Muharram Quiz: Islamic New Year!

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Muharram is one of the holiest months in the Islamic calendar. It is often looked forward to by adherents of Islam because of certain events often practiced in the month. Muharram has so many historical events associated with it. One of them is the murder of Husayn. Do you know about it?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar?

    • A.

      Ramadan

    • B.

      Muharram

    • C.

      Rajaban

    • D.

      Safar 

    Correct Answer
    A. Ramadan
    Explanation
    Ramadan is considered the holiest month in the Islamic calendar because it is believed to be the month in which the Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. During this month, Muslims observe fasting from dawn to sunset, engage in increased prayer and worship, and strive to be more charitable and self-disciplined. It is a time of spiritual reflection, self-improvement, and heightened devotion for Muslims around the world.

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  • 2. 

    Which of these months is the holiest?

    • A.

      Muharram

    • B.

      Jumada 

    • C.

      Shawwal

    • D.

      Shaban

    Correct Answer
    A. Muharram
    Explanation
    Muharram is considered the holiest month among the options provided. It is the first month of the Islamic calendar and holds significant religious importance for Muslims. It is a time of mourning and reflection, particularly for the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad. The month is observed with various religious rituals and commemorations, such as processions and fasting. Therefore, Muharram is the holiest month among the given options.

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  • 3. 

    In which of these months is war not prohibited?

    • A.

      Safar

    • B.

      Shawwal

    • C.

      Ramadan

    • D.

      Rajab

    Correct Answer
    B. Shawwal
    Explanation
    Shawwal is the correct answer because war is not prohibited in this month according to Islamic teachings. In Islam, there are certain months known as the "Sacred Months" during which fighting and warfare are forbidden. These months include Safar, Ramadan, and Rajab. However, Shawwal is not one of the Sacred Months, therefore war is not prohibited in this month.

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  • 4. 

    What is often read on the 10th of Muharram?

    • A.

      Shia

    • B.

      Ziyarat

    • C.

      Hadith

    • D.

      Ayah

    Correct Answer
    B. Ziyarat
    Explanation
    On the 10th of Muharram, it is often read or recited the Ziyarat, which is a form of visitation or pilgrimage to the shrines of holy figures in Shia Islam. This practice is particularly significant on the 10th of Muharram, also known as Ashura, as it commemorates the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad. The Ziyarat is a way for Shia Muslims to pay their respects and seek blessings from Imam Hussein and other revered figures.

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  • 5. 

    Which of these sects honor Husayn in the month?

    • A.

      Kalam

    • B.

      Sunni

    • C.

      Shia

    • D.

      Ibadi

    Correct Answer
    B. Sunni
    Explanation
    Sunni sects do not specifically honor Husayn in the month. While they acknowledge the historical significance of Husayn, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad, they do not observe specific rituals or ceremonies in his honor during the month. On the other hand, Shia sects, particularly during the month of Muharram, commemorate the martyrdom of Husayn and his companions in the Battle of Karbala through mourning rituals and processions. Ibadi sects, which are predominantly found in Oman, do not have specific practices related to Husayn either. Therefore, the correct answer is Sunni.

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  • 6. 

    What day is the 10th of Muharram called?

    • A.

      Day of Hadith

    • B.

      Day of Ashura 

    • C.

      Day of Ayah

    • D.

      Day of Zirayat

    Correct Answer
    B. Day of Ashura 
    Explanation
    The 10th of Muharram is called the Day of Ashura.

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  • 7. 

    How many are the holy months in Islam?

    • A.

      Four 

    • B.

      Six

    • C.

      Nine

    • D.

      Five

    Correct Answer
    A. Four 
    Explanation
    In Islam, there are four holy months known as "Ashhur al-Hurum." These months are considered sacred and are observed by Muslims worldwide. The four holy months are Rajab, Dhul-Qa'dah, Dhul-Hijjah, and Muharram. During these months, certain actions are encouraged, and certain actions are prohibited. These months hold significance in Islamic history and are a time for reflection, worship, and seeking forgiveness.

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  • 8. 

    What is the eleventh month of the Islamic calendar called?

    • A.

      Shawwal

    • B.

      Muharram

    • C.

      Dhu al-Hijjah

    • D.

      Dhu al-Qi'dah

    Correct Answer
    D. Dhu al-Qi'dah
    Explanation
    Dhu al-Qi'dah is the eleventh month of the Islamic calendar. It is one of the four sacred months in Islam, along with Dhu al-Hijjah, Muharram, and Rajab. The Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar, and Dhu al-Qi'dah is the month that comes before Dhu al-Hijjah, which is the month of the Hajj pilgrimage. Therefore, Dhu al-Qi'dah is the correct answer to the question.

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  • 9. 

    When do Shia Muslims begin mourning in Muharram?

    • A.

      Day 1

    • B.

      Day 10

    • C.

      Day 15

    • D.

      Day 15

    Correct Answer
    A. Day 1
    Explanation
    Shia Muslims begin mourning in Muharram on Day 1. This is because Muharram is the first month of the Islamic lunar calendar and it holds great significance for Shia Muslims. They commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad, during the Battle of Karbala, which took place on the 10th day of Muharram. However, the mourning period begins on the first day of Muharram and lasts for 40 days, with the peak of mourning occurring on the 10th day.

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  • 10. 

    What is the most important day in Muharram?

    • A.

      Day 10

    • B.

      Day 12 

    • C.

      Day 15

    • D.

      Day 8

    Correct Answer
    A. Day 10
    Explanation
    The most important day in Muharram is Day 10, also known as Ashura. It is a significant day for both Sunni and Shia Muslims. On this day, Sunni Muslims commemorate the rescue of Moses from Pharaoh, while Shia Muslims mourn the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad. The day holds great religious and historical significance for Muslims, making it the most important day in Muharram.

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