Study Notes: Group D (Age 10 & 11)

(age calculated based on 1st Ramadan)

Competition Date:

Saturday, August 19 & Sunday, August 20, 2017

Theme of study: Prophets of Humanity

Verbal test will take 15 to 20 minutes for each participant. The verbal test is a random set of questions and recitations from the study notes below.
Online Quiz a random set of questions in form of ‘Multiple choices’ and ‘True/False’ based on Study notes.

Study the notes of Group AGroup B & Group C as well as the following:

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Study the notes of Group AGroup B & Group C as well as the following:

Stories of Prophets: Adam(A), Nuh(A) and Ibrahim (A)
Study the Stories of Prophets: Adam(A), Nuh(A) and Ibrahim (A)

For example question about Adam (A) and Nuh (A) see study note for Group A, B & C

Question to be answered about the Prophet Ibrahim (A)

Who is prophet Ibrahim’s (A) father? What did he do for a living?   He was Aazar a well-known idol sculptor.

As a young boy, how did prophet Ibrahim (A) feel about his father’s idols?  He kicked them, played with them and rode on their backs. When he knew that people worshipped them he rejected this idea and was disgusted and repulsed.

What did Ibrahim (A) say to himself that night when he saw a shining star? What did he say when he saw the moon? The sun?

When he saw the star, he said, “Could this be my Lord?” But when it set he said: “I don’t like those that set.” The star has disappeared, it could not be God. God is always present. Then he saw the moon rising and said could this be my Lord?” But it also set. At daybreak, he saw the sun rising and said:  “Could this be my Lord, this is bigger?” But when the sun set he said: “O my people I am free from all that you join as partners with Allah! I have turned my face towards Him Who created the heavens and the earth, and never shall I give partners to Allah.” Our Lord is the Creator of the heavens and the earth and everything. He has the power to make the stars rise and set.

What happened when Ibrahim (A) invited his father to worship Allah instead of idols?  He rejected him and threatened to stone him.

What did Ibrahim (A)do to the idols in the temple? He smashed them all up except for the biggest one. He hung the ax around the neck of the biggest one.

What were the people’s reaction when the saw what Ibrahim (A) had done? They were angry and they threw Ibrahim (A) into the fire.

What happened to Ibrahim (A) in the fire? Nothing. Allah ordered the fire to be cool and it did not burn Ibrahim.

Why did the King of Babylon fear Ibrahim?  He was pretending he was god and did not want the people to believe Ibrahim (A)and stop worshipping him.

What did Nimrod ask Ibrahim (A)?  Nimrod ask Ibrahim (A), “What can your god do that I cannot?”

What was Ibrahim’s (A) answer to Nimrod?

Ibrahim (A)said, “My Lord is He Who gives life and death.”

What Nimrod told Ibrahim (A) in response?

The king said, “I give life and death. I can bring a person from the street and have him executed, and I can grant my pardon to a person who was sentenced to death and save his life.”

How did Ibrahim (A) respond?

Ibrahim (A) respond, “Well my Lord Allah makes the sun rise from the East. Can you make it rise from the West?”

Who were the only people who believed in Ibrahim’s message? Sarah and Lot

When everyone rejected prophet Ibrahim’s message, he decided to leave for the sake of Allah. What is this kind of journey called?  Hijrah

Sarah became Ibrahim’s wife. As time went on Sarah and Ibrahim (A)began to get old and Sarah had not been able to have children. What did she do?  she offered Ibrahim (A) to take Hajar (her servant) as a wife and prayed that they would be able to have a child.

Did Hajar have a child? Who was that child? Hajar became the mother of prophet Ishmael (A) (A).

Where did Ibrahim (A) take Hajar and baby Ishmael (A) (A)?  Ibrahim (A) take Hajar and baby Ishmael (A) (A) to high hill called al-Marwa, made her and her baby sit under a tree, placed a bag of dates and some water near her.

Why did Ibrahim (A) take them there? Allah(swt) had ordered him too.

When Hajar found out that Allah(swt) had ordered Ibrahim (A) to leave them there, what was her reaction? She knew Allah would not neglect them.

What did Ibrahim (A) pray for as he left?  O our Lord! I have made some of my offspring dwell in a valley with no cultivation, by Your Sacred House, in order that they may offer prayers. So fill some hearts among men with love towards them, and provide them with fruits, so that they may give thanks.”

What happened to Hajar and Ishmael (A) (A) on al-Marwa hill? Hajar kept nursing Ishmael (A) until there was no more water. They became very thirsty.

What did she then do?   She left him on the al-Marwa hill and hurried to the nearest hill, as-Safa. She stood there and started looking at the valley keenly so that she might see somebody, but she could not see anybody. She descended from as-Safa, crossed the valley running and reached al-Marwa hill. She stood and started looking but could see nobody. She kept running between as-Safa and al-Marwa seven times. When she reached al-Marwa for the last time, she was exhausted, she sat next to the baby.

What did Hajar see? She saw an angel, Angel Jibreel, digging the earth until water flowed! She built a little basin around it. She scooped water with her hands, drank, filled her water-skin, and nursed her baby.

What is this place called until today? The place from which water flowed was Zamzam

Arabs traveling through the desert saw birds flying around al-Marwa and they thought that there must be water. What happened after they arrived at the water? They saw Hajar and asked her if they could stay and share her water. They sent for their families and established permanent residence. The valley became alive.

What happened to baby Ishmael (A) (A) there? He grew up, learned Arabic and got married.

How did Ibrahim (A) and Ishmael (A) feel when they finally saw each other again? It was the happiest moment for both father and son.

What dream did Ibrahim (A) have about Ishmael (A)? He is slaughtering him. Discuss how Ibrahim (A) felt.

What was Ishmael (A)’s reaction? He told his father to do what he was commanded. Ishmael (A) was patient. (Note how much a true, selfless, and courageous believer Ishmael (A) was.)

What happened as Ibrahim (A) attempted to sacrifice Ishmael (A)? A big sheep was sent down from heaven to be slaughtered instead of Ismail, which Ibrahim (A) did, and they both had a big celebration that day.

What is this event known as today? Eid al-adha

What command was given to Ibrahim (A)? To build the sacred Kabah

After Kabah was built Angel Jibrel come down and show them what? The rituals of Hajj.

What is the name of the stone that Ibrahim (A) stepped on while building Kabah? Makam Ibrahim. Note the Quran verses 3:96-97

Angels visited Prophet Ibrahim (A) and his wife Sarah and gave him great news. What was it? He was to have another son. That son is Ishaac (A).

Ibrahim (A) and Sarah were very old by then. How is it possible? Allah can do anything.

Why is Ibrahim (A) called the father of the prophets? From him descended all the prophets that came after including Muhammad (saws)

Learn the following terms and their definitions:

Arafat: A plain east of Makka. Pilgrims present themselves here for the wuquf or ‘the standing’. The prophet Muhammad delivered his last sermon here

Hajr Aswad: The black stone

Haram: Sacred precincts of Makka and Medina

Ihram: pilgrim’s robe consisting of two seamless white sheets or towels.

Kabah: We know it is the shrine built by the prophet Ibrahim (A) in Mecca. The word Kabah means cube? Muslims from all over the world face the Kabah when we pray.

Kiswa: The covering of the Kabah

Maqam Ibrahim: The standing place of the prophet Ibrahim (A)marked in the vicinity of the Kabah

Mina: A small town near Mecca where the pilgrims stay in during hajj.

Safa and Marwa: Two small hills near the Kabah between which pilgrims go back and forth 7 times to re-enact Hajar’s search for water.

Tawaf: A rite of hajj which is performed by going around the Kabah 7 times

ZamZam: A well near the Kabah that appeared when Hajar and Ishmael (A) were thirsty.

Who and what lived on earth before human being?

Who is Adam (A) and why Allah created him?

Who is Hawwa and why Allah created her?

Where did Adam(A) and Hawwa live at first?

After creating Adam(A) whom Allah commanded to prostrate before Adam(A) and why?

Who prostrate before Adam(A)?

Who refused to prostate before Adam (A) and why?

What mistakes did Adam(A) and Hawwa when they were in heaven?

Memorize the prayer Adam(A) and Hawwa made to Allah after they were trapped by the devil.

Why did Prophet Nuh(A) have to build an ark?

What happened to the people who did not listen to Prophet Nuh(A)?

Who was Khaliullah and what does this name mean?

Who was prophet Ibrahim’s father?

Name the son of Ibrahim(A) who helped him to build Kaba?

What did Prophet Ibrahim (A) say to his father about the worship of idiols?

What did Prophet Ibrahim (A) do on the day of the festival?

Did the fire burn Prophet Ibrahim (A)? What does this show about Allah’s power?

Who was Khaliullah and what does this name mean?

Prophet Ibrahim (A) was known as Khalilullah. It means ‘friend of Allah’.

Who was prophet Ibrahim’s father?

Azar was the father of Ibrahim(A). He was well-known priest of his time, used to make idols and sell them.

Name the son of Ibrahim(A) who helped him  to build Kaba?

Ismail(A) was the son of Ibrahim(A). Ismail helped Ibrahim to build the Kaba.

Life of Prophet Muhammad (S) (Seerah)

Why do people call Muhammad (S) Al-Amin and As-Sadiq?

From his childhood Muhammad (S) was gentle, sober and soft spoken.  He never used to say bad words.  He never quarrelled with anyone.  He never told a lie so people called him As-Sadiq, meaning truthful.  He was also very trustworthy.  People used to keep money or valuable things with him.  He was such a good person that his conduct earned him the title Al-Amin meaning the trustworthy.

What do you know about the people of Makkah when Prophet Muhammad (S) was born?

Makkah was a city known for the holy place Kabah – a house built by Prophet Ibrahim (A) for the worship of one God.  But the people of Makkah forgot the message of Prophet Ibrahim (A).  They worshipped idols made by themselves and placed them around the Kabah.  They thought of the idols as daughters of god and asked for their help, took oaths in their names and fought for them.  The people of Makkah used to fight for any silly reason.  Senseless bloodshed and tribal disputes were their way of life.  So much so that war and disputes over silly reasons continued for years causing tremendous hardship for both sides.  Poor people were helpless around the powerful tribal leaders.  Woman had no status in social life.  There were Jews and Christians who claimed that they believed in God and Prophets.  But most of their religious leaders, rabbi’s and priests,  were so corrupt that their religion no longer had any appeal to reason and wisdom.

When did Prophet Muhammad (S) receive the first revelation from Allah?

It was during the days of his retreat in the month of Ramadan, in the cave Hira, that Allah, The Lord of the universe favoured Muhammad (S) with blessings – The first revelation of the Quran.  Thus Muhammad (S) became the Prophet of Allah –when he was 40 years old.

When Muhammad (S) told people that he was a Prophet of Allah, did they listen?

At the early stage nobody except his wife and a  few people believed in him.

Who were the first four people who accepted Muhammad (S) as a Prophet of Allah?

First Khadijah (R), wife of the Prophet accepted Islam.  Second, Ali (R), his cousin.  Third Zaid (R) his household servant.  Fourth was Abu Bakr (R).

What was the reaction of the people of Makkah when Prophet Muhammad (S) continued preaching the message of Allah?

Muhammad (S) continued to spread the message of Allah.  It was gradually spreading among people of different age groups especially the youth.  People began to talk about Muhammad (S) and his message.  A few good men, especially the oppressed people, accepted the truth.  Tribal leaders became very hostile.  They were not ready to leave the religion practiced by their forefathers.  They began to harass the followers of Islam.  They spread false propaganda.  They did all they could to stop Muhammad (S) and his followers, but nothing worked.

Can you name some people who were tortured by the Makkan for accepting Islam at the early stage?

The first Muslim to suffer was Saad Bin Abi Waqqas (R).  He was struck with a sword while fighting with the non-believers as they attacked the Prophet and his followers while they were praying in a valley.

The Prophet was once preaching in the area of the Kabah and was attacked.  Harith Bin Abi Halah (R) tried to calm the mob but he was attacked and killed.

Bilal bin Rabah (R), an Abyssinian slave, was tortured by his master for accepting Islam.  He was thrown onto the sand under the burning sun of the desert with a heavy stone placed on his chest.  Bilal (R) faced the torture and kept repeating “Allah is One!”.

Others who suffered terribly in the hands of the unbelievers were Ammar(R), Abu Fukaiha(R), Suhaib Rumi(R) and Khabbab(R).  Among the women tortured were Sumaiyyah (R), Lubainah (R), Nahdiyyah (R) and Umm Ubais (R).

What did Muhammad (S) and his followers do in response to the torture and persecution?. 

Muhammad (S) and his followers continued their preaching with more enthusiasm.  The unbelievers increased the level of their persecution.  The threat to life and property became unbearable, so some Muslims migrated to Abyssinia.  This way the Prophet passed 13 years preaching the message of Allah in Makkah.  He never stopped preaching even with the threat to his life and property.  The unbelievers of Makkah became more violent.  They plotted to kill the Prophet.  Finally, Muhammad (S) and his followers decided to migrate to the city of Yathrib (later renamed Madina).

What should we do as the followers of Muhammad (S)?

The Prophet left two things for us, one the Quran and the other his Sunnah.  The Quran is the Book of Allah and the Sunnah is the teachings of the Prophet.  So, as followers of the prophet we should follow the path of the Quran and the Sunnah.  We should preach to others to follow the same way.

Study of the Quran and Hadith

Study of the Quran

Memorize last 15 Surahs of the Quran. Go to Al-Quran Recitation and Study Center
Memorize and study:Surat An-Nas (Words/meanings)

Bismillahi-(a)r-Rahmani-(a)r-Rhahim, (In the name of Allah, most gracious, most merciful)

Qul’a’udhu bi-Rabbi-(a)n nas, (I seek refuge with the lord and cherisher of mankind)

Maliki-(a)n-nas, (the king of mankind)

‘Ilahi-(a)n-nas, (the judge of mankind)

Min-Sharri-(a)l-wasasi-(a)l-khannas, (from the mischief of the Whisperer of evil)

‘Alladhi yuwaswisu-fi suduri-(a)n-nas, (who whispers in the hearts of mankind)

Mina-(a)l-jinnati wa-(a)n-nas. (among Jinns and among men) 

Learn Teachings of Surat An-Nas

  • As a Muslim we know that Allah (SWT) has power over everything.  No one else sahres this power with him.  No one may help us or harm us without Allah’s permission.  Therefore, we always ask Allah’s protection and refuge from all evil forces that are within us and around us.
  • Allah (SWT) is the King and Rular of all the worlds.  No one shares power with him (SWT.)
  • Allah (SWT) is the only God for all of mankind.
  • We seek Allah’s protection from Shaitan, who places evil thoughts in the hearts of people. Many people do not realize that these thoughts are from Shaitan.  Her is the worst enemy of mankind.
  • When we follow the Qur’an and the Sunnah of Rasulullah (s), Shatain cannot herm us.
  • Among men and jinn are those who behave as the shaitan does.  They are evil, and they place evil thoughts into the minds of people.  The best way to prevent this from happening to us is to avoid the company of such evil people.  Also, we should seek the company of better people.  And we must always trust Allah’s powers and seek his protection.  One who is protected by Allah (SWT) cannot be harmed by anyone.

Study of the Hadith

Abi Musa Al-Shaarai (R) narrated that Prophet Muhammad (S) said:

“Allah created Adam from a handful of dust taken from different lands, so the children of Adam have been created according to the composition of the land. Therefore, from mankind we have white, red, black and yellow ones; we have good and evil, ease and sorrow, and what comes in between them.”

Anas (R) narrated that Prophet Muhammad (S) said:

Adam (A) has been mentioned as “the Father of mankind”
Nuh (A) has been mentioned as “the first messenger that Allah sent to the inhabitants of the earth”
Ibrahim (A) has been mentioned as “the Friend of the Merciful Allah”
Musa (A) has been mentioned as “a servant to whom Allah talked and to whom He gave the Torah”
Isa (A) has been mentioned as “Allah’s servant and messenger, Allah’s word and spirit”
Muhammad (S) has been mentioned as “a servant to whom Allah has forgiven all his wrongdoing, past and future”

The believers will gather together on the Day of Resurrection and will say: Should we not ask [someone] to intercede for us with our Lord?

So, they will come to Adam (A) and will say: You are the Father of mankind; Allah created you with His hand He made His angels bow down to you and He taught you the names of everything, so intercede for us with you Lord so that He may give us relief form this place where we are. And he will say: I am not in a position [to do that] – and he will mention his wrongdoing and will feel ashamed and will say:

Go to Nuh (A)- the first messenger that Allah sent to the inhabitants of the earth.

So, they will come to him and he will say:

I am not in a position [to do that] – and he will mention his having requested something of his Lord about which he had no [proper] knowledge (Quran Chapter 11 Verses 45-46), and he will feel ashamed and will say:

Go to Ibrahim (A)- the Friend of the Merciful Allah.

So, they will come to him and he will say: I am not in a position [to do that].

Go to Musa (A)- a servant to whom Allah talked and to whom He gave the Torah.

So, they will come to him and he will say: I am not in a position [to do that] – and he will mention the talking of a life other that for a life (Quran Chapter 28 Verses 15-16), and he will fell ashamed in the sight of his Lord and will say:

Go to Isa (A)-  Allah’s servant and messenger, Allah’s word and spirit.

So, they will come to him and he will say: I am not in a position [to do that].

Go to Muhammad (S)- a servant to whom Allah has forgiven all his wrongdoing, past and future.

So, they will come to me and I shall set forth to ask permission to come to my Lord, and permission will be given, and when I shall see my Lord I shall prostrate myself. He will leave me thus for such time as it pleases Him, and then it will be said [to me]: Raise your head. Ask and it will be granted. Speak and it will be heard. Intercede and your intercession will be accepted. So, I shall raise my head and praise Him with a form of praise that He will teach me. Then I shall intercede and HE will set me a limit [as to the number of people], so I shall admit them into Paradise. Then I shall return to Him, and when I shall see my Lord [I shall bow down] as before. Then I shall intercede and He will set me a limit [as to the number of people]. So I shall admit them into Paradise. Then I shall return for a third time, then a fourth, and I shall say: There remains in Hell-fire only those whom the Qur’an has confined and who must be there for eternity. There shall come out of Hell-fire he who has said: There is no god but Allah and who has in his heart goodness weighing a barley-corn; then there shall come out of Hell-fire he who has said: There is no god but Allah and who has in his heart goodness weighing a grain of wheat; then there shall come out of Hell-fire he who has said: There is no god but Allah and who has in his heart goodness weighing an atom.

It was related by al-Bukhari (also by Muslim, at-Tirmidhi, and Ibn Majah).

Basic of Islam

What is the meaning of Islam?
Islam means obedience.  Obedience means to accept, to submit and to follow.  Islam therefore, means to submit to Allah and to follow His commands.  We can have peace in our lives if we follow the commands of our Creator.  So another meaning of Islam is peace.  True peace lies only in following Allah’s commands. Those who follow Islam are called Muslims.
Iman means belief or faith. To be a good Muslim, we must believe in:
Allah, Angels of Allah (Malaikah), Book of Allah (Kitabullah), Messengers of Allah (Rasulullah),
The day of Judgement (Yawmuddin), Predestination or Supremacy of divine will (Al-Qadr) and Life after Death (Akhirah)
Belief in Allah:
One, who believes in Allah, believes that:
There is no god but Allah.
Allah is ONE and ALMIGHTY.
There is no one like Allah.
Allah has no children and no partner.
Allah has been there from the beginning, and will always be existing.
Allah will never die.
He knows everything.
He sees everything.
He is the creator of the Universe.
He is our Lord.
Allah is the Greatest and Most-Merciful.  He is the Most-Kind and Most-Loving.
Allah has provided us with everything.
He created us as the best. He sent prophets to guide us and to tell us how to obey him; how to live like good human beings and be happy and successful.
Belief in Angels of Allah:
Angels are created by Allah. They are Allah’s servants; they obey Allah’s commands and carry out his orders. We cannot see them; they do not have a body like us. If Allah wills they can take any shape.
We know the name of some angels through the Quran and Prophet Muhammad (S). They are: Jibrail (Gabriel), Azrail (Azrael), Israfil, Mikhail (Michael), Ridwan, Munkar and Nakir.
Angel Jibrail brought the message of Allah to Prophet Muhammad (S).
Belief in Books of Allah:
Allah has taught us how to live, to obey and worship Him. This guidance was given through Prophets in the form of revelations. The revelations given to the Prophets have always guided mankind.
The revelation given to prophet Muhammad (S) is called the Quran.
A Muslim believes in all revealed Books. Those are the Tawrat (Torah) to Musa (Moses); Jabur (Psalms) to Dawud (David); the Injil (Gospel) to Isa (Jesus) and the Quran to Muhammad (S). The Quran also mentions Suhuf-i-Ibrahim (Scrolls of Abraham).
But the Books given to the Prophets before Muhammad (S) were not fully preserved, some were lost or they were changed by the people. Allah’s words were mixed with man’s ideas.
Belief in the Messengers of Allah:
Allah sent His guidance through the Prophets. They were men of great virtue and character. Their lives were truly pure and honourable. They are role models for mankind. They taught us how to obey Allah- our Creator. None of the Prophets claimed to be God. They themselves obeyed Allah and invited others to obey Him. Allah sent prophets to all people at different times.
All of the Prophets preached the same message of God. They preached peace and justice. While preaching the message of God, the Prophets were tortured, betrayed and ignored by the disbelievers. However, the good people of their time followed the Prophets with heart and soul. The Prophets gathered the good people and taught them how to obey and worship God.
The Quran mentioned the names of 25 prominent Prophets. Since the beginning of creation Allah sent many prophets. Allah sent prophets to every nation at different times. There numbers are 124,000. The names of some of them are in the Quran.

Prophets mentioned in the Quran are also believed to be Prophets by Christians and Jews. Following are the Quranic names and English names (in bracket) of Prophets mentioned in the Quran.
Adam; Idris (Enoch); Nuh (Noah);Hud (Heber); Saleh (Shelah); Ibrahim (Abraham); Lut (Lot); Ismail (Ishmael); Ishaq (Isaac); Yaqub (Jacob); Yusuf (Joseph); Ayub (Job); Shoaib (Jethro); Musa (Moses); Harun (Aaron); Dhul-Kifl (possibly Ezekiel or Gautama Buddha); Daud (David); Sulayman (Solomon); Ilyas (Elijah); Al-Yasa (Elisha); Yunus (Jonah); Zakariya (Zacharias); Yahya (John the Baptist); Isa (Jesus) and Muhammad.
Belief in Life after death:
Our life in this world is temporary. Everyone has to die. Death is a natural event. Muslims believe that Allah will bring an end to this world and extinction of all the creatures of this world. After that all human beings will be given back life to judge the deeds they have done in this present world. This great day is commonly known as Yawm al-Qiyamah (Day of the Raising of the Dead). The Quran has other names of this day. Those are given below:
– Yawm al-Din (Day of Judgment)
– Yawm al-Taghabun (Day of Loss and Gain)
– Yawm al-Bath (Day of Resurrection – to bring something to life)
– Yawm al-Hisab (Day of Reckoning- accountability)
– Yawm al-Haqqah (The day which is Inevitable)

In the Day of Judgment every person will be judged by Allah alone based on his or her acts in this world. Those who worship Allah and do good deeds in this world will be granted paradise. The Arabic word for paradise is Jannah. Those who disobey Allah willingly in this world and do not ask for forgiveness will be punished, the punishment will be hell. The Arabic word for hell is Jahannam.
This life after death is called Akhirah. Belief in Akhirah has a great impact in the life of a believer. He knows that Allah is watching all his actions and he will have to account for them on the Day of Judgment. His conduct and behaviour will therefore be responsible, controlled and careful.
To prepare for that day and to be rewarded by our Lord, we need to do all that Allah demands of us and give up all the bad habits and wrong actions. We can do this if we follow the guidance given to our Prophet Muhammad (S) by Allah. This is the safest course for our success in life, both in this world and in the life after death

How could we know and follow the guidance of Allah?

Allah sent His guidance through the Prophets.  They were men of great virtue and character.  Their lives were truly pure and honourable.  They are role models for mankind.  They taught us how to obey Allah- our Creator.  None of the Prophets claimed to be God.  They themselves obeyed Allah and invited others to obey Him.  Allah sent prophets to all people at different times.

What is the Quranic term for guidance?

The Arabic of guidance in Quran is Hidayah.

Why we need guidance from Allah?

We humane being are weak and frail. We have no knowledge of future and the knowledge we do have is limited. Also, we are not perfect. With so many weaknesses, we are unable to make any guidance for ourselves which can hold good for all times and all conditions. This is why Allah has blessed us with guidance through prophets.

How did we come to know about guidance from Allah? We came to know about guidance from Allah from the Prophets and Prophets of Allah.

Who are called Prophets? A prophet is person chosen by our Lord Allah. He receives messages from Allah and carries that message to people. He teaches and follows the orders of Allah. They were sent by Allah to guide people. The Arabic of Prophet: Singular- Nabi ; plural-  Anbiya

Were all Prophets human? Yes, Prophets were human beings. They were not angels. None of them claimed themselves as God or son of God.  None of them claimed the power of Allah.

Why Allah sent prophets at different times? It was necessary to send prophets at different times to bring back forgetful humane beings back to the right path.

What is the meaning of revelation? Revelation is the message and guidance of Allah. The Arabic word for revelation is Wahi.

What is Risalah? Risalah is the channel of communication between Allah and mankind. Risalah means prophethood.  As a Muslim we should believe in this Prophethood. This is one of the fundamental believe in Islam.

Who are called as Rasul-Allah? Allah has also sent books of guidance to some prophets. Those prophets are called Rasul (plural-Rusul). Rasul-Allah means messengers of Allah.

What are common messages of all the Prophets?

  • Message to man from all the prophets were the same. They are:
  • There is no God but Allah.
  • Man has to worship only Allah.
  • Every person has to die.
  • All of us will be given life after death.
  • On the day of judgement every person will be judged by Allah alone based on his or her acts in this world.
  • Those who worship Allah and do good deeds in this world will be granted paradise.
  • Those who disobey Allah willingly in this world and do not ask for forgiveness will be punished, the punishment will be hell.

What were the common things the Prophets did?

  • All of the Prophets preached the message of God.  They preached peace and justice. While preaching the message of God, the Prophets were tortured, betrayed and ignored by the disbelievers.  However, the good people of their time followed the Prophets with heart and soul.
  • The Prophets gathered the good people and taught them how to obey and worship God.

What do you know about the Books of Allah?

  • Allah has taught us how to live, to obey and worship Him.  This guidance was given through Prophets in the form of revelations.  The revelations given to the Prophets have always guided mankind.
  • The revelation given to prophet Muhammad (S) is called the Quran.
  • A Muslim believes in all revealed Books.  They are the Tawrat (Torah) to Musa (Moses); Jabur (Psalms) to Dawud (David); the Injil (Gospel) to Isa (Jesus) and the Quran to Muhammad (S).  The Quran also mentions Suhuf-i-Ibrahim (Scrolls of Abraham).
  • But the Books given to the Prophets before Muhammad (S) were not fully preserved, some were lost or they were changed by the people.  Allah’s words were mixed with man’s ideas.

Which book of Allah do Muslims follow? Muslims follow the Quran.  The words of the Quran are fully preserved in its original form.  Not a single word of it has been changed or lost.  It is found today exactly as it was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (S).  A Muslim believes in all the Books of Allah, but as the earlier Books are lost or have been changed; a Muslim follows the Quran only.

Prizes

Grand Prize

Gift Certificates for Islamic Items: $200

Runners-up

Gift Certificates for Islamic Items: $100

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What to do on Saturday, August 19 & Sunday, August 20, 2017
Test will star from 08:00:00 AM and end at 03:00:00 PM (Toronto Local time, EST – Eastern Standard Time) View Current Local Time in Toronto:
Verbal test

Get Prepared before the Test. Go to Members Area before the test begin. (Login should be same as used for registration, means Facebook or Google) Remember the Test will be active on time mentioned above.

Once ready Go to Members Area Click ‘Start Test’. You will be given a phone number to connect to the automated verbal test system. Call the number between the above mentioned time. You will be asked to enter ‘Registration Number’, please enter the number after ‘MV2015’ to start the test. (Example: If your ‘Registration Number’ is MV20179999, you have to enter ‘9999’ only). The Test will take 15 to 20 minutes for each participant.

If you have more than one participant in your house, you can have their test in the same session. The Verbal Test is a random set of questions and recitations from the study notes.

If you experience any problem, e-mail us at [email protected]. Please be patient. It may take time to get answer. Our team members may be busy in conducting the test.

Hang out once you are done

Online Quiz 

Login to Members Area

Once ready Go to Members Area Click ‘Start Test’.  Test will start.
Participant can start any time after 08:00:00 AM (EST) but must finish within 2 hour of the start time.
The Test is a random set of questions in form of ‘Multiple choices’ and ‘True/False’ based on Study notes.
Log out once the test is done.

NOTE: DO NOT TRY MORE THEN ONE TIME. If so we will take the lowest mark.

If you experience any problem, e-mail us at [email protected]. Please be patient. It may take time to get answer. Our team members may be busy in conducting the test.

Ramadan Study Projects

Write a short article on one of the following topics. Try to draw [Islamically appropriate] picture(s) with your article. Make a poster on 8.5” X 11” size paper based on the topics.

  • Stories of the Quran
  • Books of Allah
  • The lesson from a story of your choice from the Quran
  • The lesson from a surah of your choice

Send your work using the Members Section of our website..