Sacred Scrolls: 40 Hadith Nawawi - The Life Of Imam Nawawi

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Bismillah. The first in a series of quizzes to test and review the knowledge of the students who attended the AlMaghrib Institute's one-weekend seminar entitled Sacred Scrolls: 40 Hadeeth Nawawi. The quizzes are based on the notes of a student who attended the seminar and notes from this source: http://kalamullah. Com/Books/Sacred_Scrolls_-_40_Hadeeth_Nawawi-1. Pdf.
InshaaAllah, this first quiz will help you review the life of Imam Nawawi.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What were two kunyas given to Imam Nawawi?

    • A.

      Muhyid-Din & Yahya

    • B.

      Abu Zakariya & An-Nawawi

    • C.

      Sharraf & Yahya

    • D.

      Abu Zakariya & Muhyid-Din

    Correct Answer
    D. Abu Zakariya & Muhyid-Din
    Explanation
    Imam Nawawi was given the kunyas Abu Zakariya and Muhyid-Din. A kunya is a traditional Arabic way of addressing someone by using a name that indicates their relationship to their children. In this case, Abu Zakariya means "father of Zakariya" and Muhyid-Din means "reviver of the religion". These kunyas were given to Imam Nawawi as a sign of respect and honor.

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  • 2. 

    Imam Nawawi lived a short life. When was he born and when did he pass away?

    • A.

      Born 601 AH; Died 676 AH

    • B.

      Born 931 AH; Died 979 AH

    • C.

      Born 631 AH; Died 676 AH

    • D.

      Born 676 AH; Died 711 AH

    Correct Answer
    C. Born 631 AH; Died 676 AH
    Explanation
    Imam Nawawi was born in 631 AH and passed away in 676 AH.

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  • 3. 

    What did Imam Nawawi gain for doing good deeds only for the sake of Allah, making him living proof of what is stated in Quran and Hadith?

    • A.

      He was loved by Allah and loved by the people.

    • B.

      He gained strong memory.

    • C.

      He became eager for knowledge rather than sleep.

    • D.

      He had many children.

    Correct Answer
    A. He was loved by Allah and loved by the people.
    Explanation
    Imam Nawawi gained the love and favor of Allah by doing good deeds solely for His sake. This means that his actions were sincere and free from any ulterior motives or desires for worldly gains. As a result, he became a living example of the teachings in the Quran and Hadith. Additionally, his sincerity and devotion also earned him the love and respect of the people around him, further highlighting the positive impact of his actions.

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  • 4. 

    Name four of the eight stated habits that made Imam Nawawi so successful.

    • A.

      Laughing little and avoiding jest, speaking the truth, avoiding anything doubtful, and not fearing the blame of others.

    • B.

      Traveling for knowledge, attending many lectures, interaction with great scholars, and teaching.

    • C.

      Sleeping little, not marrying, using quraasa, and praying in the night.

    • D.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    B. Traveling for knowledge, attending many lectures, interaction with great scholars, and teaching.
    Explanation
    Imam Nawawi's success can be attributed to his habits of traveling for knowledge, attending many lectures, interacting with great scholars, and teaching. By actively seeking knowledge through travel and attending lectures, he was able to expand his understanding and gain insights from various sources. Interacting with great scholars allowed him to exchange ideas and learn from their expertise. Teaching others not only solidified his own knowledge but also allowed him to contribute to the education and development of others. These habits demonstrate his dedication to continuous learning and sharing knowledge, which ultimately contributed to his success.

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  • 5. 

    According to the seminar lecture, what are three qualitites that were gifts from Allah.

    • A.

      Traveling for knowledge, studying at the Madrasa ArRawahiya, and intense worship

    • B.

      Bravery, concern for the poor, and patience

    • C.

      Thirst for knowledge, inviting to good and forbidding evil, and political involvement

    • D.

      Sincerety to Allah, spending time wisely, and writing many books.

    Correct Answer
    D. Sincerety to Allah, spending time wisely, and writing many books.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "sincerity to Allah, spending time wisely, and writing many books." This answer aligns with the qualities that were mentioned in the seminar lecture. The lecture emphasized the importance of being sincere in one's devotion to Allah, using time wisely to seek knowledge and engage in worship, and the significance of writing and sharing knowledge through books. These qualities were presented as gifts from Allah that individuals should strive to cultivate in their lives.

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  • 6. 

    What shows Imam Nawawi's thrist for knowledge?

    • A.

      As a teenager, he traveled to Damascus for intense studying.

    • B.

      He would study 12 lessons every day.

    • C.

      It is said that when he walked he would also be reading.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above.
    Explanation
    Imam Nawawi's thirst for knowledge is demonstrated by all of the mentioned actions. His decision to travel to Damascus as a teenager for intense studying shows his dedication and eagerness to acquire knowledge. Additionally, his commitment to studying 12 lessons every day further emphasizes his thirst for knowledge. The fact that he would read while walking indicates that he was constantly seeking opportunities to learn and expand his understanding. Therefore, all of the mentioned actions showcase Imam Nawawi's strong desire for knowledge.

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  • 7. 

    Imam Nawawi's driving force for his righteous actions was his zuhd.  Define zuhd.

    • A.

      A concern for the Hereafter

    • B.

      An endowment to the community

    • C.

      A school of thought

    • D.

      A high level of scholastic achievement

    Correct Answer
    A. A concern for the Hereafter
    Explanation
    Zuhd is a concept in Islam that refers to detachment from worldly possessions and a focus on the Hereafter. It involves not being attached to material wealth or worldly desires, and instead prioritizing spiritual growth and preparing for the afterlife. Imam Nawawi's driving force for his righteous actions was his zuhd, indicating that he was motivated by his concern for the Hereafter rather than worldly gains or recognition.

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  • 8. 

    There are many lessons to be learned from Imam Nawawi's experiences that resulted from the Mangol invasion.  Which of the following is false?

    • A.

      Imam Nawawi showed that one should take the time and effort for ettiquete when being critical.

    • B.

      Imam Nawawi experienced the Mamlook Dynasty end and the Ayoob Dynasty begin.

    • C.

      Imam Nawawi was exiled by Dhahir Baybars.

    • D.

      Imam Nawawi's experience with the Mamlook Dynasty showed his zealousness in inviting to good and forbiding evil.

    Correct Answer
    B. Imam Nawawi experienced the Mamlook Dynasty end and the Ayoob Dynasty begin.
    Explanation
    Imam Nawawi's experience with the Mamlook Dynasty showed his zealousness in inviting to good and forbidding evil. This is the correct answer because the statement implies that Imam Nawawi experienced the end of the Mamlook Dynasty and the beginning of the Ayoob Dynasty, which is false. There is no evidence or historical record to suggest that Imam Nawawi witnessed such a transition in dynasties.

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  • 9. 

    Imam Nawawi showed zuhd in his worship.  What did a student hear Imam Nawawi keep reciting in prayer that made him cry with humility?

    • A.

      "Nay! On that Day they shall all be submissive. Some of them will step forward to question one another."

    • B.

      "It is only those who have knowledge among His slaves that fear Allah."

    • C.

      "Definitely, those who believe and practice good deeds, the Most Gracious will make for them affection."

    • D.

      "Stop them on the Day of Judgement. They will be questioned on what they have done."

    Correct Answer
    D. "Stop them on the Day of Judgement. They will be questioned on what they have done."
    Explanation
    Imam Nawawi's recitation of "Stop them on the Day of Judgement. They will be questioned on what they have done" in his prayer reflects his deep understanding of the consequences of one's actions and the accountability that every individual will face on the Day of Judgement. The student was moved to tears by Imam Nawawi's humility and devotion to Allah, as he demonstrated his fear and awareness of being questioned for his deeds. This recitation showcases Imam Nawawi's zuhd (asceticism) and his constant reminder of the importance of righteous actions and the need to prepare for the Hereafter.

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  • 10. 

    Which is NOT one of the three stated aspects for becoming legendary to the Ummah?

    • A.

      Having a high level of scholarship.

    • B.

      Fearing none but Allah.

    • C.

      Avoiding the deseases of the heart.

    • D.

      Having a high level of sprituality.

    Correct Answer
    C. Avoiding the deseases of the heart.
    Explanation
    The question asks for the aspect that is NOT stated for becoming legendary to the Ummah. The first three aspects mentioned are having a high level of scholarship, fearing none but Allah, and avoiding the diseases of the heart. The fourth aspect mentioned is having a high level of spirituality. Therefore, the correct answer is "Avoiding the diseases of the heart" as it is not stated as one of the aspects for becoming legendary to the Ummah.

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