BIC 2018 Jeopardy

Boston Islamic Center

11th Annual Mu’tamar

Jeopardy Competition

Competition Overview:

  1. Eligible ages: 12-17 years old.
  2. Two groups, 5 players each. One boys’ group and one girls’ group.
  3. Games will be played on stage during Mu’tamar.
  4. This packet only contains questions. Your job is to work with your team, family, friends, and teachers to find the answers. 
  5. There is no arguing with the judge. What he decides is the right answer, is the right answer. 
  6. You will have one week to prepare for the competition.
  7. All questions will come from the packet, unless a tie breaker is necessary. 

The five categories are The Ninety-Nine Names of Allah, Hadith, Dua, Quran, and Somalia.

Jeopardy Questions

99 Names: 

Translate the following:

  1. Ar-Raqib
  2. Al-Karim
  3. Al-Wasii’
  4. Al-Wakil
  5. Al-Matin 
  6. As-Samad
  7. Al-Muta’aalii
  8. Al-Muntaqim
  9. Al-Ghaniy
  10. An-Nafi’
  11. Ar-Rashid
  12. Al-Wali
  13. Al-Akhir
  14. Al-Wajid
  15. Al-Qayyum
  16. Al-Majid
  17. Al-Haqq
  18. Al-Jalil
  19. Al-Mughith
  20. Al-Hafiz
  21. Al-Halim
  22. Al-Mu’izz
  23. Al-Musawwir
  24. Ash-Shakur
  25. Al-Hakam
  26. Al-Fattah
  27. Al-Khaliq
  28. Al-Muhaymin
  29. Al-Mu’min
  30. Al-Akhir
  31. Al-Ahad
  32. Al-Muqaddim
  33. Al-Baatin
  34. Al-Tawwab
  35. Al-Wahid
  36. Ash-Shahid
  37. Al-Mujib
  38. Al-Hafiz
  39. Al-Ba’ith
  40. Al-Mu’id


  1. From hadith #1 in 40 hadith of Nawawi:
    a. Translate:  إنَّمَا الْأَعْمَالُ بِالنِّيَّاتِ
    b. Who narrated the hadith?
  2. From hadith #5 in 40 hadith of Nawawi:
    a. Read the hadith.
  3. From hadith #6 in 40 hadith of Nawawi:
    a. Translate: إنَّ الْحَلَالَ بَيِّنٌ وَإنَّ الْحَرَامَ بَيِّنٌ
  4. From hadith #9 in 40 hadith of Nawawi:
    a. Who narrated this hadith?
  5. What is a sanad?
  6. What is the plural of hadith?
  7. What is hadith qudsi? 
  8. Name the six major collections of hadith
  9. What is a mashhur hadith?
  10. What is a mawduu’ hadith?
  11. Name the type of hadith that are the words of the Prophet
  12. A narration from a sahabi?
  13. A strange hadith
  14. Name 3 types of books of hadith
  15. A hadith which has an ‘illah
  16. A hadith in which two or more of the links in the chain are missing
  17. A weak hadith
  18. A type of hadith whose chain goes all the way to the Prophet 
  19. A hadith with a short chain of transmission
  20. Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, "Two words are beloved to the Most Merciful. They are light on the tongue but heavy on the scale: Glory and praise to Allah, and glory to Allah the Almighty.” (SAY THIS PHRASE IN ARABIC)
  21. The Prophet said, "All of my ummah (nation of followers) will be excused, except for the those who make their sins known.” (WHAT IS THE TERM FOR THOSE WHO MAKE THEIR SINS KNOWN?).
  22. What is the meaning of mu’haddith?
  23. The Prophet told us about the 7 types of people that will be shaded under Allah’s shade when there is no shade but His. Name all 7 of them.
  24. Name the hadith book compiled by Imam Malik
  25. Which hadith book is sometimes called "the most authentic book after the Quran”?
  26. Who reported the 7th hadith in 40 Hadith of Nawawi?
  27. Who reported the 20th hadith in 40 Hadith of Nawawi?
  28. Which hadith in 40 Hadith of Nawawi speaks about the believer leaving that which does not concern him?
  29. Hadith 19 in 40 Hadith of Nawawi says "be mindful of Allah and He will protect you.”  Say this phrase in Arabic.
  30. In 40 Hadith of Nawawi the Prophet said "say, ‘I have faith in Allah,’ and then remain steadfast.” A) translate to Arabic. B) Which hadith # is it?


  1. When waking up
  2. When wearing a new garment
  3. To someone wearing a new garment
  4. Before undressing
  5. Before entering the toilet
  6. After leaving the toilet
  7. When starting ablution
  8. Upon completing the ablution
  9. When leaving the home
  10. Upon entering the mosque
  11. Upon leaving the mosque
  12. Concerning the Adhan (the call to prayer)
  13. At the start of the prayer (after takbeer)
  14. While bowing in prayer
  15. Upon rising from the bowing position
  16. While prostrating
  17. Between the two prostrations
  18. When prostrating due to recitation of the Quran
  19. The Tashahhud
  20. Prayers upon the Prophet (saws) after the tashahhud
  21. For seeking guidance in forming a decision or choosing the proper course
  22. Before sleeping
  23. When turning over during the night
  24. Upon experiencing unrest, fear, apprehensiveness... during sleep
  25. Upon seeing a good dream or a bad dream
  26. Immediately after salam of the witr prayer
  27. For anxiety and sorrow
  28. For one in distress
  29. Against enemies
  30. When being afraid of a group of people
  31. For one afflicted with doubt in his faith
  32. Settling a debt
  33. For one afflicted by whisperings in prayer or recitation
  34. For one whose affairs have become difficult
  35. Upon committing a sin
  36. For expelling the devil and his whisperings
  37. When stricken with a mishap or overtaken by an affair
  38. Congratulation on the occasion of a birth
  39. Placing children under Allah’s protection
  40. When visiting the sick


  1. Which is the smallest Surah in the Qur’an?
  2. What are the other names of the Qur’an according to the Qur’an itself?
  3. Where was the first Surah revealed?
  4. Where was the last Surah revealed?
  5. Who was the only woman whose personal name is found in the Qur’an?
  6. How many Rukoo (paragraphs) are there in the Qur’an?
  7. How many verses of prostration (Sajda-e-Tilawat) are there in the Qur’an?
  8. What does laylatul qadr mean?
  9. Which Surah in the Qur’an was  Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) reciting when one of his enemies Utba --after listening to it--fell in Sajda (prostration)?
  10. When Uthman was assassinated what words of the Quran did the blood fall on?
  11. Who was the wise man who was not a prophet mentioned in the Quran?
  12. How many surahs begin with حم?
  13. What surah made Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم a messenger?
  14. What surah has no bismillah
  15. What reward does a person who recites surah kahf get?
  16. What surah addresses the ‘ibaadu rahman’
  17. What shape does the Quran say the earth is?
  18. Where in the Qur’an has Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) been named ''Ahmed''?
  19. How many verses of surah Alaq were revealed initially together?
  20. Where did the Quran descend in the first heaven?
  21. Who is surah Maoun talking about in the first few verses?
  22. Why was surah ikhlaas, falaq, and nas revealed?
  23. How does the Quran describe the prayer of the hypocrites? Say it in Arabic and translate the word?
  24. Who are the racers referred to in the Surah Adiyaat?
  25. What verses can protect you from Dajjal by the will of Allah?
  26. How did Quraysh mainly get their sustenance according to surah Quraysh?
  27. What are two things Allah swears by in the Quran?
  28. What surah did Shafi’i say this surah alone would suffice mankind?
  29. In surah Mudathir when the people of hellfire are asked what brought them to their destination what is their first reason?
  30. What surah protects from the punishment of the grave?
  31. In surah Jumu’ah, what does Allah say we should do after our prayers?
  32. What does Allah describe wealth and family as in surah Taghabun?
  33. What surah came down in relation to the battle of badr?
  34. What surah mostly talks about the story of Musaa and Firaun?
  35. What surah was the last verse revealed in?
  36. What was the call all messengers and prophets came with?
  37. What does the Quran say about zina instead of saying don’t commit it?
  38. If you love Allah, we should do what according to Surah Al Emran?
  39. What was Hud Hud’s excuse for not showing up to the meeting with Sulayman in Surah Naml?
  40. How many trials did Yusuf go through?


  1. When did Somalia gain its independence?
  2. What does the star represent in Somalia’s flag?
  3. Who is the current present president of Somalia? Say the whole name.
  4. Read this and then translate into English – "Somalia waligay ma arkin, laakin waa la socdaa xaaladaheeda”
  5. Correct the following sentence.
    a.    Waa yaqaana luqadda afsoomaliga.

  6. Name a fruit that Somalia used to export before the civil war?
  7. What is the difference between "Qabiil” and "Qabyaalad”?
  8. What is "Qaaraan”?
  9. How many different languages are spoken in Somalia?
  10. What are 2 main sources of the economy?
  11. Somalia has the 2nd longest coastline in Africa. True or False. 
  12. Name 5 cities in Somalia
  13. This was a Somali empire in the medieval times that dominated the Indian Ocean trade. They belonged to the Somali Muslim sultanate that ruled over large parts of the Horn of Africa in the Middle Ages. Name this empire.
  14. The first political party in Somalia was called what? How many members were in the party?
  15. Somali freedom fighter, also dubbed as the "Mad Mullah” by the British?
  16. This is the name given to Sayid Mohamed Abdulle’s organized group.
  17. Name 5 regions in Somalia.
  18. Was a prominent female early 20th Somali nationalist who fought against the European colonizers.
  19. When did Somalia first participate in Olympic Games?
  20. What is the capital city of Gedo?
  21. This is the customary law that provide stable environment that all follow in Somalia.
  22. The deadliest attack in Somalia’s history by terrorist organization was on which day?
  23. Which school of thought do a majority of Somalis belong to?
  24. "Beentaada hore waxay u daran tahay runtaada dambe”. What does this phrase mean?
  25. Nomads in Somalia are called?
  26. Habar fadhida lagdin la fudud. What does it mean? Elaborate.
  27. Intaadan Falin, Ka fiirso. What does this mean?
  28. Nin aanan dhiridin ma dhargo or Nin aanan shaqaysan, shaaha waa ka xaaran. What does this mean? 
  29. Name the first mosque in Somalia?

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