Federal public service commission

Competitive examination for
Recruitment to posts in BPS-17 under
The federal government, 2009
Islamic History and Culture,Paper-1


TIME ALLOWED Part-I 30: Minutes Maximum Marks 20

Part-II: 2 hours & 30 Minutes Maximum marks 80

Part – I ( MCQ)
(COMPULSORY)

Q.1. select the best option/answer and fill in the appropriate box on the answer sheet.(20)

1.The Holy Quran was first compiled during the caliphate of Hazrat---------:

a)Muhammad (PBUH)
b)Abu Bakar Siddique(R.A)
c) Uthman (R.A)
d)none of these

2. Hazrat Umer was Caliph for---------------:
a) 2 years
b) 4 years
c) 10 years
d) none of these

3.The orthodox caliphate lasted for---------- :

a) 26 years
b) 29 years
c) 32 years
d)none of these

4.Hazrat Ali was martyred in the year---------:

a) 650 AD
b) 656 AD
c) 661 AD
d)none of these



5.The Umayyad Dynasty was put to an end in the year----------:

a)660 AD
b)750 AD
c)770 AD
d)None of these

6.The Abbasid Dynasty ruled for just over---------:

a)five centuries
b)two centuries
c)three centuries
d)none of these

7.The Islamic calendar(hijra) started in the year-----------:

a)622 AD
b)620 AD
c)621 AD
d)none of these

8.The famous Al-Muwatta was written by:

a)Imam Malik
b)Imam Abu Hanifa
c)Imam Muslim
d)Imam Hanbal

9.The Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) migrated to Madina in-------------:

a) 615 AD
b) 622 AD
c) 625 AD
d)none of these

10.The last Umayyad ruler at Damascus was--------:

a)Marwan II
b)Abdul Aziz
c) Abdul Rahman
d) none of these


11.The founder of Umayyad Dynasty was---------:

a)Yazid
b)Abd al Malik
c)Muawiyah I
d) none of these

12.Baybars, the Mamluke Sultan of Egypt, took----------to install him as Abbasid caliph in Cairo on the year 1261 AD:

a) Al-Mustansir
b) Al-Hakim
c) Al-Mustakfi-I
d)None of these

13.The founder of Umayyad Dynasty in Spain was-------:

a)Khalid bin Walid
b)Moosa bin Nysair
c)Abdur Rahman I
d)None of these

14.The Ottoman Sultan Salim took------from cairo to Istanbul to install him as Caliph:

a) Al-Mutawakkil III
b) Al-Qa’im
c) Al-Mustamsik
d)None of these

15. Under which Caliph, Sindh was invaded by Muhammad bin Qasim in 711 AD?

a) Muawiyah
b) Al-Walid I
c) Abdul Malik

d)None of these

16.When did the Ottomans cross into Europe:

a) 1357 AD
b) 1520 AD
c) 1550 AD
d)None of these

17.When was Hungary brought under Ottoman rule?

a) 1521 AD
b) 1526 AD
c) 1530 AD
d)None of these

18.Kamal Attaturk ended the Ottoman Caliphate and deposed Abdul Majid II in-----

a) 1920
b) 1922
c) 1924
d)none of these

19. Which Ottoman Ruler took the Abbasid Caliphate to Istanbul?

a) Sulaiman I
b) Salim I
c) Al-Mustansar
d)None of these

20. The Ottoman Empire lasted for over----------

a) Five Centuries
b) Six Centuries
c) Seven Centuries
d)None of these



Q.2. The Holy Prophet peace and blessing be upon him, gave a charter for the welfare of humanity, discuss the salient feature of that charter.

Q.3. The Holy Quran and Sunnah set forth the path for believers in the quest of knowledge .Discuss the examples.

Q.4. Give an account on the expansion of the Islamic state during the period of Orthodox Caliphs.

Q.5. Write short notes on ANY TWO on the following:

1) Ashra Mubashra
2) Khulfa-i-Rashedin
3) Al-Muwatta
4) Ibn-Khaldun
5) Damascus Mosque
6) Dome of the Rock
7) Samarra

Q.6. How did the Abbasid Court patronize the philosophical, scientific and literary progress?

Q.7. Why do the Europeans call Sulaiman I, as Sulaiman the Magnificient?

Q.8. Give an account of the the conquest of Europe by the Ottomans.