Volume 33 Issue 1
Title of Al-Tafseer
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The Holy Qur'an has been translated into English by many scholars, both Muslim and orientalist. Alexander Ross was the first English translator. He published his translation in 1649, based on du Ryer's French Translation. In 1734, George Sale translated the Holy Qur'an directly from Arabic. Various other English renderings of the Holy Quran were later published. Amongst English translators, John Meadow Rodwell, E. H. Palmer, Richard Bell and Arthur John Arberry are worth mentioning. Amongst Indian scholars, Dr. Abdul Hakeem of Patiala is the forerunner in the field. Maulvi Muhammad Ali was a Qadiani whose translation and commentary of the Holy Qur'an became very popular before the publication of English renderings by Pickthall and Yusuf Ali. This article introduces the English translation by Hafiz Ghulam Sarwar. Allegations about the translator's affiliation to Ahmadism have been repudiated in the light of internal and external evidences.
Qruan is the last divine book which revealed on last Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Every thing regarding to human guidance is mentioned in this book. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) explained all the aspects of human life according to the Quranic commandments. After Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), his companions and Muslim Scholars (Ulama) of all regions in every era discussed the Quranic commandments in different forms. Their efforts in this regards called "Tafseer" (comments on verses). In this article an attempt will be made to discuss about Moulana Muhammad Shafi Okarvi's Tafseeri points regarding to social welfare. Moulana Okarvi discussed the some core aspects of social welfare according to Quranic guidence just like equality, mutual cooperation and women rights.
Almighty ALLAH to Facilitate (make ease) in recitation of Holy Quran granted a special ease to Muslims followers of Holy Prophet peace be upon Him] and permitted to pronounce wordings of Holy Quran in different manners and ways; since in the beginning people were not totally familiar with the context (milieu) of Holy Quran. Therefore people were allowed to recite Holy Quran in different manners and ways due to some people having insufficient knowledge and some better knowledge way to express, different tones, shortage of words, usage of words improperly, reciting in different situation, speaking names and action differently. Nevertheless, it was normal routine of Holy Prophet that every year in Holy month of Ramadan, the Holy Prophet used to recite the Holy Quran with Gibraeel Alayehis salaam; in the Year the Holy Prophet returned to Almighty Allah[The year of VISAL], in that year the Holy Prophet recited Holy Quran twice and this recitation is known as "ARDE AAKHIRA" and at this juncture many recitation WAYS of Holy Verses of Holy Quran were cancelled. Only those recitation of verses were kept which till today are saved and secured for recitation and being used in continuity to recite the Holy Quran.Recitation is such an art of usage of knowledge in which to recite Quranic verses in apt mood correctly and appropriate way and manner of conductive (NAQIL) ability with reference to recitation of Holy Quran. I have in this Article have tried my best to present in most expressive researched manner, Referential Explanation of Art of Recitation, Topic of Knowledge of Recitation and terminologies of Knowledge of Recitation and highlight the services of Qari Rahim Buksh in this regard.
Qur’anic Studies is one of the most important aspects of Islamic sciences. It is one of the primary sources of Islamic jurisprudence. This article aims at a comparative study in terms of effectiveness of the Syllabus and mode of Quranic studies at different universities i.e University of Karachi , Allama Iqbal Open University,The University of Punjab, International Islamic University Islamabad and Madina University KSA. The approach covers the methodology employed and problems involved in the imparting of Qur’anic knowledge in connection with Classical mode of Islamic education. The outcome would not only address, in a valid way, the problems of the current system, but will also benefit the scholars and young researchers striving and serving this noble knowledge at post graduate level
Social Justice is considred very important in present life.Islamic learning has proved its important in the present of life. Keeping in view the relevent verses of Holy Quran and the life of Holy Prophet(Peace be upon him)a comprehensive study of Islamic society established by The Holy Prophet(Peace be upon him)is a dire need of this modern age.Islamic society has a unique and spacific structure which helps it to survive against every challenge of the Time. The Holy Prophet(Peace be upon him) had created a new society in Madina which was based on socail Justice and fundamental principles of equility and peace for human being.This society is the best examples for the next generations till the last age of humanity.Therefore,it has a specific inner shape which has the ability to resist against the nagative impact of every age. The practice of the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him) the sunnah became a modle for all Muslims so here we high-light some examples of justice in his era and tried to point out the inner structure and other important aspects of social justice in islamic society which is value able addition in the field of modern research
مصنف/مصنفین: صدیقی، عمیر محمود
Life is the greatest favour and bounty of Allah after faith for a believer. Muslims consider it an honour to sacrifice their lives on account of adherence to Islam as they bear witness to the Islamic creed with their martyrdom. This article aims at studying the definition and significance of martyrdom in the light of Quran and Sunnah keeping in view if the one is killed by an act attributed to the enemy or vise versa. Recently, the definition of martyr in Islamic perspective was discussed publicly in mainstream media and the issue was blurred whether the martyred forces of Islamic countries, preferably Pakistan are sha’heed or not if they sacrifice their lives defending Muslim lands. This article will dispel the clouds of doubts for readers.
There is a special significance of marriage in Islam. In Quran and Hadith. Muslims have been encouraged in this regard. In some respect marriage (نکاح) is Sunnah, and in some respect it is obligatory () واجب for Muslims. In view of the law (شریعت) , the purpose of marriage in not to merely attain physical delight. Rather, the human breeding has to be legitimate. In the present age, steps are being taken to bring family planning in the society and due to this; limited resources of society are being described. Due to some legally excuses (شرعی: مجبوری) , Islam has allowed the family planning but by saying this can not be thoroughly allowed that increase in population will reduce the resources. Therfore population should be stopped from growing and encouraged people to family planning. As a Msulim, this belief should be strong that the real God (Real Supplier/حقیقی: پالنے: والا) is Alimighty Allah, and Man can only try in this matter. The Holy Quran has clearly stated that: “Do not kill your children for fear of poverty, for we shall provide sustenance (nourishment) for those children, as well as, for you. Indeed, Killing (innocent) children is a heinous crime. ”(Bani Irseal: 31) Therefore, it is extremely unwanted to adopt family planning (birth control) by the fear of lack of resources. However, accrording to other compulsions, the law (شریعت) permits the permissible permission (مشروط: اجازت) to authorize it. In fact, family planning (birh control) is a matter of pure private nature between Husband and Wife. They both can act in this matter as they wish. But in this case there is no is illegal. In this reseach paper, Family planning (birth control) has been discussed regarding the legitimate (adversiting, campaign or any movement in it,
Every single thing made by Allah, the Creator of all things has its own essence of beauty and attraction to it. However, out of all the stunning creations of Almighty Allah, humans are the most superior creation which has the ability to gain knowledge. We, humans, have been given the power by Allah to explore the rest of his creations in nature and fully understand the beauty and functions of each and every aspect of it in order to take advantage of it. Islam is a religion based on nature and Shariah is a law which lays down rules for Muslims to follow which also allows us to move forward with the advancements in the world. It has a unique way of life for any person of any time to follow which cannot be found in any other religion. However, any development which takes place creates new problems and new obstacles which can only be manoeuvred by the researchers and scholars of that specific time who will decide the right use of that commodity and explain the commodity. This will allow the new invention to be utilised fully. Moreover, in this world many people want to look their best and feel their best and will be willing to go through many ways for their ideal look. With this desire, many jobs become associated with achieving this for people. Nonetheless, this leads to people putting their time, money and effort into something which can risk their entire life which can result in either an advantage or disadvantage. Moreover, they should know whether this is against their religious values. Those acts which cross your religious boundaries and are considered “haram”or not permitted are wrong. Thus, it is necessary for us to first consider whether it is crossing the boundaries and proving to be disadvantageous for you so that the wrong norms and values are not transmitted into the future generations.
Suspicion plays very important role in relationship building among the people. The Holy Qur'an and sayings of Holy Prophet (SAWS) provide guidance regarding thoughts coming in our minds. These thoughts may harm or spoil the friendly atmosphere of community. There is dire need to understand Islamic teachings about different kinds of Suspicions. Most of the differences and quarrelsome among the families and friends are based on Suspicions. The main cause of increasing divorce rate in society is Suspicion. Communication gap brings unrest among the people and unending misunderstandings make their roots strong. In this research paper different kinds of Suspicions are analyzed in the light of Islamic teachings. Hopefully this research will provide a line of action to the society for eliminating differences among the people.
The Qur'an is the principal source of Islamic law, the Sharia. It contains the rules by which the Muslim world is governed (or should govern itself) and forms the basis for relations between man and God, between individuals, whether Muslim or non-Muslim, as well as between man and things which are part of creation. The Sharia contains the rules by which a Muslim society is organized and governed, and it provides the means to resolve conflicts among individuals and between the individual and the state. In this article, writer has throw light on the importance of Islamic Law in social life.
The Holy Quran is the final revealed book. This very book is the ultimate guidance for the human beings in general and for Muslims in particular. This is a clear explanation of all things. Allah Almighty has left out nothing in this Book. There are many certain and ultimate sings of the Day of Qiyamah, which have been mentioned in the various verses of the Holy Quran. But Javed Ahmed Ghamdi Saheb is of the opinion in his book "Meezan", that only one of its certain sings is mentioned in the Holy Quran, i.e., "onslaught of Gog and Magog". Here the objective is to critically analyze this view point of Javed Ahmed Ghamidi Saheb, in the light of the verses of the Holy Quran and the authentic Traditions of the Prophet Muhammad (May Peace and Mercy be upon him), that are commentary of these verses.
Hazrat Mujaddid Alaf Sani was one of those few scholars and reformers that played a vital role in the history of Islam. The history of Mujaddid Alaf Sani services is very vast. He as a great scholar and reformer-fought valiantly with his unparallel and unflinching struggle against all the challenges that reared their heads against the basic principles and injunctions of Islam. The challenges that had become very formidable and taken the shape of norms of the day owing to the perennial support by the aristocracy. These additions were detrimental to the very spirit of Islam. As a result, renegade from the very basic principles of Islam like the belief in the lastness prophet hood of Hazrat Muhammad (Peace be upon him) conjuring of the basic tenets of Islam, usury gambling, prohibition of Sa’lat, hated towards Arabic language, a love towards Hindi disciplines had taken roots in the society under the auspices of the government. Hazrat Mujaddid Alaf Sani resurrected the spirit of reviving the firm belief in lastness of prophet hood of Hazrat Muhammad (peace be upon him) in the hearts of the Muslims of the subcontinent. The paper taken into account the ideological challenges of the present times and aims at suggesting their solutions through the teachings and practices of Mujaddid Alaf Sani.
In the present era, no one denies the worth of Media rather it has adopted a status of powerful tool. If the use of Media is made with apt and proper strategy it can be utilized as a force for the betterment of society. Media can be helpful for the attainment of information, training of the individuals of a society, education and culture and to set an opinion for the solution of the collective matter. For the attainment of all these objectives, it as extremely necessary for the journalists to be entirely acquainted with the Islamic teaching. The present crises in the country, in which terrorism and general massacre are at acme. Along with the present Government it is also the responsibility of Media that such factors as become the cause of terror or the destruction of peace, every possible strike should be made to estoppels of its expansion and publicity. Except a few anchors of sacred homeland, rest of the whole personnel of rational or irrational are included in the drama of social chaos. Just to enhance the rating standard social values are being demolished, the masses are indulged in an unknown vacillation and anxiety. T. V channel and its ways of expressing the news are fulfilling their responsibility to mentally paralyze the individuals of the society. Unfortunately, the laws of journalism are not being used rather Media are performing the oil burning duty. In this article the laws of modern Media will be put a in discussion, the teaching of which is also given by Shariah. According to the teaching of Islam in present era, such responsibilities of Media will be expressed as are being neglected by the heads of journalism
Author: Husain, Hafiz Syed
This paper expounds a critique of Sayyid Ahmad Khan’s conception of reason. Khan conceived reason (‘Aql) as a harmonious coordination of two of its aspects or sub-structures: ‘Aql-e-Insānī or ‘Aql-e-Kullī and Nūr-e-Qalb or Nūr-e-Fitrat. It is argued that these two perspectival conceptualizings of reason presume fundamental theses which disrupt any possibility of such coordination. By the method of comparison and analysis predominantly motivated by phenomenological methodology, this investigation explains how these fundamental presuppositions disrupt the proposed coordination along three descriptive contours: (i) reason-in-itself, (ii) the goal of reason, and (iii) the directedness of reason. The purpose of this study is to develop an understanding of the problem of reason which can philosophically set the possibility of limited and scrutinized mutual critical reevaluations between secular and Islamic sciences
Author: Noor, Saba, Humayun Abbas
Modern Economic concepts are divided into microeconomics and macroeconomics. The former relates to individual consumers and firms, while the latter demonstrates the economic concepts and issues at national and international level. This article examines certain important concepts of microeconomics in the light of Islamic Laws with specific reference to research of Shaykh Ahmad Raza. The article highlights important parallels, similarities and differences between the treatment of these concepts of microeconomics and Islam to conclude that Islamic teachings do include specific guidance about modern Economic concepts.
Author: Khan, Muhammad Malhan
Economics is a fundamental part of every society, similarly, Islam is one of the dominant faith practiced all around the world and a complete code of life. It has given some specific guidelines regarding economics. The article discusses the core concepts of the economic system with reference to Islamic teachings. It covers concepts of Zakat, Riba and general guidelines about economic activity within a state, with reference to Pakistan. The paper has made the Quran and the state of Medina as the point of reference to understand the spirit of the economic system implemented in that milieu. And has tried to understand the contemporary basic economics affecting and influencing common life.
Assessing the Teaching Competencies of Teacher Educators With Special Reference to Naional Professional Standards for the Teachers in Balochistan: An Ecaluative Study
Author: Khan, Sadia Suleman, Muhammad Yousuf Sharjeel
This study was carried out to assess teaching competencies of teacher educators of Baochistan in light of the national professional standards set for teachers in Pakistan. The study participants were teacher educators and prospective teachers from the ADE degree awarding institutions of Balochistan province. A mixed method approach was used for the study. T-Test and ANOVA were used as statistical tools to analysis quantitative data whereas thematic analysis was used to generate qualitative themes. The study found out that there was no significant difference between the mean scores of male/female and married/unmarried teacher educators regarding understanding and practices of the professional standards. Similarly, no significant different was found between the mean score of the educators based on age, degree, institution, trainings attended, and experience. However, there was significant difference in the meanscore of prospective teachers (students) regarding the competency levels of their teachers. Additionally, the qualitative analysis revealed the educators have only working knowledge on the professional standards and some of the standards are being used in their teachings only covertly.