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VOLUME 1, ISSUE 1
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کوفہ :شہرِ غدر یا شہرِ انقلاب؟ ایک
تحقیقی و تنقیدی جائزہ
Kufa: City of Anarchy or City of Revolution? An Analytical and Critical Study
Dr. Zahid Ali Zahidi, Chairman Department of Islamic
Learning, University of Karachi.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Abbass Haider, Lecturer, Govt. College Korangi, Karachi.
In this article the authors have presented new dimensions of the history of Kufa.
Generally it was believed that the people of Kufa deceiver and imposter but the author
of this article proved historicallythat there were atleast five types of people living
in Kufa. Some of them were deceiver but some of them were loyal to the Islam and the
true leaders of Islam. When Imam Hussain was trying to enter Kufa he was not allowed by
Ibn Ziad and he went to Karbala. More than fifty percent companions of Imam Hussain were
from Kufa. The city of Kufa saw many revolutionary movements after the incident of
Karbala and the people loyal to Ahlul Byte were among the supporters of those movements.
In different traditions by the holy Prophet ﷺ it is also narrated that when Imam Mehdi
will appear the city of Kufa will become his capital and headquarters. It is concluded
that attributing Kufa to the deceivers is not true rather this city should be attributed
to Imam Ali as he had made this city a capital of Islmic State and in some tradition it
has been recognized as haram of amir ul momineen.
Kufa, Imam Ali, Ahlul Byte, Imam Hussain.
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کے بلفظِ ’’تشیع‘‘مجروح رُاوۃ : ایک تحقیقی وتجزیاتی مطالعہ
A CriticalAnalysis of the Alleged Narrators with the word ‘Tashayyu’ in Sahih Bukhari
Dr. Hamid Ali Aleemi, Lcturer, Govt. Forman College,
Sahih Bukhari has been regarded as one of the authentic books in Hatidh literature. Hence
there are some alleged Narrators (Majrooh Rowaat). 45 of them are alleged with the word
of "Tashayyu". The Scholars of Hadith, in the past and in the present, have tried to
defend these alleged narrators in accordance with their knowledge and thoughts, but
there is still a need to review them all unbiased, so that the true status of these
narrators could be sighted in accordance with "Elm e Jarh o Tadeel" i.e., Evaluation of
the Narrators of Hadith Literature, the sub branch of "Elm e Asmaa ur Rijaal".Here the
objective is to critically analyze all the judgments regarding the status of these
alleged Narrators, with reference to the source books of Elm e Jarh o Tadeel. It will
help in determining their true position. Aleemi
Sahih Bukhari, Tashayyu, Jarh o Tadeel, Hadith, Asmaa ur Rijaal.
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نبی کریم ﷺ: پیغمبر امن و سلامتی
Prophet Muhammadﷺ: The Prophet of Peace
Dr. Syed Aziz ur Rahman, Incharge Regional Dawah Centre
Peace is an absolute and universal rational category. It was sought by all religions.
Islam was no exception to this rule. Dawn of Islam began in the tribal conditions of
Arab. War was next to their social nature. Holy Quran uses the language of ‘four holy’
months which explains the necessity and significance of peace in socio cultural milieu
of Islam. Very interestingly, peace brings about economic and social tranquility. Here
peace may be an after effect of socio-economic tranquility. However, it is should be
noted that peace is grounded in the establishment of justice.
The word ‘peace’ if ever can comprehensively be applied on single personality in the
world history, it is only and only true for Muhammad – the prophet of Islam – ﷺ. It was
in his credit that he turned a warrior nation into a peace loving and peace seeking
nation. He provided two theoretical models for the understating of peace. Firstly, peace
is brought as a result of war. Here peace is for short term. Secondly, in order to
continue, on the other hand, one has to establish socio economic justice in order to
make society peaceful. The paper argues that prophet Muhammad’s ﷺ missionary efforts
were peace headed and nothing else. He engaged in wars for a very brief period of time.
Later, he successfully eradicated economic class consciousness, extremism, and instilled
the values of patience and tolerance. This all paved the way to long lasting peace.
ریاست مدینہ میں نظام زکوۃ کا فروغ
اور سود کی تحریم و تعدیم
The Promotion of Zakat and the Prohibition of Interest in the State of Madinah
Dr. Arif Khan Saqi, Associate Professor,Department of
Islamic Learning, University of Karachi, Karachi.
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ had successfully turned Madinah into an effective welfare state in the
modern sense of the term. ‘Interest’ was forbidden without any ambiguity. It was
considered to be the womb of social and economic evil. From theoretical illumination to
its complete political enforcement, prophet Muhammad ﷺ had prevented the indigenous
people from the uncountable bad effects and socio economic repercussions of interest of
As an alternative, off course with the commandments of Allah almighty, the system of
zakat was established with its intrinsic spirit in response to the interest. Under the
light of divine commandments, Muslims, be men or women, with specific conditions like
minimum particular amount for a certain period under specific conditions were asked to
pay zakat. It was implemented and enforced with all its spiritual and material
requirements. The paper argues that the enforcement of zakat should be construed as
comprehensive financial system of the state of Madinah. As any modern state, the state
of Madinah distributed this amount to the needy and served the citizens. It will provide
scientific evidences to support this argument.
موسیقی عہد اسلامی کے تناظر میں:ایک
Music from Islamic Perspective: A Historical Analysis
Dr. Humera Naz, Department of Islamic History, University
of Karachi, Karachi.
Music is one of various ways of enjoyment and entertainment. The Muslim ullemas have
diverse opinions regarding music. From the era of Prophet till today, Muslims have not
only participated in the field of music but they have many philosophers who have studied
and written books on music. Without being delved into deeper the issue of music is
lawful or unlawful, I have researched on music as an art among Muslims, music is widely
known as Ghina and Tarb in the primary and secondary sources from which I have greatly
benefited. I focused the cultural trends to serve my objectives of research. I have
focused when the Islamic music came into being? How much it progress in the times of
Arabs and other Muslim society? How much the people of the time get interest in it? The
people interest in music must be varying: the interest would of little in nature and
beyond its limit. In the research study, I have carried out research on these aspects of
Spiritual Leaders, Music, Islam, Religion Art, Ghina or Tarb.
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محدثینِ اندلس: ایک تعارف (از ڈاکٹر
An Introduction of Muhadditin e Undlus (By Dr. Jameela Shoukat)
Dr. Muhammad Sohail Shafeeq, Assistant Professor.
Department of Islamic History, University of Karachi.
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جماليات فن المقال عند الدكتور سيد
Adorn Mutations of Art Essay by
Dr. Syed Muhammad Yousuf
Dr. Asif Saleem, Assistant Professor, Department of
Arabic, NUML Islamabad.
The art of presenting literary articles (teachings of the great Arabic scholar Dr. Syed
Mohammad Yusuf). Literary writing is finest writing ever, which flies in the sky of
glory with the wings of poetry and prose. One of these types of writings is literary
articles which is an art of literature. Art of the articles is an expression in Arabic
language and it is a type of modern Arabic literature; in which the writer deals with
many issues which might be personal, social or political. Gathering from these aspect we
find that Dr. Syed Mohammad Yusuf (may Allah’s mercy be upon him) has innovated in his
literary articles by using aesthetics of this art in the best possible way. This article
will spot the light on this literary scholar’s artistic work.
Literature, Poetry, Prose, Aesthetics, Art.
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ظاهرة البدل وأنواعه في القرآن
Apposition and its kinds in the Holy Quran
Muhammad Naeem Ashraf, Lecturer, Department of Arabic,
Email: email@example.com Dr. Muhammad Ismail bin Abdul Salam Assistant Professor, Department of Arabic,
This study is a syntactic one about apposition in the Holy Quran. Terminological
definition of apposition was dealt with in the introduction where many terms were
studied. It was concluded that apposition is the best term and is divided into five
kinds: antonym, some–of–whole, inclusion, dissimilation and whole–of–some. Types and
used of apposition in Arabic language were examined in one. The chapter sums up that
apposition is divided into our types: antonym, some–of–whole, inclusion and
dissimilation. The fifth type, whole–of–some was interpreted by most of the grammarians
as antonym apposition.
The remaining studied apposition in the Holy Quran and it was shown that three types of
apposition, namely antonym, some–of–whole and inclusion, were used in the Holy Quran.
Uses of apposition, whether explicit or implicit, are also studied in it including its
various types where it is used as definite or indefinite. Other used and kinds are also
dealt with in details.
Apposition, Antonym, Holy Quran.
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Islamization of Laws in Islamic
Republic of Pakistan: An
Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Siddique, Assistant Professor, Faculty
of Shari‘ah & Law, IIU Islamabad.
Islamization in Pakistan subjects implementation of Islamic injunctions in individuals’
lives. The leadership believed that Islamization is a urgent need of the Muslims of
Pakistani society. Communal life in Muslim society of Pakistan must be shaped through
Islamic Laws and this Islamic system can only conserve the social life against evils.
This country is born on the ideology of Islam that is explicitly stated in the
objectives of resolution. The current research paper discusses the Islamization of Laws
in Pakistan. It provides a brief analysis of the Islamized laws. It also highlights the
main disciplines of the laws in which the emphasis have been made by the legislature.
The current paper also evaluates history of Islamization of Laws before independence.
The study concludes with indication that supreme law, the Constitution of Islamic
republic of Pakistan, law of evidence, criminal law as well as family laws are Islamized
by the legislative bodies of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan by questioning its
Women Empowerment and Gender
Equality in Islam: A Journey from
Oppression to Emancipation
Dr. Saqib Muhammad Khan, Assistant Professor, Karachi
Institute of Technology & Entrepreneurship (KITE)
Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Muhammad Atif Aslam Rao, Assistant Professor, Department of Islamic Learning,
University of Karachi, Karachi.
It is a well-known fact that the teachings of the Holy Quran did not only relieve
womankind from innumerable troubles and the plight of inhuman treatment, but it also
elevated their status to the dignity par excellence. Women faced three major challenges
in their social lives. Foremost, their position to be regarded at least equally a
‘human’ like men, the second was the security threat and third was their honour. The
Holy Quran, with its comprehensive, all-time effective and benevolent teachings,
responded to all their social, moral and spiritual needs and bestowed them all-round
equality, protection, and dignity. Indeed, the teachings of the Holy Quran led womankind
towards dignity from darkness and oppression. This article includes well elaborated
description of all three paradigm related to dignity of women that Holy Quran focusses
and the same are the elements that are required to be elevated and redifined in the
light of Quranic descourse in order to elevate, protect and maintan the status of women
at present age.
Quranic descourse, Islam, Dignity, Equality, Status of Woman.