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Deconstructing Ghamidi’s Narrative on Religion and the State

By |Politics|

The following is a translation of Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani’s article “Islam awr Riasat“, in which the author addresses Javed Ahmad Ghamidi’s dichotomising of religion and the state, and highlights the secularist undertones in the narrative he has attempted to construct. It is important to bear in mind that the article was written specifically in the context of Pakistan and its constitution.

A Remnant of the Predecessors: Mawlana Zafar Ahmad ‘Uthmani

By |Biographical Notes|

The following is a translation of an Urdu obituary of one of South Asia’s leading scholars of the last century, Mawlana Zafar Ahmad ‘Uthmani (d.1974). A graduate of Mazahir al-‘Ulum Saharanpur, Mawlana Zafar Ahmad had the double distinction of being a khalifah of Mawlana Khalil Ahmad Saharanpuri and also Hakim al-Ummah Mawlana Ashraf ‘Ali Thanwi. This obituary was originally published in the Al-Balagh magazine and was subsequently included in Nuqush-i-Raftagan, a collection of obituaries written by Mufti Taqi Usmani.

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