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ARTICLES OF PREVIOUS ISSUE
VOLUME 2, ISSUE 1
(JUNE 2018) SHAKHSIYYAT NO.
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بابا فرید الدین مسعودگنجِ شکرؒ کی تعلیمات اور ان کی خانقاہی
Bābā Farid ud Dīn Mas‘ūd Ganj-e-Shakar: Teachings & Significance of Spiritual
Dr. Naeem Anwar Al-Azhari, Assistant Professor,Department
of Arabic & Islamic Studies, GCU Lahore, Lahore.
Email: email@example.com Dr. Shahidah Tasneem Mughal, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences,
University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Lahore.
The personality and the teachings of Bābā Farid ud Dīn Mas‘ūd
Ganj-e-Shakar have been alive in our minds for more than eight hundred years. The
religious scripture of Sikhism Gurū Grānth Ṣahib preserved one hundred and thirty
Shaloke (stanzas) in it and caused his thoughts to be a source of inter-faith harmony.
His thought not only influenced all the regions of sub-continent but the whole world was
benefited by it also. Muslims promote his thought on one side and the Sikhs also declare
him their spiritual guide on the other. His Universal approach has guided in every field
of life. It is a light-house for a successful social life. This paper analyses the
social impact and public popularity of his teachings.
Bābā Farid, Inter-faith Harmony, Sikhs, Social Life, Sub-Continent.
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میاں نذیر حسین محدث دہلوی ؒ ۔ حیات و علمی نقوش
Miān Naẓīr Ḥussain Moḥaddith Dahelvī: Life & Literary Services
Dr. Hafiz Abdul Basit Aziz, Principal, Govt. High School,
Orara, Kasur. Dr. Hafiz Abdul Basit Khan, Assistant Professor, Sheikh Zayed Islamic Centre,
University of Punjab, Lahore.
Miān Naẓīr Ḥussain Dahelvī is one of the ‘Ulama' of Sub-continent who has
spent his whole life for promotion of the religion of Islām, particularly in the field
of ḥadith and its sciences. His services are not just recognized in the reign of
sub-continent but all over the Muslim World. He was one of the Muslim scholars, who has
taught Islām to his students and preached his followers. There are many students,
learned from him in the field of ḥadith sciences particulary, the tentative number is
around twenty thousand and the number of his followers is almost in milions. Miān Naẓīr
Ḥussain Dahelvī has served as a teacher in the city of Dehlī for almost seven decades.
It is possible to have a diverse opinion and interpretation from his views but his
services for Islām and Muslim Ummah are accepted all over the Muslim World. He is
considered the real successor of Shah Walī ullahī in the field of ḥadith and its
sciences. He has authoured many books, manuscripts about Islām, generally and ḥadith
sciences particularly. The present article discusses several aspects of his life as well
as his services to Islām generally and particularly in the field of ḥadith and its
Islām, Ḥadith, Shah Walī ullahī, Muslim World, Muslim Scholar.
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مولانا فیض محمدقادری گجوی۔احوال وآثار
Mawlānā Faiz Muhammad Qadrī Gujvī: Life & Works
Dr. Manzoor Ahmed, Assistant Professor Department of
Islamic Studies & Arabic, Gomal University.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Hafiz Abdul Majeed, Assistant Professor,Department of Islamic Studies &
Arabic, Gomal University.
Mawlānā Faiz Muhammad Qadrī Gujvī (1921- 1970) was a famous scholar
during his time in a backword District of Punjāb. He belonged to a poor family and got
his education in the conditions of misery and poverty. After the completion of religious
education from different areas of Punjāb, he completed his education (Dars-e-Niẕamī) and
Ḥadith sciences in famous Dār-ul-‘ulōm Deoband (India).He served in teaching profession
in different religious institutions. In spite of poverty, his personal library was
consist of 700 valueable and precious books and had several rare manuscripts. He was
undounted person and also a true speaker. He was an alpinist of courage, hope and as
soon as a marvelous example of steadfastness. He wrote thirteen memorable books in his
life, five of them published during his life and others remained unpublished. His life
and work is tried to discuss in this article.
Gujvī, Poverty, Book friendly, Steadfastness, Dār-ul-‘ulōm.
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مولانا سعید احمد اکبر آبادیؒ ۔ علمی اسفار کی روشنی میں
Mawlānā Sa‘eed Aḥmed Akbar A’ābādī: In the Course of Scholarly Travels
Dr. Humera Naz, Assistant Professor, Department of
Islamic History, University of Karachi, Karachi.
As wise say travel is half of knowledge, therefore, this saying fits
completely on the travelogue of Mawlānā Sa‘eed Aḥmed Akbar Aabādī. Mawlānā Sa‘eed Aḥmed
Akbar A’ābādī (1908-1985) was one of the broad-minded ‘ulamas of the 20th century in the
Indian sub-continent. He received both conventional as well as modern education and
later taught there too. The course of intellectual erudition and personality impacts of
Mawlānā Akbar A’ābādī was not only restricted to sub-continent but rather he travelled
many countries across the globe as an expert scholar in Islāmic knowledge. Since the
nature of these travels to various countries in different times was scholarly, they are
described in his letters and travelogue. His travels to different countries and
participation in scholarly meetings made him more splendors in his insights and provided
knowledge and experience which is noticeable in his personality. This can be reviewed in
the article under review. Mawlānā’s travelogues are the essence of his profound
observations and studies. He observed every culture and their history very deeply,
wherever he travelled, which provided him the opportunity to learn from the analysis of
each event through observation. The nature of his travelogues is very simple and free of
any artificiality; it offers an oasis of knowledge which can be well evaluated from his
Travelogue, Knowledge, Scholar, Mawlānā Sa‘eed Aḥmed Akbar A’ābādī, Islām.
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مولانا شاہ سعید احمد رائے پوریؒ۔شخصیت وافکار
Mawlānā Shah Sa‘eed Aḥmed Rai Purī: Personality & Thoughts
Prof. Dr. Saeed ur Rahman, Department of Islamic Studies, BZU,
Mawlānā Shah Sa‘eed Aḥmed Rai Purī (1926-2012) is the famous personality
of Sub-Continent. This was the time when the founder of Khanqah ‘Aliyah Raḥimiyyah,
Mawlānā Shah Abdul Raḥim Rai Purī had passed away almost seven years ago and Mawlānā
Shah Abdul Qādir Rai Purī has become a vicegerent of Khanqah. At that time he was under
the supervision and guidance of Mawlānā Shah Abdul Qādir Rai Purī that has made great
impact on the personality and thoughts of Mawlānā Rai Purī. Mawlānā has never been a
regular member of any political or religious party, however, contributed in preparation
of manifesto of the Jamiat ‘Ulama-e-Islāmi in Sargodhā in 1969. He also played his role
in Taḥrik Khatm-e-Nabuwwat under the platform of Jami’at Talabāh Islām in 1974. He has
established an organization for the religious scholars and graduates in Multān in 1987
as “Tanẓīm Fikr Walīyullahī” and in 2001 “Idārah Raḥimiyyah Ulum-e-Qur’āniyyah” was
established for educating and training the students. The current paper highlights
salient features of the life of Mawlānā Shah Sa‘eed Aḥmed Rai Purī, characteristics of
his personality and also discusses his thoughts.
Mawlānā Shah Sa‘eed Aḥmed Rai Purī, Khanqah ‘Aliyah Raḥimiyyah, Idārah Raḥimiyyah, Taḥrik
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بانو قدسیہ۔حیات ا ور صوفیانہ افکار
Bāno Qudsia: Life and Spiritual Thoughts
Dr. Aqlima Naz, Assistant Professor, Department of Urdu,
Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi.
Bāno Qudsia is a versatile genius of Urdu Literature. She is considered a
remarkable literary figure round the globe. There are multiple layers of her
intellectual endeavor. Her multifaceted novelty and ingenuity is reflected in different
genres including short story, novel, drama and autobiography. Her literary enterprise
has heightened her artistic stature among Urdu writers. Thirty one (31) books have been
published by Bāno Qudsia. Love and spiritual inspiration has always been apparent in all
her writings and scripts. She has a close association with Spirituality. This article
presents life and spiritual thoughts in context of her Novel “Rājah Gidh”.
برصغیر کے معروف فقہائے احناف اوران کی خدمات: ایک مطالعہ
A Study of Distinguished Hanafi Jurists of the Sub-Continent & their Services
Anwar Ali, Research Scholar, Department of Shari‘ah &
Islamic Law, AIOU, Islamabad.
Email: email@example.com Dr. Hafiz Ghulam Yousuf, Professor/ Chairman, Department of Shari‘ah & Islamic
Law, AIOU, Islamabad.
Subcontinent gave birth to legions of legendary scholars. Arrival of
Muhammad bin Qasim enlightened the region with the vision of Islam which later brought
evolutionary interpretations to Islamic jurisprudence. History of sub-continent shows a
magnificent and passionate era of Mughals in the seventeenth century. It was a period of
prosperity; politically strong and economically developing especially during the reign
of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb Alamgīr. He was the successor of great Mughal rulers
Jahangīr and Shah Jahān. Due to the interest and support of the emperors Fiqh was
developed and enriched in 17th and 18th century particularly Hanafi law. The religious
scholars also put their efforts by contributing a lot in the advancement and improvement
of Ḥanafī law. Muslim scholars of this region played a significant role in the evolution
of Hanafi school of thought by their writings. The current paper explores the evolution
of Ḥanafī law in 17th-18thcentury. It focuses on the brief introduction and contribution
of some prominent Muslim jurists of Hanafi School of thought.
Fiqh e Ḥanafī, Islāmic Jurists, Mughals, Quzāt, Madāris.
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القاضي محمد ثناء الله الباني بتي حياته وآثاره العلمية
Al-Qāzī Muhammad Sanā Ullah Pānī Pattī: Life & Contributions
Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Tariq, Head, Dept. of Islamic Studies,
Govt. Razvia Islamia Post Graduate College, Haroonabad.
This article deals with the biographical sketch and scholarly works of a
great religious scholar Al-Qāzī Muhammad Sanā Ullah Pānī Pattī who got the education
from scholars of Pānī Patt and Delhī to learn the art of Ḥadith from Shah Walī Ullah,
Muḥaddith e Delhavī. He learned the norms and practices of Silsilah Naqashbandiah and
Mujaddidiah from Sheikh ‘Aābid Al-Sanāmī and Mirzā Mazhar Jān-e-Janan and attained a
higher position in mystical ways.
Al-Qāzī Muhammad Sanā Ullah Pānī Pattī was apt in worldly and religious knowledge. He
was positioned at the level of Ijtihād in the jurisprudence and the principles of
jurisprudence. He was appointed on the designation of a judge along with teaching, Ifta
and writing books. To be a judge was a family tradition. He remained judge more than
half a century and performed his duties earnestly. He wrote more than forty books on
different topics in Arabic and Persian. Al-Tafsīr Al-Mazharī is his primary work on
Tafsīr. In this article his biographical sketch and scholarly works are presented in a
الشیخ غلام رسول السعیدی ومنهجه في التفسير
Al-Sheikh Ghulām Rasōl Al-Saeedī & his Methodology in Interpretation
Dr. Muhammad Atif Aslam Rao, Assistant Professor,
Department of Islamic Learning, University of Karachi, Karachi.
The Holy Qur’ān is the origin and source of the true religion that is
Islām, from which emerged the laws, believes, worship, ethics, virtues, and from which
emerged whole the Islamic life. Al-Sheikh Ghulām Rasōl Al-Saeedī (1937-2016) is one of
the prominent scholars in the sub-continent whom Allah had fully blessed with all the
knowledge and expertise in religion and ahead for which he had been praised by the
contemporary Muslim scholars. Two of the work that has become his recognition among the
Muslims generally and religious scholars particularly are “Tafsīr Tibyān-ul-Qur’ān” and
later ‘’Tafsīr Tibyān ul Furqān’’. Al-Sheikh Saeedī is considered a pride among the
interpreters of the sub-continent in the field of Qur’ānic sciences. He authored a large
number of books, which are comprehensive and far-famed. Exegesis of Ṣaḥiḥ Muslim, Tafsīr
Tibyān ul Qur’ān, Ni’mat ul Bārī and Tafsīr Tibyān ul Furqān are the manifest evidence
of his encyclopedic knowledge. The current paper discusses life and characters of
Al-Sheikh Saeedī and also focusses on the methodology and approaches he used in
interpreting his both Tafāsīr of the Holy Qur’ān.
Al-Saeedī, Ṣaḥiḥ Muslim, Tafsīr Tibyān ul Qur’ān, Ni’mat ul Bārī, Tafsīr Tibyān ul
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Critical Study of Dr. Muhammad Hamidullah’s French Qur’ānic
Dr. Muhammad Sultan Shah, Professor/Chairperson,
Department of Islamic Studies & Arabic, Govt. College University, Lahore, Pakistan.
Dr. Muhammad Hamidullah (1908---2002) was a great Islāmic scholar who
published his works in the field of Qur’ānic sciences, ḥadith, sīrah and Islāmic
jurisprudence. He was a polyglot who wrote in several Eastern as well as Western
languages. He spent long time in Paris and thus developed command over French language.
He rendered the Holy Qur’ān into French for French speaking world and published it under
title ‚Le Saint Coran‛. This article discusses some merits of this translation under
sub-headings like an idiomatic translation, avoiding use of brackets in translation,
lucidity of language, strict adherence to actual meaning of Arabic words, a translation
in pure French, great concern for translating the words related to Allah and His
messengers, scientific translation of the verses pertaining to science. Dr. Hamidullah
has also added concise footnotes wherein he has referred to Hadith literature, biography
of the Prophet (upon whom be peace and greeting) and earlier scriptures etc. On the
whole, it is considered as the best rendition of the Holy Qur’ān in French language and
Muslim scholars have highly appreciated it.
Dr. Muhammad Hamidullah, Qur’ānic Sciences, ‚Le Saint Coran‛, Western Languages,
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Da’wah Literature in Urdu: An Appraisal of some Selected Works
of Prominent Figures of Sub-Continent
Dr. Tauseef Ahmad Parray, Assistant Professor, Govt.
Degree College Pulwama,
Higher Education Department, Jammu & Kashmir, India.
Da’wah (preaching of Islam) is one of the significant themes of Islamic scholarship.
Numerous works have been written on this theme—its guiding principles, importance,
strategies, and other inter-related aspects—in different languages (like Arabic,
English, and Urdu). In the Urdu language, especially from the second half of the 20th
century, a great deal of literature has been produced on the different dimensions of
In this essay, an appraisal and assessment of ten (10) works on Da’wah in Urdu language,
produced from 1950s to 2000s, has been made. These works deal with da’wah and its
various theoretical aspects like methodology, tactics, policies, and principles, as well
as with various practical aspects and dimensions. Reviewed and assessed as per the dates
of their publication, not as per their contents or the subject matter, an appraisal of
these works reveals that the Urdu literature is not only rich on highlighting this
particular theme of Islamic scholarship, but this literature is significant and
commendable as well. This essay will prove helpful and useful (in general) to those
readers who have no access to these books; and to the English readers (in particular)
who are not familiar with these works.