Volume 3 Issue 1
Title page of the Al-Tabyīn Volume 3 Issue 1
|Edited by||Muhammad Ameen|
University of Lahore (Pakistan)
|Frequency||2 issues per year|
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Some of the variant readings of the Holy Quran having a sound chain of narration are not included in the Uthmanic Maṣāḥif (Codices). Hence, following three probabilities can be deduced about these readings; First: Those were abrogated in ʿArḍah Akhīrah (the last revision). Second: Those might be among those explanatory notes of the Holy Text by Prophet Muhammad (SWA) that were erroneously written by a few companions within the actual text of Quran considering them a part of the Quran. Third: Those may belong to such Aḥruf (readings) that were authentically transmitted from the Messenger of Allah (SWA) but, they were not mentioned in the orthography of the Uthmanic Maṣāḥif by the compilers due to any possible reason. To us, if we come across any authentically narrated recitation of the senior Qurrāʾ companions that seems contrary to the orthography of the Uthmanic Maṣāḥif and there is no proof of their being from the second category, then, it is better to consider them from the third category instead of the first one.
Islam has been a subject of great importance for Muslim and Non-Muslim Scholars. Countless numbers of researchers have written on the Quran, Hadith, Fiqh and Islamic History. Among these scholars Dr. Mahmood Ahmad Ghazi (1950-2010) is renowned for his contribution to Islamic social sciences. He was equally well versed in the classical, as well as, modern scholarly trends in the study of Islam. He worked in various academic, administrative and judicial positions during his life including as professor, Director Da’wah Academy, Director Shariah Academy, Vice President Academics and then President of International Islamic University, Islamabad and was finally elevated in 2010 as a judge at Federal Shariah Court of Pakistan where he served till the end of his life. He was a prolific writer and authored nearly thirty works of high academic value in different Islamic social sciences including Economics, law and Islamic education in Arabic, English and Urdu languages. He attended a large number of conferences across the globe to present his research papers.
He delivered a series of twelve extensive lectures on various aspects of Hadith which were later published as ‘Muhazrat e Hadith’. He believed that hadith is a type of revelation and deemed it essential for understaning the mearning of the Quran. He therefore admired the Muhaddithin for the massive contribution they made in preserving hadith. He ranks Imam Bukhari at the top and Imam Muslim after him among the compilers of the Sihah.We will discuss in detail in this article Dr. Ghazi’s contribution to the science of hadith from his book mentioned above.
Oratory (خطا بت) has been of much importance in human history. In pre Islamic period, a speaker had a very important place in Arab society. Speaker used to address on many different occaisions i.e war, death and marriage etc. but there were many faults in their speeches and speech methods. When Hazrat Muhammad (SWA) who is last prophet of Allah announced his prophethood, Allah bestowed him with many qualities; one of them is oratory or eloquence. Muhaddiseen have narrated more than six hundred speeches of Hazart Muhammad (SWA) in their books. The art of oration of Hazrat Muhammad (SWA)and art of oration in pre Islamic period will be discussed in this ariticle. Currently different Muslim speakers deliver speeches in different ways which are not according to Sunnah of Hazrat Muhammad, (SWA)Due to this practice they are criticised by the masses. This article will help them to adopt the qualities of the oratory of Hazrat Muhammad(SWA).
Islam gives complete guidance in every walk of life and provides solutions to all needs. After the migration, Prophet Muhammad (SWA) established a moderate society in Madina. In the state of Madina, he introduced a Positive, Prosperous, progressive and human-caring code of conduct and banned all earlier prejudices wich led to social disorder. One of these menaces was tribal and social prejudices among the Arabs. The Prophet (SWA) strongly discouraged these prejudices. This paper will elaborate teachings of the Holy Prophet (SWA) for eradication of such social evils.
Mankind is scattered across the surface of the earth in the forms of different religious creeds, tribal affiliations, race, colour and nationalities. Yet they share some traits that are similar and universal to all human societies. These traits include love for children and respect for the elders. However, changing times have eroded some of these positive traits. The condition of senior citizens is not enviable in the West and those following in their footsteps. Children are not fulfilling their natural duty to their old parents, and quite often the elderly are forcefully kicked out of their own houses and accommodated in designated places for the old, run by the state welfare organizations.
Gradual changes are being reported among Muslim societies. In this respect it is important that Islamic teachings as regards the rights of senior citizens and their merited respect be explained. In today's world many institutions, with fancy names, catering for the needs of the elderly have sprung up; i.e. day-care Centre, old age home, paid home care, and shelter houses. Such schemes are meant to take care of the old, the invalids and the helpless. Apparently, all this seems a noble discovery of the new age but the real tragic story behind all this is usually buried hidden beneath the calm facade. This paper will consider the motives and results of such attitudes and arrangements and their solutions offered by the modern society and then present its solutions from the Islamic viewpoint in the light of the Holy Prophet (SWA) Seerah explaining his kind behavior shown towards senior citizens.
Education system plays a vital role in personality development of an individual. That is why Allah ordained the Prophet (SAW) to develop personalities of his followers in light of the Holy Book. The education system prevailing in Pakistan today lacs Islamic perspective because it is continuation of the eduation system devised by the colonial power for its vested interests. It should have been reconstructed in light of Quran and Sunnah after creation of Pakistan but rulers and ulama both failed to do the needful. To do this job effectively all segments of education system, such as teachers, curriculum, educational administrators, students, and environment of the instituion need to be Islamized; rather a new role-model education institution has to be established. Those who decide to do this must be properly qualified for this hall mark task. This article discusses all these points in detail.
Before the advent of Islam, a woman was considered as property, with no rights at all. They did not have the right to choose a husband. Islam liberated women and gave them the basic rights.Unfortunately, in Pakistan many parents and legal guardians misinterpret and misuse the guardianship of their children, especially with reference to marriage. They deny some religious rights to their children because of local traditions, customs and taboos. Forcing children to marry against their wishes, does not conform to the Islamic code. Forced marriages are considered illegle in Shariah. Even in the case of marriage of a minor arranged, by a father or a grandfather, the girl has the right to cancal it on reaching Puberty. According to Shariah the boy and the girls has the right to turn to a court for a settlement of the issue.