Islamic Studies Paper2 2019

Question 6

Write either in Arabic or transliteration and comment on the Sūrah in which the verse lakum dīnukum walyadīn occurs.



The question was popularly answered by most of the candidates and they performed well. The question requested the candidates to complete the verse and comment on it. Thus:


    بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيم
  • قُلْ يَا أَيُّهَا الْكَافِرُون

  • لَا أَعْبُدُ مَا تَعْبُدُونَ

  • وَلَا أَنْتُمْ عَابِدُونَ مَا أَعْبُدُ

  • وَلَا أَنَا عَابِدٌ مَا عَبَدْتُمْ

  • وَلَا أَنْتُمْ عَابِدُونَ مَا أَعْبُدُ

  • لَكُمْ دِينُكُمْ وَلِيَ دِينِ

  • As a result of the unity, the Muslims became more powerful and victorious at wars.

  • Transliteration

    Bismillāhir Raḩmānir Raḩīm

  • Qul yā ayyuhal kāfirūn

  • Lā a‘budu mā ta‘budūn

  • Walā ’antum ‘ābidūna mā a‘bud

  • Walā anā ‘ābidun mā ‘abadtun

  • Walā antum ‘ābidūna mā a‘bud

  • Lakum dīnukum wa liya dīn.

  • Comment:
  • The Sūrah is titled al-Kāfirūn meaning: The Unbelievers.

  • It is Chapter 109 of the Qur’ān with 6 verses.

  • It is a Makkan Sūrah.

  • The Quraysh idol-worshippers of Makkah proposed to Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) to alternate in act of worship.
  • The Sūrah was revealed in response to this request.

  • Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) being a monotheist rejected the proposal.

  • This rejection was based on the principle that polytheism cannot co-habit with monotheism.