Guided Reading for The Western Traditions.
Find the answer to each of these questions as it is given in the textbook before moving on to the next question.
Some answers, drawn from the textbook alone, will be rather simplistic. They can, and should, be elaborated upon as your knowledge of the subject grows.
It is part of the Guided Reading assignments that student should ASK as well as answer questions.
Pages 238 – 249:
The symbol (*) after a question indicates that these might be used for longer essays in your quizzes.
- How many prophets does the Qur’an mention by name?
- What distinction does the Qur’an make between Messengers and Prophets of God?
- Of what was the Torah given to Moses on Mount Sinai an example?
- Who were the five major "prophets of power" in the Qur’an?
- How does Muslim tradition present Muhammad?
- How did the Qur’an come to Muhammad?
- How do the early Makkan surahs (chapters of the Qur’an) differ from later ones?
- What is the theological parallel between Jesus and the Qur’an? (*)
- How are translations of the Qur'an regarded?
- Under whom was the Qur’an first written? When was this?
- What is tafsir and how was it transmitted?
- Shirk means "association" and is considered a sin by Muslims. Why? (*)
- What is righteousness as expressed by the Qur’an?
- What is iman?
- What stands above Islam and iman?
- What are the five pillars of Islam? (*)
- What is the shahadah?
- What is salat?
- Are the contents of the daily prayers fixed or changeable?
- Is the word "Mosque" and Arabic word?
- What is "in-sha-Allah?"
- What is zakat?
- What is Ramadan?
- Is every Muslim obliged to observe Ramadan under all circumstances?
- What is hajj?
- What is said to be the central rite of the hajj?
- Do Muslims ever offer blood sacrifices, that is to say, do they practice the ritual killing of animals?