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In this Issue
Jhangeer Hanif

Women Travelling with a Mahram

This essay outlines how Jāved Ahmed Ghāmidī looks at the prophetic narratives that ask women not to travel without a mahram. He exhibits that it was a specific directive given in consideration of the specical circumstances of those times.

Sūrah Burūj

This commentary of Sūrah Burūj by Amīn Ahsan Islāhī expounds dreadful implications for those among the Prophet’s foremost addressees who not only kept from believing in the stark truth – oneness of God – but also dissuaded and persecuted those who reposed unwavering faith in Him. Islāhī also dwells upon each of the oaths pledged by the Qur’ān in the beginning of this sūrah and unfolds their relationship with its central theme. 

Sūrah Tāriq

This sūrah, analagous in style and theme to Sūrah Burūj, forms a pair with it. In his commentary, Amīn Ahsan Islāhī, besides explicating the relevancy of the oaths, enunciates other arguments cited by the Holy Qur’ān to adduce the Day of Reckoning – when the account of each person will be deeply probed to establish the commensurate recompense.

Evidence from the Holy Qur’ān

Farāhī quotes verses of the Holy Qur’ān to substantiate his claim that oaths pledged therein are meant to substantiate whatever follows them.

The Time of ‘Asr Prayer

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 variants found in different anthologies of Hadīth literature.

Revelation and Reason: Understanding and Resolving the Dilemma

The title of this essay is quite self-explanatory. It is in fact a very unique attempt at analyzing the perceived conflict between revelation and reason, and thrashing out how this conflict dissolves into reconciliation – indeed a complementary inter-relationship.

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