In this Issue…

Forbidding Wrong

Jāved Ahmed Ghāmidī elucidates one of the oft-quoted Hadīth narrative in the domain of propagation. He argues that the intended meaning is far away from the popular meaning construed from the narrative.

Sūrah Infitār

Amīn Ahsan Islāhīexpounds textual implications and subtle nuances of this sūrah in its potrayal of the doomsday and the afterlife.

True Muslim, Mu'min, Mujāhid, and Muhājir

This is a comprehensive text of different narratives attributed to the Holy Prophet (sws) on the above captioned topic along with its requisite explanation by Moiz Amjad.

Influence of Muslim Philosophy on the West

This essay takes up a very academic discussion to assess and gauge the nature and extent of the influence of Muslim philosophy on the intellectual development of the West.

'Ulūm al-Qur'ān– An Introduction to the Sciences of the Qur'ān

The corpus of the history of revelation, collection, arrangement and transmission of the Holy Qur'ān and the interpretative principles generally constitute what is termed 'Ulūm al-Qur'ān (Qur'ānic Sciences). A number of great Muslim scholars have inked many methodical works on these sciences, which are, of course, difficult to make out for common Muslims. Ahmad Von Denffer has written the above captioned book to give some insight into them to the common Muslims especially young generation. A short book review of his work is presented here with an aim to elicit the interest of the readers for an in-depth study.

Queries

Tariq Hashmi responds to questions in the light of Ghāmidī's views and findings.

O Land Mine!

Expressed in this poem of Faiz Ahmad Faiz are patriotic sentiments for Pakistan. It has been rendered into English by Asif Iftikhar.