My dear friend Asiya has challenged me and others to participate in a Ramadan Quran Memorization Challenge. We are to memorize suratul Luqman. It is 4 pages of the Mushaf (Quran), so we intend to do 1 page a week (Each page of the Mushaf is approximately 15 lines), insha’Allah.  

She has also composed a quiz to test our knowledge and understanding of the Chapter. I’ll post it here and will post her answer key after I complete it, insha’Allah. Here is an online translation.

I’m calling on my readers to participate. The first person to comment should put the answer to the first question. Then the second person…second answer…etc. You can leave more than one comment/answer!


Questions Surat Luqman

1. In the first verses of the surah, how does Allaah Ta’ala describe the Qur’an? (2 descriptions)

2. According to verse #4, who are al-Muhsineen?

2.1. In verse #5, what has Allaah promised for al-Muhsineen?

3. What does Allaah mean when he refers to them as “al-Muflihoon?”

4. Define “idle talks” (lah-wal-hadeeth) according to the most correct opinion?

4.1. According to verse #6, what are two sins committed by those who purchase idle talks?

4.2. What is in store for such persons in the hereafter?

5. What did Allaah give to Luqman?

5.1. Define al-hikmah.

6. What things did Luqman advise his son with (9 things)?

7. According to verse #14, why has Allaah enjoined upon mankind dutifulness and kindness to his parents (2 reasons)?

7.1. What is the only instance in which we may disobey our parents (verse #15)?

7.2. In this case, how should we treat them?

8. When some people are called to Islam/monotheism, they give various negative responses. Which response does Allaah refer to in verse #21?

9. Who does Allaah describe as having grasped the most trustworthy handhold (al-‘urwah al-wuthqaa)?

9.1. Define “submits his face (himself) to Allaah”.

10. The polytheists believe in Tawheed Al-Rooboobiyah (Oneness of Allaah’s Lordship). How is this evident in verse #25 & verse #32?

10.1. Despite their belief in Allaah’s Lordship, they still deny Allaah’s signs and worship other than Him. How does Allaah describe them (verse #32)?

11. Towards the end of the surah, what does Allaah remind mankind with (verses # 33 and 34, 10 things)?

1. Interpretations of the meanings of the Noble Qur’an in the English language; A summarized version of At-Tabari, Al-Qurtubi and Ibn Kathir, Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din Al-Hilali, Muhammad Muhsin Khan.

2. Aysar At-Tafaaseer, li Kalaam Al-Aliy Al-Kabeer, Abu Bakr Jabir Al-Jazaa’iry

3. Tayseer Al-Kareem Al-Rahman Fee Tafseer Kalaam Al-Mannan, Abdurrahman Bin Nasir Al-Sa’dee.