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On the Translation of al-Suyuti’s al-Itqan

Waqar Akbar Cheema … As part of their series “Great Books of the Islamic Civilization” Muhammad bin Hammad al-Thani Centre for Muslim Contribution to Civilization in association with Garnet Publishing have published translation of a part of Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti’s (d. 911/1505) celebrated work al-Itqan fi ‘Ulum al-Qur’an, “The Perfect Guide to the Sciences of the Qur’an.” Part 1 Volume ... Read More »

The Life of Muhammad: A Critique of Guillaume’s English Translation

Dr. ‘Abdul Latif Tibawi Professor Guillaume is not merely offering a translation of the received text of the biography of Muhammad, as recorded by Ibn Hisham from al-Bakka’i, from Ibn Ishaq. His work is a translation of his own reconstruction of Ibn Ishaq ….  … one gathers from the concluding words on page v that the translator hopes that his ... Read More »

6 Phases of the Islamic Scientific Tradition

Dr. Muzaffar Iqbal “Assessed in the most general terms, the Islamic scientific tradition can be seen as having passed through the following major phases: (i) a formative phase under the shade of Islamic religious sciences; (ii) a quick maturation through the massive infusion of data, information and theories from the Greek, Indian and Persian traditions; (iii) a phase of careful ... Read More »

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