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Hijra (Islam): Quiz


Question 1:
When was the Hijra (Islam)?
December 2008

Question 2: In September 622, warned of a plot to assassinate him, Muhammad secretly slipped out of ________ with Abu Bakr.

Question 3:

Question 4: Technically, the first Hijra occurred in 615 when a group of Muslims was counseled by Muhammad to escape persecution in Mecca and travel to the ________, which was ruled by a Christian king (see Islam in Ethiopia).
Aksumite currencyHistory of EthiopiaAksumite EmpireSassanid Empire

Question 5: Alternate spellings of this Arabic word in the Latin alphabet are Hijrah, or Hegira in ________.
Vulgar LatinRoman EmpireLatinOld Latin

Question 6: The Hijra (هِجْرَة) is the migration of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and his followers to the city of Medina in 622 (________).
Julian calendarCalendar eraGregorian calendarCommon Era

Question 7: Yathrib was soon renamed Madinat un-Nabi, literally "the City of the Prophet", but un-Nabi was soon dropped, so its name in English is ________, meaning "the city".

Question 8: [4] The Muslim year during which the Hijra occurred was designated the first year of the ________ by Umar in 638 or 17 AH (anno hegirae = "in the year of the hijra").
Julian calendarGregorian calendarTimeIslamic calendar


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