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In this Issue
Jhangeer Hanif

Relationship between the Qur’ān and the Previous Scriptures regarding Divine Injunctions

The Holy Qur’ān unequivocally claims to be the last and final chapter of divine revelation. This has certain implications for the potential role that the Holy Qur’ān has to play in the ambit of divine guidance. In this short exposition, Hamīd Uddīn Farāhī unravels these implications to give us a better understanding of the Book.

The Institution of Consultation during the Reign of the Rightly Guided Caliphs

Islam believes in the consultative model of governance. It goes without saying that this model manifested itself perfectly during the reign of the Rightly Guided Caliphs. In this article, Amīn Ahsan Islāhi describes the academic basis of this model, provides a valuable insight into its practical manifestation and answers some very crucial questions that have been haunting the Muslim intelligentsia since long.

Belief in the Prophets

Divine guidance came to mankind through certain personalities that Allah selected for prophethood. Faith in them is as indispensable as need for divine guidance. The view of the Holy Qur’ān must therefore be understood for this all important tenet of Islam. In this short essay, Jāved Ahmad Ghāmidi attempts to comprehensively describe all related Qur’ānic teachings about belief in prophets. He also explains how a person may be able to distinguish a true prophet from a false prophet.

The Keep-it-Simple Rule and Islam

Dr Khalid Zaheer explains that the keep-it-simple rule is sanctified in the religion of Islam but with a different connotation. He urges his audience not to lose sight of it because this amounts to disregard to the truth.

The Political Language of Islam

This is a review of Bernard Lewis’ book, The Political Language of Islam, by Madīha Tāriq.

The Truth

A poem that unveils the unflinching majesty of truth.

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