Islamic History and Culture CSS Paper II 2006

FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS
IN BPS – 17 UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2006.
ISLAMIC HISTORY AND CULTURE, PAPER – II
TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS MAXIMUM MARKS:100
NOTE: (i) Attempt FIVE questions in all including question No. 8 which is compulsory. All questions carry EQUAL marks.
(ii) Extra attempt of any question or any part of the attempted question will not be considered
(iii) Candidate must draw two straight lines (==================) at the end to separate each question attempted in Answer Books.

Q. No. 1. In which period of the history Islam was introduced in North Africa? Describe the conquests of these lands from Amr Bin al’Aas to Uqba bin Nafi.

Q. No. 2. Write a comprehensive note on Muslim architecture in Spain, with special reference to some of the important buildings of Cordova and Granada.

Q. No. 3. What do you know about the influence of Muslim Sicily on the European Civilization? Please write in a scholarly manner.

Q. No. 4. Please discuss how the European Renaissance and Reformation took its spark from the universities and Seminaries of Qurtuba and Baghdad?

Q. No. 5. Describe the character and achievements of Muhammad al-Fatih, The Ottoman.

Q. No. 6. Sayyid Jamaluddin Afghani spent his life for the cause of Muslim awakening and unity in the Islamic world. Please discuss.

Q. No. 7. What are, in your view, the main problems of the Muslim Ummah of today? And what are their solutions?

Q. No. 8 (COMPULSORY QUESTION)

1- Iberian peninsula is a part of:
(a) Africa (b) Asia (c) Europe (d) None of these

2- Granada is a city of:
(a) Iran (b) Egypt (c) Syria (d) None of these

3- The Umayyad rule in Spain came to an end in:
(a) 1000 (b) 1258 (c) 1492 (d) None of these.

4- The commander in the first ever Muslim Jihad in Constantinople was:
(a) Khalid bin Waleed (b) Qutayba bin Muslim (c) Yazid bin Muawiyah (d) None of these.

5- Al-Dakhil was a prince of:
(a) Banu Abbas (b) Saljukids (c) Banu Umayyah (d) None of these.

6- Ibn Tufail was:
(a) Poet (b) Historian (c) Philosopher (d) None of these.

7- The author of Ihya ‘Ulum al-Din is:
(a) Al-Kindi (b) Imam Al-Ghazali (c) Ibn Sina (d) None of these.

8- Hunayn ibn Ishaq lived during the reign of:
(a) Harun (b) Hisham (c) Mamun (d) None of these.

9- Qubba-us_Sakhra is built at:
(a) Madina (b) Jerusalem (c) Makkah (d) None of these.

10- Zaryab was:
(a) Poet (b) Magician (c) Singer (d) None of these.

11- Who was the founder of Fatimid dynasty:
(a) Al-Mamun (b) Mauwiyah (c) Imam Hussain (d) None of these.

12- Baghdad was the capital of:
(a) Banu Fatimah (b) Ottomans (c) Banu Abbas (d) None of these.

13- Sihah Sittah are the books of:
(a) Tafsir (b) Fiqh (c) Hadith (d) None of these.

14- Shajarat-ul-Dur was the queen of:
(a) Iraq (b) Egypt (c) Iran (d) None of these.

15- Riyadh is the capital city of:
(a) Egypt (b) Algeria (c) Saudi Arabia (d) None of these.

16- Ibn Rushd was:
(a) Story Writer (b) Philosopher (c) Historian (d) None of these.

17- Spain is called by the Arabs as:
(a) Ifriquiye (b) Auruba (c) Al-Andalus (d) None of these.

18- Berbers were originally:
(a) Arabs (b) Europeans (c) Africans (d) None of these.

19- “A History of Muslim Philosophy” is written by:
(a) M. Hanif Nadvi (b) Kh. Abd al-Hakam (c) M.M. Sharif (d) None of these.

20- R. Dozy is the author of:
(a) History of Islam (b) Islam and the Modern world (c) Spanish Islam (d) None of these.

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