Islamic History and Culture CSS Paper 2017

FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION-2017
FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BS-17
UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
ISLAMIC HISTORY AND CULTURE
TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS
PART-I(MCQS): MAXIMUM 30 MINUTES
PART-I (MCQS) MAXIMUM MARKS = 20
PART-II MAXIMUM MARKS = 80
NOTE: (i) Part-II is to be attempted on the separate Answer Book.
(ii) Attempt ONLY FOUR questions from PART-II selecting TWO Questions from EACH SECTION. ALL questions carry EQUAL marks.
(iii) All the parts (if any) of each Question must be attempted at one place instead of at different places.
(iv) Candidate must write Q. No. in the Answer Book in accordance with Q. No. in the Q.Paper.
(v) No Page/Space be left blank between the answers. All the blank pages of Answer Book must be crossed.
(vi) Extra attempt of any question or any part of the attempted question will not be considered.
PART-II
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SECTION-I
Q. No. 2. Peace and security is the top-most priority and policy of an Islamic State. Give reasons and a comprehensive commentary on the battles fought by the Holy Prophet (PBUH). (20)
Q. No. 3. Throw light on Islamic Political System under the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and the Pious Caliphs. Explain that how is it different from Western Political System? (20)
Q. No. 4. Write notes on any two of the following: (20)
(a) Statecraft & the administration under the Umayyads.
(b) Religious Conditions in Arabia before the dawn of Islam.
(c) Educational system in the early phase of Islam.

SECTION-II
Q. No. 5. Point out the main features of Muslim contribution to religious literature and philosophy in Spain under the Muslim rule. (20)
Q. No. 6. Discuss the role and response of Muslim Scholars to modernism and post-modernism. (20)
Q. No. 7. Discuss in detail the impact of Crusades on Muslim Society throughout the history. (20)
Q. No. 8. Write notes on the following: (10 each) (20)
(i) Scientific achievements during Abbasids rule.
(ii) Dissemination of Muslim learning in the West.

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