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Islamic Religious Education Paper 1


(a) Discuss the significance of the preservation of the Quran. (10mks)

(b) Give five benefits of translating the Quran into Kiswahili. (5mks)

(c) What are the limitations of translating the Quran into other languages. (5mks)

20 marks


(a) with reference to surah Nur describe the prescribed punishment for Zina and Qadhif (slander) (8mks)

(b) State the teachings of the last two verse of sura al-Baqara. (Quran285-286) (8Mks)

(c) State four things one should consider when reciting the Quran. (4mks)

20 marks


(a) the prophet (S.A.W( said, “Everyone of you is a guardian and is responsible for his charges…...” in the light of the above hadith explain Islam’s teaching on the care of animals and plants. (8mks)

(b) Discuss the importance of hadith in the life of a Muslim (6mks)

(c) State reasons why hadiths had to be compiled. (6mks)

20 marks


(a) Explain the significance of tawheed (8mks)

(b) What qualities are Imams supposed to have in Islam? (6mks)

(c) Describe three types of shirk

20 marks


(a) Give the qualities of Mujitahid.

(b) Outline six factors that would hinder the applications of Islamic law in Kenya. (6mks)

(c) Compare Zatul Maar and Zakatul Fitri. (8mks)

20 marks


(a) state acts that are considered forbidden to perform while in the state of Ihram (8mks)

(b) Give reasons why Muslims slaughter animals during Iddul -Adhha (6mks)

(c) Explain three ways hajj has help to improve the coexistence of Muslims in the world. (6mks)

20 marks

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