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Parenting: Islamic Perspective

Exam-1, Total Marks: 25

Answer Submission Due: June 16, 2010 (midnight GMT)

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1. What qualities should Muslim parents try to instill in their children?

A. Arrogance, pride and unfaithfulness.

B. Friendliness, trustworthiness and reliability.
C. Inefficiency, laziness and arrogance.
D. Unsociable, uneducated and compromising to (remove) the principles of Islam.
E. None of the above.

2. What are the qualities of a good Muslim?

A. Hoarding their earnings in order to spend them on indulgences encouraged by the

marketing power or western culture.
B. They use their knowledge to gain personal benefits at the expense of truth and justice.
C. They are not aware of the cultural developments and issues within the wider world.
D. Possessing an inner reservoir of strength, utilizing their time efficiently and educating
themselves consistently.
E. None of the above.
3. What has Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) put an emphasis upon in order for Muslims to
widen their horizons and gain conviction?

A. Gaining knowledge about the world, Allah (SWT)'s creations and surroundings.
B. Traveling around the world by oneself.
C. Having a good social life with non-Muslims.
D. Eating dates from different parts of the world.
E. All of the above

4. What was the action performed when Muslims were successful in their mission
during the 'Quranic generation'?

A. They praised themselves and forgot to say 'Alhumdulillah'.

B. They performed Salah and prostration to Allah (SWT)
C. They performed a dance ceremony.
D. They had a ritual ceremony where they worshiped idols.
E. None of the above.

5. What are the effects of being self-centered and individualistic in the society?

A. Makes the society a better place.

B. Makes it easier to get things done in life.
C. Stops racism and inequality.
D. Makes the society avaricious and less compassionate.
E. None of the above.

6. If the parents cannot cope with the task of transferring the spirit of Islam to their
children, what should the community do?

A. Delegate the responsibility to someone else.

B. Ignore the fact and let the parents struggle.
C. Make it their responsibility to help out.
D. Tell the parents how useless they are at raising children.
E. None of the above.

7. Good parental care is subject to which of the following?

A. Giving children everything they ask for.

B. Providing children with money, entertainment and perks.
C. Providing children with education, etiquette and good behavior.
D. Allowing the children to set ground rules.
E. All of the above.
8. In the eyes of Allah (SWT), what accounts as the greatest parental failure?

A. Saying ''No'' to a child when he asks for an expensive gift.

B. Cooking food that the child dislikes.
C. Stopping the child from socializing on Friday night.
D. Not taking their parental responsibilities seriously.
E. All of the above.

9. "O you who believe! Let not your ______and________ divert you from the
remembrance of Allah. If any act thus, the loss is their own." (Chapter 63:Verse 9)

A. Parents and family.

B. Work and Worldly affairs.
C. Riches and your children.
D. Sports and Media.
E. None of the above.

10. In Islam, children are treated as ________ from Allah(SWT).

a) Liability
b) Investment, especially, if the children become qualified Professionals
c) A waste of time.
d) Gift & source of temptation as well.
e) Originating from sin.

11. Which is the most important obligation of Muslim parents?

a)Passing on the trust of faith to their children.

b) Providing food and shelter for their children.
c) Ensuring education for their children.
d) Offering Aqiqa for their children.
e) None of the above.

12. For children going to Public schools, attending weekly Islamic schools only does not
guarantee success. What are most crucial elements in raising Muslim children (in the

a) Status & Ethnicity.

b) Wealth & Beauty. Provide the children with the best money can buy & ensure that
they wear the latest fashion statements.
c) Education. Parents should send their children to Universities.
d) Children should be made to memorize the Quran & learn several languages so as to be
internationally adept.
e) Parents' own identity, goals, manners, livelihood and community service should reflect
Islamic pride and be encouraged in their children.
13. How can parents teach their children Islamic Ethos in the best way?

a) By saying that they expect them to behave this way.

b) By practicing themselves and creating examples in front of the children.
c) By adopting strict discipline at home.
d) By sending their children 'back home'' for a good Islamic education.
e) None of the above.

14. Do you think that goals are important in a Muslim's life? If so, as parents, how do
you help young people implement them? (6 marks)

15. How do you think respect for the first generation Muslim will help build a Muslim
personality? What is the parents’ role in creating the respect in the hearts of our
children? (6 marks)