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Islamic Religious Knowledge (IRK) Past Questions

Islamic Religious Studies (IRK) is the subject concerned with the study of the Islamic religion, and is the multi-disciplinary academic field devoted to research into Islamic religious beliefs, behaviors, and institutions. 

Study the following IRK past questions and answers for JAMB, WAEC, NECO and Post UTME. Prepare yourself with official past questions and answers for your upcoming examinations.

JAMB Syllabus for IRK

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Correct answers are highlighted in green.

Question 1

"Indeed the people before you were destroyed by asking a lot of unnecessary questions ..."

The quotation above is in Hadith 9 of An-Nawawi which refers to the


A) People of the Book

B) Quraysh

C) People of Madinah

D) Arabs.

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Question 2

Who among the six compilers of Hadith became blind before his death?


A) Nasa’i

B) Abu Da’ud

C) Ibn Maja

D) Tirmidhi

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“Trimidhi wept because of his fear of Allah and became blind”

Question 3

In Q.17:27, the extravagant are likened to associates of


A) pious people

B) pharaoh

C) satan

D) soothsayers

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"Verily the spendthrifts are brothers of the shaytan (Devil) ..."

Question 4

Islam decreed against begging through encouraging


A) collective bargaining

B) labour association

C) trade bargaining

D) dignity of labour

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Question 5

"Allah begets not nor is He begotten."
The quotation above condemns


A) hero praising

B) the doctrine of trinity

C) worshiping of ancestors

D) idol worshiping.

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Ref: Suratul_Ikhlas Q. 112:3.

Question 6

What is expected of a believing Muslim when an important decision needs to be made?


A) Du’ā

B) Da’awah

C) Istikhāma

D) Istikhārah

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“If a Muslim wants to make a decision, he/she should do Istikhara”.

Question 7

Qadr to the majority of scholars in Islam means


A) faith

B) situation

C) circumstance

D) destiny

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Al-Ima n bil-qadr is one of the six articles of faith, "The faith in the Destiny".

Question 8

The best Ibadah according to the Prophet (SAW) after the major pillars is to


A) pray nawāfils

B) marry a pious woman

C) make a fellow Muslim happy

D) devote one’s time on dhikr

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Question 9

Among the obligatory steps of ablution are intention, washing the face, washing the hands to the elbow and also


A) rinsing the mouth

B) wiping the two ears

C) washing the feet

D) silence during the ablution

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Question 10

Among the Sunnah steps of ablution are wiping two ears, inhaling and exhaling from the nose and also


A) wiping the head again from back of the skull

B) supplication at every stage of ablution

C) brushing the teeth

D) saying the du’a aloud.

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