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Idarah Ulum al-Qur’an releases Urdu publications

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(1)  Qurani Maqalat (edited by Prof. Ishtiyaq Ahmad Zilli)
(2)  Qurani Afkar-o Ta’limaat aur maujudah daur mein un ki Ma’nawiyat (authored by Prof. Zafarul Islam Islahi)
 
 On the occasion of the Ruju’ Ila al-Qur’an seminar organized by Idarah Ulum al-Quran at Aligarh during 21-22 October, 2012 the above two new publications of the Idarah were released by the noted Islamic thinker and economist Prof. Muhammad Nejatullah Siddiqi and the eminent Islamic scholar Maulana Muhammad Yusuf Islahi respectively.

The first is a collection of select articles of the monthly journal Al-Islah on Qur’anic studies. The journal, edited by the distinguished mufassir Maulana Amin Ahsan Islahi, was published from Dairah Hamidiyah, Madrasatul Islah at Saraimir, Azamgarh. The volume contains articles of the well-known scholar of Qur’anic studies Maulana Hamiduddin Farahi, his close disciples and some other scholars of Qur’anics. The articles are related to the principles of translation of the Qur’an, coherence in the Qur'an (nazm), names of Surahs, Aqsam al-Qur'an, Huruf-I Muqatta’aat, nature of repetition in the Qur'an, etymological study of the word Aala’. The work also contains articles on taqwa (piety), khulus (sincerity of intention), desirable qualities of the believers and Qur'anic concept of najaat (salvation).

  The second book, consisting of seven chapters, has extensive discussion on Shah Waliullah ki Dawat-i Ruju’ Ila al-Qur'an wa al-Sunnah, Qur'anic concepts of Ibadah, Amanah, human rights, justice, Qur'an and rational argumentation (aqli istidlal) and Qur'an-the biggest challenge for the Western civilization.

Qur’ani Maqalat contains 336 pages and costs 250 rupees and Qur’ani afkar-o Ta’limaat has 160 pages and costs 100 rupees. Both books are available from Idarah Ulum al-Qur'an, Shibli Bagh, Post Box No.99, Aligarh-202002.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 December 2012 on page no. 21

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