What Do You Know About Hajj? Trivia Facts Quiz

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The "Hajj" means heading to a place, which means annual pilgrimage made to Kaaba known as "House of God" in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. The rites are conducted over five or six days and are a compulsory religious duty for Muslims which must be carried out once in a lifetime. Take this quiz to test your knowledge and learn why Hajj is so essential.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Pilgrims say a prayer as they enter Makkah, what is the first line of the prayer?

    • A.

      Labbayk la sharika laka labbayk

    • B.

      Labbayk Allahuma labbayk

    • C.

      Inn al-hamda wa ni'mata

    • D.

      Laka wal mulk, la sharika lak

    Correct Answer
    B. Labbayk Allahuma labbayk
    Explanation
    The first line of the prayer that pilgrims say as they enter Makkah is "Labbayk Allahuma labbayk."

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  • 2. 

    When Muslims go for Pilgrimage or Hajj, which city do they travel to?

    • A.

      Medina

    • B.

      Jerusalem

    • C.

      Mecca

    • D.

      Baghdad

    Correct Answer
    C. Mecca
    Explanation
    Muslims travel to the city of Mecca when they go for Pilgrimage or Hajj. Mecca is considered the holiest city in Islam and is the birthplace of Prophet Muhammad. It is home to the Kaaba, the most sacred site in Islam, towards which Muslims face during their daily prayers. The annual Hajj pilgrimage is a mandatory religious duty for Muslims, where they gather in Mecca to perform specific rituals and seek spiritual purification. Therefore, Mecca is the correct answer for this question.

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  • 3. 

    What is Sa'e?

    • A.

      Going around the Kabah

    • B.

      Climbing Safa and Marwa

    • C.

      A du'a or supplication

    • D.

      A prayer

    Correct Answer
    B. Climbing Safa and Marwa
    Explanation
    Sa'e refers to the act of climbing Safa and Marwa, which are two small hills located near the Kaaba in Mecca. This ritual is an essential part of the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages, where pilgrims walk back and forth between the hills seven times. It commemorates the actions of Hajar, the wife of Prophet Ibrahim, who ran between the hills in search of water for her son Ismail. Sa'e symbolizes perseverance, faith, and the willingness to endure hardships in the pursuit of spiritual purification.

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  • 4. 

    Which is also known as the "Tent City?"

    • A.

      Arafat

    • B.

      Mina

    • C.

      Muzdalifah

    • D.

      Ka'bah

    Correct Answer
    B. Mina
    Explanation
    Mina is also known as the "Tent City" because it is a temporary city that is set up during the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. Pilgrims stay in tents in Mina for several days as part of the rituals of Hajj. The city is located near Mecca and serves as a base for the pilgrims before they proceed to other holy sites.

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  • 5. 

    When are you supposed to leave Muzdalifah?

    • A.

      When daylight has been wide spread

    • B.

      Right before sunrise

    • C.

      At sunset

    • D.

      In complete darkness

    Correct Answer
    A. When daylight has been wide spread
    Explanation
    According to Islamic tradition, pilgrims are supposed to leave Muzdalifah after the Fajr prayer (morning prayer) when daylight has been wide spread. This means that they should depart after the darkness of the night has completely dissipated and the day has begun. Leaving Muzdalifah before sunrise or at sunset would not be in accordance with the prescribed time for departure.

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  • 6. 

    Hajj is not one of the five pillars of Islam.

    • A.

      True 

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Hajj is actually one of the five pillars of Islam. The five pillars are the basic acts of worship that are considered mandatory for all Muslims. They include the declaration of faith (Shahada), daily prayers (Salat), giving to charity (Zakat), fasting during Ramadan (Sawm), and the pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj). Therefore, the statement that Hajj is not one of the five pillars of Islam is false.

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  • 7. 

    Where do Muslims from around the world gather to perform Hajj?

    • A.

      Makkah

    • B.

      Madinah

    • C.

      Canberra

    • D.

      Bangladesh

    Correct Answer
    A. Makkah
    Explanation
    Muslims from around the world gather in Makkah to perform Hajj. Makkah is considered the holiest city in Islam and is the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad. The Hajj pilgrimage is one of the Five Pillars of Islam and is a mandatory religious duty for Muslims who are physically and financially able to undertake it. During Hajj, Muslims perform a series of rituals, including circling the Kaaba, standing on the plain of Arafat, and stoning the devil in Mina. Makkah is the ultimate destination for Muslims during Hajj, making it the correct answer.

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  • 8. 

    What is the building that looks like a black cube called?

    • A.

      Cube

    • B.

      Black Cube

    • C.

      Ka'abah

    • D.

      Jamarat

    Correct Answer
    C. Ka'abah
    Explanation
    The building that looks like a black cube is called Ka'abah. The Ka'abah is a sacred Islamic site located in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is considered the most sacred site in Islam and is the focal point of the Hajj pilgrimage. The Ka'abah is draped in a black cloth and its cubic shape is significant in Islamic architecture and symbolism. It is believed to have been built by the Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) and his son Ismail (Ishmael) as a house of worship for Muslims.

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  • 9. 

    What are the names of the two hills we run between?

    • A.

      Safa and Marwa

    • B.

      Black Mountain

    • C.

      Mount Ainslie

    • D.

      Mount Everest

    Correct Answer
    A. Safa and Marwa
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Safa and Marwa. Safa and Marwa are two hills located in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. They hold religious significance in Islam and are part of the ritual of Sa'i, which is performed by Muslims during the Hajj pilgrimage. During Sa'i, pilgrims run between the hills of Safa and Marwa seven times as a commemoration of Hajar's search for water for her son Ismael.

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  • 10. 

    Which Jamarat is stoned on the first day (i.e. 10th Dhul-hijja)?

    • A.

      The first jamrah (al-jamrah al-'ūlā), or the smallest jamrah (al-jamrah aṣ-ṣughrā)

    • B.

      The middle jamrah (al-jamrah al-wusṭā

    • C.

      The largest jamrah(al-jamrah al-kubrā), or Jamrah of Aqaba (jamrat al-ʿaqaba)

    Correct Answer
    C. The largest jamrah(al-jamrah al-kubrā), or Jamrah of Aqaba (jamrat al-ʿaqaba)
    Explanation
    On the first day of stoning in Hajj, the largest jamrah, also known as Jamrah of Aqaba (jamrat al-ʿaqaba) is stoned. This jamrah is located towards the end of the stoning ritual and is the last one to be stoned. It is significant because it represents the devil and stoning it symbolizes the rejection of evil temptations. Stoning the largest jamrah on the first day signifies the beginning of the stoning ritual and sets the tone for the rest of the Hajj pilgrimage.

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