Implementation of the Sharī‘ah (Divine
Ghāmidī reflects on the ideology of people
who believe in using force to implement the sharī‘ah. He, while criticising
their stance, presents arguments for his viewpoint that Islam enjoins a
democratic framework for running the state affairs and that education and
exhortation are the only means available to masses to bring about the desirable
change in the Muslim society.
This commentary of Sūrah Fajr by Amīn Ahsan
Islāhī is replete with academic and stylistic discussions. The exegete,
capitalizing on the research work of his mentor, has contributed many
significant explanations for the better understanding of the oaths pledged in
the beginning of the sūrah. Even where he is retracing footsteps of earlier
commentators, he has added force to the commetnary by virtue of his veritable
command of the text of the Qur’ān.
Fundamental Principles of Understanding Ahādīth
This is indeed a succinct and pithy
enunciation of a very grand topic in Islamic sciences. Islāhī has treated the
issue academically without doing the slightest damage to its religious sanctity.