Islamic History and Culture CSS Paper I 2012

FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR
RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BS-17
UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2012
ISLAMIC HISTORY & CULTURE PAPER-I
TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS
PART-I(MCQS): MAXIMUM 30 MINUTES
PART-I (MCQS) MAXIMUM MARKS = 20
PART-II MAXIMUM MARKS = 80
NOTE: (i) Part-II is to be attempted on the separate Answer Book.
(ii) Attempt ONLY FOUR questions from PART-II. ALL questions carry EQUAL marks. (iii) All the parts (if any) of each Question must be attempted at one place instead of at different places.
(iv) Candidate must write Q. No. in the Answer Book in accordance with Q. No. in the Q.Paper.
(v) No Page/Space be left blank between the answers. All the blank pages of Answer Book must be crossed.
(vi) Extra attempt of any question or any part of the attempted question will not be considered.
PART-II
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Q.2 Give an analytical study of Socio-political and economic conditions of Peninsula of Arabia at the advent of Islam. (20)
Q.3. Give a critical study of Pact of Medina and discuss its importance in the then society of Medina. (20)
Q.4. Highlight the causes and the consequences of “expansion policy” during the Pious Caliphs. (20)
Q.5. Discuss the nature and the importance of the reforms of Abdul Malik Bin Marwan. (20)
Q.6. “MUTAWAKKIL, the NERO of the ARAB was responsible of the decline of the Empire”. Comment. (20)
Q.7. Give a critical study of the intellectual development of the Saracens in Baghdad? (20)
Q.8. Give an analytical study of the central administrative structure of the Ottoman Sultans. (20)