مسابقة رمضانية باللغة الانجليزية
Dear brothers and sisters,
First I would like to say Ramadan Mubarak and I sincerely ask of Allah to support us in our worship for Him through our fasting and late night prayers.
Second of all, I'm advertising to you this message that holds a great idea that has high rewards only He is aware of, and you can earn this reward with as easy as a press of a button. You can earn this high reward by simply either forwarding this message through your mail list or posting the idea it holds in different Web logs or famous sites, such as "Life Makes" for Mr. Amr Khaled.
Briefly, the idea in this message was adopted by a mosque during the holly month of Ramadan a couple of years back. The effect it had, especially on the little ones, was tremendous, and that's the reason why allot of people asked that this idea must be used again. The idea can be converted into a competitive game with prizes, or simply distributed to people in mosques, because it is simply 30 questions. Each day a question that can be answered from a section of the holly Quraan is given out. For example, the first question given out on the first day of Ramadan can be answered from the first section of the Quraan, and the 4th question which will be given out on the 4th day can be answered from the 4th section of the Quraan, and so on and so forth.
Of course the questions are attached with this message along with their answers, all you have to do is print it and give to the Imam of the nearest mosque to you, or just forward this message, so it would reach each and ever mosque on earth. Imagine the good deeds Allah will hold for you and to who ever joins you with this work.
A few points regarding the questions:
• The questions are very easy
• They concentrate on the aspects of faith and manners, for Ramadan is a great chance to fix our manners.
• Every day a question is given and the vision behind that is to at least complete the Quraan once during Ramadan.
• In this way, the reader will focus and try to understand the verses searching for the answers. Not just read to finish.
• This could be a great way to spark conversations within the family or between people in general.
• If it's given out to the Imam the best way to give out the question is each day after Sunset prayer, and the answer for the previous question can be announced then too.
• All should participate, Kids, Females and males.
• The answer can be posted in the mosque so every body would benefit from it
• The subject of each question can also be discussed in a small lecture in the break during Taraweeh prayer or afternoon prayer.
• Who ever participates is going to notice a strong connection between him and the Holly Quraan.
Finally, are you aware of the great rewards held for you once you participate with a clear conscious and pure heart? Did you stop and think that this participation could be ranked as "knowledge that beings benefit from", which is one of the highest rewards that would keep counting for you and getting higher even when you're in your grave may Allah grant you health and strength. This could direct all kinds of people from the Middle East to the east, west, south, north, Muslims, or even none Muslims that would simply love to know the answers to some of our beliefs. And you shall be the reason behind all this beauty.
It is enough honor that you are spreading the words of Allah.
This idea was developed in a simple mosque at a simple district, which leaves it open to even more development and creativity, and each year new questions can be prepared.
"If the sea were ink for (writing) the Words of my Lord, surely, the sea would be exhausted before the Words of my Lord would be finished"
~ Surat Al- Kahf (the Cave): 109
May Allah reward you for just taking time to read this message, and I hope you benefit from the questions.
All good I do or have done is from Allah, only the mistakes have been mine.
Section Question Answer
1 Allah all mighty challenged the nonbelievers to come up with one chapter similar to what's in the Quraan & promised them eternal fire if they did not, then promised His believers a great reward, what is the reward?
Al-Baqara (the Cow) verse 25
2 Allah guides us to say a special supplication "duaah" when a tragedy happens to us, what's this supplication, & what's the reward of who ever prays with it? Al-Baqara (the Cow) verses 156,157
3 In the 3rd section of the holly Quraan there is a verse that speaks of the promise Satan made about those who will follow him & the promise Allah made to those who spend what they have for Allah's glory, what's the verse?. Al-Baqara (the Cow) verse 268
4 Allah with all His grace ordered His believers to rush & always seek for repentance and a heaven as wide as the earth and the sky combined, what are the characteristics of those believers?
Al- Imarn (the Family of Imran) verses 134,135
5 What's the punishment of who kills a believer on purpose? Al- Nesaa' (women ) verse 32
6 Why were the nonbelievers from the descendents of Israel damned on behalf of David & Jesus peace be on them? Al- Ma'idah (the Table) verse 78
7 Allah all mighty mentioned the feelings & the condition of nonbelievers when they approach hell and the dialog that goes between them & Allah, what are the verses that describe this? Al- An'am (the Cattle) verse 27 to 30
8 The chapter of An'am (the Cattle) mentions a bunch of advices in 2 consecutive verses, what are those advices?
Al- An'am (the Cattle) verses 151,152
9 Allah all mighty gave 5 characteristics of His believers & each verse that mentions these characteristics end with "Those are they (who truly) are believers". What are these characteristics & what's their reward? Al- Anfal (the Spoils) verses 2,3,4
What are the characteristics of the people Allah described their reward as "Their God (Allah) promised them His for ever mercy & grace, with a heaven full of pleasures, eternally in it, indeed Allah has the greatest of rewards" ?
Al- Tawbah (the Repentance) verse 20
11 What are the 2 things Allah all mighty bought from His believers, and what was the price? Write the full verse.
Al- Tawbah (the Repentance) verse 111
12 Allah with all His grace mentioned that the people of Lutt did all the bad deeds & worst of sins, what was their end?
Surat Hud, verses 82,83
13 What did Jacob peace be on him say to his sons when he remembered Joseph till his eyes turned white from sadness? & what was his advice to them after that?
Surat Yusuf (Joseph) verses 86,87
14 A town was secure & well composed from all aspects, yet Allah made it taste the garment of hunger & fear, why? What did they do?
Surat An-nahl (the Bees) verse 112
15 After the advice of the fairest companionship we must show our parents that Allah all mighty advised us with, He went on mentioning a bunch of things to avoid for their bad affect on our manners, how can we avoid them? Surat Al- Isra'a (the Night Journey) verse 29 to 37
16 What did the magician of Fir'aun say to the Pharaoh after he threatened to cut their hands & feet and crucify them on the trunks of date-palms? Surat Ta-Ha, verses 72 to 76
17 Allah all mighty mentioned the suffering of 3 of His prophets and how He responded to their supplication, what was Ayyub's supplication to be cured from his disease, & what was Yunus's supplication when he in was the belly of the whale? & what was Zakariya's supplication to be blessed with a childe? Surat Al-Anbiya ( the Prophets) verses 83, 87, 89
18 What are the characteristics of the people Allah Has described as "These are indeed the inheritors; who shall inherit the Firdaus (paradise). They shall dwell thereon for ever."?
Surat Al- Mu'minun (the Believers) verses 1 to 9
19 What does the Zalim (wrong doer, oppressor, polytheist) say when he bite at his hand on the Day of Judgment?
Surat Al- Furqaan (the Criterion) verses 27 to 29
How did Allah punish Qaroon, & what did those who use to wish to be in his place say?
Surat Al- Qasa(the Narrative) verses 81,82
21 Allah mentioned a number of things as evidence to His ever lasting greatness & each verse that held an evidence started with "& among His singes…" and ended with "in that are indeed singes…" state 5 of these verses?
Surat Ar-Rum (the Romans) verses 20 to 25
22 Allah all mighty mentioned that any thing we spend for His grace, He will then replace us with something better, what is the verse that holds this meaning?
Surat Saba' (Sheba) verse 39
23 What is the conversation that takes place between those already punished by hell & those just entering it?
Surat Sad, verses 59 to 64
24 What did the believer from the Pharaohs' house say to his people after he asked them to follow him in the way of right mindedness?
Surat Ghafir ( the Forgiver) verse 38 to 45
25 The logic of life tells us that the unity of people during a crisis helps in easing their pain & the opposite if a crisis fell on a single being, but Allah rejects this logic when it comes of those punished with hell, for their unity in this crisis will not do them nay good. What is the verse that mentions this truth? Surat Az-Zukhruf (the Decoration) verse 39
26 Allah with all His grace gave us directions about the bad deeds of scoffing one another or back-biting each other or even spying on some one, what are the verses that state His directions?
Surat Al- Hujurat (the Apartments) verses 11 to 13
27 Allah mentioned a part of the dialog between the winners of heaven & their memories of the previous life on earth, what are the verses?
Surat At-Tur (the Mount) verses 25 to 28
28 Allah all mighty mentioned 14 of His most beautiful names in 3 consecutive verses, state the verses?
Surat Al-Hashr (the Gathering) verses 22 to 24
29 What is the reward of he who receives his record in his right hand & he who receives it with his left hand?
Surat Al- Haqqah (the Inevitable) verses 19 to 37
Allah the most high swore that a human is lost unless he holds 4 very important characteristics, what are they?
Surat Al- Asr (the Time) verses 1 to 3