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Imam Al-Husain. Quotes and Multiple Choice Questions. Quote 3 Hadiths the Prophet said about Al-Husain. “In peace I am with him whom Al-Hasan and Al-Husain are in peace with, and in battle I am with him whom they are in battle with.”

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Imam Al-Husain

Quotes and Multiple Choice Questions


Questions, Imam Al-Husain-Karbala


Questions, Imam Al-Husain-Karbala


Quote 3 Hadiths the Prophet said about Al-Husain.

  • “In peace I am with him whom Al-Hasan and Al-Husain are in peace with, and in battle I am with him whom they are in battle with.”

  • “Verily, the prince of the youths in heaven are Al-Hasan and Al-Husain.”

  • “When you love Al-Hasan and Al-Husain you will have loved me, and when you are against them, you are against me.”

  • a, b, + “May Allah break the back of the killer of Al-Husain.”

Questions, Imam Al-Husain-Karbala


What kind of a person was Yazid, Mu'awiya's son?

  • Yazid was a man after the pleasures of the flesh.

  • Yazid was a womanizer.

  • Yazid was a heavy alcohol drinker.

  • a, b, c, + Yazid was a misfit cannot lead as representative of the Prophet (pbuh).

Questions, Imam Al-Husain-Karbala


How old was Al-Husain when he was designated to be the Imam?

  • 65 years old.

  • 46 years old.

  • 51 years old.

  • 66 years old.

Questions, Imam Al-Husain-Karbala


Which of the following is incorrect?

  • Al-Husain was 57 Yr old in Karbala

  • Al-Abbas was 34 Yr old in Karbala

  • Zainab was 56 Yr old in Karbala

  • Zainul Abideen was 57 Yr old in Karbala

  • Umm Kulthoom was 55 Yr old in Karbala

  • Al-Qasim was 22 Yr old in Karbala

Questions, Imam Al-Husain-Karbala


Describe people's feelings when Yazid was imposed on them.

  • There was anger, tension, and disapproval everywhere.

  • The calamities caused by Benu Umayya clan caused much discontent.

  • a, b, + Evidence of resistance began to show, as people could not swallow Yazid.

  • a, b, + Though Yazid had a rotten nature, most people in Syria welcomed him as their hero.

Questions, Imam Al-Husain-Karbala


What did the Governor of Medina do to take allegiance from Al-Husain for Yazid?

  • He visited Al-Husain at home and asked him for allegiance to Yazid.

  • He called upon Al-Husain to meet with him and ask for Husain's allegiance to Yazid.

  • He forced Al-Husain to give allegiance to Yazid.

  • He begged Al-Husain to give allegiance to Yazid.

Questions, Imam Al-Husain-Karbala


What did Imam Husain do after being non-committal to the Governor of Medina?

  • Travel with his family to Iraq.

  • Travel with his family to Mecca.

  • Stay with his family in Medina.

  • Accompanied by supporters from Iraq.

Questions, Imam Al-Husain-Karbala


How did Kufa people request Imam Husain to lead them against Yazid?

  • Writing him 12,000 telegrams.

  • Writing him 12,000 letter.

  • b, + sending representatives.

  • a, + sending representatives.

Questions, Imam Al-Husain-Karbala


Why didn't Imam Husain perform the Haj but instead hastened toward Kufa?

  • Possibility of presence of underground agents of Yazid to kill Al-Husain while performing Haj, thus undo Al-Husain's challenge to Yazid and exposing Benu Umayya.

  • a, + Was advised against it since it was too dangerous.

  • A, + b, + Family members were sick at the time.

Questions, Imam Al-Husain-Karbala


Why did Imam Husain take his closest family with him?

  • So that they cannot be held as hostages, thus undo Al-Husain's plan.

  • a, + The remaining of his family can broadcast to the general public what happened in Karbala, thus divulge the atrocities of Yazid and Benu Umayya.

  • a, + He enjoyed the company of his family.

  • a, + He wanted to be close to his family to take care of him.

Questions, Imam Al-Husain-Karbala


What did Al-Farazdaq say to Imam Husain?

  • Al-Farazdaq pleaded with Al-Husain not to go to Kufa.

  • a, + Al-Farazdaq said to Al-Husain, “The hearts of the Kufa people were with Yazid, but their swords would be with Al-Husain.”

  • a, + Al-Farazdaq said to Al-Husain, “The hearts of the Kufa people were with you, but their swords would be against you.”

Questions, Imam Al-Husain-Karbala


Describe the purpose of the Hur force.

  • To stop Al-Husain from entering Kufa where his support was.

  • a, + To bring Imam Husain to the Governor himself.

  • a, + To offer Al-Husain a large sum of money and let him go back to Medina.

  • a, + To bring Imam Husain to Kufa to be the new Khalifa.

Questions, Imam Al-Husain-Karbala


How did al-Hur deal with Al-Husain after the initial meeting?

  • Al-Husain was prevented by Hur from going to Kufa or return to Medina.

  • While Al-Hur was waiting for further orders Imam Husain's camp kept moving on northwards.

  • a, b, + Hur followed Al-Husain closely, though he was nervous and guilt-ridden.

  • a, b, + Hur asked Imam Husain forgiveness and to be allowed to be in Al-Husain's camp before they reached Karbala.

Questions, Imam Al-Husain-Karbala


What was the number of the enemy facing the camp of Imam Husain of 72?

  • Including Hur's force the enemy consisted of 5,000 fighters (some say 30,000 or more).

  • About 10,000 fighters (some say 30,000 or more).

  • About 15,000 fighters (some say 100,000 or more).

  • About 3,000 fighters (some say 40,000 or more).

Questions, Imam Al-Husain-Karbala


How was Omar Ibn Sa'ad's feeling about commanding Benu Umayya's force against Husain?

  • Initially Omar Ibn Sa'ad hesitated to take the horrendous task against Husain.

  • a, + When Omar learned that his job was at stake, he changed his mind.

  • a, b, + To Omar the job seemed of more value than the blood of Imam Husain.

  • To Omar Ibn Sa'ad the enmity toward Husain was the main reason for leading the forces against Imam Husain.

Questions, Imam Al-Husain-Karbala


What were the orders of the Governor Ibn Ziyad to Omar Ibn Sa'ad by way of Shimr?

  • Shimr gave the order to Omar ibn Sa'ad.

  • a, + The order was, “Either have Husain surrender or annihilate the group. If you don't carry out the order, Shimr will replace you and immediately cut off your head!”

  • a, + The order was, “Get the job done immediately.”

  • a, + The order was, “Shimr will replace you immediately.”

Questions, Imam Al-Husain-Karbala


Who is Omar Ibn Sa'ad?

  • Strangely enough Omar Ibn Sa'ad was a blood relative of Imam Husain.

  • a, + But an avowed enemy of Husain for a long time.

  • a, + But a close friend at first then turned into recriminating enemy.

  • a, + But a close friend of Husain ever since childhood.

Questions, Imam Al-Husain-Karbala


Who is Shimr?

  • Shimr was the collaborator with Governor Ibn Ziyad, and the one who brought Ibn Ziyad's order to Omar Ibn Sa'ad leader of the forces against Imam Husain.

  • Shimr's mother was a disbeliever.

  • Shimr is the one who severed the head of Imam Al-Husain.

  • a, b, c, + Shimr's name remains in infamy.

Questions, Imam Al-Husain-Karbala


Describe the water supply of the camp of Imam Husain.

  • This enemy put 500 fighters on the Euphrates river to prevent Husain's small band (including women and children) from the water.

  • In desperation, Al-Abbas along with 50 men broke the enemy's resistance, and got some water.

  • a, b, + The water Al-Abbas got was hardly sufficient.

  • a, b, + The water Al-Abbas got was more than sufficient.

Questions, Imam Al-Husain-Karbala


Describe the enemy's feeling the night before the forthcoming atrocities

  • They were gripped with an oppressive and distressful feeling.

  • a, + Though they looked for excuses such as promise of a job or money reward, it did not make them feel better.

  • a, + They found good excuses such as promise of a job it made them feel better.

  • a, + They were about to attack any moment.

Questions, Imam Al-Husain-Karbala


Describe the feeling at camp of Husain the night before the forth coming confrontation.

  • The members of Husain's camp were preoccupied in exhilaration and anticipation.

  • The feeling was about how to meet their loved ones in Heaven.

  • Husain urged them to leave, since he was the one the enemy was after.

  • a, b, c, + They answered Husain's request by saying, “Never, by God never.”

Questions, Imam Al-Husain-Karbala


Who defected to Imam Husain's side just before the fight on the 10th of Muharram?

  • Both Shimr and Hur.

  • Hur by himself.

  • Not only Omar Ibn Sa'ad, but also Shimr, and Hur.

  • The 30 Yr old Yazid Ibn Mu'awiya and his close companion Shimr.

Questions, Imam Al-Husain-Karbala


Describe the effect of lack of water on the camp of Husain.

  • 72 people without water for a few days in a blistering hot summer with profuse sweating and parched tongues. Faint feeling along with light-headedness.

  • Water was needed for cooking and for the horses.

  • a, b, + Husain's camp was seized with suffering, children crying for water, Zainul Abideen, sick with fever not a single word of protest was raised, no complaining, nor questioning the mission.

Questions, Imam Al-Husain-Karbala


Describe the fighting engagements of the 10th of Muharram in the morning.

  • Husain's supporters insisted on being the first to fight.

  • The battle was ferocious, Husain's tiny band was on the offensive attacking the enemy.

  • The enemy on the run that they had to receive reinforcement.

  • a, b, c, + The enemy burned the tents inside which were the family of Imam Husain.

Questions, Imam Al-Husain-Karbala


What did happen at noon time on the 10th of Muharram?

  • The fighting engagement was most severe.

  • Al-Husain stopped the fight to perform Salat Dhuhr.

  • b, + Two companions guarded the praying people from arrows of the enemy, and after Salat one of them fell dead from the wounds he received.

  • a, b, c, + The enemy prayed with Imam Husain leading the Salat.

Questions, Imam Al-Husain-Karbala


Describe the fighting engagements of the 10th of Muharram in the afternoon.

  • The first to die was the son of Husain, Ali Al-Akbar.

  • a, + Next killed were five of Imam Husain's brothers, Al-Abbas among them.

  • a, b, + Then the sons of Al-Hasan, who were joined by their cousins.

  • a, b, c, + The last were handful of teenagers not yet out of their adolescence.

Questions, Imam Al-Husain-Karbala


Who burned the tents of the camp of Imam Husain?

  • Ibn Ziyad himself.

  • Yazid himself.

  • The army of Omar Ibn Sa'ad.

  • Shimr himself.

Questions, Imam Al-Husain-Karbala


Who was sick and could not fight?

  • Ali Al-Akbar, son of Al-Husain.

  • Zainul Abideen, son of Al-Husain.

  • Al-Abbas, brother of Al-Husain.

  • Uthman, brother of Al-Husain.

  • Abu Bakr, brother of Al-Husain

  • Omar, brother of Al-Husain

Questions, Imam Al-Husain-Karbala


How was the baby of Imam Husain killed?

  • Abd Allah, a few month old baby of Imam Husain was incessantly crying of thirst.

  • Al-Husain appealed to the enemy for water for this baby.

  • a, b, + Al-Husain was shocked, for an arrow had zoomed toward the baby killing him instantly.

  • a, b, + The enemy had love for the baby and gave him plenty of water.

Questions, Imam Al-Husain-Karbala


Describe the fight of Imam Husain himself on the 10th of Muharram.

  • Imam Husain's sword was against hundreds. He kept on and on but a sword wounded his head.

  • He was wounded all over, and just about every spot of his body was bleeding.

  • At this point a frightened son of Al-Hasan screamed in the enemy's face, “O son of the wicked, is it in this manner that you want to slay my uncle?”

  • a, b, and c, + One of the enemy fighters struck the child, cut off his hand.

Questions, Imam Al-Husain-Karbala


Describe the last moments of the fight of Imam Husain.

  • Al-Husain, bleeding and cut, rushed to his nephew, carrying him saying, “O beloved! it deeply hurts me that you call me and I cannot be of much help...”

  • Then, Imam Husain supplicated, “O' Lord! May I ask Thee to take away Thy bounty from these people! And if You, Lord, allow them a respite, may I ask Thee to sow difference among them and let them be divided!"

  • a, b, + Al-Husain confronted them again. No one dared to carry the burden of his blood. They heard him say: “It is my blood that you want, but I ask Allah Almighty to have me honored by disgracing you and humiliating you, and in ways you cannot imagine, take a full revenge from you.”

Questions, Imam Al-Husain-Karbala


Describe the last moments of the fight of Imam Husain.

  • Shimr screamed once more at the fighters, threatening them, and in response they attacked collectively, and one sword fell on Imam Husain's left wrist and cut his left hand.

  • Another sword was soon to follow and it hit his upper back.

  • Imam Husain felt numb as he fell to the ground, bleeding profusely.

  • a, b, c, + He was near the point of shock, even though staggering he tried to stand by leaning on his sword. Then he received the fatal blow.

Questions, Imam Al-Husain-Karbala


Who cut off Imam Husain's head?

  • Yazid, whose mother was a disbeliever, severed Husain's head from the body.

  • Shimr, whose mother was a disbeliever, severed Husain's head from the body.

  • Ibn Ziyad, whose mother was a disbeliever, severed Husain's head from the body.

  • Ibn Sa'ad, whose mother was a disbeliever, severed Husain's head from the body.

Questions, Imam Al-Husain-Karbala


What did the enemy do to the severed heads of the martyrs of Karbala?

  • The battle field was full of the virtuous and sanctified bodies, all covered with blood.

  • Sadistic and brutal, the enemy severed the heads from each fallen body.

  • a, b, + The enemy trampled on all the fallen bodies with their horses, disfiguring them.

  • a, b, + The enemy buried the bodies after performing Salat of Janaaza for them.

Questions, Imam Al-Husain-Karbala


How many brothers of Imam Husain were killed in Karbala?

  • 2 Brothers, 34 Yr old and younger.

  • 5 Brothers, 34 Yr old and younger.

  • 6 Brothers, 34 Yr old and younger.

  • 3 Brothers, 34 Yr old and younger.

Questions, Imam Al-Husain-Karbala


Describe the meeting between Zainab and Ibn Ziyad the Governor.

  • Governor Ibn Ziyad tried to intimidate Zainab and the family.

  • a, + Husain's sister, Zainab, answered Ibn Ziyad sharply and in a cutting manner. He had to accept the cutting reply in silence.

  • Husain's sister, Zainab, answered him apologetically.

  • Husain's sister, Zainab, pleaded with Ibn Ziyad to give her water.

Questions, Imam Al-Husain-Karbala


What was the answer of Zainul Abideen to Ibn Ziyad?

  • As Ibn Ziyad turned to Zainul Abideen for an answer after Zainab had rebuked him, Zainul Abideen gave a penetrating and cutting answer by quoting the Holy Quran.

  • As Ibn Ziyad turned to Zainul Abideen for an answer after Zainab had rebuked him, Zainul Abideen gave an apologetic answer.

  • As Ibn Ziyad turned to Zainul Abideen for an answer after Zainab had rebuked him, Zainul Abideen attacked him physically and verbally.

Questions, Imam Al-Husain-Karbala


Describe the condition in which the women were taken to face Yazid in Damascus

  • Al-Husain's family members were taken to Damascus as prisoners.

  • a, + About 800 miles away, all seated on animal backs.

  • About 100 miles away, all seated on animal backs.

  • About 50 miles away, all seated on animal backs.

Questions, Imam Al-Husain-Karbala


What was on the tip of spears for almost 800 miles?

  • On the way to Damascus, and grotesquely in front of them, were 72 severed heads of the loved ones on the tips of spears.

  • a, + It was the heads of Imam Husain, his brothers, the teenagers, and the supporters.

  • a, + It was the heads of Imam Husain and only his brothers.

  • a, + not including head of Imam Husain.

Questions, Imam Al-Husain-Karbala


Describe the meeting at Yazid's court.

  • Gruesome scene of 72 severed heads displayed in front of Yazid.

  • The Prophet’s family: women along with Zainul Abideen, were in chains.

  • a, b, + Yazid tapped the lips of Al-Husain with the end of his stick.

  • a, b, c, + Yazid cried then apologized for the atrocities his forces committed.

Questions, Imam Al-Husain-Karbala


Explain the value of Karbala.

  • Karbala saw the physical glory of Imam Husain.

  • Karbala gave birth to the voluptuous spiritual awakening for Islam.

  • b, + It was the beginning of the Islamic arousal all over, the rebirth of Islam. We owe our totality to Imam Husain.

  • a, + It was the very beginning of the Shi'a movement.

Questions, Imam Al-Husain-Karbala


What actually did Imam Husain accomplish?

  • He launched the beacon of Islam to illuminate Karbala.

  • a, + He launched the beacon of Islam to illuminate the Muslim World

  • b, + He launched the beacon of Islam for the global pursuit

  • a+b+c to be permanent.

Questions, Imam Al-Husain-Karbala


What was the Technique Imam Husain pursued?

  • Willfully at the sacrifice of himself

  • Willfully at sacrificing family and friends

  • Leave Zainul Abideen and Zainab to broadcast the event.

  • a+b+c leave a permanent imprint of Islam on the world

Questions, Imam Al-Husain-Karbala


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