Islamiyat Paper 2/2.


Paper 2 Contents.

 1. Major teachings in the Hadith of Prophet

Two groups of passages are set for close study. These relate to:

• individual conduct
• life in the community.
Candidates should study the teachings contained in each passage about what Muslims should believe and
how they should act.
Candidates should study the passages with reference to the original Arabic text as well as the English
translation. In the examination, passages will be set in both Arabic and English.

2. The history and importance of the Hadiths

Candidates should study:
• the history of the compilation of the Hadiths
• the earliest collections
• the main musnad and musannaf collections
• the main compilers and their activities
• The methods based on examination of the chain of transmitters (isnad) and the text (matn) of a Hadith to
test the reliability of the Hadith
• The main features of the six collections of Sunni Hadiths and the four collections of Shi‘a Hadiths
• The major themes of the Hadiths as these are contained both in the passages set for special study and
in other similar passages
• their use in legal thinking, and their relationship with the Qur’an, consensus (ijma‘) and analogy (qiyas)
• their significance in thought and action in Islam.

3. The period of rule of the Rightly Guided Caliphs and their importance as

Candidates should study:
• the main events of the rules of the four Caliphs
• their policies in maintaining and expanding the state
• their approaches to leading the community
• their main achievements
• the main difficulties they encountered
• their significance as examples of leadership
• the importance of their rules as models for government today
• their importance as examples for Muslim communities in their relations with other states.
(Note that the lives and activities of the Caliphs during the Prophet’s lifetime are included in the Syllabus
in Paper 1.)
Candidates should know the main events of the rules of the four Caliphs, and should explore the
significance of these events for the early and later history of Islam. They should also understand the
importance of their rules as examples for later times.
In the examination, there will be either one or two questions on this topic.

4. The Articles of Faith and the Pillars of Islam

Candidates should study:
• the Six Articles of Faith:
• God, including what Muslims believe about him
• angels, their nature and duties
• books, their contents and purpose
• prophets, their character and function
• God’s predestination and decree, its meaning and significance
• Resurrection and the last day, the main events and its significance.
• Jihad in its range of meanings, physical, mental and spiritual.
• the Five Pillars of Islam:
• the declaration of faith, shahada, including the significance of what it contains
• prayer, salat, including preparations, its performance and importance, congregational prayers on
Fridays and festivals, times of prayer, the place of prayer, private prayer, delayed prayer
• alms-giving, zakat, how it is performed and its significance in the community
• fasting, sawm, including the way it is observed, its significance and those exempted
• pilgrimage, hajj, including the main observances involved and their significance.
Candidates should know about each of these beliefs and observances, and should also understand their
significance in the faith and action of individual Muslims and of Muslim communities.
In the examination, there will be either one or two questions on this topic.








Bunking, I need a second.

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Bunking for Good.

No,bunking is not unwholesome to that play. It’s not in any sense bumping you off or getting you slayed. In fact, in such age of emulation and hard studies, it’s what all of us need to unload our shoulders. And if you are so concussed in your routine that there is hardly a second left for you to breathe on your will according to your cravings, what’s even wrong in bunking a class or two just to complete it later with those paid-tutors? well…It’s something healthy! But only if you are determined enough to get your head filled with the words you missed, later on.


The Cons are GREATER!Bunking for worst!

As you may see,Bunking does not mean rejecting a room full of rank and file,rather it means saying a big NO!  to a world full of knowledge and light. O’levels is a class of concepts and different mentor has an altered style of words and way of teaching.Missing any word in O’levels means you stand at a risk greater. And yeah, why do you run from a fuming teacher when he teaches you way better than those sweet teachers of academies.


You may want to skip your class someday but make sure it is nugatory. Skipping your Urdu class one day in a week does not matter much but skipping Maths class this year,though you do not have to appear in its Cambridge Exam yet, is much harming. I will tell You why under the next heading.


The ignored subject are actually the most important.

While not much attention is given to Biology, physics, Maths,Chemistry and English in year Two of Olevels, let it be known you are at worst of all wrongs. Each word taught for these subjects in even one of the classes is thoroughly important because these subjects are more of learning and later comes the concept. If you bunk these classes considering that you are not to appear to scribble in these exams yet,it’s worse than missing out Islamiat, Pak-studies and Urdu.I missed much of my Chemistry and physics classes but What happened?Once I got enrolled for a competition at Gujranwala in BSS, Science brawl. These competition was an immensely good way to check out; where is it that we stand for each subject.And believe me I could test how good was my biology was.I had not even gone through any of the word related to physics or chemistry and I was shocked as my contemporaries of my age knew what it was.And now have I acknowledged, teachers wont event repeat a single word I missed.

…The run starts.

...The run starts.

Such a wrangle I took against my connections,that against their wills and orders I decided to go for year one of olevels when my parents wanted me to skip this year and directly jump to O2.I would not do that,I am much sincere to my grades and i knew if my grades got hurt i would blame this ‘hippety-hop’ from O1 as the reason.I literally was confused,and again…my friends were there to whirl me from what my parents wanted.I didnot skip o1.AND BELIEVE ME,I DO NOT REGRET IT.Though i wasted one inclusive year to the hands of my desires but it was not without glitters.When I caught up to o2,I realized none of the teachers repeated what we had already studied in year one and that we only had 5 months of this sessions for covering up further syllabus,after which students did not give any deliberation towards school,rather studied at home or their so-called academies.Those which came to O2 after hoping over p3 joined loooooooots of academies to cover up their syllabus and some were extremely quick-witted that they would not even bother writing any word on their test sheets.On they other hand,We were able to gulp overmuch syllabus.One thing i never savvy; why take academies if you took 2 whole years of schooling for just a trinity of exams?and one more thing atop it,students i see…amass loads of notes,past papers,guess papers;God,believe me you would even forget if you ever had them when It’s time for exams. Atleasts, It is what fared to be at my time.You must concentrate on your course books initially,because they have been provided as a guidance to us by Cambridge itself,we cant overlook the guidance provided in it.Apart from that,many other books have absolutely invalid contents and off the track information,It’s probably what Olevels never want us to write.Though it is necessary for us to have every morsel of cognition and scholarship,but it has to be valid.Thus; If you are willing to read a side book along,make sure its right as rain.Gather very few books,since the start of your session and officiate along with it.


A new struggle.

It all goes in vain;Those laurels and souvenir.

And my time emerged..
I got posted into levels.It was not that ‘cinch work’ for me to tickle pink them,my Parents.By reason of my siblings,who were all unluckily elder than me and had joined O and A levels according to their voluntary decisions;My parents then thought it was their committal to bind me under their will as I was the last of their kids.I cried,yes I did!I tinged my eyes to sanguine.I would not agree to my moms order.She wanted me to join matric.I would only say,childishly,”mein koi paindo houn?”
She would only rake me over the coals and tell me that if I join matric,I will smoothly get great marks.Everyone around me,even those traitor sisters of mine would say,”OLevels sucks!”
I mean,they had been doing levels and when I wanted enrollment there,they all left me with frustration!Clock was running PDQ.All my friends had submitted their forms and I was left to frown at their backs.
My dad could see it all,perhaps he was moved by pity,thus;one day he declared that he wants me to opt for levels.
Triumphant I felt!
It was like,I had everything now.
I saw my past and all those certificates and laurels I had received started to look v.small.They started to mean nothing.A new struggle had started.
And suddenly I felt nostalgic, I wanted not to do levels but matric then,but now it was too late to hurt my pride in front of my parents.

irascibility! Matric or Olevels?

OK so this is the despondency every teen goes through! Every traditional ma’s onset to get us into matric seems to take our nights away! On the other hand, we see airbrushed figures educating themselves to perfection in Olevels. You would customarily see yourself gasping under that torture, levels or matric? The decision does not have to be according to your wants, teens! It has to be in accordance to your type. Like, obviously some of you are too much of a nerdy and cram things up. For such kids, getting theories and laws and concepts behind the nature and solutions and words are far too difficult! They will just drink in the words and write them down in their mocks. No guys, Cambridge thing is not your gig.Your mind supports matriculation system. IN ordinary levels,there IS a bit of cramming, but yes,that’s it; a bit! If you want poise and nerves, enlist yourself as an olevels student. BELIEVE me,  Olevels gives you alot of self-confidence and it profuse your mind with ideas worth praising. Where matric system runs quickly,like exams within just a few months of studying, levels gives you much more! EVENTS, PLATFORMS, EXCURSIONS TO ABROAD,VARIOUS OPPORTUNITIES..levels does not bug you,it runs smoothly without much stress in first 2 years. You learn up for 2 whole years and appear in only 3 exams (il surely guide you with levels a bit more later). You enjoy your vacations and treat yourself. Matric is a total running track, you are running all the time cramming and being a nerdy pest. So the conclusion here; if you are a purely conceptually learning kid, opt for levels. Dont worry what you wanna be,whether a doctor or a linguistic master.Olevels offers you education for both and it’s a wrong concept that you have to join only matric and then FSC if you choose medical line.If you are determined enough to get through any system to become what you have always wanted to,you will rich your goals no matter whether it’s matric or levels.Work hard in levels and you reach medical. Yes, join matric system if you care that your age doesnot support levels, like..olevels is a 3 years long run.Matric system is absolute and it can’t disappear from pakistan,whereas change in british policies regarding olevels is not so Olevels for fun and studies. matric for studies and studies!