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Islam 02
Where do Muslims worship?

Islam 02

This KS3 RE quiz asks questions about Islam. With around 1.6 billion Muslims comprising just over 20% of the world's population, Islam is not only the second-largest, but also the fastest-growing religion in the world.

To follow Islam is to commit not only to a set of beliefs, but also a set of practices involving daily life. Daily prayers, for instance, are said five times every day, at dawn, midday, afternoon, sunset, and at night. These prayers are not just the words which are said, but also involve physical actions, such as bowing and ensuring that one is facing Mecca. The faithful Muslim also must wash in a ritual manner before prayer.

In Islam, the year is also shaped by fasts and celebrations, such as Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr. Ramadan, which is a full lunar month of each year, involves fasting between sunrise and sunset, when no food or drink might be taken until iftar, the meal which breaks the fast after the sun goes down. Hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca, on the other hand, might take place only once in a lifetime.

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1.
On which of the following is the revelation of the Qur'an to Muhammad marked?
Eid al-Fitr
Eid al-Adha
Milad un Nabi
Lailat al Qadr
Lailat al Qadr occurs during Ramadan
2.
Muslims have six main beliefs. Which one of the following is NOT one of them?
Belief in Allah
Belief in angels
Belief in holy books
Belief in incarnation
Other beliefs are in the prophets and the day of judgement
3.
Muslims hold which of the following moral beliefs?
Euthanasia is allowed but suicide is forbidden
Neither Euthanasia nor suicide are forbidden
Suicide and euthanasia are both forbidden
Suicide is allowed but euthanasia is forbidden
Both euthanasia and suicide go against the belief that life is sacred
4.
What is the holiest period of the year for the Islamic faith?
Epiphany
Makar Sankranti
Parinirvana
Ramadan
Ramadan takes place during the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar
5.
A Jihad is otherwise known as a Holy War, for which there are very strict rules. Which one of the following is NOT one of the rules?
Enemies must be treated with justice
The opponent must always start the fighting
Innocent people should not be killed
The enemy should be colonised
"Jihad" means "struggle" and applies more broadly to society and to personal struggle
6.
What name is given to the sixth Muslim belief that concerns Allah having knowledge of all that will happen?
Abdication
Adjudication
Pedestrianization
Predestination
Predestination does not mean that God causes human action, but knows it before even the person committing to the action
7.
Muslims worship in buildings called what?
Chapels
Gurdwaras
Mosques
Synagogues
Christians worship in chapels; Sikhs worship in gurdwaras; Jews worship in synagogues
8.
What percentage of a Muslim's wealth must be given each year to benefit the poor?
1 percent
2 percent
2.5 percent
5 percent
This charitable giving is compulsory and is called Zakat
9.
"God is great, there is no God but Allah. Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. Come to prayer" is known as what?
The call to prayer
The message of Islam
The request of Muhammad
The worship of Allah
The muezzin recites the call to prayer
10.
What is Eid al-Fitr?
A day of fasting
A day of sorrow
A feast following Eid al-Adha
The feast following Ramadan
Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan
Author:  Sheri Smith

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