Quiz for Non-Muslims:
"Who are the Muslims?"
This fifteen-question quiz is designed
to explore your knowledge of Islam and Muslims: how many Muslims
are there in the world and in America, what do they believe,
and what do they want or expect from the rest of the world? If
you don't know an answer, guess. For each question, check the
answer you think is correct. In-depth answers are provided at
the end of the quiz.
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1. What is the worlds Muslim
2. What is the most populous Muslim country?
3. Who is Allah?
Allah is the ancient Semitic moon-god.
is the god of the Muslims.
is the Arabic name for God, the Supreme Being and Creator.
4. The most fundamental precept of Islamic belief is:
All non-Muslims are infidels who should be killed.
worship of God alone.
brotherhood and sisterhood of humankind.
5. Who wrote the Quran?
The Prophet Muhammad.
human being wrote it because it is the word of God.
famous Arabic poet named Rumi.
6. Islamic Law, or Shariah, is based upon:
The Quran and the Sunnah (actions and sayings
of the Prophet Muhammad).
fatwas or religious rulings of Muslim leaders such as Ayatollah
tribal and cultural traditions.
7. The Prophet Muhammad was born in the Christian year:
B.C. in Arabia.
570 in Arabia.
in Bold Springs, Georgia.
8. What do Muslims believe about Jesus?
He was an honored Prophet and Messenger of God.
was a blasphemer who claimed to be the Son of God.
have no opinion about Jesus one way or another.
9. How do Muslims feel about Christians and Jews?
They are the natural enemies of Islam, and Muslims
must always fight them through jihad.
are not necessarily enemies, but they are always trying to impose
their political will on Muslims.
are people who follow Gods Messengers and share a common
religious heritage with Muslims.
10. What is the Islamic stand on terrorism?
It is totally contrary to all Islamic principles
of justice, compassion and decency.
is necessary at times in order to defend Muslims lands and people.
is a useful strategy in the Islamic campaign to dominate the
11. Some Islamic moral principles are:
Honoring our ancestors by lighting candles and chanting.
in the Ganges River at least once in a lifetime to purify our
fasting, charity, practicing justice and brotherhood.
12. What is the status of women in Islam?
Women are not allowed to speak to non-Muslim men.
oppression of women in Islam is a real problem.
gives women important rights and freedoms.
13. How many Muslims are there in the United States?
14. When did the first Muslims arrive in America?
In the 12th century.
the 16th century as slaves.
the late 1800s as immigrants from Lebanon and Syria.
15. What do Muslims in America want or expect from their non-Muslim
Muslims see non-Muslims as being unclean
and do not like to mix with them.
want to contribute politically, economically and socially, and
to build happy and safe lives for themselves and those around
are secretly plotting to take over the United States, or to destroy
So, how did you do? After
getting your score, click here for explanations of the answers.