Islamic History and Culture CSS Paper I 1992

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COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS

IN BPS – 17 UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 1992

ISLAMIC HISTORY AND CULTURE, PAPER – I

Time Allowed: 3 Hours Maximum Marks: 100

NOTE: Attempt in all FIVE questions, including Question No. 1, which is Compulsory. All questions carry equal marks.

1 Read the following statements carefully and write down the correct answers in your answer book:

(i) The cantonment of Basrah was founded by Hajjaj b. Yusuf/Abu Jafar al-Mansur/Hazrat Umar/Hazrat Uthman

(ii) Tahafut al-Falasifah was written by lbn Sina/al-Farabi/al-Ghazali/al-Kindi

(iii) Musa b. Nusayr was a great physician/poet/general/Sufi

(iv) Alap Arsalan belonged to the Buwayhid/Ottoman/Mamluk/Seljuqid dynasty

(v) Arrange chronologically: Ibn al-Haytham, al-Farabi, Ibn Sina al-Kindi

(vi) Qutaybah bin Muslim al-Bahili commanded the Muslim armies in Egypt/lraq/Syria/Khprasan and Transoxiana

(vii) The battle. of Qadisiyyah was won by Tariq b. Ziyad/Amr b: al-As/Sad bin Abi Waqqas/Salah al-Din Ayyubi

(vii) The battle of Siffin was foughs betweer Salah al-Din Ayyubi and the Crusaders/al-Mamun1 and al-Amin/Hazrat Ali and Amir Muawiyah

(ix) Baghdad was sacked by Chenghiz Khan/Richard of England/lmad al-Din Zang/Halaqu Khan

(x) Abu Bakar al-Razi was a famous astronomer/physician/jurist commentator of the Qur’an.

2 Bring out the salient features of the Khutba Hijat al-Wada (The Prophet’s (S.A.W.) Sermon at the ast Pilgrimage), as a comprehensive charier of human rights.

3 Discuss the concept of Khilafah in Islam with special reference to al-Mawardi’s theory of Caliphate.

4 Write a note on the Treaty of Hudaybiyyah and explain why it was described as a “clear victory’ in the Qur’an.

5 Write notes on any TWO of the following: (i) lbn al-Haytham (ii) Al-Mutazilah (iii) Al-Shu’ubiyyah (iv) Malik Shah, the Seljuqid.

6 Discuss the expansion of the Islamic empire under Walid bin Abd al Malik.

7 Write a note on ONE of the following: (i) The Civil and Military Organization under the Ottomans (ii) Sulayman the Magnificent and his achievements

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