Pre-Islamic قبل الاسلام
The change التغيير
Result of نتيجة
Unusual غير عادي
Known forمعروف بـ
The right path الطريق المستقيم
Overwhelming majorityالغالبية العظمى
Messageرسالة proverb حكمة- مثل
Neverthelessبالرغم/ مع هذا
Throughoutخلال The Middle eastالشرق الأوسط
Blood thirstyمتعطش للدماء
Tribal feudsنزاعات قبلية
Closed circleدائرة مغلقة
National identity الهوية القومية
Centre round مرتكز على
Divide intoمقسم الى
Independent entity كينونة مستقلة
Commonمعروف / منتشر
Lootingالسلب و النهب
Tribal attack هجوم قبلي
Historical recordsسجلات تاريخية
Bloody feudsنزاعات دموية
Slave dealersتجار الرقيق
Supremeعالي / مسيطر
Flourishing marketسوق مزدهر
Sole possessorالمالك/ المسيطر الوحيد
Unprivilegedغير محظوظ/ غير مميز
Tribal feudsنزاعات قبلية
Inequality غير متساوي / عدم المساواة
Attack هجوم/ يهاجم
Counter- attack هجوم مضاد
Elements عناصر /صفات/ سمات
Eradicate يقضي على
Advent of Islam قدوم الاسلام
Extensive واسع المدى
Physical power القدرة البدنية
Broad senseبكل معنى الكلمة
Aspects of lifeجوانب الحياة
Surrounded byمحاط بـ
In contact withعلى صلة بـ
Periodicallyمن فترة الى أخرى
On the moveمرتحل
Grow up يكبر
Revengeينتقم / انتقام
Succeed in ينجح في
Supernatural forcesقوى خارقة للطبيعة
Vicious circleدائرة مفرغة
Leisure Time وقت
Breeding animalsيربي الحيوانات
Licentiousاباحي Sorcery الشعوذة
Inflated senseاحساس زائد
Manual work اعمال يدوية
Boastful متباهي/ متفاخر
Beneath its dignityأقل من أن يليق بها
Compose of يتكون من
Submissive خاضع/ ذليل
Hospitality كرم الضيافة
Survive يبقى على قيد الحياة
Share يشارك/ يتقاسم
Sprang from نابع من
Heart of the desert قلب الصحراء
The unknown المجهول
1- When did Muhammed (p.b.u.h) address the people of Mecca to Islam?
In the year 610 A.D.
2- What did the prophet (p.b.u.h) tell the Meccan?
He told them that he was a prophet sent by Almighty God to lead them along the right path.
3- Who sent Muhammed (p.b.u.h)?
Almighty God sent Muhammed(p.b.u.h).
4- Why did Almighty Allah send the prophet (p.b.u.h)?
To lead the people along the right path.
5-What was the reaction of the Meccans?
The overwhelming majority of the Meccan people rejected the prophet’s claim.
6-Why did the Meccans reject the prophet’s claim?
However honest and truthful the prophet is, his countrymen would find it difficult to accept his
claim that he was chosen by God to deliver his message.
7-What is the plight of all prophets?
The plight is there is no prophet in his own country. “Nul n’est prophete dans son pays”
8-What is the strange about the prophet’s claim?
The strange about the claim that its change is it spread in a short time and deeply rooted also.
It is well-established and has great effect.
9-What is “Al Jahiliah”? What does “ Al Jahiliah” mean?
Al Jahiliah is the pre-Islamic period which means ignorance of what is beneficial to man in
all aspects of life.
10- Describe the Arabs of “Al Jahilia”.
The Arabs of Al-Jahilia were illiterate people and made no effort to educate themselves
or their children.
11- What was the pre-Islamic Arabia surrounded by?
The pre-Islamic Arabia was surrounded by the most outstanding civilizations that enriched
12- What were the civilizations?
To the west the ancient Egyptians civilization .To the east the Persian. To the north, the Roman.
To the south Yemen.
13- How were the Arabs in contact with the countries?
They sent caravans to the countries periodically.
14- Why were the Arabs scarcely affected by the surrounding cultures?
Because the pre-Islamic society was not stable. Most of the inhabitants were Bedouins who
were always on the move. Also, their blood thirsty tribal feuds kept them too busy to bother
about importing any useful trends from outside their closed circle.
15- What did the pre-Islam Arab society center round?
16- What was the common practice in Pre-Islamic Arabia?
Tribal feuds and looting.
17- What was the right of the victorious tribe?
The victorious tribe had the right to enslave whoever was captured from the defeated tribe.
18- Why were male infants more welcome than females?
Because the male infant would grow up to be a fighter who would guard the tribe against its
enemies and take revenge on them if they succeeded in attacking his own tribe.
19- Why did the cruel fathers bury their female infant alive?
a) to spare themselves the trouble and the cost of rearing a female child.
b) because in later years they bring shame upon the family if her behaviour was irresponsible.
20- How was the pre- Islamic Arabs spend their time?
a) fighting b) looting c) breeding camels and sheep
d) in trade e) drank alcohol f) gambled g) behaved in a licentious manner.
21- Why did people resort to sorcery?
For cures from disease.
22- How did sorcery treat them?
The sorcers gave imaginary causes for diseases and pretend to make use of supernatural forces in their attempts to treat their patients.
23- Describe the privileged sector .
The privileged sector was :1- aggressive 2- boastful 3- cruel 4- selfish
5- it had an inflated sense of its own importance.
6- wouldn’t accept any limit to its freedom of action except tradition.
7- it was there to fight , give orders, and be served.
8- the manual work was considered beneath its dignity.
24- Describe the unprivileged sector .
1-It was composed of servants and slaves. 2- It was submissive.
3- depressed 4- phobic
5- It did the work of the shepherd and the humble craftsman.
6- It was there to serve and be thanked.
25- What were the positive elements of the pre-Islamic society?
Bravery and hospitality.
26- Why did the Bedouins light fires outside their tents at night?
To attract those that were in need of refuge and help.
27- the bloody feuds between El- Aws and El- Khazraj lasted a hundred years till the advent of Islam.
28- The pre- Islamic Arab society centered round the tribe. There was no national identity comprising all the Arabs.
29- The Arabs were divided into many tribes each of which had its independent identity.
30 – The slavery was common in Arabia.
31- The looting was a common practice in the pre- Islamic Arabia.
32- The man was the supreme master inside the family. He was the sole possessor of every thing.
33- Hospitality was a common heritage in a society.
34- The desert played an important part in forming the traits.
35- The hospitality was a necessity in the extensive desert where death lurked round every corner threatening the ever wandering Bedouins .
36- The fittest who survived in the desert.
37- Life in the desert managing by sheer physical power.
38- tradition is the only limit to the freedom of action.
39- sorcery and superstition were rampant in the pre- Islamic society.
40- the society was divided into privileged and unprivileged sectors.
41- Islameradicate the negative elements and reinforce the positive ones.