Our Education System
This article by Jāved Ahmad Ghāmidī laments the crisis that
have plagued our education system for long. Nonetheless, Ghāmidī maintains that
not all is lost for good; if some corrective measures are taken – immediately
without wasting any time – we can usher in a new era of prosperity and
Presented here is a commentary of Sūrah
Shams by Amīn Ahsan Islāhī. The Sūrah begins with a number of oaths and ends at
the dreadful fate of Thamūd. Islāhī, while elucidating the significance of these
oaths, underpins the purpose for which these oaths have been sworn. Thereafter,
he explains how the utter annihilation of Thamūd further augments this purpose.
Sūrah Āl-i ‘Imrān (118-143)
This is an annotated translation of twenty
verses of Sūrah Āl-i ‘Imrān by Jāved Ahmad Ghāmidī. These verses mainly address
the newly founded Muslim community and furnish valuable advice for them. The
Muslims should not take disbelievers as their friends and ought to have strong
faith in God’s help instead. They should remember that the Almighty provided
them with His help on the day of Badr and in the battle of Uhad as well when
they were deserted by a group of Hypocrites. Furthermore, they must avoid
retracing the footsteps of disbelievers like taking interest – a rampant moral
corruption of the Jews. This is followed by some other adominitions.
The Prophet’s Experience of Revelation
This is a description of a comprehensive Hadīth narrative
on the above captioned topic by Moiz Amjad and his team. The narrative is
followed by a note discussing its important variations found in different
anthologies of Hadīth literature.
The Collection of the Qur’ān
This is a review by Khurram Soomro of John Burton’s
above-mentioned book, which investigates the history of collection of the Holy
Shehzad Saleem responds to some important questions.