World Religions: Western Traditions, Fourth Edition—Chapter 5

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Question 1:


a) Orthodox and Mystical
b) Judicial and Prophetic
c) Shi‘a and Sunni
d) Sufi and Hanbali

Question 2:


a) As the autobiography of the Prophet Muhammad
b) As the Word of God
c) As a collection of ethical directives dictated by the Prophet Muhammad
d) As an important historical document for understanding the emergence of their religious tradition

Question 3:


a) Submission
b) Love
c) Faith
d) Righteousness

Question 4:


a) Performs the hajj
b) Studies at a mosque
c) Learns the Five Pillars
d) Recites the shahadah in front of two Muslim witnesses

Question 5:


a) Allah
b) The angel Gabriel
c) Abraham and Ishmael
d) Muhammad and ‘Ali

Question 6:


a) Abu Talib
b) Khadijah
c) Rumi
d) Husayn

Question 7:


a) Muhammad’s miraculous ascension to Heaven
b) Muhammad’s escape to Medina
c) Muhammad’s first revelation experience
d) Muhammad’s conquest of Mecca

Question 8:


a) Imams
b) Shaykhs
c) Caliphs
d) Ulama

Question 9:


a) Halal
b) Mubah
c) Haram
d) Makruh

Question 10:


a) Hajj
b) Salat
c) Shahadah
d) Zakat

Question 11:


a) The death of Husayn
b) The death of ‘Ali
c) The death of Muhammad
d) The death of Khadijah

Question 12:


a) Sufis
b) Sunnis
c) Isma‘ili
d) Iranian

Question 13:


a) Pakistan
b) Indonesia
c) Iran
d) Saudi Arabia

Question 14:


a) Sama‘
b) Ijma‘
c) Ansar
d) Dhikr

Question 15:


a) 1984
b) 1979
c) 1967
d) 2000

Question 16:


a) Ecstatic union with the divine
b) Consensus among scholars
c) Personal reasoning of scholars
d) Recitation of Qur’anic verses

Question 17:


a) Tribal chieftain
b) Shaman
c) Merchant
d) Philosopher

Question 18:


a) Jahiliyah
b) Hubal
c) Manat
d) Haram

Question 19:


a) A wife of the Prophet
b) The daughter of ‘Ali
c) A member of the ulama
d) An early Sufi shaykha

Question 20:


a) Qur’anic commentary
b) The sin of claiming parity with God
c) The charitable tax all Muslims must pay
d) The practice of Islamic calligraphy