 'Islam' means to bear witness that 'There is nothing worthy of worship except ALLAH and that Muhammad is the messenger of ALLAH', to perform Prayers, to give poor-due, to fast during the month of Ramadan and to accomplish the Pilgrimage. It is different from 'Imaan' and 'Ihsaan'.

5) 'Imaan' is only to believe in ALLAH, His angels, His books, His messengers, the Last Day and in destiny (good or bad).

6) The first pillar of Islam (i.e. to bear witness that 'There is nothing worthy of worship except ALLAH and that Muhammad is the messenger of ALLAH') is the most important pillar and also called the 'Pillar of pillars'. Without it, the remaining pillars (acts of worship) are not accepted.

Tawheed (i.e. not associating anything with Almighty Allah) can be classified into 2 categories, namely  Unicity of His Sovereignty and Unicity of His Divinity.

7) It is not sufficient for a person to just pronounce the first pillar but he/she needs to understand the important conditions attached to witnessing this article of faith. He will only benefit from this article of faith once he understands and fulfills these conditions.

There are six (6) essential conditions that need to be observed by the person for the first pillar to be accepted.

8) Idolatry (As-Shirk) means that a person should take anything (living or non-living) as partner with Almighty ALLAH, loves it as he should love Almighty ALLAH, fears it as he should fear Almighty ALLAH and obeys it even though the action dsipleases Almighty ALLAH. As-Shirk can be sub-divided into two classes, namely, big and small.

Someone who commits big Shirk (e.g. prays to other than Almighty ALLAH) has crossed outside the limits set by Islam and becomes a non-muslim. If he dies in this condition, he is destined for Hell forever. However, if he repents sincerely before death, his repentance is accepted.

Is this true also for small Shirk (e.g. performing acts of worship to please people only) ?

9) Disbelief (Al-Kufr), in Islamic Ternimology, means to hide, reject or deny the truth. Al-Kufr is the first sin mentioned in the Holy Quran and the most serious amongst other sins apart from Idolatry. It is sub-divided into two types, namely, big and small.

Someone who commits a deed considered as big Disbelief, can still be regarded as a muslim although he does need to repent for his deed(s).

10) Hypocrisy (An-Nifaq) is sub-divided into two, namely, big and small. Big Hypocrisy is related to the 'Aqeedah that a person has while small Hypocrisy is found in the actions that the person performs.

Big Hypocrisy is not a very serious sin and a hypocrit who does not fall into Idolatry or Disbelief will not enter Hell.

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