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In this Issue
Jhangeer Hanif

Principles of Interpreting the Holy Qur’ān

Divine guidance is coded in the text of the Holy Qur’ān. To decipher it, we need to reflect on its verses and sūrahs. Ever since its revelation, this process has been going on. Different groups of people have adopted myriad approaches and employed varied principles to fathom this scripture. As an independent scholar, Amīn Ahsan Islāhi evaluates these approaches and principles using objective criteria, and highlights certain flaws inherent in them. This is followed by an exposition of what in his opinion are the correct principles, with significant emphasis on nazm of the Holy Qur’ān; thereafter interpretive sources are classified into conclusive and non-conclusive categories.

 Some Traits of the Prophets

To form a good understanding about someone, we definitely need to know with what attributes or traits they are embellished. The Holy Qur’ān divulges sufficient information in this regard about prophets of the Almighty. Jāved Ahmad Ghāmidī has inked this brief essay to acquaint us more closely with prophets of God, as the Holy Qur’ān sees them.

 “Believing Women” in Islam: Unreading Patriarchal Interpretation of the Qur’ān

This is a review of Asma Barlas’ above captioned book by Amena Raja.

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