Islamic History and Culture CSS Paper II 2004

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COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS

IN BPS – 17 UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2004.

ISLAMIC HISTORY AND CULTURE, PAPER – II
I

TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS MAXIMUM MARKS: 100 NOTE: Attempt any FIVE questions in all, including QUESTION No.8 which is COMPULSORY. All questions carry EQUAL marks.

1. Explain the cuases and events of the expansion of Muslim rule in Spain during the Umayyad’s period.

2. Discuss the Chief features of Muslim contribution ta Philosophy in Spain with brief notes on any three important philosophers of that period.

3. It is claimed that the RENAISSANCE AND REFORMATION movements in Western and Southern Europe were indebted to the Muslim learning in Spain. Please substantiate.

4. Describe the character and achievements to Sulaiman Al-Qanuni, the magnificent.

5. Enumerate the principal mosques erected by the Ottomans in their capital city of ‘Istanbul*.

6. Analyze the Political and Religious Policies of King Faisal bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia.

7- Explain the Political motives of American presence in Iraq and identify its effects in the region with special reference to Pakistan.

COMPULSORY QUESTION
8. Write only the correct answer in the Answer Book. Do not reproduce the questions.

(1) Al – Andulus was conquered by the Arabs in:
(a) 699 AD (b) 711 AD (c) 800 AD (d) None of these

(2) Gibraltar is named after:
(a) Musa bin Nusair (b) Caliph Walid (c) Tariq bin Ziyad (d) None of these

(3) Musa bin Nusair was Governor of:
(a) Egypt (b) Africa (c) Basra (d) None of these

(4) Berbers belonged to:
(a) India (b) Iraq (c) Africa (d) None of these

(5) Al-Dakhil was a Prince of the house of:
(a) Umayyah (b) Fatimah (c) Abbas (d) None of these

(6) Granada fell in:
(a) 1398 (b) 1452 (c) 1492 (d) None of these

(7) Cordova is a city of:
(a) Saudi Arabia (b) Libya (c) Spian (d) None of these

(8) Zaryab was:
(a) Poet (b) Politician (c) Musician (d) None of these

(9) Muhammad Al Fatih was an:
(a) Arab (b) African (c) Turk (d) None of these

(10) Istanbul was the capital of the Khilafat of:
(a) Banu Abbas (b) Ottomans (c) Banu Fatimah (d) None of these

(11) Ibn e Khuldun was:
(a) King (b) Governor (c) Historian (d) None of these

(12) Jamaluddin Afghani was born in:
(a) India (b) Iran (c) Afghanistan (d) None of these

(13) The city of Baghdad lies on the:
(a) River Nile (b) Tigris (c) Indus (d) None of these

(14) Muhammad Ali was the ruler of:
(a) Syria (b) Turkey (c) Egypt (d) None of these

(15) Ottoman Caliphate was abolished in:
(a) 1900 (b) 1918 (c) 1922 (d) None of these

(16) Ib e Rushd was a distinguished:
(a) Musician (b) Calligraphist (c) Philosopher (d) None of these

(17) The capital of Saudi Arabia is:
(a) Makkah (b) Madinah (c) RIyadh (d) None of these

(18) Alp Arsalan belonged to
(a) The Ottoman (b) Saljuqid (c) Mamluq Dynasty (d) None of these

(19) “The Preaching of Islam” is written by:
(a) Carl Brockelmann (b) T. W. Arnold (c) T. B. Irving (d) None of these

(20) R. Dozy is the author of:
(a) Islam in History (b) The spirit of Islam (c) The Spanish Islam (d) None of these

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