Home Islamic Scholar Imran N Hosein provides a dynamic interpretation of the signs of the last day from an Islamic point of view. Using the Quran and Ahadith along with modern economics and historical record, he provides a contemporary interpretation of Islam which is neither reactionary nor passive. &quot;The Quran explains ALL things&quot; and hence he uses the Quran to explain the world today and the promising future awaiting Islam tomorrow. http://imranhosein.org/index.php 2018-07-17T11:53:49Z Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management Announcements of Malaysia Lecture-Tour 2018 2018-07-14T18:00:56Z 2018-07-14T18:00:56Z http://imranhosein.org/component/content/article/3/579-announcements-of-malaysia-lecture-tour-2018.html Mogamat Abrahams web@imranhosein.org <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>August 10th 2018: (Youm al-Jumu’ah) Lecture at Masjid Omar ibn al-Khattāb in Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur, at the time of Salāt al-Maghrib on the topic:</p> <p><strong>"Implications for Muslims of the End-time Return of Jesus the True Messiah."</strong></p> <p>Address of Masjid: Jalan Pinggiran Setia Budi, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.</p> <p>Contact number as below:</p> <p>Ustaz Burhanuddin +6019 598 3963</p> <p>Ustaz Sharifuddin +6019 832 2350</p> <p>Office number +603 2011 6666</p> <p><strong>August 11th 2018: (Saturday) Launch of Book entitled ‘Methodology for Study of the Qur’an’.</strong></p> <p>The launch will take place at Masjid Darul-Ehsan in Subangjaya, SS15 Subang Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, at the time of Salat al-Maghrib. The book will be available in both English and Malay.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>August 10th 2018: (Youm al-Jumu’ah) Lecture at Masjid Omar ibn al-Khattāb in Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur, at the time of Salāt al-Maghrib on the topic:</p> <p><strong>"Implications for Muslims of the End-time Return of Jesus the True Messiah."</strong></p> <p>Address of Masjid: Jalan Pinggiran Setia Budi, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.</p> <p>Contact number as below:</p> <p>Ustaz Burhanuddin +6019 598 3963</p> <p>Ustaz Sharifuddin +6019 832 2350</p> <p>Office number +603 2011 6666</p> <p><strong>August 11th 2018: (Saturday) Launch of Book entitled ‘Methodology for Study of the Qur’an’.</strong></p> <p>The launch will take place at Masjid Darul-Ehsan in Subangjaya, SS15 Subang Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, at the time of Salat al-Maghrib. The book will be available in both English and Malay.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Schedule of Lectures in Karachi, Pakistan 2018-07-12T14:40:08Z 2018-07-12T14:40:08Z http://imranhosein.org/component/content/article/3/578-schedule-of-lectures-in-karachi-pakistan.html Mogamat Abrahams web@imranhosein.org <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Schedule of Lectures in Karachi, Pakistan</p> <p>Imran N. Hosein</p> <p>August 5th 2018: Explaining Dajjal the False Messiah in Islamic Eschatology;</p> <p>August 19th 2018: Explaining Gog and Magog in Islamic Eschatology.</p> <p>Both lectures commence at 5pm and there is no registration for attendance.</p> <p>The venue for both lectures is the National Museum of Pakistan Shahrah e Kamel Ataturk, Burns Garden, Karachi, 75500, Pakistan Tel: +92 21 99212839</p> <p>Website: <a href="https://national-museum-of-pakistan.business.site/">https://national-museum-of-pakistan.business.site/</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Schedule of Lectures in Karachi, Pakistan</p> <p>Imran N. Hosein</p> <p>August 5th 2018: Explaining Dajjal the False Messiah in Islamic Eschatology;</p> <p>August 19th 2018: Explaining Gog and Magog in Islamic Eschatology.</p> <p>Both lectures commence at 5pm and there is no registration for attendance.</p> <p>The venue for both lectures is the National Museum of Pakistan Shahrah e Kamel Ataturk, Burns Garden, Karachi, 75500, Pakistan Tel: +92 21 99212839</p> <p>Website: <a href="https://national-museum-of-pakistan.business.site/">https://national-museum-of-pakistan.business.site/</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Lecture to Orthodox Christian Community in Leeds 2018-07-09T05:38:25Z 2018-07-09T05:38:25Z http://imranhosein.org/news/577-lecture-to-orthodox-christian-community-in-leeds.html Mogamat Abrahams web@imranhosein.org <p><img src="http://www.imranhosein.org/images/stories/leedsinter.jpg" alt="" align="left" /></p> <p><img src="http://www.imranhosein.org/images/stories/leedsinter.jpg" alt="" align="left" /></p> THE QUR’ĀN THE GREAT WAR AND THE WEST 2018-04-11T06:50:54Z 2018-04-11T06:50:54Z http://imranhosein.org/articles/signs-of-the-last-day/576-the-qurn-the-great-war-and-the-west.html Imran Nazar Hosein web@imranhosein.org <p dir="RTL" align="center">سَنَفْرُغُ لَكُمْ أَيُّهَا الثَّقَلَانِ</p> <p align="center">(Qur’ān, al-Rahmān, 55:31)</p> <p align="center"><strong>We shall one day take you to task,&nbsp;O you sin-laden two!</strong></p> <p align="center">(In the above verse the <i>Qur’ān</i> has addressed both a Western world that is loaded with sin, as well as the <i>Shayatīn</i> (plural of <i>Shaitān/</i> Satan who are evil <i>Jinn</i>/) who have supported and strengthened the West during their last 500 years of arrogant blood-stained rule over the world, to declare that Allah will bring their sin-laden rule over the world to an end. The verse below informs them how He will do so.)</p> <p dir="RTL" align="center">يُرْسَلُ عَلَيْكُمَا شُوَاظٌ مِّن نَّارٍ وَنُحَاسٌ فَلَا تَنتَصِرَانِ&nbsp;</p> <p align="center">(Qur’ān, al-Rahmān, 55:35)</p> <p align="center"><strong>A flash of fire will be let loose upon you, followed by smoke, and you will be left helpless!</strong></p> <p><i>Sūrah al-Rahmān</i> also warns them that their missiles, satellites, drones, etc., can fly through the skies, or from beneath the earth and the depths of the seas only with Allah’s authority. This implies that He can withhold His authority at any time, and that may just happen in the Great War. An angel, for example, can intercept a nuclear-armed inter-continental ballistic missile speeding towards a designated target, and turn it around to return it to its sin-laden sender!&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>Those who serve us with poison will eventually swallow it and poison themselves."</strong><strong></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>Vladimir Putin, President of Russia</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>“And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains.”</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>Revelation 6:15</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>.&nbsp; .&nbsp; .&nbsp; but a true believer in the One God is not afraid to die! </strong></p> <p><strong> <p dir="RTL" align="center">سَنَفْرُغُ لَكُمْ أَيُّهَا الثَّقَلَانِ</p> <p align="center">(Qur’ān, al-Rahmān, 55:31)</p> <p align="center"><strong>We shall one day take you to task,&nbsp;O you sin-laden two!</strong></p> <p align="center">(In the above verse the <i>Qur’ān</i> has addressed both a Western world that is loaded with sin, as well as the <i>Shayatīn</i> (plural of <i>Shaitān/</i> Satan who are evil <i>Jinn</i>/) who have supported and strengthened the West during their last 500 years of arrogant blood-stained rule over the world, to declare that Allah will bring their sin-laden rule over the world to an end. The verse below informs them how He will do so.)</p> <p dir="RTL" align="center">يُرْسَلُ عَلَيْكُمَا شُوَاظٌ مِّن نَّارٍ وَنُحَاسٌ فَلَا تَنتَصِرَانِ&nbsp;</p> <p align="center">(Qur’ān, al-Rahmān, 55:35)</p> <p align="center"><strong>A flash of fire will be let loose upon you, followed by smoke, and you will be left helpless!</strong></p> <p><i>Sūrah al-Rahmān</i> also warns them that their missiles, satellites, drones, etc., can fly through the skies, or from beneath the earth and the depths of the seas only with Allah’s authority. This implies that He can withhold His authority at any time, and that may just happen in the Great War. An angel, for example, can intercept a nuclear-armed inter-continental ballistic missile speeding towards a designated target, and turn it around to return it to its sin-laden sender!&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>Those who serve us with poison will eventually swallow it and poison themselves."</strong><strong></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>Vladimir Putin, President of Russia</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>“And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains.”</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>Revelation 6:15</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>.&nbsp; .&nbsp; .&nbsp; but a true believer in the One God is not afraid to die! </strong></p> <p><strong> French Books Donations 2018-02-20T11:15:17Z 2018-02-20T11:15:17Z http://imranhosein.org/component/content/article/3/575-announcement.html Mogamat Abrahams web@imranhosein.org <p>Assalaamu 'alaikum!</p> <p>Please add this to the announcement concerning the seminar:</p> <p>All books translated to French to be published:</p> <p>I also wish to announce that all my books which have been translated to French will now be published in France Insha Allah and made available to the French-speaking public. However, I have launched an appeal for funds to assist me in meeting the cost of printing the books.</p> <p>Kindly check the link below where donations can be made to assist me in meeting the cost of printing those books.</p> <p><a href="https://www.cotizup.com/imran-hosein-livres-francais" id="LPlnk711673">https://www.cotizup.com/imran-hosein-livres-francais</a></p> <p>LIVRES EN FRANÇAIS CHEIKH IMRAN HOSEIN - CotizUp.com<br />www.cotizup.com<br />Soutenez cette cagnotte : participez ou partagez au maximum !</p> <p>with love,</p> <p>INH</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Assalaamu 'alaikum!</p> <p>Please add this to the announcement concerning the seminar:</p> <p>All books translated to French to be published:</p> <p>I also wish to announce that all my books which have been translated to French will now be published in France Insha Allah and made available to the French-speaking public. However, I have launched an appeal for funds to assist me in meeting the cost of printing the books.</p> <p>Kindly check the link below where donations can be made to assist me in meeting the cost of printing those books.</p> <p><a href="https://www.cotizup.com/imran-hosein-livres-francais" id="LPlnk711673">https://www.cotizup.com/imran-hosein-livres-francais</a></p> <p>LIVRES EN FRANÇAIS CHEIKH IMRAN HOSEIN - CotizUp.com<br />www.cotizup.com<br />Soutenez cette cagnotte : participez ou partagez au maximum !</p> <p>with love,</p> <p>INH</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> STATEMENT BY ISLAMIC SCHOLAR IMRAN N. HOSEIN ON THE DEATH OF AYATULLAH HAERI SHIRAZI IN QUM, IRAN 2017-12-28T19:07:24Z 2017-12-28T19:07:24Z http://imranhosein.org/news/573-statement-by-islamic-scholar-imran-n-hosein-on-the-death-of-ayatullah-haeri-shirazi-in-qum-iran.html Imran Nazar Hosein web@imranhosein.org <p>Assalaamu ‘alaikum!</p> <p>I have just received the news of the death of my dear elder brother, the beloved Ayatullah Haeri Shirazi, who has died in the Iranian city of Qom at the age of 81. </p> <p>I met him, for the first and only time, when I visited him at his humble residence in Qom earlier this year. I had travelled from my Caribbean island of Trinidad to Teheran to attend a conference on Palestine, and when the conference was over I stayed on in Iran for another week in order to deliver a few lectures and to meet some of my dear friends who are resident in Teheran. But I was also keen to use the opportunity to meet with Ayatullah Haeri since I had heard in a previous visit, and to my great happiness, that he had denounced the paper-money monetary system as exploitative, and hence Haram. The only other Ayatullah I was honored to meet in Iran, who held similar views, was Ayatullah Binazaade Shirazi, who I met in the city of Shiraz during an earlier visit to Iran. Indeed Ayatullah Binazaade did not mince words. He denounced paper-money as the ‘root of all evil’ in Iran!</p> <p>I climbed, with some pain in my knees, to the top floor of Ayatuallah Haeri Shirazi’s humble home in Qom, where we were invited to sit on the floor on ever-beautiful Iranian carpets. I was received in the room by several of the senior students of the Ayatullah who were keen to witness the meeting and exchange of views between two scholars of Islam who had similar views on the monetary system.</p> <p> <p>Assalaamu ‘alaikum!</p> <p>I have just received the news of the death of my dear elder brother, the beloved Ayatullah Haeri Shirazi, who has died in the Iranian city of Qom at the age of 81. </p> <p>I met him, for the first and only time, when I visited him at his humble residence in Qom earlier this year. I had travelled from my Caribbean island of Trinidad to Teheran to attend a conference on Palestine, and when the conference was over I stayed on in Iran for another week in order to deliver a few lectures and to meet some of my dear friends who are resident in Teheran. But I was also keen to use the opportunity to meet with Ayatullah Haeri since I had heard in a previous visit, and to my great happiness, that he had denounced the paper-money monetary system as exploitative, and hence Haram. The only other Ayatullah I was honored to meet in Iran, who held similar views, was Ayatullah Binazaade Shirazi, who I met in the city of Shiraz during an earlier visit to Iran. Indeed Ayatullah Binazaade did not mince words. He denounced paper-money as the ‘root of all evil’ in Iran!</p> <p>I climbed, with some pain in my knees, to the top floor of Ayatuallah Haeri Shirazi’s humble home in Qom, where we were invited to sit on the floor on ever-beautiful Iranian carpets. I was received in the room by several of the senior students of the Ayatullah who were keen to witness the meeting and exchange of views between two scholars of Islam who had similar views on the monetary system.</p> <p> Dajjal the Quran and Awwal Al Zaman 2017-11-19T10:21:49Z 2017-11-19T10:21:49Z http://imranhosein.org/books/571-dajjal-the-quran-and-awwal-al-zaman.html Imran Nazar Hosein web@imranhosein.org <p>Please click on the Cover Image to leave reviews or to purchase the E-Book from imranhosein.com<a href="http://imranhosein.com/product/dajjal-the-quran-and-awwal-al-zaman/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.imranhosein.org/images/stories/dajjal-quran-owaluszamaan.jpg" alt="" width="223" height="309" align="left" /></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.imranhosein.org//inhmedia/books/DajjalQuranBeginningofHistory.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to Downlo</a><a href="http://www.imranhosein.org//inhmedia/books/DajjalQuranBeginningofHistory.pdf" target="_blank">ad the Ebook</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Please click on the Cover Image to leave reviews or to purchase the E-Book from imranhosein.com<a href="http://imranhosein.com/product/dajjal-the-quran-and-awwal-al-zaman/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.imranhosein.org/images/stories/dajjal-quran-owaluszamaan.jpg" alt="" width="223" height="309" align="left" /></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.imranhosein.org//inhmedia/books/DajjalQuranBeginningofHistory.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to Downlo</a><a href="http://www.imranhosein.org//inhmedia/books/DajjalQuranBeginningofHistory.pdf" target="_blank">ad the Ebook</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> THE ROAD AHEAD FOR PAKISTAN 2017-10-03T20:49:53Z 2017-10-03T20:49:53Z http://imranhosein.org/articles/islam-and-politics/570-the-road-ahead-for-pakistan.html Munir Akram web@imranhosein.org <p class="note"><em>This is an excellent essay written by talented former Pakistani diplomat, Munir Akram. I once met Munir, many years ago, at the Foreign Ministry in Islamabad. INH</em></p> <p>US President Donald Trump spoke harshly about Pakistan; but he has not yet imposed sanctions, as has been the case with Iran, nor threatened to "totally destroy" it, like North Korea.<br />Pakistani diplomats believe there is room to maintain a working if not a cosy relationship with Washington. That remains to be seen. Islamabad disagrees with the 'new' US strategy concerning Afghanistan. It will not fight Afghanistan's war on its soil.<br />It will continue to oppose an expanded Indian role in Afghanistan. It wants a political settlement between Kabul and the Afghan Taliban, rather than continued conflict, and coordinated action to eliminate the militant Islamic State group and Al Qaeda, as well as the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan, the Jamaatul Ahrar and the Balochistan Liberation Army, that operate from safe havens in Afghanistan.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="note"><em>This is an excellent essay written by talented former Pakistani diplomat, Munir Akram. I once met Munir, many years ago, at the Foreign Ministry in Islamabad. INH</em></p> <p>US President Donald Trump spoke harshly about Pakistan; but he has not yet imposed sanctions, as has been the case with Iran, nor threatened to "totally destroy" it, like North Korea.<br />Pakistani diplomats believe there is room to maintain a working if not a cosy relationship with Washington. That remains to be seen. Islamabad disagrees with the 'new' US strategy concerning Afghanistan. It will not fight Afghanistan's war on its soil.<br />It will continue to oppose an expanded Indian role in Afghanistan. It wants a political settlement between Kabul and the Afghan Taliban, rather than continued conflict, and coordinated action to eliminate the militant Islamic State group and Al Qaeda, as well as the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan, the Jamaatul Ahrar and the Balochistan Liberation Army, that operate from safe havens in Afghanistan.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> MEETING WITH THE SAKER IN BEAUTIFUL TOBAGO 2017-04-09T11:13:47Z 2017-04-09T11:13:47Z http://imranhosein.org/articles/39-islamic-philosophy/567-meeting-with-the-saker-in-beautiful-tobago.html Mogamat Abrahams web@imranhosein.org <p>I have just spent 10 exciting days with my Russian friend, ‘The Saker’, in the enchantingly beautiful Caribbean island of Tobago. I was born in the island of Trinidad where I now live, and Tobago is located just next to Trinidad in the South Caribbean Sea close to Venezuela:</p> <p><a href="http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/central_america_map2.htm">http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/central_america_map2.htm</a></p> <p>This was the first time that I ever met with ‘Saker’, and I am happy to report that I succeeded in persuading him to come out in the open with his true identity, while putting his trust in the One God. As a consequence, his identity is now public. He is Andrei Raevsky, but he will continue to use his <i>nom de plume</i> of Saker. If you visit his website: <a href="http://thesaker.is/sakers-open-letter-to-the-saker-community/">http://thesaker.is/sakers-open-letter-to-the-saker-community/</a> you will even see his photograph. Those who are not familiar with him will get to know him if they visit his website.<br /> <p>I have just spent 10 exciting days with my Russian friend, ‘The Saker’, in the enchantingly beautiful Caribbean island of Tobago. I was born in the island of Trinidad where I now live, and Tobago is located just next to Trinidad in the South Caribbean Sea close to Venezuela:</p> <p><a href="http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/central_america_map2.htm">http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/central_america_map2.htm</a></p> <p>This was the first time that I ever met with ‘Saker’, and I am happy to report that I succeeded in persuading him to come out in the open with his true identity, while putting his trust in the One God. As a consequence, his identity is now public. He is Andrei Raevsky, but he will continue to use his <i>nom de plume</i> of Saker. If you visit his website: <a href="http://thesaker.is/sakers-open-letter-to-the-saker-community/">http://thesaker.is/sakers-open-letter-to-the-saker-community/</a> you will even see his photograph. Those who are not familiar with him will get to know him if they visit his website.<br /> Trinidad Live Classes !! 2017-02-02T10:33:48Z 2017-02-02T10:33:48Z http://imranhosein.org/component/content/article/3/566-trinidad-live-classes-.html Imran Nazar Hosein web@imranhosein.org <p class="info"> <div><strong>&nbsp;</strong></div> <p>My lectures from Trinidad will commence on Sunday February 5th from 8am (Trinidad time). <br />They can be&nbsp;viewed live from: <a href="http://www.ibntt.com" id="LPlnk431124" tabindex="-1" disabled="disabled"> www.ibntt.com</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <div id="LPBorder_GT_14857637567470.9020153482828208"> <table id="LPContainer_14857637567390.09217235705272975" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr valign="top"> <td id="TextCell_14857637567430.513361074455557" colspan="2"> <div id="LPTitle_14857637567430.3340145756554145"><a id="LPUrlAnchor_14857637567430.5367837210158573" href="http://www.ibntt.com/" target="_blank" tabindex="-1" disabled="disabled">IBN Communications Company Ltd.</a></div> <div id="LPMetadata_14857637567430.5024543470752236">www.ibntt.com</div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </p> <p class="info">Questions can be sent by email&nbsp;during the lectures&nbsp;to <a href="mailto:inhosein@hotmail.com">inhosein@hotmail.com</a>&nbsp; <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>with love,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>INH</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </p> <p class="info"> <div><strong>&nbsp;</strong></div> <p>My lectures from Trinidad will commence on Sunday February 5th from 8am (Trinidad time). <br />They can be&nbsp;viewed live from: <a href="http://www.ibntt.com" id="LPlnk431124" tabindex="-1" disabled="disabled"> www.ibntt.com</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <div id="LPBorder_GT_14857637567470.9020153482828208"> <table id="LPContainer_14857637567390.09217235705272975" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr valign="top"> <td id="TextCell_14857637567430.513361074455557" colspan="2"> <div id="LPTitle_14857637567430.3340145756554145"><a id="LPUrlAnchor_14857637567430.5367837210158573" href="http://www.ibntt.com/" target="_blank" tabindex="-1" disabled="disabled">IBN Communications Company Ltd.</a></div> <div id="LPMetadata_14857637567430.5024543470752236">www.ibntt.com</div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </p> <p class="info">Questions can be sent by email&nbsp;during the lectures&nbsp;to <a href="mailto:inhosein@hotmail.com">inhosein@hotmail.com</a>&nbsp; <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>with love,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>INH</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </p> An Introduction to Methodology for Study of the Qur’an 2016-04-24T21:46:00Z 2016-04-24T21:46:00Z http://imranhosein.org/books/555-an-introduction-to-methodology-for-study-of-the-quran.html Imran Nazar Hosein web@imranhosein.org <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><i><img style="margin: 5px 10px 5px 3px; float: left;" src="http://www.imranhosein.org/images/stories/methodologybook.jpg" height="348" width="246" />Methodology for the Study of Dajjāl in the Qur’</i><i>ā</i><i>n</i> was meant to be included as a chapter of my book on <i>Dajj</i><i>ā</i><i>l.</i> However I realized that it was too long to function as a chapter, and hence I had to remove the material that was specific to <i>Dajj</i><i>ā</i><i>l</i>, and then publish it as a separate book altogether. I have no regrets in doing so since it was my desire that this be my last effort at teaching basic methodology for the study of the <i>Qur’ān</i>. I have done no more than offer an introduction to that methodology. Those who wish to do so, can search for books which teach the subject comprehensively.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The ‘Introduction’ to the religious thought of the distinguished Islamic scholar, <i>Maulānā</i> Dr. Muhammad Fazlur Rahmān Ansārī (1914-1974) contains important information and analysis on methodology which complement the text of this book. Readers are advised to read that ‘Introduction’ to his religious thought in order to enhance their understanding of the subject of this book. It is located in Appendix 1 of the book. Indeed most of what is explained in the text itself on methodology has come from him, and it is he who should have written this book. I wish I had an introductory book such as this to study when I was his student just beginning my study of <i>Tafsīr al- Qur’</i><i>ā</i><i>n.</i> Had he written it, I have no doubt that it would have spurred me on to a faster and more productive effort of study of the Holy <i>Qur’ān.</i></p> <p>Allah Most High declared that He sent down the <i>Qur’</i><i>ā</i><i>n</i> in the Arabic language in order that it might provoke a people to <i>think </i>(Qur’ān, Yūsuf, 12:2), and hence to <i>study</i> the Book with the rational faculty. Most translators of the <i>Qur’</i><i>ā</i><i>n</i> admit that it cannot be translated to another language. (See Muhammad Asad’s essay entitled: <i>Can the </i><i>Qur’ān</i><i> be translated?</i> Published by the Centre Islamique, Geneva. 1964) Rather, the most that can be achieved in a translation is an approximate rendering of the meaning of the miraculous Arabic text. For this reason we always quote in this book, the actual Arabic text of the <i>Qur’</i><i>ā</i><i>n</i> which has been preserved unaltered for close to fifteen hundred years, and having done so, we then offer an explanatory translation with our explanatory comments (always carefully enclosed in brackets). We have done so in order to facilitate the proper <i>study</i> of the <i>Qur’</i><i>ā</i><i>n.</i></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><i><img style="margin: 5px 10px 5px 3px; float: left;" src="http://www.imranhosein.org/images/stories/methodologybook.jpg" height="348" width="246" />Methodology for the Study of Dajjāl in the Qur’</i><i>ā</i><i>n</i> was meant to be included as a chapter of my book on <i>Dajj</i><i>ā</i><i>l.</i> However I realized that it was too long to function as a chapter, and hence I had to remove the material that was specific to <i>Dajj</i><i>ā</i><i>l</i>, and then publish it as a separate book altogether. I have no regrets in doing so since it was my desire that this be my last effort at teaching basic methodology for the study of the <i>Qur’ān</i>. I have done no more than offer an introduction to that methodology. Those who wish to do so, can search for books which teach the subject comprehensively.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The ‘Introduction’ to the religious thought of the distinguished Islamic scholar, <i>Maulānā</i> Dr. Muhammad Fazlur Rahmān Ansārī (1914-1974) contains important information and analysis on methodology which complement the text of this book. Readers are advised to read that ‘Introduction’ to his religious thought in order to enhance their understanding of the subject of this book. It is located in Appendix 1 of the book. Indeed most of what is explained in the text itself on methodology has come from him, and it is he who should have written this book. I wish I had an introductory book such as this to study when I was his student just beginning my study of <i>Tafsīr al- Qur’</i><i>ā</i><i>n.</i> Had he written it, I have no doubt that it would have spurred me on to a faster and more productive effort of study of the Holy <i>Qur’ān.</i></p> <p>Allah Most High declared that He sent down the <i>Qur’</i><i>ā</i><i>n</i> in the Arabic language in order that it might provoke a people to <i>think </i>(Qur’ān, Yūsuf, 12:2), and hence to <i>study</i> the Book with the rational faculty. Most translators of the <i>Qur’</i><i>ā</i><i>n</i> admit that it cannot be translated to another language. (See Muhammad Asad’s essay entitled: <i>Can the </i><i>Qur’ān</i><i> be translated?</i> Published by the Centre Islamique, Geneva. 1964) Rather, the most that can be achieved in a translation is an approximate rendering of the meaning of the miraculous Arabic text. For this reason we always quote in this book, the actual Arabic text of the <i>Qur’</i><i>ā</i><i>n</i> which has been preserved unaltered for close to fifteen hundred years, and having done so, we then offer an explanatory translation with our explanatory comments (always carefully enclosed in brackets). We have done so in order to facilitate the proper <i>study</i> of the <i>Qur’</i><i>ā</i><i>n.</i></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>