Islamic History and Culture CSS Paper II 1986

FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS

IN BPS – 17 UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 1986

ISLAMIC HISTORY AND CULTURE, PAPER – II

Time Allowed: 3 Hours Maximum Marks: 100

NOTE: Attempt only FIVE questions.: All questions carry EQUAL marks. 

1 Though Fatimid Caliphate in Egypt was less prominent, than Abbasid in Baghdad, but culturally they were highly advanced, even surpassed its political rival. Examine this statement.

2 Spain was a cradle of Learning, it was far advanced specially in the field of social and natural sciences, from contemporary Europe. Discuss fully specially in the fields: Medicine, Architecture, Philosophy, Music and Poetry.

3 Give in detail the achievements of Abdur-Rehman 3rd, a great patron of learning and knowledge. Also emphasize on his architectural achievements, with a note on Madinat-al-Zahra.

4 The period of Safavid in Iran was a glorious period, especially in the time of Shah Abbas, the great. Give a special note on Architecture, Calligraphy, Painting, Music and in other Sciences.

5 The Political Ambitions and Religious Fervor were the main causes of the Crusade. Politically it was a failure, but its social, cultural impacts are far reaching, also discuss the services of Sultan Salahudin Ayyubi in liberation of Baitul-Mukdas.

6 The destruction of Baghdad by Mangol, was not the loss, felt politically but it was a loss of culture and civilization, how you agree with the opinion. Discuss in detail and its effect on Muslim World

7 Write a detailed note on revelation, preservation, collection and compilation of Holy Quran during the time of Holy Prophet, (SAS) and also describe the services rendered by Hazrat Abubakr, Hazrat Usman Ghani, Abdul Malik Bin Marvan and Hajjaj Bin Yousaf in this connection.

8 “Hadith is the second source of Islamic law”, discuss and also explain the stages of its collection with important books of Hadiths.

9 Discuss the Four Schools of Thought of Islamic Fiqah and its importance in Islamic Shariah

10 Write short notes on any THREE of the following:

(i) Zeryab the Musician (i) Qazi Abu Yousif (ii) Yahya lbn-i-Yahya (iv) Nizamul Mulk Tusi (v) Imam Bokhari

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