Islam 101 Dawrah Competition

Abu Unsure June 11, 2011 53

What is this?

Attaining knowledge is a fundamental aspect of Islam; there are many virtues and it is known that this deen will not be established by people of ignorance. With the upcoming Islam 101 Dawrah only a couple of weeks away we’re launching a competition to give one person the opportunity to attend this great knowledge course for free – courtesy of donations made by volunteers.

More information on Dawrah: thepathtojannah.com

How do you get in free [you ask in the distance]??

Over the next 7 days we’ll be posting a total of 4 questions at the bottom of this post and will also be letting you know of them by email (so subscribe if you haven’t already).

On Friday 10th June at 3pm the last question will be posted along with the submission form for your answers.

The person who answers all correctly first will InshaAllaah win the free Dawrah, with the second person being the runner-up winning…unfortunately nothing.

In the case of no-one getting any correct answers, wallaahul musta’an, we’ll show mercy to the one who was closest InshaAllaah or provide clues!

So what now????

Well ALL questions are below, get the answers and submit them using the form.

I don’t like the competiton but want to go to the Dawrah!

That’s fine, those who don’t win or don’t want to partake can still book Dawrah tickets by going to thepathtojannah.com and if you quote ‘alkawni’ to info@thepathtojannah.com you’ll get 10% off, wa lilaahil hamd!!


Only one answer and only one submission per person. For UK residents only.


Question 1

In the Qur’aan Allaah tells us to increase in only one thing. State what this is quoting evidence.

Question 2

Imam al-Shaafa’i (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: “No one has any right whatsoever to say that something is halaal or haraam except on the basis of knowledge, and the basis of knowledge is a text in the Qur’aan or Sunnah, or ijmaa’ (scholarly consensus) or qiyaas (analogy).” Qur’aan, Sunnah, Ijmaa’ and Qiyaas are the sources of legislation in Islam. What is the evidence for Ijmaa’ in the Qur’aan? Explain your answer.

Question 3

Narrated by Imaam Ibn Rajab is the story of Qadi Abu Bakr Al Ansaari Al Bazzaaz, who had once set out in a state of extreme hunger in search of some food. On his path he had found a pouch containing within it material of high value. The owner of this pouch was going around and with a raised voice offering a price if this pouch was returned. Abu Bakr after verifying it belonged to the man rejected to accept any reward for the property belonged to this man, and it was the man’s right for him to have it returned. Abu Bakr through an occurrence had later found himself in a village where he taught the people Qur’aan. To ensure he would return regularly to the village, the people persuaded him to get married to an orphan girl. This girl had with her the material from the pouch Abu Bakr had found earlier and it was later identified this girl was infact the daughter of the pouch owner. Her father would continuously make du’aa that his daughter gets married to the one who found his pouch i.e. Abu Bakr – Allaah accepted the du’aa even after the father’s death. What was inside this pouch found by Abu Bakr Al Bazzaaz?

Question 4

In the time of Abu Bakr radiallaahu anh, when he was Khalif, Abu Bakr had assigned two armies to take care of the conquest of ‘Iraq. Muthanna bin Haritha was head of one camp and Khalid bin Waleed of the other. One individual in the camp of Muthanna bin Haritha by the name of Madh’ur bin Uday had challenged Muthanna as a leader and sent a letter to Abu Bakr requesting Abu Bakr to make him leader over the armies. Abu Bakr had already assigned Muthanna bin Haritha as leader and now Madh’ur was asking for this position. Muthanna also sent a letter to Abu Bakr saying that there was a man who contended with him in this role. Abu Bakr being a great leader knows how to run a jama’ah and the affairs of the people. Explain how he radiallaahu anh solved this issue?

Question 5

In the Hadith of Jibreel, the 2nd Hadith in the ‘arbaaeen by Imaam an-Nawawi, narrated by ‘Umar radiallaahu anh and reported by Muslim we find that Jibril alayhis salaam calls the Prophet salallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam by his name and not by a respected title when Allaah has clearly forbidden this in the Qur’aan. Allaah says:

“Make not the calling of the Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) among you as your calling one of another…” [An-Nur 24:63]

a) Why did Jibril apparently go against this command? Was it because he came in the form of a man, was it to teach the people (these are just examples which may or may not be correct). Explain your answer.

b) Abu Hurairah radiallaahu anh also reports this incident collected in both Bukhari and Muslim. How many ahadith did Abu Hurairah narrate? Cite your evidence.



  1. # June 14, 2011 at 12:23 am Reply Tweet

    The competition was great and very beneficial MashaAllaah

    Can't wait for the next one!

    May Allaah reward your efforts and those who took part. Aameen

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  2. Abu Umayr June 14, 2011 at 12:24 am Reply Tweet

    There is some controversy regarding Abu Hurairah. The question itself was aimed to get people to search on the matter but the question itself was then disregarded.

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  3. Umm Abu Dujaanah June 14, 2011 at 2:59 am Reply Tweet


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