The Lawful and the
What is allowed and what is not is, of
course, a very pertinent question for every believer. Since what we do in this
world has ultimate bearing on the afterlife, we cannot afford being carefree in
this regard. Jāved Ahmed Ghāmidī explains his understanding on the issue in the
light of related Qur’ānic verses. This definitely merits serious reading before
we form any view about how we should see this world and whatever it contains.
This is Amīn Ahsan Islāhī’s commentary on
the sūrah. He, besides general expository notes, has many fine comments to share
with his readers, especially because of his specific methodology of text
reading. Wherever he has differed with received opinions, he has given ample
reasons to justify his viewpoint.
Primary Sources of Hadīth Study
Key to each discipline lies in the
comprehension of primary sources, contends Amīn Ahsan Islāhī. He outlines,
indeed concurs in, the traditional view on primary sources of Hadīth literature
and then goes on to underpin their distinctive features and salient
The Prophet (sws) does not have the
Authority to Prohibit What God has kept Lawful
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.