Islamic History and Culture CSS Paper I 1997

FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS

IN BPS – 17 UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 1997

ISLAMIC HISTORY AND CULTURE, PAPER – I

Time Allowed: 3 Hours Maximum Marks: 100

NOTE: Attempt FIVE questions in all, including QUESTION NO.1, which is COMPULSORY. All questions carry equal marks. Credit will be given for critical statements of historical facts and originality of matter.

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

i. Ikhwan al-Sata was a group of: Physicians/Philosophers/Musicians/Architects

ii. Hujat al-Allah al-Balighah is a ___ compiled by ___

iii. Imam Shall was the founder of a school in Philosophy/Law/ Theology.

iv. The expedition of Tabuk took place in ___ against ___

v. Ahmad b. Tulun was the founder of ___ Dynasty ____

vi. Abdullah b. Tahir was the governor of ___ under the caliph ___

vii. Ibn Furat was the ____ of ____

viii. Madain was conquered during the time of Prophet/Umar/Uthman/Mu’awiyah.

ix. Write down the names of two traditionists of the second century Hijrah.

x. Kitab al-Hayawan (Book of Animals) is a compilation of ___

2 “The Treaty of Hudaybiya was the greatest victory”. Discuss.

3 Highlight the administrative structure of the state during the period of Khulafu-i-Rashideen.

4 Give a comprehensive sketch of the political, financial and military institutions of the Byzantine empire in the ealy 7th century (C.E.), and discuss their impact on the Arab Empire under the Umayyad.

5 Highlight the literary and scientific progress of Muslims during the Abbasids period.

6 Al-Mutawakkil successfully managed the challenges to his rule. Elaborate.

7 What were the salient features of the administration of Ottomans.

8 Write notes on any TW0 of the following: a) Khawarij (b) Barmakids (c) Salahud Din Ayyubi

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