Interfaith dialogue (Islamic Study) MCQs

What is interfaith dialogue primarily aimed at achieving?
a. Conversion of people to a particular religion
b. Establishing dominance of one religion over others
c. Fostering understanding and cooperation among different religious communities
d. Eliminating all religious beliefs

Answer: c. Fostering understanding and cooperation among different religious communities

Who initiated the World Parliament of Religions in 1893, which is considered one of the early modern instances of interfaith dialogue?
a. Pope Francis
b. Swami Vivekananda
c. Martin Luther
d. Dalai Lama

Answer: b. Swami Vivekananda

In Islam, what is the term for interfaith dialogue or debate between scholars of different religions?
a. Shahada
b. Dawah
c. Munazara
d. Taqiyya

Answer: c. Munazara

Which of the following is NOT a goal of interfaith dialogue?
a. Promoting peace and harmony
b. Fostering empathy and compassion
c. Suppressing religious diversity
d. Building mutual understanding

Answer: c. Suppressing religious diversity

What Islamic principle encourages dialogue with people of other faiths in a respectful manner?
a. Jihad
b. Zakat
c. Shura
d. Tawhid

Answer: c. Shura

Which Quranic verse emphasizes the need for peaceful dialogue with people of other faiths?
a. Surah Al-Fatiha
b. Surah Al-Baqarah
c. Surah Al-Mumtahanah
d. Surah Al-Kahf

Answer: c. Surah Al-Mumtahanah

What is the primary purpose of the Common Word initiative launched in 2007?
a. To advocate for religious exclusivity
b. To promote dialogue and understanding between Islam and Christianity
c. To condemn all forms of religious dialogue
d. To establish a global religious authority

Answer: b. To promote dialogue and understanding between Islam and Christianity

Which term refers to the religious duty of conveying the message of Islam to others through dialogue and preaching?
a. Taqiyya
b. Shahada
c. Dawah
d. Munazara

Answer: c. Dawah

What does the term “interfaith” mean?
a. Conflict between different religions
b. Cooperation between different religions
c. Dominance of one religion over others
d. Ignoring all religions

Answer: b. Cooperation between different religions

What is the role of empathy in interfaith dialogue?
a. To foster mutual understanding and respect
b. To promote religious superiority
c. To convert people to a specific faith
d. To criticize other religions

Answer: a. To foster mutual understanding and respect

What historical event is often considered as a milestone in modern interfaith dialogue?
a. The Council of Nicaea
b. The World Parliament of Religions in 1893
c. The Crusades
d. The Treaty of Westphalia

Answer: b. The World Parliament of Religions in 1893

Which Islamic value emphasizes the importance of mutual consultation and dialogue?
a. Zakat
b. Shura
c. Tawhid
d. Jihad

Answer: b. Shura

What is the purpose of interfaith dialogue in addressing contemporary global challenges?
a. To increase religious conflicts
b. To find common ground and solutions
c. To establish one dominant religion
d. To isolate religious communities

Answer: b. To find common ground and solutions

Which term is used for the dialogue and cooperation between people of different religious faiths?
a. Interfaith dialogue
b. Religious exclusivity
c. Ethnocentrism
d. Religious intolerance

Answer: a. Interfaith dialogue

In Islam, what is the significance of the Charter of Medina (Constitution of Medina) regarding interfaith relations?
a. It mandated conversion of all non-Muslims in Medina to Islam
b. It declared war on neighboring non-Muslim nations
c. It guaranteed the rights of religious minorities and promoted peaceful coexistence
d. It prohibited any interaction with people of other faiths

Answer: c. It guaranteed the rights of religious minorities and promoted peaceful coexistence

Which of the following is NOT a benefit of interfaith dialogue?
a. Strengthening social cohesion
b. Reinforcing religious prejudices
c. Promoting peace and harmony
d. Fostering empathy and compassion

Answer: b. Reinforcing religious prejudices

What is the significance of the Vatican II Council in the context of interfaith dialogue?
a. It condemned interfaith dialogue
b. It promoted interfaith dialogue and understanding
c. It declared war on other religions
d. It prohibited all forms of religious dialogue

Answer: b. It promoted interfaith dialogue and understanding

Which term refers to the practice of concealing one’s true beliefs under duress in Islamic tradition?
a. Shahada
b. Dawah
c. Taqiyya
d. Munazara

Answer: c. Taqiyya

What is the role of empathy in interfaith dialogue?
a. To foster mutual understanding and respect
b. To promote religious superiority
c. To convert people to a specific faith
d. To criticize other religions

Answer: a. To foster mutual understanding and respect

Which of the following is NOT a goal of interfaith dialogue?
a. Promoting peace and harmony
b. Fostering empathy and compassion
c. Suppressing religious diversity
d. Building mutual understanding

Answer: c. Suppressing religious diversity

What Islamic principle encourages dialogue with people of other faiths in a respectful manner?
a. Jihad
b. Zakat
c. Shura
d. Tawhid

Answer: c. Shura

Which Quranic verse emphasizes the need for peaceful dialogue with people of other faiths?
a. Surah Al-Fatiha
b. Surah Al-Baqarah
c. Surah Al-Mumtahanah
d. Surah Al-Kahf

Answer: c. Surah Al-Mumtahanah

What is the primary purpose of the Common Word initiative launched in 2007?
a. To advocate for religious exclusivity
b. To promote dialogue and understanding between Islam and Christianity
c. To condemn all forms of religious dialogue
d. To establish a global religious authority

Answer: b. To promote dialogue and understanding between Islam and Christianity

Which term refers to the religious duty of conveying the message of Islam to others through dialogue and preaching?
a. Taqiyya
b. Shahada
c. Dawah
d. Munazara

Answer: c. Dawah

What does the term “interfaith” mean?
a. Conflict between different religions
b. Cooperation between different religions
c. Dominance of one religion over others
d. Ignoring all religions

Answer: b. Cooperation between different religions

What is the role of empathy in interfaith dialogue?
a. To foster mutual understanding and respect
b. To promote religious superiority
c. To convert people to a specific faith
d. To criticize other religions

Answer: a. To foster mutual understanding and respect

What historical event is often considered as a milestone in modern interfaith dialogue?
a. The Council of Nicaea
b. The World Parliament of Religions in 1893
c. The Crusades
d. The Treaty of Westphalia

Answer: b. The World Parliament of Religions in 1893

Which Islamic value emphasizes the importance of mutual consultation and dialogue?
a. Zakat
b. Shura
c. Tawhid
d. Jihad

Answer: b. Shura

What is the purpose of interfaith dialogue in addressing contemporary global challenges?
a. To increase religious conflicts
b. To find common ground and solutions
c. To establish one dominant religion
d. To isolate religious communities

Answer: b. To find common ground and solutions

Which term is used for the dialogue and cooperation between people of different religious faiths?
a. Interfaith dialogue
b. Religious exclusivity
c. Ethnocentrism
d. Religious intolerance

Answer: a. Interfaith dialogue