Al-Bukhari Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies <p><strong>Al-Bukhari Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies</strong> is an international peer-reviewed, open access and academic journal covering all the areas of Arabic and Islamic Studies.</p> <p>The journal aims at promoting academic research activities in Arabic and Islamic Studies through publication under the aegis of School of Arabic and Islamic Studies, B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, India.</p> School of Arabic and Islamic Studies, B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. en-US Al-Bukhari Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies 2583-2379 1. Translation of meanings of the Holy Qur’an into Tamil on Printed Copies: A Historical Study <p>The process of translation of Holy Quran is one of the major tasks which is continuously being studied in terms of their evaluation and criticism. Because, the translation is the only effective tool through which the meaning of the Holy Quran can be understood by the people who do not know Arabic Language. A number of studies have been carried out by prominent Tamil Ulamas on printed Tamil translation works. In spite of those efforts, still there is a large scope for further study on Tamil translation of the Holy Quran. This paper focusses on chronological aspects of the Tamil translation of the Holy Quran.</p> Prof. Dr. Rahmah Binth Ahamed H. Osman,Abdul Rauff Mohamed Mahsoom Copyright (c) 2022 Al-Bukhari Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies 2022-07-07 2022-07-07 2 1 2. Imam Ghazzali’s Sufism: an Analytical Study <h2>Imam Ghazzali is considered as a great reformer of 5<sup>th</sup> century of Hijrah. His mastery over all disciplines of knowledge of his days is unchallengeable. He had written many books in the Philosophy and particularly “Tahafut al Falaasifah” in which he challenged the validation of many opinions and theories of Greek philosophers in theology. He had also written a number of books to refute the ideology of a group called Bathini and unveiled their hidden intentions to undermine the values and faith of Islam. By launching a strong intellectual war against Greek Philosophers and the followers of Bathini ideology, Imam Ghazzali warned the younger generation of Muslims to keep away from them.</h2> <h2>However, Imam Ghazzali had chosen the Sufism as the best way among all the ideologies that were prevalent in those days. He also devotedly practiced it in his personal life and authored a number of books. Inspite of appreciation and criticism from various groups, his book “Ihya Uloomiddheen” is the master piece of his works. His methodology of writing and presenting facts are magical and deeply convincing both the intellectuals and common people.</h2> <h2>This paper examines the biography of Imam Ghazzali, the spiritual exercise undertaken by him and the causes and justifications for his preference of Sufism. His unique contribution to the field and the reformation that he had introduced to Sufism are critically reviewed. In addition, the paper analyzes the views and critics of prominent Islamic scholars on the stands taken by Imam Ghazzali in philosophy and Sufism.</h2> Dr.P.S.Syed Masood Jamali Copyright (c) 2022 Al-Bukhari Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies 2022-07-22 2022-07-22 2 1 3. The Role of Muslim Scholars in the liberation of India <h2>This study makes an attempt to reveal the historical evidences of sacrifices of Muslim scholars, especially from north India to the freedom fighting, and their loyalty to the great nation India and their martyrdom for protecting their motherland and the excellent war skills and diplomatic moves with covenants and treaties against the interest of British intruders in our blessed land.</h2> Dr. A. Abdul Hai Hasani Nadwi & Dr. Nahvi Muhiyadeen Lebbai Al Bukhari Al Azhari Copyright (c) 2022 Al-Bukhari Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies 2022-07-07 2022-07-07 2 1 4. The Significance of Shura in Islam and its Practice in Contemporary Muslim Family <p>The family is seen as an important stage in the various stages of human life. In order to run this family structure smoothly and peacefully, there must be a strong bond between family members. Understanding is the root cause of everything. Thus, the strong bonding depends on the capacity of understanding they possess each other. One of the most influential aspects of this understanding is making decisions by having a discussion with each other and valuing each and everyone's opinions.</p> <p>Thus, the study aimed at evaluating the extent of the application of Shura in contemporary Muslim family affairs. Based on the purposive sampling method, a closed-ended questionnaire was distributed to one of each couple in hundred families out of 2390 families living in the Tambala area in the Polonnaruwa district of Sri Lanka. The review of the literature contributed to constructing its theoretical structure. The results indicate the higher application of Shura in child-related issues than spiritual and economic affairs among Muslim families.</p> <p>This study would be a guide for future studies on family-related issues and the application of the Islamic guidelines on building an effective infrastructure of a healthy family.</p> G.G.J. Waleed Ahmed, M.I. Nasrin & M.M.A. Abdullah Copyright (c) 2022 Al-Bukhari Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies 2022-07-07 2022-07-07 2 1 5. The importance of the Arabic language and its Universality <p>The Arabic language is the fifth most spoken language in the world. And it is crystal clear that the popularity of Arabic has been shining brightly from day one till today. It has a unique place in the world due to its comprehensiveness, spirituality, breadth, universality, and being the religious language of the Muslims. Also, it is becoming the fastest growing language in the world.</p> <p>This study seeks to discover the role played by the Arabic language, highlighting the established facts and the necessary steps taken by the Arabic language, like all other global languages, to become a global language in order to play its cultural, spiritual, and scientific role in all over the world. Because the Arabic language is a living, effective, flowing language with life and activity, as indicated by the United Nations and its affiliated organizations: “It has made an effective contribution to the preservation of human civilization and its cultural heritage.</p> <p>The Arabic language was based at the beginning of its renaissance to become a strong language on several basic pillars: Arabization and extensive translation, thus The Arabic language becomes in line with scientific and technological development in the world.</p> <p>This article highlights the importance of the Arabic language and its prestigious position among all linguists, writers and scholars. It is one of the most important global languages in the current era, and the language of the Qur’an and Hadith, the language of Arab Muslims, and the language of sources and references for Islamic sciences. The Arabic language has played a leading role in the development of science, literature, civilization and culture for centuries. So, it is the language of science, culture and civilization. It is accepted by everyone that the new civilization and the modern scientific renaissance are the result of scientific progress in the prosperous and prestigious Islamic eras, and the evidence for this is what Roger Bacon said in the thirteenth century AD: “Whoever wants to learn, let him learn Arabic because it is the language of science and the future."</p> <p>Yes! It is the language of science and the future. Therefore, it has become more widespread throughout the world, east and west, north and south, and the most accurate languages of the world in terms of words, the longest languages in life and impact, and the most capable of verbal and semantic growth due to its unique etymological characteristics. &nbsp;The Arabic language still shines and flaunts over other languages with his beauties and the types of perfection, and for this reason Muslims still take care of this language in writing, reading and speech, no matter how different their cities, their countries and their languages differ because they are in different parts of the world.</p> Dr. S. Abdus Samad Nadwi Copyright (c) 2022 Al-Bukhari Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies 2022-07-07 2022-07-07 2 1 6. A Study on Mawlid Literature in TamilNadu : Special Reference to the Anthology Withriyya <p>The poetical works chiefly written on Holy Prophet's birth, life, Miracles and etiquettes are termed as Mawlid Literature. Sadaqatullah is credited with being the first scholar to disseminate the Mawlid Literature in India, that in Arabia. In addition, he has contributed many anthologies of poems to this Mawlid Literature. Tamil scholars have composed Mawlids in abundance on the Holy Prophet of Islam. There are 70 long Mawlids on the Holy Prophet are available for reference. Withriyyah is one of the most famous compositions. It is a work by Sadaqathullah Appa (1632-1703) on the Holy Prophet. It is widely recited in TamilNadu. It is held in very high esteem and is considered to be one of the few finest compositions ever produced. The purpose of this article is to discuss the development of Mawlid literature in Tamil Nadu and the composition of Withriyyah poetry.</p> Dr.K.M.A.Ahamed Zubair Copyright (c) 2022 Al-Bukhari Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies 2022-07-07 2022-07-07 2 1 7. A comparative study on Tamil Translations of Holy Quran: With reference to Surah al Fatihah <p>Translating the meanings of the Qur'an is a crucial issue as its words include countless precise explanations. The scholars of Sciences of Quran have defined the rules and regulations for the translation of meanings of the Qur'an into other languages.</p> <p>A number of scholars have translated its meanings into Tamil as more than ten complete translations of the meanings of the Qur'an has been published. However, there are differences between them in their performance of the intended meaning, as each adheres to a special pattern that the others do not adhere to. Thus, the study aims to identify the approaches of the translations of the Holy Qur’an into the Tamil language focusing on Surah al-Fatihah using the analytical and comparative methods.</p> <p>The findings of this article reveal that there are many differences in each translation in the performance of intended meaning, and that there is an urgent need to revise the translation approach into Tamil language. Perhaps, this research will help the researchers and readers to become familiar with the style of translations.</p> S. Imthath, M.H.A. Munas & M.M.A. Abdullah Copyright (c) 2022 Al-Bukhari Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies 2022-07-07 2022-07-07 2 1