KCSE Past Papers IRE 2013 Paper 1 (314/1)

Islamic Religious Education Paper 1 (314/1)

1. a) Discuss the challenges encountered in translating the Quran into other languages. (9 marks)

b) Describe the background to the revelation of Surah Al-fii . (5 marks)

c) Describe how the Quran was preserved during the time of the four-rightly guided Khalifas. – (6 marks)

2. a)State the moral teachings of Surah An-Nur. (10 marks)

b) Why is the Quran considered a perfect revelation? (5 marks)

c) State the importance of Surah Al-Fatiha. (5 marks)

3. a) Give five reasons that necessitated the collection and compilation of Hadizh after the death of the Prophet (p .b.u.h). (5 marks)

b) State the methods used by the Prophet (p.b.u.h) to transmit Hadith. (8 marks)

c) The Prophet (p.b.u.h) said “seeking knowledge is an obligation on every Muslim”. State the significance of the above Hadith in eradicating illiteracy. (7 marks)

4. a) What are the benefits of Swalatul Jamaa? (8 marks)

b) Describe the factors that led to the development of schools of thought (Madhahib). (7 marks)

c) Identify five items on which Zakat is not payable. (5 marks)

5. a)Discuss how the application of Hudud laws can reduce the rate of crime in the society. (10 marks)

b) Describe the various ways of performing Swalatul Musafir. (6 marks)

c) State four contributions made by Imam Shaffi to Islamic Fiqh. (4 marks)

6. a)Give reasons why human beings need divine guidance. (8 marks)

b) Explain the importance of the belief in Qadar. (7 marks)

c)Outline five characteristics of the Angels of Allah. (5 marks)

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