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Quiz 4 Seniors

1. Who are amongst the people that must fast in the blessed month of Ramadan, and those that are not obliged to fast in this month?

Those who must fast:
All mature and sane Muslims, male and female.

Those who are exempted:
The sick, the travelers, those too old to fast, women in child birth, women with
periods, pregnant women whose heath is endangered, breast feeding women whose
health is endangered.

2. What is said about performing supererogatory acts in the blessed month of Ramadan in comparison to obligatory acts performed at any other time than Ramadan?

A supererogatory act in Ramadan merits the same reward as an obligatory act in any other month.

3. What facts about the month of Ramadan have been related by hadith in regards to what takes place related to heaven and hell?

The gates of heaven are opened and the gates of hell are shut.

4. This ayah from the Qur'an is in reference to what night in this blessed month of Ramadan, ".......which is better than a thousand months".

Lailatul Qadr (The Night of Power)

5. Which surah is in reference to this special night in Ramadan? Please name the surah and the surah number.

Surah al-Qadr, surah number 97

6. What did Sayyidina 'Umar ibn al-Khattab Rady Allahu 'Anhu say about Salât at-Tarâwîh? How many rak'ah did he set the salah to be?

He said what a good bid'a (innovation) it is. 20 raka'ah.

7. What is one of the sunnahs when a Muslim, for a valid reason cannot keep fast?

Not to eat in the presence of a fasting person.
Repay it by fasting the number of days missed after Ramadan or
Give kaffara equal to the amount of one Sadaqa tul Fitr in charity to the poor for each day missed.

8. What connection does the Qur'an and the blessed month of Ramadan have that makes the month very important and sacred?

The Qur'an was revealed in Ramadan.

9. It is said that the odour of a fasting Muslim is more fragrant to Allah Sub'hanahu wa Ta'ala than what?


10. How is the month of Ramadan a significant part of the five pillars of Islam?

It is the fourth pillar of Islam

Of the five pillars of Islam, the declaration of Shahadah, salah and fasting
can be done by all Muslims while Zakah can be given and Haj performed only by
those with the means to do so.

It teaches us to be more humble, pious, patient and charitable.

11. What are some of the lessons taught through Ramadan in regards to food and how we should eat and drink during Ramadan?

Be moderate in eating food, never lavish
Never waste food
Be grateful to Allah for providing you food and drink
Make sure your neighbour is not going hungry

12. Hadrat Jibril 'Alayhissalam used to bring revelation to the beloved Nabi Sallallahu 'alaihi wa Sallam but in the month of Ramadan, he visited him for another specific purpose. What was that?

To recite to him the Qur'an

13. What are the duas for keeping and breaking the everyday fast in Ramadan. Write their meanings as well.

Du'a for keeping the fast (made the night before)
Nawaytu sawma ghadin min shahri Ramadan

I intend to fast during the day in the month of Ramadan

Du'a for breaking the fast
Allahumma laka sumtu wa bika amantu wa 'alayka tawakkaltu wa 'alaa rizqika

O Allah! I fasted for Your sake and I believe in You and I put my total trust
in You and I break my fast with the food provided by You.

14. List the days other than in Ramadan when Muslims fast, and provide a brief explanation for each.

a) Six days in Shawwal after 'Eid ul Fitr. The reward of this equals fasting for one's entire life
b) The 9th of Dhul Hijjah : Yaum ul 'Arafah
c) 9th and 10th of Muharram. On the 10th of Muharram Nabi Musa 'Alayhissalam was saved from the army of Fir'awn
d) 15th Sha'ban : Nisf Sha'ban
e) The 13th, 14th and 15th of each Muslim (lunar) month, called Ayyam ul Beed (The White Days)
f) On Mondays, as the beloved Prophet Sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam was born on Monday
g) On Thursdays, which is also the sunnah of our beloved Prophet Sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam

15. What is the reward of the six fasts kept after the month of Ramadan?

The reward equals fasting for one's entire life

16. List three important events in the history of our Nabi Sallallahu 'alaihi wa Sallam that occured in the month of Ramadan?

The Qur'an was revealed
The Battle of Badr
The Victory (fat'h) of Makkah

17. In which year was fasting in Ramadan enjoined on the Muslims?

2 A.H. ; 623 C.E

18. It is said that the month of Ramadan is in three parts. List them and describe the special blessings of each part.

First 10 days: Brings Allah's mercy
2nd 10 days : Brings Allah's forgiveness
3rd 10 days : Brings emancipation from hell-fire

19. What is Sadaqa tul Fitr?

Charity given in Ramadan and before Salât al-'Id for each person in the family. The amount to be given per person is 2.45 kg of wheat or barley or the value of the barley in cash.

20. How is the month of Ramadan concluded and what is the significance of this day?

After Ramadan comes 'Eid ul Fitr which is a day of rejoicing as Allah rewards Muslims for their fasting. There is salatul 'Eid, takbeerat, visiting relatives, the sick and the graveyard to pray for the dead.

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