Islamic History and Culture CSS Paper I 2008

Federal public service commission
Competitive examination for
Recruitment to posts in BPS-17 under
The federal government, 2008
Islamic History and Culture,Paper- I
TIME ALLOWED Part-I 30: Minutes Maximum Marks 20
Part-II: 2 hours & 30 Minutes Maximum marks 80
Part – I ( MCQ)
(COMPULSORY)

Q.1. select the best option/answer and fill in the appropriate box on the answer sheet.(20)
(i) Hazrat Abraham was ____ years old when Bibi Hagara gave birth to Ishmael:
(a) 84 years (b) 85 years (c) 86 years (d) None of these

(ii) Meaning of the word Zam Zam is:
(a) Water (b) Well (c) Spring (d) None of these

(iii) Hajr-i-Aswad means:
(a) Colourful stone (b) Shining stone (c) Sacred stone (d) None of these

(iv) Jabal-i-Nur is about ____ miles away from Holy Makkah:
(a) 3 miles (b) 4 miles (c) 5 miles (d) None of these

(v) Waraqa-bin-Naufal was ____ of Hazrat Bibi Khadijah-tul-Kubra:
(a) Uncle (b) Nephew (c) Cousin (d) None of these

(vi) “As-Sam Alaikum” means:
(a) Welcome to you (b) Death to you (c) Peace be on you (d) None of these

(vii) Hazrat Abu Bala (R.A.) died on:
(a) 23rd August 634 (b) 23rd August 635 (c) 23rd August 636 (d) None of these

(viii) Iraq was conquered by:
(a) Zubair ibn al Awwam (b) Sa’d lbn abi Waqqas (c) Khalid-Bin-Waleed (d) None of these

(ix) Hazrat Umar Farooq was assassinated by a:
(a) Persian (b) Jew (c) Kharjee (d) None of these

(x) Hazrat Uthman (R.A.) belonged to Beni:
(a) Quraish (b) Hashim (c) Umaiya (d) None of these

(xi) Hazrat Uthman (R.A.) became third Caliph at the age of years:
(a) 60 years (b) 65 years (c) 70 years (d) None of these

(xii) Hazrat Ali Ibn abi Talib (R.A.) was assassinated by Abdul Rahman Ibn Muljam in the city of:
(a) Madina (b) Kufa (c) Syria (d) None of these

(xiii) Dar-ul-Imara, a Government House, was constructed for during the regime of Caliphate:
(a) Caliph (b) Governor (c) District officer (d) None of these

(xiv) Amir Muawiya died in April 680 in:
(a) Baghdad (b) Basra (c) Damascus (d) None of these

(xv) Hazrat Umar Ibn Abdul Azeez died on:
(a) 10 February 720 (b) 10 February 721 (c) 10 February 722 (d) None of these

(xvi) Abu Nasar Muhammad bin Muhammad al-Farabi was originally:
(a) Greek (b) Persian (c) Turk (d) None of these

(xvii) Ibn Sina, a Persian, was born in 980 in:
(a) Samar Kand (b) Baghdad (c) Bukhara (d) None of these

(xviii) “Ink of the scholar is more holy than the blood of the martyr.” quoted by:
(a) Hazrat Ali (R.A.) (b) Hazrat Umar (R.A.) (c) Hazrat Muhammad (PBUFI) (d) None of these

(xix) was called the “Augustus of Arabs”:
(a) Umar bin Khattab (b) Umar bin Abdul Aziz (c) Mamun-ar-Rashid (d) None of these

(xx) Bangladesh was recognized by Pakistan during the Islamic summit:
(a) 2nd (b) 3rd (c) 4111 (d) None of these

PART-II
NOTE:(i) PART-II is to be attempted on separate Answer Book.
(ii) Attempt ONLY FOUR questions from PART-II. All questions carry EQUAL marks.
(iii) Extra attempt of any question or any part of the attempted question will not be considered.

Q.2. Before the advent of Islam the Arabs had no Central Government and lived a mainly nomadic life, in their respective tribes and were often engaged in the tribal feuds among themselves. Please read the above passage carefully and write an essay of 300 words. (20)
Q.3. Highlight comprehensively at least 15 out-standing functions of the Holy Quran covering human life in general. (20)
Q.4. Describe in detail the Revenues System of the Abbasid. (20)
Q.5. What do you understand by KASB-I-HALAL (Earning money by lawful means)? In this connection you are advised to write commandments from the Holy Quran and 5 (five) from the sayings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). (20)
Q.6. Write an administrative policy note on judicial system during the period of Abbasid. (20)
Q.7. How many schools of thought are there of Islamic Jurisprudence or fiqah? Discuss all these thoughts in detail. (20)
Q.8. Write short notes on any TWO of the following: (10+10) (20)
(a) Islamic contribution to Anatomy, phannacy and Botany (b) The Economic System in Islam (c) Values of Islamic state under Abbasid.

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