Islamic History and Culture CSS Paper I 1989

FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS

IN BPS – 17 UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 1989

ISLAMIC HISTORY AND CULTURE, PAPER – I

Time Allowed: 3 Hours Maximum Marks: 100

NOTE: Attempt any FIVE questions; Question No.1 is Compulsory.

1 Read the following statement and write down the correct answer in your answer book:

(a) The Prophet (Sallala ho Allaihe wa Sallam) received first wahy when he was 60/28/40 years old.

(b) The Makkans made a social boycott of the Muslims in the year 5/7/9 of Prophethood

(c) After the death of Syeda Khadija in Makka, the Prophet (PBUH) took Syeda Umme Salma/Ayisha/Sauda/Zainab at his second wife.

(d) First hijrah to Ethiopia was made in the year 9th/7th/5th of Prophethood.

(e) The longest surah in the Qur’an is al-Imran/al-Pil/al-Baqarah.

(f) The pact of Najran was signed between the Muslims and Jews/Muslims and Christians.

(g) The largest number of ahadith were reported by Syeda Ayesha/Hazrat Anas bin Malik/Hazrat Abu Hurairah.

(h) First masjid ever built on earth was al-Aqsa/masjid al-Nabwi/masjid al-Haram Makkah.

(i) Bait Ridwan was made to take revenge for the blood of Hazrat Hamzah/Hazrat Uthman/Hazrat Ali.

(j) The last ayah revealed to the Prophet (PBUH) was?

2 Explain major clauses of “Constitution of Madinah”. What guiding principles can be drawn from it for an Islamic political system?

3 Discuss the administrative and military achievements of Syedena Umar bin al-Khattab.

4 Discuss the role of shura in an Islamic political system; what are the required qualifications for the members of shura and for the head of state.

5 “Islam is more a culture than a religion”, please comment With special reference to cultural achievements under the Abbasi rule.

6 What is the significance of masjid as an Islamic Institution?

7 Why “Islamic Socialism” is-regarded a contradiction in term, please make a comparative study of Islam and Socialist philosophy Islamic History & Culture

8 Elucidate the distinctive characteristics of the five major school of fiqah that developed during late Umawi and early Abbasi’ periods, please also refer briefly to the lives of their founders.

9 Write a critical note on the reforms introduced by Muhammad in Laws in the Ottoman rule.

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