28 Islam Trivia Questions (Ranked from Easiest to Hardest)

Updated Date:
February 3, 2023

Islam is a monotheistic religion founded in the 7th century by the prophet Muhammad in what is now Saudi Arabia. It is the second largest religion in the world, with over 1.8 billion followers worldwide. The central text of Islam is the Quran, which Muslims believe is a revelation from God and serves as the basis for Islamic beliefs and practices.

Islam places great emphasis on submission to the will of God, known as Allah in Arabic, and the importance of good deeds, such as charity and compassion. Muslims observe the Five Pillars of Islam, which include the declaration of faith, prayer, fasting, charity, and pilgrimage to Mecca. Islamic holidays such as Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr are also significant events in the Muslim calendar and are celebrated with prayer, feasting, and gift-giving.

Islam has a rich cultural and historical heritage and has had a significant impact on the world, particularly in the fields of science, literature, architecture, and mathematics. Despite challenges and misconceptions, Islam continues to play a major role in the lives of millions of people and remains a vibrant and dynamic force in the world today.

28 Islam Trivia Questions Ranked From Easiest to Hardest (Updated for 2023)

  1. Boko Haram is an Islamist group in what country?

    Answer: Nigeria

  2. In majority Muslim countries, the Red Cross drops the "Cross" for what shape found next to the star on the Turkish flag or used in the name of Pillsbury's janky tubed version of croissants?

    Answer: Crescent

  3. Shahadah, Salat, Zakat, Sawm, and Hajj are the "Five Pillars" of what religion which traces its descent through the ancestors of Ishmael?

    Answer: Islam

  4. Hari Raya Puasa is the more common name in Singapore for what Islamic holiday with an original name meaning "Feast of Breaking the Fast"?

    Answer: Eid al-Fitr

  5. The city of Dearborn, Michigan, just outside of Detroit, is home to the country's largest community per capita who follow what religion?

    Answer: Islam

  6. Myanmar has faced significant international pressure in early 2018 to stop the persecution of the Rohingya people, a group that is most often associated with what religion?

    Answer: Islam

  7. The Cape Malay ethnic group in South Africa is typically associated with what religion?

    Answer: Islam

  8. What word refers to the Islamic concept of immutable law derived from the will of Allah? It is contrasted with human scholarly interpretations of the law, known as Fiqh.

    Answer: Sharia

  9. Myanmar has faced significant international pressure in early 2018 to stop the persecution of the Rohingya people, a group that is most often associated with what religion?

    Answer: Islam

  10. The Cape Malay ethnic group in South Africa is typically associated with what religion?

    Answer: Islam

  11. Christianity and Islam each have more than one billion followers. So does one other world religion. What is it?

    Answer: Hinduism

  12. Thomas Jefferson did not believe in keeping a standing army or navy until attacks by what “b”rash attacks by what Muslim pirates from North Africa led the United States into an 1801 war?

    Answer: Barbary

  13. Tuvalu is one of only two countries whose common English names contain three consecutive letters of the alphabet. Which Islamic country is the other?

    Answer: Afghanistan

  14. Bad kitty: Arch-Smurfnemesis Gargamel has a pretty frsiky cat that shares what A-word name with the angel of death in Islam?

    Answer: Azrael

  15. Daesh is an Arabic acronym for what Salafi jihadist militant group?

    Answer: Islamic State / IS / ISIS/ ISIL

  16. In 2001, the Taliban purged the National Museum of pre-Islamic statues in what country?

    Answer: Afghanistan

  17. Most royal courts in pre-Islamic Persia included a harem of wives and what other group, from the Latin for "lie together"?

    Answer: Concubines

  18. What variant of Sunni Islam makes up a near-majority of Saudi Arabians, and can rarely be found outside the country?

    Answer: Wahhabism

  19. What horse, who is named for a holy city of Islam, won the 2021 Kentucky Derby only to fail a test for the steroid betamethasone a few days later?

    Answer: Medina Spirit

  20. Singapore’s historic Muslim Quarter, centered on Arab Street, home of the Sultan Mosque and 19th-century shophouses, is Kampong ______. Fill in the one word blank, also a “G” style of rock associated with David Bowie.

    Answer: Kampong Glam

  21. Harvard grad Benazir Bhutto became the first Muslim woman to serve as a head of government when she became the prime minister of what nation in 1988?

    Answer: Pakistan

  22. Known as a chadaree in Afghanistan, a veil that conceals the entire face and body is more commonly known as what religious garment that is traditionally worn by Muslim women?

    Answer: Burka

  23. The northernmost geographical region in the Indian subcontinent had its first Muslim ruler (Shah Mir) in 1339. What is the name of this region?

    Answer: Kashmir

  24. Abbreviated UP for short, what Indian state's official seal depicts the confluence of the Ganga and Yamuna rivers, as well as two fish that represent the area's former Muslim rulers?

    Answer: Uttar Pradesh

  25. Al-Andalus is the term for the former Islamic states in which European peninsula?

    Answer: Iberian

  26. All Mughal emperors were practitioners of what religion? The empire's peak is often considered the 17th and 18th century when it ruled over nearly all of the Indian subcontinent.

    Answer: Islam

  27. In architecture, what M-word means a tall, slender tower that's part of a mosque, used by muezzins to call Muslims to prayer?

    Answer: minaret

  28. In what modern day country is the holy Islam city of Mecca located?

    Answer: Saudi Arabia

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