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Tariqah: Quiz


Question 1: Almost all orders except the ________ order claim a silsilah that leads back to Muhammad through ‘Alī.
SufismNaqshbandiTariqahChishti Order

Question 2: (The Naqshbandi Silsilah goes back to ________ the first Caliph of Sunni Islam and then Muhammad.) Many silsilas contain the names of Shī‘ah Imams.
Salman the PersianAbu Ubaidah ibn al JarrahAbu BakrUthman ibn Affan

Question 3: (A parallel would be the role of ________ relative to the Greek mythos.)

Question 4: However, the Muslim Brotherhood's founder, ________, did have a traditional Islamic education (his family were Hanbali scholars) and it is likely that he was initiated into a ṭarīqah at an early age.
Islamic Salvation FrontSayyid QutbHassan al-TurabiHassan al-Banna

Question 5: Being mostly followers of the spiritual traditions of Islam loosely referred to as Sufism, these groups were sometimes distinct from the ________ or officially mandated scholars, and often acted as informal missionaries of Islam.
FiqhShariaIslamic Golden AgeUlema

Question 6: ________
Tahir-ul-QadriRiaz Ahmed Gohar ShahiAl-GhazaliHossein Nasr

Question 7: Ṭarīqahs were brought to China in the 17th century by Ma Laichi and other Chinese Sufis who had studied in ________ and Yemen, and had also been influenced by spiritual descendants of the Kashgarian Sufi master Afaq Khoja.

Question 8: The Khalwati order are a particularly splintered order with numerous offshoots such as the Jerrahī, Sunbulī, Nasuhī, Karabashiyyah and others, the ________ order prevalent in West Africa also has its roots in this ṭarīqah.

Question 9: A case is sometimes made that groups such as the ________ (in many countries) and specifically the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt (the first, or first known), are modern inheritors of the tradition of lay ṭarīqah in Islam.
HamasMuslim BrotherhoodIslamic terrorismIslamism


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