Pakistan Journal of Qur’ānic Studies 2024-03-03T19:00:18+00:00 Prof. Dr. Zia ur Rehman Open Journal Systems <p>The Pakistan Journal of Qur’ānic Studies ISSN: 2958-9177 (Print), ISSN: 2958-9185 (Online), HEC recognized in "Y" category, is a bi-annual and tri-lingual (Urdu, Arabic &amp; English) research journal of Qur’ānic Studies, Islamic Studies, Religious Studies, and Theology, which was established in March 2022. PJQS - Pakistan Journal of Qur’ānic Studies is a double-blind peer reviewed and open-access research journal published by the Department of Qur’ānic Studies, Faculty of Islamic and Arabic Studies, the Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan. The Journal’s aim is to create a comprehensive and global understanding of Islam, to create a positive change in a common man's attitude and behavior, to promote scholarly research on the modern-age complexities and problems and finding their solutions in the light of the true teachings of Islam. The research journal is being published according to the HEC Policy.</p> <p><strong>Editor:</strong><strong><br />Prof. Dr. Zia ur Rehman<br /></strong>Chairman Department of Qur’ānic Studies, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan</p> The Characteristics of "Surah Al-Fatiha" in Light of the Authentic and Fabricated Ahadith: An Analytical Study 2024-01-23T12:22:16+00:00 Syed Abdul Majid Ghouri <p>"Surah Al-Fatiha" holds a prominent place within the Holy Qur’an and one of its most distinctive attributes is that it serves as the Quran's opening chapter and integral to the validity of prayers. Its virtues have been mentioned in numerous Prophetic traditions and it has unique characteristics that indicate its influence in bringing benefits, warding off harm, alleviating calamities, and healing the sick. This research conducts a comprehensive analysis of the Ahadith pertaining to this Surah, elucidating its attributes based on authentic Ahadith. Additionally, it discerns and highlights instances where fabricated Ahadith and superstitious beliefs have been inaccurately associated with the attributes of this Surah. The research consists of two sections. The initial section offers an introductory exploration of the Surah, encompassing its definition, the circumstances and location of its revelation, as well as the number of its verses and its names. The subsequent section focuses on explaining what has been mentioned in authentic Ahadith regarding the characteristics of this Surah and alerts to what has been mentioned about its characteristics in fabricated Ahadith and superstitious beliefs associated with its attributes. In this study, the researcher has adopted two approaches: the inductive approach and the analytical approach. The inductive approach was utilized to compile and track the authentic Ahadith pertaining to the excellence and characteristics of this Surah and what has been mentioned about it in terms of fabricated Ahadith and superstitions. On the other hand, the analytical approach was used to analyze the texts of these Ahadith and extract their underlying meanings. The study has been concluded with significant outcomes.</p> 2024-02-04T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Syed Abdul Majid Ghouri Relative Scarcity of Economic Resources: From Islamic Economics Perspective 2024-02-01T19:28:33+00:00 Dr Naeem Rahman M. Yahya <p><em>The research article aims to explore the concept of relative scarcity in conventional economics, which is considered as the foundation of so called economic problem. Both capitalism and socialism, in spite of their vigorous fundamental differences in economic thought like; economic freedom, ownership of the resources, decision making power, government interference and wage price flexibility etc., do coincide on the issue of relative scarcity. Paradoxically , Islamic economic system based on the revealed knowledge of Quran and Sunnah refutes this concept and assures that the amount of natural resources is not only sufficient but they are created exactly in precise measure to fulfill the economic and materialistic needs of mankind. So, economic problem based on relative scarcity does not have any empirical evidence to show its authenticity. The researcher has reached the conclusion after a thorough discourse of arguments from both side; conventional and Islamic economics that the resources are in abundance and perfect measure at the disposal of humans. It is not the relative scarcity of the resources, but the miss- allocation of resources and mischievous and greedy human behavior who mishandle the resources are the major reason to create economic problem. Hence, the economic problem can easily be addressed and solved by following the divine instructions of Islamic economic thought mention in Quran and Sunnah.</em></p> 2024-02-02T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Dr. Naeem Rahman M. Yahya