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Shah Waliullah Dehlawi ki Qur’ani khidmaat

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The Urdu Book, “Shah Waliullah Dehlawi ki Qur’ani khidmaat” is the latest publication of the AMU’s Department of Islamic Studies. Edited by Prof. Muhammad Yasin Mazhar Siddiqi and Prof. Zafarul Islam, the work is a collection of the articles presented in the seminar organized by the Department of Islamic Studies on the Contribution of Shah Waliullah to the Qur’anic Studies. The volume contains 20 articles which focus on Shah Waliullah’s contribution to the translation of the Holy Qur’an, principles of Tafsir- writing and different aspects of Qur’anic sciences including Asbab-i- Nuzul (causes of revelation), Aqsam al-Qur’an (oaths in the Qur’an), Naskh  fi al-Qur’an (abrogation in the Qur’an), Huruf-i- Muqatta’at (unjoined letters)  and Nazm-i- Qur’an (coherence in the Qur’an). Besides, some of the contributors evaluated the Qur’anic discussions available in the well-known works of Shah Waliullah on different subjects, while some others highlighted the Qur’anic bases of socio-economic and political ideas of Shah Waliullah. The contributors to the volume included scholars and researchers from the A.M.U. departments of Islamic Studies, Theology, Arabic and Philosophy. Contributors from outside belonged to the University of Allahabad, Jamia Millia Islamia (New Delhi), Maulana Azad National Urdu University (Hyderabad), Tasnifi Academy (New Delhi) and Jamiat Shah Waliullah (Phulat, Muzaffarnagar). The work is useful for the study and assessment of Shah Waliullah’s contribution to the Qur’anic sciences and thoughts.

       Consisting of 291 pages, the book is available from the Publications Division, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh at price of Rs 200.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 August 2013 on page no. 21

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