Saturday, 9 March 2013

The Daily Teaser — 9-3-2013

You know, it’s got to said, my copy of Safari’s taken a while to get going, today.

So — as ever — I’ve had Radio 4 on.

Who, during their news bulletin, have included a mention of the fact that the US state of South Dakota has introduced a law that allows school staff to carry arms: after training, I should add.

That’s — debatably — understandable.

Especially given the spate of these things the US seems to suffer on a regular basis.

Two things occur.   On a personal note, I don’t know, given this law, if I’d be comfortable sending my kids to school in South Dakota.

The other … ?   Is why on Earth aren’t US state legislators aren’t encouraging more teachers in their states to do what one teacher in California did: and talk a shooter down.

Right … Rant over: let’s move on … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with quietly emailing me, yesterday to let me know she’s had some sad news, and /putting up this post, she also managed to bag 6 out of 6.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) 9th March, 632AD saw the Prophet Muhammad deliver the Khuṭbatu l-Wadā: his Farewell Sermon, in other words.  Near which mountain … ?
Q2) Followers of Islam — the religion Muhammad founded — are called what … ?
Q3) What’s the name for the Islamic holy book … ?
Q4) That book’s name translate’s — roughly — as what: the recitation,  the delivery or the monologue … ?
Q5) Muhammad is regarded as the last and most recent of prophets.   Who do his followers generally regard as being the first … ?
Q6) And finally … to which city must Muhammad’s followers make a once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 8th March 1702, saw Queen Anne, the last Stuart monarch, ascend the thrones of England, Ireland and Scotland.   Which of those two kingdoms formed Great Britain, in 1707 … ?
A1) England and Scotland.
Q2) She was eventually succeeded by George 1st: of the House of where … ?
A2) Hanover.
Q3) 8th March, 1817, saw the founding of the New York Stock Exchange: at № 11, … where … ?
A3) Wall Street.
Q4) 8th March, 1920, saw the founding of the world’s first Arab state: the Arabic Kingdom of where … ?
A4) Syria.
Q5) More to the point, that Kingdom suffered a coup led by the Ba’ath Party: on 8th March of which year of the 1960s … ?
A5) 1963.
Q6) And finally … 8th March, 2004, saw the Governing Council of where, ratify a new Constitution … ?
A6) Iraq.
I’ll leave you with these words from the Prophet’s last sermon …
“Even as the fingers of the two hands are equal, so are human beings equal to one another. No one has any right, nor any preference to claim over another. You are brothers.”
Muhammad, from his Farewell Sermon.
And … Well, I’m none to sure of what it’s actually called: but this is some Islamic religious music, praising him.

Enjoy the day.

*        If there’s anything I can do, Debbi, you’ve got my email, haven’t you … ?

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Yes, Paul. Thank you! Really!

1. Mount Arafat
2. Muslim
3. The Quran
4. the recitation
5. Adam
6. Mecca