Comprehension Questions

 

1. What do you think is the meaning of “what is better” in “Retaliate evil with that which is better”?

 

Input

 

It means to not only to forgive but to do good deeds which include

 

i. giving gifts

ii. hiding faults

iii. praising abilities

iv. saying salam and smiling

v. helping the person when in distress/need

vi. making dua/prayer for the person

 

Moreover:

i. considering this to be an opportunity to earn reward from God

ii. considering this to be an opportunity to review your own mistakes in life

iii. resigning to God and awaiting compensation from Him

iv. never getting frustrated  

 

2. According to the verse, it is the patient who are able to adopt this behaviour. Suggest some ways which can create patience in a person.

 

Input

 

i. evaluating the triggers that make us lose patience

ii. planning before hand that when the crunch times, we have to exercise patience

iii. thinking of the harms caused by losing patience and how they adversely affect our reputation and character

iv. reminding our selves that things take time

v. imagining the plight of prisoners in jail

vi. observing the deprived and needy around us who are patient in strife

vii. preparing ourselves for the unexpected

viii. considering the fact that if there is some delay, then there is some good in it for us

ix. reading stories of heroes whose patience and edurance won them the day

x. fasting instills patience

xi. praying to God to grant us patience

 

3. What do you think is the temptation of Satan mentioned in the last part of the verse?

 

Input

 

He tries to makes us react in a violent manner towards our offender. This may include:

 

i. abusing the offender

ii. defaming the offender before others

iii. circulating lies about the offender

iv. harming the family of the offender

v. harming the business interests of the offender

vi. hitting the offender

vii. killing the offender

 

 

Quiz Marking Scheme

 

How Patient are You?

 

1.

i. (10)

ii. (0)

iii. (10)

iv. (-10)

v. (8)

 

2.

i. (10)

ii. (0)

iii. (-5)

iv. (8)

v. (7)

 

3.

i. (0)

ii. (10)

iii. (8)

 

4.

i. (10)

ii. (7)

iii. (4)

 

5.

i. (9)

ii. (9)

iii. (0)

iv. (10)

 

6.  

i. (5)

ii. (10)

iii. (0)

iv. (-5)

 

7.

i. (-5)

ii. (10)

iii. (0)

iv. (8)

 

8.  

i. (0)

ii. (10)

iii. (10)

 

9.  

i. (-5)

ii. (0)

iii. (10)

iv. (7)

 

10.  

i. (0)

ii. (10)

iii. (7)

iv. (8)

 

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