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The Islam Quiz

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First submittedDecember 21, 2013
Last updatedNovember 4, 2018
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Pillars of Islam
Shahadah (Declaration of Faith)
Salat (Prayer)
Sawm (Fasting)
Zakat (Giving to the Poor)
Hajj (Pilgrimage)
 
General Knowledge
The final prophet of Islam
Muhammad
The final revelation
Qur'an
Sayings of the Prophet
Hadith
Chapters of the holy book
Sura
Traditions/way of life
Sunnah
Holiest city
Mecca
2nd holiest city
Medina
3rd holiest city
Jerusalem
Holiest month
Ramadan
Pray toward this box
Kaaba
Vocabulary
Direction of prayer
Qibla
emigration/Islamic calendar
Hijra
Islamic law
Sharia
prayer leader
Imam
holy war; struggle
Jihad
permissable
Halal
forbidden
Haram
prayer space (Romanized)
Mosque
prayer space (Arabic)
Masjid
 
Articles of Faith
God
Angels
Prophets
Holy Books
Judgment Day
Fate
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level 76
Dec 21, 2013
The five Pillars of Islam are fairly well known. The six Articles of Faith a bit less so. These are things (according to most mainstream Muslim scholars) that all Muslims must believe in. At least 50% are fairly obvious if you fancy a guess.

I may expand this quiz. Plenty of other stuff I could put in here. Or I could keep it small at 30 questions. I thought it would be good for the front page as is, or maybe slightly larger. Any input?
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level 76
Dec 21, 2013
I do have a sequel already in the works with some harder questions and some questions that probably would not make it on to the front page. But that's a separate thing, just for my own enjoyment.
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level 36
Dec 12, 2014
Every time I do this I forget the same ones, even though I know them. Also, could 'Prayer space' be more.. clear? I was thinking of the actual area inside of a mosque
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level 76
Dec 12, 2014
Technically the "area inside of a mosque" is the mosque... I mean... I know probably the way that Westerners think of it, they conceptualize the building as the mosque, and the room inside where people pray as something else. We might call this a "prayer hall" or something like that in English, but in Arabic it's just the masjid (mosque). And a masjid is simply a place to pray. It can be anywhere. It doesn't have to be inside a special building with a big fancy dome and minarets... it can just be a square featureless room inside a larger building with a completely unrelated function.

I guess, maybe... I could say... "place to pray?" Or how about "place of worship?" That would be accurate and probably less confusing. Right?
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level 76
Dec 12, 2014
I was trying to keep the clue short so that it would still be on one line and the column wouldn't become too fat. But... I've been meaning to re-do this quiz for over a year. If I ever get around to it then I'll try to do something about this.
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level 66
Dec 5, 2015
I strongly agree with 'place of worship' ^
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level 36
Jan 15, 2015
I know the pillars, I just don't know the names. I tried wording each of them differently but the only one I got was the Hajj.
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level 76
Jan 16, 2015
I tried to make the type-ins pretty open ended. If you tell me what things you tried typing in that were not accepted that could help me improve the type-ins.
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level 64
Feb 23, 2018
I have usually read "Hejira" rather than "Hijra". Could you accept that?
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level 61
Jun 27, 2018
Please accept just "books" for holy books. I was fairly sure that was right, but as soon as "books" wasn't accepted, I moved on to try to dig something out of my memory.
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level 49
Dec 22, 2013
The hardest part for me is not so much the religion as the Arabic. It was helpful that you accepted translations of the pillars ("pilgrimage", "charity", "prayer", etc.), but it would have been even more helpful if you'd also displayed those translations so that I could keep track of which ones I'd gotten and which I was still looking for.
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level 76
Dec 22, 2013
okay. Thanks for the input. :)
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level 57
Apr 1, 2014
Sorry to bother you, but could you accept "give to the poor" for the 5 pillars? I wrote that and it wouldn't accept.
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level 76
Apr 2, 2014
The quiz accepts any answers that contain the words "zakat," "giving," and "charity." If you had tried "giving to the poor" that would have worked.
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level 60
Jul 3, 2014
Hmm, I tried "donating to poor," "alms," and "giving alms" to no avail. Guess I should just learn the Arabic words
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level 76
Jul 3, 2014
giving alms might be a good addition to type-ins
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level 51
Apr 5, 2014
In the area of London where I once lived you can't help but learn a bit about Islam. 100% Mash'allah! (I think I used that correctly)
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level 76
Apr 5, 2014
I think so. Good job! :)
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level 75
Jul 2, 2014
I was born into a Christian family in a rural area of the US. Had my son not had a Muslim roommate in college, I probably would have scored more dismally than 11. Please expand this for those of us who want to learn more the Jetpunk way.
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level 40
Dec 8, 2016
So.. uh.. Can you accept January for the holiest month by any chance?
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level 76
Dec 9, 2016
No. That's definitely wrong. January isn't even a month on the Islamic calendar, and the hijri calendar is a lunar calendar not a solar calendar like the Gregorian, so the months don't even match up.
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level 40
Dec 9, 2016
Well that's just your opinion. How about you accept other people's opinions for answers as well?
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level 76
Dec 9, 2016
Hahaha... you are joking, right? :)
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level 76
Dec 9, 2016
What about January makes it holy in your opinion?
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level 40
Dec 10, 2016
An anagram of January is Ana Jury. Ana was on the jury for the 2000 case of Allah Rakha and another vs. Federation of Pakistan and Other PLD 2000 FSC 1. The Federal Shariat Court upheld the registration of marriages as Islamic, thus making it holy. Yeah, I'm joking :P
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level 31
Apr 17, 2017
A more accurate title would be the myth-of-Islam.
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level 76
Apr 18, 2017
There's not a single thing on this quiz that could not be considered factual, possibly excepting the prophethood of Muhammad, or whether or not the Quran was actually "revealed" wisdom, but that's splitting hairs. So in my opinion that would make a pretty poor title. But thank you for the suggestion.
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level 33
May 7, 2017
Why isn't solat and mekkah acceptable?
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level 76
May 8, 2017
Because I've never in my life seen either spelled that way. Though I recognize that these words have been transliterated countless ways so I won't say anything so presumptuous as you are wrong. I just haven't encountered those spellings before.
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level 66
May 10, 2017
I'm not a fan of the Articles of Faith section - they're too narrow and too broad for answers at the same time.
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level 76
May 10, 2017
If you know the religion these are well known and clearly defined and shouldn't be difficult at all. But to the layman yeah, maybe. I always meant to update this quiz, and taking out that section was one of the things I was considering, but never got around to it.
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level 69
Mar 22, 2018
I'm in favor of keeping the Articles of Faith section. They may not be common to the layman but they are pretty integral to Islamic knowledge in my opinion. It took me a couple tries to get "Holy Books" though. Also the "Traditions/way of life" clue wasn't clear to me. I also think a "Major branches of Islam" section would be a good addition to a basic Islamic knowledge quiz. Nice quiz overall!
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level 76
Mar 22, 2018
Thanks for the feedback. If I ever get around to updating this as I was planning I'll consider what you said.
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level 46
Apr 23, 2018
Got a 100% as a muslim, but I had to cheat on the 'tradition/way of life'. I most definitely know what sunah is, it's just that the definition I typically use to describe is usually teachings of the prophet Mohammad. I shouldn't have cheated though lol. Muslims aren't supposed to cheat. I don't think anyone should. :P
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level 76
Apr 23, 2018
haha... tell that to all my students in Saudi Arabia. Cheating is a way of life there.
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level 42
May 17, 2018
ZAKAH should be accepted as a type-in along with ZAKAT as it is the most common spelling I think
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level 76
May 17, 2018
ok
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level 47
Jul 17, 2018
very very good quiz - and a learning curve fr most people. Couldn't you accept Kabba for Kaaba. After all Arabic doesn't necessarily include all vowels?
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level 66
Aug 1, 2018
In common Arabic transliterations, having double letters usually means that letter is stressed. That means you have to hold on to the letter for a bit before you let it go, a bit like the word Abyss, were the 'S' is stressed. This is a big thing in Arabic, especially if you want to pronounce words properly, so Kabba in that sense would sound very different than Kaaba (which the closest transliteration).
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level 52
May 31, 2019
hatemali, in the transcription of Kaaba, the double a doesn't mean the letter is stressed. in this case the double A actually stands for 2 different sounds in Arabic. the first a is a short vowel sound "a", and the second one is the letter "3ayn", often transcribed as a "3" on the internet because of its graphic resemblance to the letter 3 and the lack of a phonetic equivalent in the Roman alphabet. coxbury, Kabba would mean the word has a double B sound, which it doesn't. and even if the Arabic script doesn't include all vowels doesn't mean you can transcribe it without them in Roman alphabet. it would be very confusing and unreadable.
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