Answer: Uthman ibn ‘Affaan, Talha ibn Ubaidillah, Abdurrahman ibn ‘Awf, Sa’d ibn abi Waqqas, Abu Ubaidah ibn al-Jarraah [six out of ten got this question correct]
Winner: Sowda Mohamed
QUESTION #2: Some of the early Muslims fled to Abyssinia (Habasha) to seek protection from Quraish. While they were there, King Najashi of Abyssinia asked them to explain how their religious religion differed from Christianity, whereupon the companion Ja’far ibn abi Taleb recited portions of this surah—which is it?
Answer: surat Mariam [seventeen out of nineteen got this question correct]
Winner: Mohamed Njah
QUESTION #3: The prophet sent this companion to Yemen to give da’wah to the Yemeni Christians. What is this sahabi’s name and what qualities did he possess that made him a good choice for da’wah?
Answer: Mu’adh ibn Jabal, for he had patience and knowledge [eleven out of thirteen got this question correct]
Winner: Salma Warsame
QUESTION #4: Prophet Yunus madeone mistake while giving da’wah to his people, and that led to his punishment. What was the mistake and in which verse is this incident mentioned?
Answer: He gave up giving da’wah, so he abandoned his people before Allah gave him permission; surat al-Anbiyaa’, 86 [two out of eight got this question correct]
Winner: Fatiya Omar
QUESTION #5: After this companion took his shahada, he returned back to his tribe to give them da’wah. He only knew the five pillars, yet through him, Allah guided his entire tribe to Islam, AND their rival tribe. Two large tribes embraced Islam because of this one man—what was his name?
Answer: Abu Dharr al-Ghifari [four out of five got this question correct]
Winner: Nadia Abuisnaineh
QUESTION #6: This prophet used rhetorical questions as a da’wah technique to demonstrate the evil of polytheism. Give the name of this prophet and the verse that illustrates this.
Prophet Ibrahim, surat al-An’aam, 75 [one out of three got this question correct]
Winner: Asiya Ali
QUESTION #7: This prophet was so eloquent when he spoke to the extent that his people mocked him, saying, “we don’t understand what you’re saying.” Which prophet is this and where in the Qur’an is this incident mentioned?
Answer: Prophet Shu’aib, surat Hud [one out of three got this question correct]
Winner: Fatiya Omar
QUESTION #8: Where in the Qur’an does Allah provide two short and clear verses (consecutively) refuting atheism?
Answer: surat at-Tur, 35-36 [seven out of nine got this question correct]
Winner: Saido Abdirashid
QUESTION #8: There is a verse from the Qur’an where Allah refutes the trinity doctrine using three words. By illustrating Prophet Isa’s dependency on sustenance, Allah proves that Isa could not have been divine. Which verse is this?
Answer: surat al-Ma’ida, 75 [five out of five got this question correct]
Winner: Kareem Abou-Karam
QUESTION #10: All the prophets began their da’wah efforts in public, calling their people to worship only One God—all except this prophet. His da’wah mission started in secret to a very select few; then later his da’wah became expanded to the general public. Who is he and which verse supports this claim?
Answer: Prophet Muhammad, surat Ash-Shu’araa, 214 [two out of five got this question correct]
Winner: Ahmed Rabi