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Questions: culture, practices and history of Islam

  1. Which Arab religious, social, and political leader was the founder of Islam?
  2. What name is given to the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observed by Muslims as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection and community?
  3. Name the largest denomination or sect of Islam, which is followed by about 90% of the world's Muslims?
  4. How many pillars make up the core beliefs and practices of Islam?

  5. What name is given to the central religious text of Islam?
  6. What name is given to the 'at least once in a lifetime' Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca?
  7. What does the Arabic word "Islam" mean?
  8. What is Islam’s legal system known as?
  9. Which city, where the Prophet's Mosque is located, is the second-holiest site in Islam after Mecca?
  10. What is the role of a muezzin?
  11. Muhammad was born in which Arabian city?
  12. Which well known Arabic word translates to "permissible or lawful" in English?
  13. What is the name of the cube-shaped building at the centre of Islam's most important mosque, the Great Mosque of Mecca?

  14. building at the centre of the Great Mosque of Mecca
    Question 13 - at the centre of the Great Mosque of Mecca?

  15. There are 114 surahs - what is a surah?
  16. What word, which means "beacon" in Arabic, is a type of tower typically built into a mosque that is used for the Muslim call to prayer?
  17. What word is most commonly used as the title of a worship leader of a mosque?
  18. Allah’s word was revealed to the prophet Muhammad through which angel?
  19. Which country has the largest Muslim population in the world?
  20. By what name is the Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, also known by?
  21. Al-Aqsa Mosque, which translates from Arabic as "the Farthest Mosque", is located in which city? It is the third holiest site in Islam.
  22. Ibn Abd Al-Wahhab's teachings are the official, state-sponsored form of Sunni Islam in which country?
  23. What name is given to a veil worn by Muslim women in the presence of any male outside of their immediate family, which usually covers the head and chest?


  1. Muhammad
  2. Ramadan
  3. Sunni Islam (the other denominations is Shia)
  4. Five (they are called the Five Pillars of Islam)
  5. The Quran (also romanized Qur'an or Koran)
  6. The Hajj
  7. Submission or surrender (and in the religious context it means "submission to the will of God")
  8. Sharia law
  9. Medina
  10. A person appointed at a mosque to lead and recite the call to prayer
  11. Mecca
  12. Halal or halaal (out of interest, the word halal is contrasted with haram which means 'forbidden')
  13. The Kaaba (which in Arabic means, "Cube")
  14. A Surah is a term for a chapter of the Quran
  15. Minaret
  16. Imam
  17. Gabriel
  18. Indonesia
  19. Blue Mosque
  20. Jerusalem
  21. Saudi Arabia
  22. Hijab (note: a burqa covers the entire body)