MCQS

ISLAMIC STUDIES MCQS – III


In the beginning Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) worked as a shepherd for Banu Saad Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) had 3 sons. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) had 4__ daughters. In the “Sacrilegious wars”, when Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was 20…

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Islamic History Mcqs

Islamic History Mcqs


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ADMINISTRATIVE SYSTEM OF THE UMAYYADS


Structure The Khalifa His Court 5 central departments or ‘Diwan’ The Khalifa Muawiyah nominated his son Yazid for succession. This became a precedent form the coming Caliphs. This was the first major change against the…

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Causes of Umayyad’s downfall


No definite accession principle. Old Arab tribal customs were retained just with an addition of hereditary.Ill-treatment of Generals and Governors.Arab Tribes rivalry. The jump from tribalism to feudalism proved fatal. They preserved the kinship society…

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MERWAN 2: 745 – 750, FALL OF THE UMAYYAD


Merwan’s early life and character Merwan was a son of Muhammad, who was a son of Merwan 1. Muhammad was made the governor of Mesopotamia by his brother Abdul Malik. In Mesopotamia, Merwan was born.In…

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HISHAM (724 – 743)


His accession and character He was the youngest son of Abdul Malik and ascended the throne upon his brother Yazid 2’s death. He preferred to stay at Rusafa, near Raqqa.He was better than both his…

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YAZID 2 (720 – 724)


Brief history After Umar 2’s death, the throne passed to Yazid 2, brother of Sulaiman and third son of Abdul Malik.Yazid 2 was married to a niece of Hajjaj bin Yusuf. He loved her dearly….

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UMAR BIN ABDUL AZIZ (717 – 720)


His character Umar was a son of Abdul Aziz, brother of Abdul Malik. From his mother’s side he was a great-great grandson of Hazrat Umar.He was pious, saintly, moderate, simple, just, peaceful, and upright. Although…

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SULAIMAN: 715 – 717


Accession Abdul Malik had nominated his sons for the Caliphate, one after another. But Walid was thinking about nominating his son, for which he was supported by the likes of Hajjaj and Qutayba.This was the…

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Walid dies


Many historians agree that Walid was indeed a despot and a tyrant. But they also agree that he was more humane than his father Abdul Malik or his grandfather Merwan, which is clear from his…

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