Monday, 25 July 2016

SHORT ANSWERS - HAZRAT ASMA (RA)

SHORT ANSWERS - HAZRAT ASMA (RA)

2. Answer the following questions.
(i) Who were emigrants and where did they migrate to?
Ans. The Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) and his close companion, Hazrat Abu Bakr Saddique (RA) were the emigrants. They migrated from Makkah to Madina in the year 622 A.D. The preparation of this journey was made at the house of Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique (R.A.)
(ii) What title was give to Hazrat Amsa (RA) by the Holy Prophet (SAW)?
Ans. Hazrat Asma (RA) rendered useful services for the migration of Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) and his father Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique (RA) from Makkah to Madina. For her services, she was given the title of "Zatun-Nataqin" by the Holy Prophet (SAW). 
(iii) Why was Abu Jehl furious?
Ans. On the night of migration of Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) and Hazrat Abu Bark (RA), Abu Jehl headed towards Hazrat Abu Bakr's (RA) home. He asked Hazrat Asma (RA), "Where is your father?" Hazrat Asma replied, "How would I know?" This made Abu Jehl furious.
(iv) What happened when Abu Jehl asked about Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique (RA)?
Ans. When Abu Jehl asked Hazrat Asma (RA) about her father Hazrat Abu Bakr Saddique (RA), she replied how she could know about him. At this Abu Jehl got angry and gave her a slap on her face so hard that her ear-ring fell off but she did not reveal the secret. 
(v) Why was Abu Quhaffa (RA) worried?
Ans. Abu Quhaffa (RA) was worried because he thought that his son, Hazrat Abu Bakr Saddique (RA) had taken all the wealth with him, leaving his children empty-handed and helpless, and had put them in difficulty.
(vi) How did Hazrat Asma (RA) console her grandfather?
Ans. Hazrat Asma's (RA) grandfather was blind. He thought that his son, Hazrat Abu Bark (RA) had taken all the wealth with him. Hazrat Asma (RA) made him place his hand on the pebbles covered with a piece of cloth. He thought that they were jewels. In this way, she consoled her father. 
(vii) Who was Hazrat Abdullah bin Zubair?
Ans. Hazrat Abdullah bin Zubair (RA) was the son of Hazrat Asma (RA) and Hazrat Zubair al-Awwan (RA). He was the nephew of Hazrat Ayesha Saddiqua (RA). He is regarded as the fifth righteous Caliph of Islam who ruled the region from 683 till his death in 692.
(viii) Which incident in the story showed Hazrat Asma's (RA) love and respect for the Holy Prophet (SAW)?
Ans. When Hazrat Asma (RA) got punished by Abu Jehl, she did not give him any clue about the Holy Prophet (SAW). During the night, she conveyed food to the Holy Prophet (SAW) at the risk of her own life. This shows her love and respect for the Holy Prophet. 
(ix) Which incident in the story tells about the generosity of Hazrat Asma (RA)?
Ans. Hazrat Asma (RA) inherited a garden after the death of her sister, Hazrat Ayesha (RA). She sold it and gave away all the money to the poor and the needy. This event shows her generosity. Moreover, nobody returned empty-handed from her doorstep.
(x) What message do you get from the life of Hazrat Asma (RA)?
Ans. Hazrat Asma's (RA) life is a beacon of light for all of us. Her life preaches us the message of generosity, bravery, loyalty and sacrifice. Her life is an epitome of a true Muslim that we should follow to please Allah and His Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAW).

Saturday, 23 July 2016

SHORT ANSWERS - MEDIA AND ITS IMPACTS

SHORT ANSWERS - MEDIA AND ITS IMPACTS

Answer the following questions. (Media and Its Impact)
(i) What is the most important function that media performs?
Ans. Media is the most powerful means of communication. Thus the most important function of media is to share news, information and facts around the globe with people. Media also educates and entertains people. 
(ii) What are the two major means of communication?
Ans. The two major means of communication are;
(a) Print media
(b) Electronic media
(iii) What type of information does media provide?
Ans. Media is the most powerful means of communication. It provides all types of information particularly news around the globe with people. It also provides entertainment, help, fun and education etc. 
(iv) How does media provide entertainment?
Ans. Entertainment is a form of activity that holds the attention and interest of an audience, and gives pleasure and delight. Media provides the audience entertainment with films, dramas, stage shows, talk shows, music shows and comedies.
(v) What happens when media is allowed to play its role unchecked?
Ans. Media misleads masses when it is allowed to play its role unchecked. It may spread false news against the government, which is very harmful for a stable government. Moreover, the mean, selfish and business-minded people may exploit the common masses dishonestly.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

SHORT ANSWERS - PATRIOTISM

SHORT ANSWERS - PATRIOTISM

Answer the following questions. 
(i) How will you define patriotism?
Ans. Patriotism is an emotional attachment to a nation which an individual recognizes as his homeland. This attachment, also known as national pride, can be viewed in terms of different features relating to one's own nation, including ethnic, cultural, political or historical aspects. 
(ii) What are the qualities of a patriot?
Ans. A patriot is someone who feels a strong support for his country. A patriot is bound to feelings of national loyalty because of an intense and passionate love of country. Every patriot has qualities of bravery, devotion, honour and sacrifice. 
(iii) What is the highest military award of Pakistan? 
Ans. Nishan-e-Haider meaning "Oder of the Lion" is the highest military award of Pakistan. It is awarded to those great patriots who bravely lay down their lives for the defense, integrity and honour of their country. 
(iv) As a citizen of Pakistan what are your duties towards your country?
Ans. (i) We should work and struggle hard for the development of our country.
(ii) We should be ready to give any sacrifice for the honour and dignity of our country.
(iii) We must obey laws and respect authority.
(v) What makes us stay alert in the wake of foreign invasion?
Ans. Patriotism is a live spirit which forces us to look after the defense, integrity and honour of the country. Therefore, the spirit of patriotism makes us stay alert in the wake of foreign invasion or any other intrusion. 

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

SHORT ANSWERS - THE SAVIOUR OF MANKIND

(i)  What type of land Arabia is?
Ans. Arabia is a land of unparalleled charm and beauty, with its trackless deserts of sand dunes in the dazzling rays of a tropical sun. It has a desert climate with extremely high day-time temperature and a sharp temperature drop at night. 
(ii) Where is Makkah situated?
Ans. Makkah is the holiest city of Islam in the Hejaz in Saudia Arabia. It is situated about fifty miles from the Red Sea. It is located 70 km inland from Jeddah in a narrow valley at a height of 277 m above the sea level. 
(iii) What type of competition was held at Ukaz?
Ans. Every year a fair was held for poetical competitions at Ukaz; a few miles towards the desert from Taif, on the high east plateau of Makkah. The poetic form set for the competition was the qasidah, an ode. 
(iv) Why was the Holy Quran sent in Arabic?
Ans. The Holy Quran was sent in Arabic because the Arabs had great love for their national language, Arabic. Moreover, Arabic is the best language in terms of being easy to understand. It is the most phonetic language because there are only four vowels in it. 
(v) For which ability were the Arabs famous?
Ans. Before the promulgation of Islam, the Arabs were famous for two things; remarkable memory and eloquence. The memory and the art of using language with fluency and aptness found expression in their poetry. 
(vi)  What was the condition of mankind before the Holy Prophet (SAW)?
Ans. Mankind stood on the verge of chaos before the Holy Prophet (SAW). There was injustice, unfairness, violence, bloodshed, wars, and struggles between the humans. It seemed that the civilization which had taken four thousand years to grow had started crumbling. 
(vii) Why did the Holy Prophet (SAW) stay in the cave of Hira?
Ans. When Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) was thirty-eight years of age, he spent most of his time in solitude and meditation. In the cave of Hira, he used to retire with food and water and spend days and weeks in remembrance of Allah Almighty. 
(viii) What was the first revelation?
Ans. The first revelation was; "Read in the name of thy Lord Who created; created man from a clot (of congealed blood): Read and thy Lord is most Bountiful, Who taught (the use of) the pen, taught man that which he knew not." (Qur'an, 96:1-5)
(ix) Why did the pagan Arabs threaten the Holy Prophet's (SAW) uncle?
Ans. The pagan Arabs were in power. The Holy Prophet's (SAW) belief was threatening their dominance in the society. So they threatened the Holy Prophet's (SAW) uncle, Abu Talib to restrain the Holy Prophet (SAW) from preaching Allah Almighty's message, or face their enmity.
(x) What did Hazrat Ayesha (RA) say about the life of the Holy Prophet (SAW)?
Ans. Hazrat Ayesha (RA) was the daughter of Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique (RA) and the wife of Hazrat Muhammad (SAW). In reply to a question about the life of the Holy Prophet (SAW), Hazrat Ayesha (RA) said: "His morals and character are an embodiment of the Holy Quran."

Monday, 4 April 2016

LETTER TO FRIEND CONDOLING THE DEATH OF HIS MOTHER



Examination Hall,
A.B.C. (City)
March 20, 2017

Dear Friend,
     Though our relationship is a perennial bond of intimate relation yet whenever I get any bad news from you, my sorrow knows no bounds. It makes my heart bleed. I am extremely shocked to know that you have been deprived from your beloved mother forever. 
     Your mother was a very kind, noble and God-fearing lady. She has saintly qualities and sweet manners. I had special attachment to her. She loved me as her own son. I will never forget her words, "Hard work and perseverance is a key to success."
     Sooner or later everyone has to die. No one can escape from the cruel jaws of death. The laws of nature are absolute. We have to bow before them. I wonder if my words of sympathy can dry your tears and lessen your grief. Nothing but time can soother your sorrow. Have patience and bear this loss with courage. May her soul rest in peace!
I hope to see you very soon.  

Yours truly,
X.Y.Z.

Thursday, 31 March 2016

LETTER TO FATHER ASKING ABOUT THE HEALTH OF MOTHER

2. Write a letter to your father asking him about the health of your mother. 

Examination Hall,
A.B.C. (City)
March 20, 2017

Dear Father,
     Though our relationship is a perennial bond of intimate relation yet whenever I get any bad news from you, my sorrow knows no bounds. It makes my heart bleed. I received your letter yesterday. I am really worried to know that mother is suffering from high blood pressure. 
     I want to be at home at this hour of need. But I am badly held up because of my final exams. I will visit as soon as my exams are over. However, I will always pray to Allah Almighty for her perfect health after every prayer. "Wa iza mariztu fahuwa yashfeen."
     I hope that she is taking precautionary measures to bring it to normal. Please bring her to a cardiologist. Also ask her to take her medicines regularly, avoid excessive salt intake and eat fresh fruits. Finally, inform me about her present condition as early as possible. 
Anxiously waiting for your reply. 

Yours affectionately, 
X.Y.Z.

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

LETTER TO SISTER CONGRATULATING HER ON HER SUCCESS

2. Write a letter to your sister congratulating her on her success in the exams. 

Examination Hall,
A.B.C. (City)
March 20, 2017

Dear Sister,
     Though our relationship is a perennial bond of intimate relation yet whenever I get any good news from you, my joy knows no bounds. It gives me a heart-winning fragrance. I received your letter yesterday. I am glad to know that you have stood first in your class. 
     Marks are never good or bad, these are always better or worse. No doubt, you have secured distinction in all the subjects of class 9. However, you need to burn more midnight oil next year for the competition will be quite hard. I believe you will translate the dreams of your parents and teachers. 
     I owe you a very special gift which is a token of my love for you. I will reach home this Sunday and give this gift to you personally. Moreover, to celebrate your brilliant success, I will give a grand treat to my family, your teachers and friends on your behalf. 
Pay my regards to all at home.

Yours affectionately,
X.Y.Z.