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Allāma Shibli Nu’māni’s Sīrat-al-Nabi: Views of Some Modern Scholars

Allāma Shibli Nu’māni’s Sīrat-al-Nabi: Views of Some Modern Scholars

Darul Musanifeen Shibli Academy Azamgarh, is in news for having started a fund raising campaign on social media citing the reasons that current lockdown has increased the financial burdens of the institute. Javeed Ahmad Malik in this article, reminds us of the academic contribution of this premier institute and of the person who conceived the idea of this academy, Allama Shibli Numani. Sirat al Nabi, authored and co-authored by Allama Shibli and Syed Suleyman Nadvi is one such contribution of this institute that money cannot recompense. The importance of this book in light of the comments made by various scholars have been highlighted by the author.

Javeed Ahmad Malik At the beginning of the twentieth century, one of the famous books written on Sīrah was ‘Allāma Shibli Nu’māni’s Sīrat-un-Nabi. Shibli was born on 3rd June 1857, in a distinguished family in Azamgarh city. He remained in Aligarh with Sir Sayyid Ahmad Khan (d.1898) for sixteen years, where he came into close […]

 Nadeem Gul

The Controversial ‘Khilafat o Malookiyat’

The Controversial ‘Khilafat o Malookiyat’

Moulana Syed Maududi's book 'Khilafat o Malookiyat' again trends on social media after someone set it ablaze somewhere in Pakistan. In this piece, Nadeem Gul comments on the different criticisms given by some scholars and reminds what exactly was the motive of Maududi behind writing the book and how misleading the criticism stands.

A picture of the burning of the book Khilafat o malukyat has gone viral on social media reflecting the intolerant mindset of a section of our society. Though the authenticity of the incident could not be verified but the incident in itself did not come as a surprise. The Maslaki bias or the ‘sectarian conflicts […]