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Well, with the month of Ramadan officially over (may Allāh accept our good deeds and allow us to witness many more!), we have the chance once again to reacquaint ourselves with the Book of Allāh. Many of us heard it during tarawih, many others read it cover to cover, and those who were blessed by Allāh did both!
So, in order to test how well we were paying attention, here's a short 'Qurʾān quiz' involving simple facts that anyone can look up (note: the tajwid questions are based upon the reading of Hafs).
And as part of MM's goal of increased reader interactivity, the FIRST THREE people to e-mail us the correct response will get Dar-us-Salam gift certificates
Bismillah, let the games begin:
- List ALL the verses in the Qurʾān in which all 28 letters of the Arabic alphabet occur (all 28 in one verse).
- In which Surah does the Divine Name 'Allāh' occur in every verse?
- List the three longest words in the Qurʾān.
- There are eight species of insects (and bugs) mentioned in the Qurʾān – what are they?
- List three verses in the Qurʾān that begin with the letter sheen ش; and then three other verses that begin with the letter daal د .
- List one verse in the Qurʾān that begins with the letter dha ظ ; then list one verse that finishes with the letter daad ض.
- Typically, the Qurʾān mentions the 'heavens' before the 'earth', as in 'Allāh created the heavens and earth.' How many times in the Qurʾān does the opposite occur ('earth' mentioned before 'heaven'), and where?
- Mention a series of seven consecutive verses in the Qurʾān, each of which ends with two DIFFERENT names of Allāh, for a total of fourteen unique names at the ends of these seven verses.
- In which verse does the meem sound م occur FIVE times consecutively, without any letter in between breaking this consecutive series?
- Mention the FIVE prophets whom Allāh informed of their coming before they were born.
Start reading and researching, and remember: these questions were chosen with YOU in mind, no detailed knowledge of tafsir or aqidah or hadith needed to respond!
1st Prize: $75 Gift Certificate from Dar-us-Salam
2nd Prize: $50 Gift Certificate from Dar-us-Salam
3rd Prize: $25 Gift Certificate from Dar-us-Salam
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