Free Minds

Other Issues => Sunni/Shia Religion => Topic started by: Wakas on June 06, 2004, 08:40:15 AM

Title: Muslim Questionnaire: this is what we are dealing with
Post by: Wakas on June 06, 2004, 08:40:15 AM
peace brothers & sisters,

Some of you may remember, this thread was on the old forum before it got wiped. I still have the questions I asked and the results, so I thought I'd re-post them.

I conducted this questionnnaire to guage the level of knowledge amongst Muslims I know. I asked about 10-13 people (I cant remember the exact number now). Feel free to utilise it, and ask any Muslims you know. The percentage in bold is the number of people who answered correctly.

Unfortunately, the results were, as expected.

-------

1.   What is the English translation of the word Islam?

10%

2.   What is the English translation of the word Muslim?

35%

3.   What is the English translation of the word Quran?

0

4.   Which prophet(s) practiced Islam?

45%

5.   What is the 1st pillar of Islam according to The Quran?

35%

6.   Describe what is required in the wudu according to the Quran?

20%

7.   When were the Hadith books written?
?   before prophet Muhammad
?   during the lifetime of prophet Muhammad
?   just after the death of prophet Muhammad (within 50 years)
?   between 50 and 100 years after his death
?   between 100 and 200 years after his death
?   between 200 and 300 years after his death
?   between 300 and 400 years after his death
?   between 400 and 500 years after his death

0

8.   Which law is correct according to The Quran:
?   the punishment for adultery/fornication is 100 lashes
?   the punishment for adultery/fornication is to be stoned to death

40% (this was a 50/50 question, thus theoretically if I asked a large enough number of people, the score would be 50%, which is better than what Muslims got)

9.   Will some Jews/Christians enter Heaven according to The Quran?

50% (same as above, 50% is at chance level)

10.   What is the closest English translation of ?Allah??

10%

-------

Answers:

1: Submission, Surrender, Compliance, Conformance. (also accepted "to God" if it was written)

2: one who submits/surrenders/conforms/complies ("to God" also accepted). A "follower of islam" accepted but half-marks.

3: Reading/Recitation. Investigation/Study/Explanation also accepted.

4: All.

5: Whilst there is no pillar concept in al quran (most if not all Muslims asked did not know this anyway, so I dont think this jepordised the question too much). If someone said there is no pillar concept, they would have gotten the mark, but none said this. The answer was "belief in The/One God" or similar.

6: If someone said, there is no such thing as "wudu" then the mark would have been given. But I was primarily referring to 5:6. For the answer, see this verse.

7: half-mark for 100-200, full mark for 200-300 as this is when the hadith books (plural) were written/compiled.

8: 100 lashes, stoning to death is from traditional hadith

9: yes. please read 2:62 or 5:69 (there are others) for the answer

10: The God/Divine. "God" given half-mark.



Wakas
Title: Muslim Questionnaire: this is what we are dealing with
Post by: Wakas on October 25, 2005, 07:27:11 AM
*bump*

just thought ppl might find it interesting
Title: Muslim Questionnaire: this is what we are dealing with
Post by: Mel Funktion on October 25, 2005, 11:24:10 AM
Quote from: "Wakas"
*bump*

just thought ppl might find it interesting


More like depressing mate.
Title: Muslim Questionnaire: this is what we are dealing with
Post by: idolfree1 on October 25, 2005, 12:32:32 PM
Peace be upon you,

Good study!

And yes, we have a lot of work to do.
Title: Muslim Questionnaire: this is what we are dealing with
Post by: Wakas on October 25, 2005, 03:21:57 PM
I used to find it depressing, and sometimes still do, but now, I view it as a confirmation and a beautiful reality check.
Title: Re: Muslim Questionnaire: this is what we are dealing with
Post by: Wakas on December 25, 2007, 03:52:05 PM
*bump*
Title: Re: Muslim Questionnaire: this is what we are dealing with
Post by: David_K on December 26, 2007, 08:06:20 AM
This was a great test wakas. These tests are great because they are not that complex, and written in and understandable way so that almost everybody can understand them if they just reflect upon them. Even close-minded people trapped in the matrix. Muslims in the world should be enlighted through more tests like this by us followers of Quran alone, and maybe they would start questioning their faith. But tests like these would have best results if it comes in the media, so that a wider audience can grasp them.

Peace David
Title: Re: Muslim Questionnaire: this is what we are dealing with
Post by: Wakas on April 14, 2019, 06:36:24 AM
bump*

read this thread again today, found it interesting.
Title: Re: Muslim Questionnaire: this is what we are dealing with
Post by: The Sardar on April 14, 2019, 09:45:09 AM
Wow, 12 years old. How long this forum has gone.
Title: Re: Muslim Questionnaire: this is what we are dealing with
Post by: Mahdi Ibrahim on April 14, 2019, 10:01:03 AM
1.   What is the English translation of the word Islam?

Make peace with Nature/Natural Order/Sunnatullah

Surrender to Nature/Natural Order/Sunnatullah

2.   What is the English translation of the word Muslim?

Hanif or Pure Natural Believer

ie. Sunnatullah Alone Muslim

The Ecological Citzens

3.   What is the English translation of the word Quran?

The oath for Law of Cause & Effect

4.   Which prophet(s) practiced Islam?

All

5.   What is the 1st pillar of Islam according to The Quran?

Be you! (Chapter 103)

6.   Describe what is required in the wudu according to the Quran?

Disobey bad rules, "good people disobey bad rules"

7.   When were the Hadith books written?
?   before prophet Muhammad
?   during the lifetime of prophet Muhammad
?   just after the death of prophet Muhammad (within 50 years)
?   between 50 and 100 years after his death
?   between 100 and 200 years after his death
?   between 200 and 300 years after his death
?   between 300 and 400 years after his death
?   between 400 and 500 years after his death

I don't know.

8.   Which law is correct according to The Quran:
?   the punishment for adultery/fornication is 100 lashes
?   the punishment for adultery/fornication is to be stoned to death

Both is wrong...

There is no punishment for adultery/fornication...

Only punishment for adultery/fornication make in public (pornography)

9.   Will some Jews/Christians enter Heaven according to The Quran?

All natural persons shall enter into Heaven, regardless of their gods and religions...

10.   What is the closest English translation of ?Allah??

Energy (Light)
Title: Re: Muslim Questionnaire: this is what we are dealing with
Post by: AK85 on May 12, 2020, 02:05:06 AM
peace brothers & sisters,

Some of you may remember, this thread was on the old forum before it got wiped. I still have the questions I asked and the results, so I thought I'd re-post them.

I conducted this questionnnaire to guage the level of knowledge amongst Muslims I know. I asked about 10-13 people (I cant remember the exact number now). Feel free to utilise it, and ask any Muslims you know. The percentage in bold is the number of people who answered correctly.

Unfortunately, the results were, as expected.

-------

1.   What is the English translation of the word Islam?

10%

2.   What is the English translation of the word Muslim?

35%

3.   What is the English translation of the word Quran?

0

4.   Which prophet(s) practiced Islam?

45%

5.   What is the 1st pillar of Islam according to The Quran?

35%

6.   Describe what is required in the wudu according to the Quran?

20%

7.   When were the Hadith books written?
?   before prophet Muhammad
?   during the lifetime of prophet Muhammad
?   just after the death of prophet Muhammad (within 50 years)
?   between 50 and 100 years after his death
?   between 100 and 200 years after his death
?   between 200 and 300 years after his death
?   between 300 and 400 years after his death
?   between 400 and 500 years after his death

0

8.   Which law is correct according to The Quran:
?   the punishment for adultery/fornication is 100 lashes
?   the punishment for adultery/fornication is to be stoned to death

40% (this was a 50/50 question, thus theoretically if I asked a large enough number of people, the score would be 50%, which is better than what Muslims got)

9.   Will some Jews/Christians enter Heaven according to The Quran?

50% (same as above, 50% is at chance level)

10.   What is the closest English translation of ?Allah??

10%

-------

Answers:

1: Submission, Surrender, Compliance, Conformance. (also accepted "to God" if it was written)

2: one who submits/surrenders/conforms/complies ("to God" also accepted). A "follower of islam" accepted but half-marks.

3: Reading/Recitation. Investigation/Study/Explanation also accepted.

4: All.

5: Whilst there is no pillar concept in al quran (most if not all Muslims asked did not know this anyway, so I dont think this jepordised the question too much). If someone said there is no pillar concept, they would have gotten the mark, but none said this. The answer was "belief in The/One God" or similar.

6: If someone said, there is no such thing as "wudu" then the mark would have been given. But I was primarily referring to 5:6. For the answer, see this verse.

7: half-mark for 100-200, full mark for 200-300 as this is when the hadith books (plural) were written/compiled.

8: 100 lashes, stoning to death is from traditional hadith

9: yes. please read 2:62 or 5:69 (there are others) for the answer

10: The God/Divine. "God" given half-mark.



Wakas

1. Submission
2. Submitter
3. Recitation
4. All
5. Can't remember...
6. Iirc wipe with water up to ankles, wipe with water your hands and arms up to elbows, wipe hair with water, wipe ears with water (not 100% on this last one). I am forgetting one I think...
7. 200 - 300 years
8. 100 lashes
9. Yes, though I have seen diapute over whether nasara means Christian
10. The God
Title: Re: Muslim Questionnaire: this is what we are dealing with
Post by: AK85 on May 12, 2020, 02:07:37 AM
Hahah didn't realize the answers were at the bottom..funny because I remember a teacher of mine said I dont read instructions carefully