Rawalpindi board English 9th Notes Chapter 4 (Hazrat Asma RA)
Q.1) Read paragraph 3 of the lesson and identify
During this perilous journey, it was very difficult for anyone to supply food to the prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
It was so delicate that the slightest mistake could have endangered the life of the holy prophet (PBUH). This grand task was nicely undertaken by Hazrat Asma (RA), the daughter of Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique (RA). Every night, with the pack of food, she would quietly venture towards the rugged mountain in which lay the cave of Thawr. She took care of the minute detail in accomplishing the task. How difficult it must have been for her to traverse the rocky path at night, with the constant fear of being detected.
Q.1) Read paragraph 4 of the lesson and identify topic sentence, supporting details and concluding sentence of the paragraph.
On the night of the migration, a tribal chief of disbelievers, Abu Jehl, in a fit of fury headed towards Abu Bakr Siddique (RA)’s home.
He began knocking at the door violently. Addressing Hazrat Asma (RA), he demanded, “Where is your father?” She politely replied, “How would I know?”This response shows the wisdom and courage of Hazrat Asma (RA). She didn’t make a statement that would give him a clue. She simply posed a counter question that infuriated Abu Jehl.
He slapped Hazrat Asma (RA)’s face so hard that her earring fell off but she remained steadfast and did not reveal the secret.
Q.1) What happened when Abu Jehl asked about Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique (R.A)
Abu Jehl asked Hazrat Asma (RA) about Hazrat Abu Bakr (RA). She replied softly with a counter question, “How would I know?”. This enraged him. He slapped her with such force that her earring fell off, but she remained steadfast and did not yield the secret.
Q.2) Why was Hazrat Abu Quhafaa (R.A) worried ?
Hazrat Abu Quhafaa was worried because he thought that Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique (RA) had taken all the wealth with him before leaving home. He feared that Hazrat Abu Bakr (RA) had left Hazrat Asma and the children empty-handed.
Q.3) How-did Hazrat Asma (R.A) console her grandfather?
Hazrat Asma (RA) gathered some pebbles and covered them with a piece of cloth. She told Hazrat Abu Quhafaa (RA) that this was the wealth left by Hazrat Abu Bakr (RA), and asked him to touch the cloth. When he heard this and he felt the stones, he was relieved that the wealth was with them.
Q.4) Who was Hazrat Abdullah binZubair (R.A) ?
Hazrat Abdullah bin Zubair was the son of Hazrat Asma (RA).
Q.5) Which incident in the story showed Hazrat Asma’s (R.A) love and respect for the Holy Prophet (S.A.W)
She stopped Abu Jehl from going after Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) by not letting him know about Hazrat Abu Bakr (RA). Moreover, she used to cook food for them and would take it to the cave every night while facing all the dangers on her way.
Q.6) Which incident in the story tells about the generosity of Hazrat Asma (R.A)
She gave all the money that she got from the sale of her garden to the poor. She was so generous that no needy ever returned from her home empty-handed.
What message do you get from the life of Hazrat Asma (R.A)?
Her life would always be a beacon of light for all of us.” How?
Q.A) Summarize the lesson by completing the following mind map :
Hazrat Asma (RA)
This lesson is written to appreciate the valor and integrity of Muslim women. This lesson revolves particularly around the bravery, patience, wisdom, and generosity of Hazrat Asma (RA). She faced all the difficulties of her life open-heartedly and patiently. She was the one who did all the preparation for the journey of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH )and Hazrat Abu Bakr (RA) to the cave of Thawr.
She used to prepare the food for the journey. She used to tie the food on the camelback with her own belt that’s why she was given the title “Zaat un Nataqin”. She would carry food and walk towards the cave daily courageously. Moreover, she was blessed with wisdom and intelligence. She gave a very witty response to Abu Jehl when he asked about Hazrat Abu Bakar (RA). She politely said, “How would I know?” In this way, she covered it up and saved Hazrat Abu Bakar (RA) and prophet Muhammad (PBUH)’s lives. Besides being courageous and intelligent, she was also very generous by heart. She gave away the money that she got from her garden to the poor and needy. And she never returned anyone from her home empty-handed. To sum up, we can say she is truly a role model for all of us.
Q.B) Write a character sketch Hazrat Asma (R.A)
Hazrat Asma (RA)
Hazrat Asma (RA) was the daughter of Hazrat Abu Bakar (RA), wife of Hazrat Zubair bin alAwwam, and mother of Hazrat Abdullah bin Zubair. She was gifted with the qualities of courage, intelligence, and generosity.
She faced all the difficulties of her life openheartedly and patiently. She was the one who did all the preparation for the journey of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH )and Hazrat Abu Bakr (RA) to the cave of Thawr. She used to prepare the food for the journey. She used to tie the food on the camelback with her own belt that’s why she was given the title “Zaat un Nataqin”. She would carry food and walk towards the cave daily courageously.
Moreover, she was blessed with wisdom and intelligence. She gave a very witty response to Abu Jehl when he asked about Hazrat Abu Bakar (RA). She politely said, “How would I know?” In this way, she covered it up and saved Hazrat Abu Bakar (RA) and prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH)’s lives.
Besides being courageous and intelligent, she was also very generous by heart. She gave away the money that she got from her garden to the poor and needy. And she never returned anyone from her home empty-handed. To sum up, we can say she is truly a role model for all of us.
What happened when Abu Jehl asked about Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique(R.A)?
Which incident in the story tells about the generosity of Asma (R.A)?
What message do you get from the life of Hazrat Asma (R.A)?
What was the first revelation?
“Read in the name of thy Lord Who created; created man from a clot (of congealed blood): Read and thy Lord is most Bountiful, Who taught (the use of) the pen, taught man that which he knew not. (Quran, 96:1-5)
What is the most important function that media performs?
What happens when media is allowed to play its role unchecked?
For which ability were the Arabs famous?
What are the qualities of a patriot?
Q.A) Write a paragraph on any social issue / topic
Smoking has many serious effects. The most obvious effect is the deterioration of a smoker’s health. Smoking increases the risk of lung disease, increases blood pressure, increases the risk of heart attacks, and reduces the flow of oxygen to the brain. Smoking creates respiratory problems. Another effect of this habit is that smoking breeds halitosis; a smoker’s breath always smells foul and repulsive. Smoking frequently results in social isolation. Friends and acquaintances often bluntly tell their smoking friends that they don’t want the smell in their cars or in their homes. The strong offensive odor of smoke clings to smokers’ clothing, hair, and skin. The final effect of smoking is that it consumes too much money. Smoking is now an expensive habit, and the price of cigarettes continues to rise. The effects of smoking are many, which leaves one wondering why intelligent people do not find a way to break their harmful addition.
Q.B) Write any expository composition showing comparison and contrast between things, events, situations, places , actions , ideas or problems
It has been heard for ages that the lifestyle varies between a city and a village. Undoubtedly, there is a great difference in the lifestyle among people living in villages and cities. Neither of them is above one another, but surely each has its own advantages and disadvantages.
It is considered that life in a city is almost equal to heaven and is wonderful and enjoyable. The reason behind such kind of thinking or feeling is only because cities get expanded and more opportunities are made available for the people. The doors for each opportunity are more open in cities when compared to villages and therefore the facilities and comfort would be different from what one may find in villages. Cities provide great facilities for education, medical treatments, job opportunities etc. which makes life more settled and takes it to the next level. The life led in a city is more enjoyable, therefore.
However, things are different in villages. Though the lifestyle is not as advanced as what we see in the cities, the culture and attitude of people are more warm and welcoming. They are more considerate and know each other well in the village. They are more friendly and traditional in both their beliefs and practices. For them, the daily need to be met is itself taken as an enjoyment and all their works are shared and helped by each other.
When coming to the kind of food habits that people of both these places follow. People living in cities are more vulnerable to many diseases because of their sedentary lifestyle and fast food intake. However, in villages, people stick to the old homemade food habits and since transportation is still to be up to the mark, a lot of exercising happens and this helps them to remain fit and healthy in the long run.
Coming to the health of people in regard to pollution. Since cities are heavily populated and each member having vehicles, the amount of pollution is extremely high in cities and this has led to a great amount of pollution and allergic diseases, even in small kids. However, in villages, the question of pollution does not come as such as fresher and less polluted air is available, which is good for both health and mind. People are more systematic and scheduled and get their work done by themselves.
For more expansion and growth, one must definitely move to cities because they have more opportunities that would help one grow professionally. However, to understand the moral values and culture of a state, one needs to spend some time in life in a village.