ELC Ashra-e-Zainabiyya 1430 Daily Quiz Answers Night 5

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1.    Which verse of the Holy Quran warns us not to incline towards the oppressors lest the fire of Hell touches us?
    D.    11:113

2.    The first type of oppression is the ‘oppression against our own selves’. What is meant by this?
    C.    That we block our soul from developing to its full potential.

3.    ‘Successful is he who purifies it (the soul) and a failure is he who spoils it (the soul)’. Which Surah in the Holy Quran refers to the above statement?
    C.    Surah 91 – Surah Al-Shams

4.    In reference to the above, what is the essential aim of purifying our Soul?
    B.    To develop our soul in order that we return it back to its fitra.

5.    Which of the following is NOT a faculty of our soul
    B.    The faculty of envy

6.    One type of Dhulm against ourselves is when we fail to ‘travel’ in order to ‘broaden our vision’. What was the other example mentioned in the lecture of how we can oppress ourselves and why is it a form of oppression?    
    •    The second type of oppression towards ourselves is when we don’t engage in dialogue with people of other faiths and ideologies. It is a form of oppression because we can never attain certainty in our own faith unless we engage in such a dialogue with people of other faiths.

7.    What is the greatest Oppression against Allah (SWT)?    
    D.  Shirk

8.    Which aya in the Quran refers to this great oppression against Allah (SAW)?     
    D.  31:13

9.    Who was the individual who preferred to have a tree in this world over a tree in Jannah, who insulted our Holy Prophet (SAW) and later became Mu’awiyah’s fabricator of hadith?.
    C.    Samaara bin Jundub

10.    Surah Baqarah, Verse 207 refers to someone who sells his soul in order to seek the pleasure of Allah (SWT). Who is this verse referring to and specifically which incident is it in reference to?

    •    This verse is referring to Amir-ul-mu’mineen Imam Ali (AS). The incident it is referring to is when Imam Ali (AS) slept on the bed of Rasulullah (SAW) when he left Mecca in order to escape the assignation plot against him. In this incident Imam Ali (AS) was prepared to sacrifice his own life in order to safeguard the life of Rasulullah (SAW) and the cause of Allah (SWT).

11.    The second type of oppression is the oppression towards others. What are the 3 levels of oppression in this category mentioned in the lecture and give examples wherever applicable of how esteemed personalities in Islamic history were extremely careful to avoid falling into these categories.
    •    One level of oppression toward others is when we break our TRUST or covenant towards that person. The importance of any debts or trusts we have must never be underestimated and we should endeavour to fulfil our obligations with regard to them.
    Examples:  1. Muslim ibn Aqeel whose final wish before being killed was to have his remaining debt paid.
    2.  Imam Hussain (AS) said to Umar ibn Saad in Kerbala: ‘Nobody in my army has a loan that remains on their head’, thus signifying the importance of maintaining discipline when it comes to fulfilling the rights and obligations of others.
    3. Imam Sadiq (AS) just before leaving this world ensured that the money he owed to his cousin would be paid to him, despite the fact that his cousin tried to stab Imam Sadiq earlier on  (AS).
    •    The second level of oppression against others is when one’s property is usurped, disturbed or violated by another.
    •    The third level of oppression against others is when you are willing to kill and violate the honour of another human being. The best example of such an oppressor was none other than Fir’aun.
    Bibu Asiyah, the wife of Firaun withstood his presence with extreme patience and spoke out against him for the truth when the time was right. We can all learn valuable lessons from this and try our best to stand up and speak out against any injustice and oppression that we come across.

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