ماہنامہ "اشراق" :چند شماروں کا تنقیدی جائزہ
Monthly Ishrāq: A Critical Study of Selected Issues
Monthly Ishrāq is a periodical which has religious as well as literary background. It is religious because it discusses the Qur’ ān, Ḥadīth, Fiqh and biographies of great personalities of Islam. It is literary because its mentor-Jāwaid Ghāmdī-is a well-known poet and writer of a particular fame. Despite difference of opinion, the high repute of Ishrāq is undeniable in modernized and secular circles. The references of the Qur’ān, Ḥadīth, Fiqh and opinions published in this journal are discussed and quoted in the academic circles of UK, USA and India. This global reverence may well be earned but also adds the element of responsibility on the proprietors to be keener and more meticulous. The recurring loopholes demand to be noticed and revisited. Incorrect references of some verses of the Holy Qur’ān, mis-translation of some Qur’ānic verses, improper placement of many of the Qur’ānic references, verses without translation are the problems becoming frequent lately. Some typographical mistakes are of minor importance but some of them are so grave that they alter the subject completely. Critical, analytical and comparative approaches are adopted to analyze the mistakes in text of journal and it aims at the accurate presentation of Qur’ānic information in it. This is not nitpicking and should not be taken casually for this hurts their claimed popularity and earned stature. It is important to mention that all the wrongs present in the file of ''Ishrāq'' belong to the disciples, the mentor remain above board. Targeting the century's old tradition of Ḥifz -i- Qur’ān is yet another idea being propelled through their journal in recent times where they are consciously providing a platform to a writer of their acquaintance to come up with heretical views.