ĪQĀN https://iqan.com.pk/index.php/iqan <p><em>Bi-Annual Research Journal of Islamic Studies: ĪQĀN</em>, is a tri-lingual, Double-blind peer-reviewed, open-access publication by the Department of Islamic Studies, Riphah International University Faisalabad Campus, for the regularity of research production in Islamic Studies and to accelerate the skills of researcher with a devotion.</p> en-US editor@iqan.com.pk (Dr. Sajid Asdullah) editoriqan@gmail.com (Dr. Khalid Mahmood Arif) Thu, 16 Jun 2022 15:04:33 +0500 OJS http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Dalits and Their Conversion to Islam: An Analytical Study of The Event in Meenakshipuram https://iqan.com.pk/index.php/iqan/article/view/385 <p>This research is focusing on a new development that is leading to modern reforms in Hinduism. It discusses an important part of contemporary Hindu-Muslim relations. Dalit outcastes are enthusiastically distancing themselves from Brahmanism or existing Hinduism due to its caste system as it ritualistically considers them impure, even though they are not allowed to enter the temple. Resultantly, their mass conversion to Christianity, Buddhism and Islam has been evidently witnessed for the last three centuries. This study is centred around such an event that represents the mass conversion of Dalits to Islam. It generally highlights the doctrinal status of the outcaste in Hinduism, elaborates on the conversion of Meenakshipuram’s residents and dilates upon the later consequences they encountered. This religious phenomenon resulted in the detachment of some great Hindu scholars from the caste order and its discriminative practices.</p> Abdul Malik Aboobackar Copyright (c) 2022 IQAN https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://iqan.com.pk/index.php/iqan/article/view/385 Tue, 28 Jun 2022 00:00:00 +0500 Muslim Intellectual Scholarship and Modern Nation States (A case Study of Syed Abul Ala Mawdudi’s Views) https://iqan.com.pk/index.php/iqan/article/view/378 <p>Syed Abu al ala Maududi was a renowned Muslim scholar. He changed the political and religious trends in the sub-continent through his scholarly work. He took an active part in the freedom movement for a separate homeland for the Muslims of the sub-continent. Syed Maududi passed away in 1979 and was buried in Lahore. Syed Maududi has a different political his own political doctrine and a different political ideology. He started his political movement on his own logical agenda rather than adopting Sufism; though having deep insight into political affairs. In the 20<sup>th</sup> century, when the Nation-States came into being as the result of the New World Order after the 2<sup>nd</sup> world war and a couple of Muslim States appeared around the world globe. These states are based on the theory of nationalism, not Islamic Ideology. Syed Abu al ala Maududi keenly observed all these scenarios. He was a great critic of nationalism and considers it fatal and poisonous for a Muslim state. He considered it a great weakness for the Muslim states around the world and presented the Islamic political system in its true spirit<em>. </em></p> Abdul Rehman Muddassir, Dr. Sher Ali Copyright (c) 2022 IQAN https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://iqan.com.pk/index.php/iqan/article/view/378 Sat, 28 May 2022 00:00:00 +0500 The Approach of Mahdi Rizqullah Ahmad in the book “The life of the Prophet in the light of Original Sources” https://iqan.com.pk/index.php/iqan/article/view/381 <p>The Seerah of Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) had been an interesting and attractive topic for scholars and researchers from the beginning of this chapter and is still, as was in previous times. It is considered the authentic history of Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) which reached to us and the reason for its authenticity is that Qur’an has described a number of events of the Prophet’s life in detail. Moreover, the authenticity of this piece of history is that it has been saved and protected by the companions of Prophets and transferred to the next generations, which is preserved in the form of Hadith. The Islamic scholars and historians have described and discussed the life of Prophet (S.A.W) while using different approaches. We have a number of Seerah Books in which the life of the prophet has been described comprehensively in detail. In this study the researchers have used the book "Al Seerah al Nabwiah fi zo al Masadar al Asliah Darast al Tahliaha" and have discussed the approach and methodology of the Mahdi Rizqullah Ahmad in the book.</p> <p>Keywords: Seerah, Mahdi Rizqullah Ahmad, original sources, seerah approaches.</p> <p> </p> Tawseef Ahmad Bhat, Dr. Sami ullah Zubairi, Shabir Ahmad Khan Copyright (c) 2022 ?Q?N https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://iqan.com.pk/index.php/iqan/article/view/381 Sat, 18 Jun 2022 00:00:00 +0500 Challenges of Rhetorical translation Translation of Surah Al-Kawthar https://iqan.com.pk/index.php/iqan/article/view/377 <p>This study paper is trying to find out the difficulties in rhetorical translation and its implicit meaning. Translation of Quranic verses is seriously a difficult job because it includes the tacit relationship of meaning with the words and the structure of sentences. The translation is a scientific and civilized work through which nations rise and flourish and cultures and civilizations fertilize, so we find the nation is the foundation for itself, its civilization and its glory, for the development of the nation and benefit from the civilization of other nations resorting to translating its production in order to be inspired by the human heritage.</p> <p>With the above facts, the paper tries to study the translation of Surah al-Kwathar and find the lapses and shortcomings in the translation of this Surah in Urdu and English and the paper underlined the difficulties faced by the translator in understanding the quranic verses.</p> Dr. Lubna Farah Khan Copyright (c) 2022 IQAN https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://iqan.com.pk/index.php/iqan/article/view/377 Thu, 30 Jun 2022 00:00:00 +0500