Hadith and Sunnah (Islamic Study) MCQs

Which term refers to the practices and teachings of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as recorded in Hadith?
a) Tafsir
b) Sunnah
c) Zakat
d) Jihad

Answer: b) Sunnah
What is the significance of Hadith in Islamic jurisprudence?
a) It provides guidance on the interpretation of the Quran.
b) It offers insights into the Prophet’s character and behavior.
c) It serves as a source of religious law.
d) All of the above

Answer: d) All of the above
How are Hadith classified based on the number of narrators in the chain of transmission?
a) By the time of the Prophet’s life
b) By the number of verses
c) By the authenticity of the text
d) By the number of narrators

Answer: d) By the number of narrators
Which of the following is NOT a criterion for authenticating Hadith?
a) The integrity of narrators
b) The consistency of the text with the Quran
c) The number of times it is narrated
d) The absence of any defects in the chain of transmission

Answer: c) The number of times it is narrated
Who is considered the most reliable transmitter of Hadith?
a) Abu Bakr
b) Umar ibn al-Khattab
c) Ali ibn Abi Talib
d) Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

Answer: d) Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
What is the term for Hadith that has been rigorously authenticated?
a) Sahih
b) Hasan
c) Da’if
d) Mawdu’

Answer: a) Sahih
Which Hadith collection is known as one of the six major Sunni collections?
a) Musnad Ahmad
b) Sahih al-Bukhari
c) Sunan Ibn Majah
d) Muwatta Malik

Answer: b) Sahih al-Bukhari
Who is the compiler of Sahih al-Bukhari?
a) Imam Bukhari
b) Imam Muslim
c) Imam Tirmidhi
d) Imam Abu Dawood

Answer: a) Imam Bukhari
What distinguishes Sahih Muslim from Sahih al-Bukhari?
a) Sahih Muslim includes more Hadiths.
b) Sahih Muslim is organized thematically.
c) Sahih Muslim is considered more authentic.
d) Sahih Muslim was compiled earlier.

Answer: b) Sahih Muslim is organized thematically.
Which of the following is NOT one of the six major Hadith collections in Sunni Islam?
a) Sunan Abu Dawood
b) Sahih al-Bukhari
c) Sunan al-Tirmidhi
d) Musnad Ibn Hanbal

Answer: d) Musnad Ibn Hanbal
What does the term “Sahih” mean in the context of Hadith?
a) Weak
b) Fabricated
c) Authentic
d) Partially authentic

Answer: c) Authentic
Which collection of Hadith is known for its focus on legal rulings and is organized by jurisprudential topics?
a) Sunan Ibn Majah
b) Sunan al-Tirmidhi
c) Sunan Abu Dawood
d) Sunan al-Nasa’i

Answer: c) Sunan Abu Dawood
What is the term for Hadith that does not meet the criteria of authenticity?
a) Sahih
b) Hasan
c) Da’if
d) Mawdu’

Answer: c) Da’if
Who was Imam Muslim, the compiler of Sahih Muslim?
a) Imam Abu Dawood
b) Imam al-Nasa’i
c) Imam Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj
d) Imam Malik ibn Anas

Answer: c) Imam Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj
Which of the following Hadith collections is not recognized by Sunni scholars as one of the six major collections?
a) Sunan Ibn Majah
b) Sunan al-Tirmidhi
c) Muwatta Malik
d) Sahih Muslim

Answer: a) Sunan Ibn Majah
What is the significance of the Isnad in Hadith transmission?
a) It refers to the subject matter of the Hadith.
b) It verifies the authenticity of the Hadith.
c) It provides historical context for the Hadith.
d) It indicates the geographic origin of the Hadith.

Answer: b) It verifies the authenticity of the Hadith.
Which companion of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is known for transmitting a large number of Hadith?
a) Abu Bakr
b) Umar ibn al-Khattab
c) Abu Huraira
d) Aisha

Answer: c) Abu Huraira
What is the Hadith literature that deals with the sayings, actions, and approvals of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) collectively referred to as?
a) Sunnah
b) Quran
c) Sirah
d) Fiqh

Answer: a) Sunnah
What is the term for the science of Hadith criticism and authentication?
a) Tafsir
b) Usul al-Fiqh
c) Ilm al-Hadith
d) Sirah

Answer: c) Ilm al-Hadith

What does the term “Hadith” refer to in Islam?

Answer: The sayings, actions, and approvals of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).