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A Quiz About Islam

Can you name these facts about the world's second largest religion?
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First submittedAugust 9, 2014
Last updatedJanuary 22, 2017
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The last and most important prophet
Muhammad
The second to last prophet
Jesus
Central religious text of Islam
Quran
Language of the above
Arabic
Two main denominations of Islam
Sunni
Shia
Fundamentalist branch of Islam
that starts with W
Wahhabi
Small cube-shaped building that is
Islam's holiest location
Kaaba
Country with the most Muslims
Indonesia
Required religious pilgrimage
(for those who can afford it)
Hajj
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Most important cities
Mecca
Medina
Islamic practice that has "dervishes"
Sufism
Term for a system of law based on Islam
Sharia
Word that means "struggle" and
sometimes "holy war"
Jihad
Phrase that means "God is great"
Allāhu Akbar
Man who was either the first or fourth caliph
Ali
Term that mean "permissible", often
referring to food
Halal
Term that means "forbidden"
Haram
Month of fasting
Ramadan
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level ∞
Aug 9, 2014
If you're looking for a harder quiz, check out this one, by kalbahamut.
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level 42
Aug 24, 2014
This one was plenty hard--I knew most of the words, but not how to spell them!
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level 42
Sep 8, 2014
I only got the fundamentalist branch because I remembered it sounded like wasabi.
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level 77
Sep 7, 2014
It's not *that* hard... though I intended to make it more accessible and never got around to it. Thanks for the nod anyway.
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level 77
Jul 4, 2015
Actually... 12/20 is the average score here, compared to 16/30 on my quiz. About the same.
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level 16
Sep 8, 2014
I tried madina, madinah, madeena, and madeenah, but none of them worked! Please correct the word or add those, since in Arabic this is how it is pronounced. Thank You.
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level 77
Sep 8, 2014
Madinah is the most common spelling now. The spellings Mecca and Medina are falling out of favor. Though I noticed Makkah was accepted.
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level ∞
Sep 8, 2014
Madinah will work now
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level 46
May 7, 2017
Why did they change? I am just curious
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level 77
May 10, 2017
The same reason they changed Peking to Beijing, Canton to Guangzhou, Bombay to Mumbai, and Calcutta to Kolkata, I guess
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level 38
Sep 15, 2014
Can you accept Isa for Jesus? In the Quran, Isa (also known as Jesus) is the second last prophet.
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level ∞
Sep 15, 2014
Isa will work now
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level 40
Sep 29, 2014
Wow... I was expecting to see a bunch of dumb anti-muslim comments. But... none. I guess the Jetpunk community is actually pretty mature/ well-informed. Cool!
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level 3
Oct 31, 2015
WONDERFUL QUIZ AMAAAAAAAAZING
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level 54
Apr 19, 2017
Quizlam
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level 79
Jul 24, 2018
Seriously missed opportunity here.
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level 77
May 6, 2017
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level 59
May 6, 2017
To anyone cheating by reading the comments, type: "Harambe". You're welcome!
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level 76
May 6, 2017
Sufism.org talks about "the practice of whirling".
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level 79
May 6, 2017
Interesting how I get an ad to "Meet Muslim Singles" on this page.
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level 66
May 8, 2017
You must have a wild internet search history if that's the advertisements that they're targeting you with. I'm not gonna ask
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level 77
May 10, 2017
I've seen plenty of ads for those sites in the past, but right now on this page they're trying to sell me parts for Caterpillar tractors.
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level 61
May 7, 2017
Interesting. I knew Jesus was a respected prophet in Islam. I did not know he was the second-to-last.
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level 77
May 10, 2017
Muhammad was raised by his uncle Abu Talib who was a member of a quasi-Christian sect of Arabs. Muhammad grew up in Mecca which was already a site of religious pilgrimage at the time and full of Christians, Jews, and pagans alike. So he grew up hearing and internalizing Jewish and Christian stories and mythology, and when he started hearing voices and his wife convinced him he was a prophet, he just took these traditions as he understood them, with all of their prophets, and then added +1. Him. So... of course since Jesus was the final messenger of mainstream Christianity, he became the 2nd-to-last in Muhammad's version of the faith. However he was stripped of godhood and reduced to merely being a prophet.
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level 71
Nov 11, 2017
kalbahamut! i'm really sorry to disturb you again. but some of your statements seems to be false. muhammad was raised by abu talib just after her mother and grandfather. it is true. but abu talib was never from a quasi christian sect! he and his tribe "quraish" were just descendant of ismail, the son of ibrahim. quran introduces them as "hanifan muslima" that means the ones who tend to accept the true faith. they were obviously distinctive from christians in those days and had no close family relations with them.
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level 71
Nov 11, 2017
you state that Muhammad was in contact with Christians, Jews and pagans. it is true. but he never used their tales. apart of belief of Muslims that Quran is a revelation from god and not man-made, the majority of the opponents of him, including Christians and Jews, accused him of magic! how does he was repeating or being inspired from the tales that their sources condemned him?! besides Quran challenges infidels to brings some similar words. if it was initiated from previous literature it becomes insane. it most be noted that Muhammad was "ummi" meaning illiterate. therefore it is really a hard work to fabricate a whole book without literacy.
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level 71
Nov 11, 2017
you said that Muhammad's wife "khadija" convinced him to that he was a prophet. it is obviously false. there is at least a dozen of cases in quran that muhmmad is directly commanded by Allah to preach his teachings. muddasser and muzzammel surahs are both began with this command.
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level 71
Nov 11, 2017
Islam always respects the "true" teachings of former prophets namely, Adam, Nuh (Noah), Ibrahim (Abraham), Musa (Moses) and Isa (Jesus) and other leas famous prophets like Zakaria (Zachary), Yahya (john). but it clearly states that their religions are "mansukh" that means annulled. therefore although Jesus is highly respected in Islamic thought and is the second to last accepted prophet, but he was never treated as a second man in Islam. besides Muslims believe that Jesus Christ was born from her virgin mother Mary and god has decided his birth with intervention of no father.
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level 77
Dec 8, 2017
azh... you are confusing Muslim tradition with real history. Tell me... if Abu Talib practiced a religion in the 600s that recognized Jesus as a prophet, and this was before Muhammad started reciting the Quran, how does that make Abu Talib something other than quasi-Christian? I know that it's part of Muslim tradition that Jesus, Moses, Abraham, Adam, etc were not Jews or Christians because you want to believe that these religions are perversions of the "true" faith of Islam... but..... that's silly. Moses was a Jew. Jesus was a Jew. Abu Talib was basically Christian, but his sect was not mainstream. It's actually better to refer to Islam as Mohametanism, as it was up until recently outside the Arab world, for this very reason. Clears up some of this confusion.

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level 77
Dec 8, 2017
2. Muhammad never used their tales? yeah... that only works if you believe that he was getting his stories directly from an angel speaking into his ear, which, obviously is false. Of course Muhammad heard Jewish and Christian stories growing up. It's silly to say he didn't. And then he tried to tell those stories in the Quran but... they are quite a bit different. It's sort of like that game "Telephone."

3. The residents of Mecca hated Muhammad and wanted to kill him because he was a blasphemer. He was calling himself a prophet and claiming to be getting messages from god. People got killed for this all the time in the ancient world in primitive societies. Muhammad only avoided this fate because he was protected by his rich wife and influential uncle.

4. Yes I'm aware of the Quranic challenge... and... that challenge has been met about a billion times since then but Muslims won't acknowledge it.
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level 77
Dec 8, 2017
5. I'm also aware that popular Muslim tradition holds that Muhammad was illiterate... though in the hadith he is writing contracts and peace treaties so, that's probably not accurate. Even if it were it doesn't really make a difference because the Quran wasn't written down until after Muhammad was dead. The whole thing was recited orally before then.

6. there are different versions of the first revelation told in the hadith. Basic story is Muhammad was meditating in a cave as he sometimes did. Then an angel spoke to him. Confused he went home. And here some of the stories differ... some say Muhammad believed that he was crazy or getting messages from a demon, some say his wife convinced him otherwise and that he was a prophet and the voice was from god or Gabriel, and other stories say it was Khadija's cousin Waraqah. It really doesn't matter, does it? Khadija was his first convert and supporter. Obviously she was important in convincing him to spread the message.
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level 39
May 7, 2017
Indonesia?! Wow, I wasted 2 minutes trying to type in Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Sudan, South Sudan, Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Israel, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, etc. ^_^
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level 77
May 10, 2017
lotta people there
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level 54
May 8, 2017
Accept takbir for allahu akbar perhaps?
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level 51
May 8, 2017
soon to be the worlds largest religion
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level 37
May 30, 2017
Yes, by the year 2050, there will be as many Muslims as there are Christians.
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level 77
Apr 14, 2018
eh... future population growth trends are hard enough to predict on their own. It's even harder to predict the growth of religions as you have to make assumptions of rates of retention between generations and rates of conversion and de-conversion, as well as make assumptions about the sincerity of people's professed religious beliefs.

Personally I think Christianity will probably still be #1 by 2050. But it's very hard to say. The most optimistic prediction I've seen on the subject is that by 2038 the majority of people in the world will be either atheist, agnostic, non-religious, or only nominally religious. It's not really correct to call any of these things a religion, but still it would be very nice to see "none" at the top of a list of world's largest religious traditions by number of adherents.
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level 60
May 8, 2017
quizlam
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level 37
May 30, 2017
Super easy if you're Muslim.
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level 79
Jul 24, 2018
Or if you're a Jedi, apparently.