Hospitable hospitals


I was marking some of the grade nine boys’ Islamic studies end-of-year exam papers this morning. Some of the answers they gave were simply priceless.

Grade nine means that they’re about 14-15 years old. Also, some of them are learning English as a second language.

Warning: Do not let your stay exceed three days!

What is the right of the guest?

He should be fully hospitalised and feel relaxed in your home.

What is the right of the guest?

You should hospitalise him and make him feel comfortable.

I think they’re just getting obsessed with violence now.

Write down one hadīth that encourages good character in terms of speech.

Whoever believes in Allah and the last day should either say good or if wanting to say something bad remain quiet and should hospitalise his neighbours.*

Well it depends on who’s invited you really.

What is the right of the guest?

Right of the guest is to be kind to the hosts and if they invited him he should regret the invitation.

Ship ahoy!

What part of the female must be covered in the salāh?

From bow to stern…

Um, I hope he doesn’t come to a masjid that I’m in.

What part of the male must be covered in the salāh?

… the pants or trousers must be below the knee

It was actually amazing how many boys specified, by name, the male reproductive organ when answering the question above.

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* Now just so that we’re balancing the comedy with knowledge here, the hadīth that we were looking for was:

Abu Hurayrah (radiy Allahu ‘anhu) reported that the Messenger of Allah (salla Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Let whosoever believes in Allah and in the Last Day either speak good or be silent. Let whosoever believes in Allah and in the Last Day honour his neighbour. Let whosoever believes in Allah and in the Last Day honour his guest.” [Bukhari & Muslim]

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  1. What part of the female must be covered in the salāh?

    From bow to stern…

    Pure class…

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