As a legatee of the rich intellectual tradition in Muslim history, al-Mawrid is a unique institution of learning. A deep concern over the dearth of suitable approaches to Islamic learning in our times gave birth to this institution at the dawn of the Fifteenth century Hijrah. Lost in the maze of sectarian prejudices and political wrangling, the true message of Islam, based on the Holy Qur’an and the Sunnah, has become alien to the Muslims. The Qur’an, which is the foundation of this religion, is rarely approached for purposes other than oral delivery or rote learning. In the madrasas, those disciplines of learning that were at best a possible means to understanding the Qur’an have become an end in themselves. The Hadith has been isolated from its foundations in the Qur’an and the Sunnah, and the primary focus now is on the foundational principles and the emanating discourses of a particular school of thought and on the polemics to establish their superiority over those of others.Read more
Religion is the guidance which was first inspired by the Almighty in human nature and after that it was given by Him with all essential details to mankind through His prophets. Muhammad (sws) is the last of these prophets. Consequently, it is now he alone who in this world is the sole source of religion. It is only through him that man can receive divine guidance, and it is only he who, through his words, deeds or tacit approvals, has the authority to regard something as part of Islam until the Day of Judgement.Read more...
It is of paramount importance to very clearly understand the basis and foundation of the message Al-Mawrid wants to deliver. The intellectual arguments behind this message should be fully grasped so that its bearers are able to cogently present it to their addressees. It also needs to be understood that the foremost addressees of this message are the bearers themselves. They should first comprehend it and then deliver it to others. Besides understanding the message, they should also try to have a true comprehension of God. In the absence of this comprehension, no Dawah mission can be truly successful.Ghamidi's Personal Website
I have written in my treatise Mizan that the Qur’an is what is recorded in the mushaf, and which, except for some areas of North Africa, is recited by a vast majority of the Muslim ummah without the slightest variation. A question may arise on this: even if for the sake of discussion it is accepted that the Qur’an is only what has just been...