Class 11 Eglish Notes Poem 12

Class 11 Eglish Notes Poem 12 Ruba’iyat for Punjab and Rawalpindi board, MCQs, True / False, Match the Columns, Grammar, Questions Answers, and 1st Year FSc Part-1 notes.

Class 11 Eglish Notes Poem 12

Q 1. Who was Abraham (A.S.)?

Answer:
Abraham (A.S.) was the Prophet of Allah Almighty. He was the founder of Islam and preached oneness of God. He was thrown into the burning fire but God saved him.

Q 2. What is worse than slavery?

Answer:
According to the poet, to have no faith is worse than slavery. 

Q 3. Who cannot compete with the civilization of Mecca?

Answer:
The Europeans cannot compete with the civilization of Mecca, as they possess empty souls which lack moral values such as harmony.

Q 4. What has made the efforts of Muslims fruitless?

Answer:
Lack of faith in Allah Almighty, in His religion and negligence towards the service of humanity, have made the efforts of Muslims fruitless.

Q 5. What is the moral lesson of the poem?

Answer:
The poet expresses disappointment through the poem and tries to jolt the nation by recalling the faith of Abraham A.S. He gives a message of love for mankind, unflinching faith and harmony among all the Muslims of the world. 

Q 6. What is the present state of the Muslims as given in the last stanza of the poem?

Answer:
The Muslims of the current century are devoid of true faith and the real spirit of Islam. The blood in their veins is thin, which depicts that they have become weak and ignorant. They have no respect for others, their hearts are full of unnecessary confusions and their prayers are ineffective. Their feelings are not deeper than the skin. They do not have the urge to serve for Islam and to share the sorrows of Muslim Ummah.

Q 7. Explain the last two lines in the second stanza of the poem.

Answer:
In these lines, the poet expresses that the modern European souls are devoid of the true faith and harmony and they have no resemblance with the civilization of Makkah. For they have been guided for the right path of Allah Almighty.

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