Islam: practices – PRACTICE EXAM QUESTIONS

A

 1.    Which one of the following is the religious tax paid by Shi’a Muslims?    (1)

Khums          Zakah          Sawm          Mosque

2.    Give two ways in which Shi’a Muslims celebrate the festival of Ashura.   (2)

3.    Explain two contrasting understandings of Jihad.    (4)

4.    Explain two ways in which the Ka’aba is important in the Muslim Hajj (pilgrimage).

Refer to sacred writings or another source of Muslim belief and teaching in your answer.    (5)

5.   ‘The best way for Muslims to understand God is to practice Salah.’

Evaluate this statement.

In your answer you should:

  • refer to Muslim teaching
  • give reasoned arguments in support of this statement
  • give reasoned arguments to support a different point of view
  • should reach a justified conclusion     (12)

B

   1.    Which one of the following is the month in which Muslims must fast?     (1)

Ashura       Khums         Ramadan         Zakah

2.    Give two rituals that Muslims perform during Salah.     (2)

3.    Explain two contrasting understandings of Salah. (4)

4.    Explain two ways in which the celebration of the festival of Id-ul-Adha is important to Muslims.

Refer to sacred writings or another source of Muslim belief and teaching in your answer.     (5)

5.    ‘Completing the hajj is the most important duty for a Muslim.’

Evaluate this statement.

In your answer you should:

  • refer to Muslim teaching
  • give reasoned arguments in support of this statement
  • give reasoned arguments to support a different point of view
  • should reach a justified conclusion     (12)
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