Islamic History and Culture CSS Paper I 1999

FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS

IN BPS – 17 UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 1999

ISLAMIC HISTORY AND CULTURE, PAPER – I

Time Allowed: 3 Hours Maximum Marks: 100

NOTE: Attempt FIVF questions in all, including question No. 8, which is Compulsony. All questions carry equal marks. Credit will be given for grasp of the subject and originality of thought.

1 What were the circumstances that led to the Battle of Ahzab? Critically explain the causes responsible for the success of Muslims.

2 Hazrat Umar organised and consolidated the administrative structure that became the ideal for the future Muslim states. Elucidate

3 Discuss the rights and status of Zimmis under the Pious Caliphs.

4 Do you agree with the view that Umar bin Abdul Aziz was the fifth of the Pious Caliphs? Substantiate your answer bringing into light his strong and weak points

5 Describe and analyse the salient features of administration under the Abbasides.

6 Assess the claims of Sulaiman the Magnificent to be the greatest of the Ottomon Sultans.

7 Write notes on the following: (a) Abu Muslim Khurasani (b) Mutazillites

COMPULSORY QUESTION

8 Select and write the correct answers in the Answer Book. Don’t reproduce the questions.

(i) Maarab Dam was located in ___: (a) Iraq (b) Yemen (c) Syria

(ii) Hazrat Umar accepted Islam in the year ___: (a) 6 Nabvi (b) 5 Nabvi (c) 4 Nabvi

(ii) The first mosque built for Muslim was ___: (a) Bait-ul-Maqdis (b) Quba Mosque (c) Nabvi Mosque

(iv) Call to prayer (azan) was introduced in ___: (a) 3 A.H. (b) 2 A.H (c) 1 A.H.

(v) Musailma Kazzab was killed by ___: (a) Khalid bin Walid (b) Wahshi (c) Hazrat Abbas

(vi) Al Qadsia ___ commanded the Muslim army. (a) Saad bin Abi Waqas (b) Khalid bin Walid (c) Ikrama

(vii) Khalid bin Walid died at ___: (a) Madina (b) Mecca (c) Hims

(viii) Qubbat-us-Sakhra was constructed by ___: (a) Abdul Malik (b) Walid-I (c) Masur

(ix) Baghdad was founded in the year ___ (a) 100 A.H. (b) 120 A.H. (c) 145 A.H.

(x) Abu Nawaz was a ____ (a) Poet (b) Physician (c) Philosopher

(xi) Waqdi was the author of ____ (a) Maghazi (b) Sirat–Rasul (c) Tabqat

(xii) Zakanyya Razi was a ____ (a) Mufassir (b) Sufi (c) Physician

(xiii) Ahya-ul-Ulum was written by ___ (a) Alberuni (b) Imam Ghazali (c) Farabi

(xiv) Abbasudes adopted ___ colour tor, their official dress. (a) red (b) green (c) black

(xv) ___ was the tutor of Harron-ur-Rashid. (a) Khalid Barmaki (b) Yahya Barmaki (c) Ghazali

(xvi) lbrahim Mosali’s son was also a great musician. (a) Ishaq (b) Razi (c) lbn Muqaffa

(xvii) Zubaida canal was built in ___ (a) 701 A.D. (b) 801 A.D. (c) 901 A.D.

(xvii) Mamun-ur-Rashid followed ___ doctrines. (a) Ismaili (b) Ashari (c) Mu’tazila

(xix) Nizamul Mulk Tusi was Prime Minister under ___ (a) Nizam Haiderabad (b) Haroon Rashid (c) Malik Shah

(xx) Janissaries proved to be valuable ___ for Ottomon Turks. (a) military force (b) source of income (c) seat of learning

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