Volume 1 Issue 1
Urdu title page of volume 7 issue 2 of Al-Basirah.
|Language||English, Urdu, Arabic|
|Edited by||Syed Abdul Ghaffar Bukhari|
National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad (Pakistan)
|Frequency||2 issues per year|
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During these troubled times fallacious notions are being deliberately and repeatedly spread throughout the world by many biased, ill-informed and even mischievous persons regarding Islam and Holy Prophet Mohammad(SAW). Those writers have tried to damage the graceful and towering personality of Mohammad(SAW) in the eyes of the world. Thus, Islam is under the pressure of media, politicians, and even financial world donor institutions. The result of all this propaganda is that Muslims are considered a threat to Western way of life. Muslims are portrayed as fanatics, fundamentalists and terrorists. This article presents the Islamic view about interfaith dialogue especially in the light of the Quranic verses and Hadith of Prophet (SAW) . Certain events from the life of the Prophet (SAW) have also been quoted when the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) held interfaith dialogue with the rulers, envoys and other factions. These incidents include different strategies of the prophet (SAW) calling DAWA and preaching for interfaith dialogue. At the same time Prophet (SAW) presented Islam as a religion of harmony and peace.
Preaching stands as an obligatory duty and Sunnah of all the Prophets from Adam to Muhammad (SAW) . The Prophets (SAW) remained committed with this obligation. After the departure of Prophet (SAW) from this material world, this duty has been assigned to the followers of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) but preaching requires certain qualities/traits. The article presents the qualities of a preacher in the light of Prophet’s biography who stands as a model of Excellence. The qualities of the preacher include the gentleness, cooperation with the followers, benevolence, tolerance, patience, respect for others and intellectual compatibility of the followers.
مصنف/مصنفین: Qayyum، Hafiz Muhammad Abdul
Islam and Mysticism or tasawuf have coexisted. Sufism has flourished in all Muslim dominated regions. Sufism is a mode of spirituality within Islam. Sufi schools teach three parts: Shariah, Tariqah and Haqiqh. In this article, traditional thoughts in Sufism and its impacts on the world especially in the region of Indo-Pak have been discussed. The shrines of Pakistani Sufis are the centers of inspiration for mysticism and spirituality that influence cultures and civilizations.
The changes and evolutions in human experience can resolve the problems. Islam doesn't have narrow view regarding human life, rather removes obstacles in its way to development. Ijtihad has played a vital role to bring compatibility between society and Islamic law, its expansion, development, and changing needs of society. This principle has provided solution to various political, social economic and cultural problems during the period of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) . The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) himself, many times, practiced Ijtihad regarding matters raised in newly established Islamic state and the Ummah. Many of the decisions were ratified and revised by Him as well. These decisions were according to the need of time either, political, social, economic or moral. These decisions prove the importance of ijtihad as a principle of movement and also the legislative and explanatory status for the future.
Education has been considered the core value of human life. Religion and education are interrelated. The preaching of religion depends upon the education and training. Our holy Prophet (SAW) was an ideal educationist not only of his times but for the future generations as well. The article deals with the importance of education in the light of prophetic model. Prophet Mohammad (SAW) has emphasized on education and guidance of Muslims. He has established many educational policies for the Muslims which include Treaty of Madina, brotherhood of Muslims, construction of masajid, establishment of Suffa. These initiatives provided a ground work for future generations in shaping their educational syllabus and policies.
The enmity and differences among nations have risen along with the increasing distances among people. Therefore, the need of hour is to develop the spirit of harmony and understanding among the followers of revealed religions. The Messengers and Prophets were designated by Allah to promote and promulgate, justice, tolerance, love and harmony among His creations. Islam is a religion based on characteristics of peace, love, respect, tolerance, dignity and denial of extremism, which are in the contemporary world ideal for interaction among nations. Islam teaches to respect all the religions and prophets to maintain and sustain the peace and harmony. The advanced technology of modern world and inventions demand intense responsibility to maintain and enhance the better human relations in Political, Social, Economic, Religious, and Cultural spheres of life. The present article envisions all those dimensions, which are essential for interfaith harmony.
In the Islamic Law i. e. Quran and Sunnah the above mentioned topic has been discussed clearly and repeatedly to avoid any ambiguity in dealings in our daily life and agreements made between two parties or governments national or international levels. After intensive study I discussed and elaborated the said issue referring to the Qura’nic verses and sayings of the Prophet (SAW) . The matter is of great importance; hence the Muslims Jurists have also given their valuable opinions in accordance with the Islamic Law which have been incorporated also to solve the issue. If we act upon these verdicts, we will be able to select the best among ourselves and form an ideal government and will discharge our duties honestly, and eventually our every act will show our responsibility to perform our duties and to give due share to the right person.
Legislation means enacting Laws and regulations that run people's lives. The democratic system gives this right to the members of Parliament and Senators, or Committees to frame laws for promoting the human right in this system. While the legislation in Islam vested in Allah Almighty, and not shared by any close angel or a Prophet. It is confined in the Holy Quran and Sunnah of Mohammad (SAW. Islamic system provides
Sufism/mysticism has played a vital role in preaching of Islam throughout the world especially in the sub-continent. The great Sufi Scholars influenced the moral and social behavior of the people of Sub continent. The discussion in this article deals with the role of Sufism in bringing moral and social revolution among the people of Sub- continent. The great Sufis of Sub-continent including Ali bin Usman Hajwari and Moin-ud-Din Chishti spread the peaceful message of Islam all over India. These great Sufis followed the pure Sufism based on Islamic Shariah which brought a great change in Indian Society especially their moral behavior.
Author: Rabbi, Fazli
Islam is a divine religion. It is based on divine revelation and Sunnah of the Holy prophet (SAW) . Tolerance, patience, forbearing and broadmindedness are the hallmarks of the last divine religion, Islam. In the article the ideology of co-existence has been discussed. Verses of the Holy book indicate importance of the tolerance. Similarly some events out of the Seerah of the Holy prophet (SAW) have been mentioned as references. In these pages it is impossible to explain scope of the subject; however efforts have been made to elaborate the Islamic perspective of tolerance. May Allah Almighty enable all of us to follow teachings of Islam in true spirit.
Author: Abro, Abdul-Haye, Hafiz Mukhtiar Ahmad
The present paper explores and introduces a manuscript on i‘jaz al-Qur’ān (inimitability of the Qur’ān) named Nūr al- Īqān bi i‘jaz al-Qur’ān written by a profound South Asian Sindhi Scholar, Maulana Muhammad Ismā‘īl al-Ūdvī. The field of i‘jaz al-Qur’ān has been and is the field of interest of many Muslim as well as non-Muslim theologians and scholars. Many Muslim scholars of the Middle East and the West have written books and research papers from third/ninth Century up to present times. The main and significant reason for this is that the doctrine of i‘jaz al- Qur’ān proves the prophecy of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. This paper argues that Shaikh al-Ūdvī is the first South Asian Sindhi Muslim Scholar, who wrote a separate treatise in Arabic on the doctrine of i‘jaz al-Qur’ān, which is not introduced properly in academic circles of the day. In this treatise, al-Ūdvī has advanced some new and original arguments to support the doctrine and the prophecy of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him.