Thursday, 20 November 2014

The Daily Teaser — 20-11-2014: The Grand Mosque

Right … 

I’ve officially got the day off.

The day off, time to myself … 

And time to do some shopping, with the last of my benefit payments.

Frankly … ?

Well, frankly, I’m looking forward to that.

One thing the weight management programme I’m on has taught me, is that a healthy snack’s important.

Or, at least, healthier than some of the alternatives.

Personally — and as odd as it sounds — I’m getting used to apples.

Ha!   Like you hadn’t worked THAT out already … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring nine out of ten.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s Islamic questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 20th November, 1979, saw Sunni dissidents seize the Grand Mosque, in Saudi Arabia: Islam’s most sacred Mosque.   The shrine inside the Mosque, Islam’s holiest spot, is called what?
Q2) The group doing the seizing claimed their leader was a new prophet: what title was he given, as a result: Mu’ad Dib, Mahdi or Mohammed?
Q3) The Grand Mosque is in which Saudi city?
Q4) The city is also the birthplace of Islam’s Prophet: what’s his name?
Q5) The faithful are expect to make a pilgrimage to the Mosque: at least once in their lives.   The pilgrimage is called what: the Hajj, the Umma or the Mahdi?
Q6) The pilgrimage is one of Islam’s Five Pillars: duties the devout have to perform.   Name one of the other four.
Q7) The Prophet received the first revelation for Islam’s Holy book, near the Holy City.   What’s the name of Islam’s Holy Book?
Q8) The Catholic Church has Canon Law.   Judaism has Halakha.   What’s the Islamic body of Holy Law?
Q9) There’s two main schools of Islam: name either.
Q10) Finally … Islam’s mystical tradition is called what?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 19th November saw the first National Lottery draw in the UK: in which year of the 1990s?
A1) 1994.
Q2) How much did one ticket — with just one entry — cost?
A2) £1.
Q3) One entry now costs how much?
A3) £2.
Q4) Each entry consists of how many numbers: five, six or seven?
A4) Six.
Q5) How many balls are used in each Lottery draw?
A5) 49.
Q6) It’s now played on Saturdays … and which weekday?
A6) Wednesday.
Q7) The minimum prize on the Lottery is paid if we match numbers opn three balls.   How much do we win if we do: £15, £20 or £25?
A7) £25.
Q8) Who operates the National Lottery: the Castle Group, the Chigwell Group or the Camelot Group?
A8) The Camelot Group.
Q9) The Lottery was introduced to the Isle of Mann, in 1999: at the request of the Isle of Mann’s Parliament.   What’s the name of that parliament?
A9) The Tynwald.
Q10) Finally … What are the odds of winning a prize in the National Lottery’s main game: 52 to 1, 54 to 1 or 56 to 1?
A10) 54 to 1.
I’ll leave you with this … 

And this …
“In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

Praise be to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds;”
Opening word’s of Islam’s Holy Book.
Enjoy the day.

*        I can think of a couple of others, Debbi.   How come there’s only one word for ‘thesaurus’?   And how come ‘dyslexia’ is so difficult to spell?

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I have a number of questions. In fact, I'm posting a video about them tomorrow!

1. the Kaaba
2. Mohammed
3. Mecca
4. Muhammad
5. the Hajj
6. praying five times a day
7. the Quran
8. Sharia
9. Sunni and Shiite
10. Sufism