Tafseer Exam: May 14th-2011 (a kind helping hand–a glimpse of what to expect)

In the Name of Allah

part 1) Please answer all the questions in light of the class. Even if your personal opinion is valid and better than mine, I would appreciate it at a later time. You folks remain as part of a brilliant class. I am positive that each of you would not get below 93%

  • Pick out four mufasirs (tafseer specialist of the past) that we have made mentioned of. Tell me 7 things as it relates to each of them. Minimum 50 words for each of them.
  • The purpose of Tawooz. All that you know about it. No less then 500 words!
  • The concept of Bismillah. What happens if you read it when doing something haram. Can bismillah be read at a wedding wherein haram is taking place? What does the letter Baa stand for? Ism? Rahman? Raheem? No less than 600 words. I know you would prefere to write more, but 600 would be fine for now.
  • All the fiqh rules that apply to surah fatiha. (I am not asking you for translation of surah fatiha.) (200 words)
  • Benefits of surah Baqarah. All that you know about it. What do scholars derive from this surah?
  • What does this phrase mean: what is it linked to. Explain it all: وأولئك هم المفلحون
  • Define and contrast the definition between munafiq and complete mu’min. What is the definition of عَبْدِنَاin light of the ayah it is used versus the word عَبْدِ ? Trait of each. Do NOT give me your own opinion. Use ayah, hadith etc. to prove your points.
  • Define the following Arabic word ختم الله    and write down the meaning of the entire ayah. If you know the Arabic, well and good, if not, give me the English as best as you can with all that is necessary.
  • Explain the following word عَبْدِنَا in comparison to nifaq, munafiq, sinner, etc, etc. What are the benefits of being a true عَبْدِنَا
  • Just translate the following, nothing more: صُمُّۢ بُكۡمٌ عُمۡىٌ۬ فَهُمۡ لَا يَرۡجِعُونَ (١٨) أَوۡ كَصَيِّبٍ۬ مِّنَ ٱلسَّمَآءِ فِيهِ ظُلُمَـٰتٌ۬ وَرَعۡدٌ۬ وَبَرۡقٌ۬ يَجۡعَلُونَ أَصَـٰبِعَهُمۡ فِىٓ ءَاذَانِہِم مِّنَ ٱلصَّوَٲعِقِ حَذَرَ ٱلۡمَوۡتِ‌ۚ وَٱللَّهُ مُحِيطُۢ بِٱلۡكَـٰفِرِينَ
  • Do not translate the following: tell me all you know about this ayah: وَبَشِّرِ ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ وَعَمِلُواْ ٱلصَّـٰلِحَـٰتِ أَنَّ لَهُمۡ جَنَّـٰتٍ۬ تَجۡرِى مِن تَحۡتِهَا ٱلۡأَنۡهَـٰرُ‌ۖ ڪُلَّمَا رُزِقُواْ مِنۡہَا مِن ثَمَرَةٍ۬ رِّزۡقً۬ا‌ۙ قَالُواْ هَـٰذَا ٱلَّذِى رُزِقۡنَا مِن قَبۡلُ‌ۖ وَأُتُواْ بِهِۦ مُتَشَـٰبِهً۬ا‌ۖ وَلَهُمۡ فِيهَآ أَزۡوَٲجٌ۬ مُّطَهَّرَةٌ۬‌ۖ وَهُمۡ فِيهَا خَـٰلِدُونَ (٢٥)
  • In the phrase:  وَعَلَّمَ ءَادَمَ ٱلۡأَسۡمَآءَ  what is Allah talking about? 150 words.
  • What does the phrase  وَأَوۡفُواْ بِعَہۡدِىٓ أُوفِ بِعَهۡدِكُمۡ  refer to?  link your response to everything as it relates to the pledges and the consequences of breaking pledges with Allah and His Prophets (Peace be upon them all.) 150 words.
  • In line with the following ayah. What and who has fear? What are the wrongful opinions as it relates to  إِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ وَٱلَّذِينَ هَادُواْ وَٱلنَّصَـٰرَىٰ وَٱلصَّـٰبِـِٔينَ مَنۡ ءَامَنَ بِٱللَّهِ وَٱلۡيَوۡمِ ٱلۡأَخِرِ وَعَمِلَ صَـٰلِحً۬ا فَلَهُمۡ   أَجۡرُهُمۡ عِندَ رَبِّهِمۡ وَلَا خَوۡفٌ عَلَيۡہِمۡ وَلَا هُمۡ يَحۡزَنُونَ

part 2) Story of Ibrahim (AS)

I want 25 words written in Arabic and translated into English and Urdu from the works on Ibrahim (AS).

10 Arabic sentences from words learned as part of the story of Ibrahim (AS).

10 English and Urdu (fun fun fun)words with short sentences from quran

part 3)

The entire speech shared with you and translated for you from the following Ahadith as taken from bukari: the Ahadithes are mentioned below. Tell me all that i told you about them from the translation shared. Here i want you to express yourself as best as you can.

1)      حدثنا ‏ ‏أبو كريب ‏ ‏حدثنا ‏ ‏أبو أسامة ‏ ‏عن ‏ ‏بريد ‏ ‏عن ‏ ‏أبي بردة ‏ ‏عن ‏ ‏أبي موسى ‏
‏عن النبي ‏ ‏صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ ‏قال ‏ ‏إنما مثلي ومثل ما بعثني الله به كمثل رجل أتى قوما فقال يا قوم إني رأيت الجيش بعيني وإني أنا النذير العريان فالنجاء فأطاعه طائفة من قومه ‏ ‏فأدلجوا ‏ ‏فانطلقوا على مهلهم فنجوا وكذبت طائفة منهم فأصبحوا مكانهم فصبحهم الجيش فأهلكهم واجتاحهم فذلك مثل من أطاعني فاتبع ما جئت به ومثل من عصاني وكذب بما جئت به من الحق

2)    حدثنا ‏ ‏أبو اليمان ‏ ‏أخبرنا ‏ ‏شعيب ‏ ‏حدثنا ‏ ‏أبو الزناد ‏ ‏عن ‏ ‏عبد الرحمن ‏ ‏أنه حدثه أنه سمع ‏ ‏أبا هريرة ‏ ‏رضي الله عنه ‏ ‏أنه ‏
‏سمع رسول الله ‏ ‏صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ ‏يقول ‏ ‏إنما مثلي ومثل الناس كمثل رجل استوقد نارا فلما أضاءت ما حوله جعل الفراش وهذه الدواب التي تقع في النار يقعن فيها فجعل ينزعهن ويغلبنه فيقتحمن فيها فأنا آخذ بحجزكم عن النار وهم يقتحمون فيها ‏

3) حدثنا ‏ ‏آدم بن أبي إياس ‏ ‏قال حدثنا ‏ ‏شعبة ‏ ‏عن ‏ ‏عبد الله بن أبي السفر ‏ ‏وإسماعيل بن أبي خالد ‏ ‏عن ‏ ‏الشعبي ‏ ‏عن ‏ ‏عبد الله بن عمرو ‏ ‏رضي الله عنهما ‏
‏عن النبي ‏ ‏صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ ‏قال ‏ ‏المسلم من سلم المسلمون من لسانه ويده والمهاجر من هجر ما نهى الله عنه ‏

6 responses to “Tafseer Exam: May 14th-2011 (a kind helping hand–a glimpse of what to expect)

  1. Fiqh student

    Assalau alykum Imam,
    I doubt the amount of fun in the question that asks for Urdu words. But exam doesn’t look as scary as we thought. Jazakum Allah Khair Imam.

    • walaikumsalam, thanks for letting me know that it is being viewed as easy. i shall make the appropriate modifications so as to bring out more positive mental strain from you folks. I really appreciate the feedback.

      • Fiqh student

        Imam, I said, it doesn’t look as scary as I thought, but it still does look scary! Imam, we expect you to have mercy on our brains, so please don’t modify the exam.

      • I have dropped 5 of the lowest scores from part one. Thus, out of 15 questions in part one, i have accepted the 10 highest scores so as to not have you drop out like most of the guys. (This is really sad!) As you are aware, religion is not based on mere opinions and guess work. Lets see how we can improve together for the next time around, InshaAllah, ameen.
        Scores for Part 1 (only))
        886 dropped 5, 10, 13, 14, 15 81/100
        123 dropped 4, 5, 8, 13, 15 56/100
        653 dropped 9, 12, 13, 14, 15 74/100
        801 dropped 1, 9, 13, 14, 15 83/100
        525 dropped 1, 7, 8, 11, 12 70/100
        911 dropped 6, 11, 12, 13, 14
        179 dropped 1, 3, 7, 8, 10

  2. Fiqh student 2

    Assalama Aalykum Imam,
    Please do not make any modification. this exam is not easy. It is plenty for mental strain.
    Jazakumallahu khair

  3. Another Fiqh Student

    Salam Alaikum,

    No, mashAllah I think this studyguide/exam is sufficient for the rest of us. The other student can choose to take the modified exam if they wish to.