VOLUME 2, ISSUE 1
Title:بابا فرید الدین مسعودگنجِ شکرؒ کی تعلیمات اور ان کی خانقاہی اہمیت
Bābā Farid ud Dīn Mas‘ūd Ganj-e-Shakar: Teachings & Significance of Spiritual Institution
Author/s:Dr. Naeem Anwar Al-Azhari, Assistant Professor,Department of Arabic & Islamic Studies, GCU Lahore, Lahore.
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.
Title:میاں نذیر حسین محدث دہلوی ؒ ۔ حیات و علمی نقوش
Miān Naẓīr Ḥussain Moḥaddith Dahelvī: Life & Literary Services
Author/s: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 sciences.
Islām, Ḥadith, Shah Walī ullahī, Muslim World, Muslim Scholar.
Title:مولانا فیض محمدقادری گجوی۔احوال وآثار
Mawlānā Faiz Muhammad Qadrī Gujvī: Life & Works
Author/s:Dr. Manzoor Ahmed, Assistant Professor Department of Islamic Studies & Arabic, Gomal University.
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.
Title:مولانا سعید احمد اکبر آبادیؒ ۔ علمی اسفار کی روشنی میں
Mawlānā Sa‘eed Aḥmed Akbar A’ābādī: In the Course of Scholarly Travels
Author/s: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 travelogues.
Travelogue, Knowledge, Scholar, Mawlānā Sa‘eed Aḥmed Akbar A’ābādī, Islām.
Title:مولانا شاہ سعید احمد رائے پوریؒ۔شخصیت وافکار
Mawlānā Shah Sa‘eed Aḥmed Rai Purī: Personality & Thoughts
Author/s:Prof. Dr. Saeed ur Rahman, Department of Islamic Studies, BZU, Multan.
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 Khatm-e-Nabuwwat.
Title:بانو قدسیہ۔حیات ا ور صوفیانہ افکار
Bāno Qudsia: Life and Spiritual Thoughts
Author/s: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”.
Spirituality, Bāno Qudsia, Urdu Novel, Rājah Gidh.
Title:برصغیر کے معروف فقہائے احناف اوران کی خدمات: ایک مطالعہ
A Study of Distinguished Hanafi Jurists of the Sub-Continent & their Services
Author/s:Anwar Ali, Research Scholar, Department of Shari‘ah & Islamic Law, AIOU, Islamabad.
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.
Title:القاضي محمد ثناء الله الباني بتي حياته وآثاره العلمية
Al-Qāzī Muhammad Sanā Ullah Pānī Pattī: Life & Contributions
Author/s: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 brief manner.
Tafsīr, Ḥadith, Ijtihād, Taṣawwuf, Sanā Ullah Pānī Pattī, Al-Tafsīr Al-Mazharī.
Title:الشیخ غلام رسول السعیدی ومنهجه في التفسير
Al-Sheikh Ghulām Rasōl Al-Saeedī & his Methodology in Interpretation
Author/s: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 Furqān.
Title:Critical Study of Dr. Muhammad Hamidullah’s French Qur’ānic Translation
Author/s: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, Polyglot.
Title:Da’wah Literature in Urdu: An Appraisal of some Selected Works of Prominent Figures of Sub-Continent
Author/s: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 this theme.
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.
Da’wah, Preaching of Islam; Urdu Literature; Da’wah Principles, Da’wah Methodology, Sub-continent Works.
Title:Ghamidī Naẓriyāt kā Taḥqīqī wa Tanqīdī Jāizah (Ghamidī’s Thoughts: A Critical Appraisal) (Book Review)
Author/s:Owais Manzoor Dar, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Islamic Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India.