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Islam 01
The Koran is a holy and sacred book.

Islam 01

Islam is the religion of the Muslims. Islam is one of the most popular religions in the world, with over one billion followers. The most populous Muslim country is Indonesia followed by Pakistan.

You may have heard of the Qur'an, but have you heard of the Sunnah and Hadith? Did you know that the Qur'an has 114 chapters ~ each with many verses ~ and a Muslim who memorises the book is known as a Hafiz or Hafez?

How much do you know about Islam? Test your knowledge with this KS2 RE quiz about Muslim beliefs and practices.

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1.
How many pillars of Islam are there?
Four
Five
Eight
Ten
The five pillars of Islam are prayer, pilgrimage, almsgiving (giving to charity), fasting and faith
2.
How many times a day should Muslims pray?
Once
Twice
Four times
Five times
Each day, Muslims pray five times: before sunrise, at noon, at mid-afternoon, just after sunset and at night
3.
The name Islam comes from the word 'Salaam', which means .......
love
freedom
peace
justice
'Salaam' means peace, while Islam means 'Submission (or surrender) to the will of Allah'
4.
In which direction do Muslims face when praying?
Towards Mecca
Towards Istanbul
Towards Rome
Towards Jerusalem
The focus of prayer for Muslims is the Ka'aba, which is located in Mecca
5.
Muslims will often write the initials P.B.U.H. after the name of a prophet. What does this mean?
Please be utterly happy
Peace be upon him
Peace be under heaven
Peace be up high
It is a sign of respect
6.
Where do Muslims go to worship?
A temple
A church
A synagogue
A mosque
Many mosques in the UK are used as community centres
7.
The holy month of prayer, fasting and pilgrimage is known as .......
Spring
Eid
Ramadan
Shahadah
Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar
8.
Which of the following is NOT a holy and sacred book in Islam?
The Koran
The Psalms
The Bible
De Anima
While the Qur'an (Koran) is considered the final sacred book, the Tawrat (Torah), Zabur (Psalms) and Injil (Bible) are also believed to be holy scriptures
9.
One of the pillars of Islam is Salah, which means .......
prayer
fasting
giving to charity
pilgrimage
The other four are Tawhid, Zakah, Sawm and Pilgrimage
10.
What is the name for the pilgrimage to Mecca which all faithful Muslims must try to undertake at least once?
Shahadah
Salah
Hajj
Zakah
Mecca is a city in Saudi Arabia

 

Author:  Sheri Smith

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