Islam: practices – ADDITIONAL EXAM QUESTIONS

4 mark questions

  • Explain two contrasting ways in which Muslims might give zakah.
  • Explain two contrasting understandings of the festival of Ashura.
  • Explain two contrasting ways in which Muslims today might celebrate Id-ul-Fitr.

5 mark questions

  • Explain two Muslim ways in which Muslims pray.
  • Explain two ways in which Muslims show that the Shahadah is important.
  • Explain two ways in which Sunni and Shia Muslims might have different religious practices.

Remember, each question is followed by the line: Refer to sacred writings or another source of Muslim belief and teaching in your answer.

12 mark questions

  • ‘Jihad is the centre of everyday life for all Muslims.’
  • ‘Id-ul-Adha is the most important Muslim festival.’
  • ‘Fasting during Ramadan is an essential part of being a Muslim.’

Each of these questions has the following instructions after the statement:

Evaluate the statement.

In your answer you should:

  • refer to Muslim teaching
  • give reasoned arguments to support this statement
  • give reasoned arguments to support a different point of view
  • reach a justified conclusion
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