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Tolu-e-Islam (English: Resurgence of Islam), also known as Bazm-e-Tolu-e-Islam, is a branch of Quranism. Muslims who follow this branch believes that Quran is reflected in natural laws and only natural laws must be the primary source of guidance for believers and deny the authority of the hadiths.
Tolu-e-Islam was founded in 1938 by Ghulam Ahmed Pervez, a Pakistani scholar of the Qur'an. Focusing on Qur'anic teachings, he was willing to re-interpret Qur'anic verses in the light of laws of nature and place no emphasis on interpretations and rules suggested by the hadiths. Based on the ideology of Pervez, Tolu-e-Islam followers rejects all hadiths. Followers note that the Quran is entirely against the idea of sects, hence the term Pervizi itself, which some use to refer to the group of people who are inspired by Pervez and follow his teachings, is against Pervez ideology.
The organization is loosely controlled, although it publishes books, pamphlets, recordings of Pervez's speeches, and since 1935, a magazine, Tolu-e-Islam. The current chairman of Idara Tolu-e-Islam is Dr. Inam-ul-Haque. Bazm-e-Tolu-e-Islam is working to bring a Qurani soft revolution. Bazm has branches in all the major cities of Pakistan and uses their offices to deliver lectures and promote discussion. The leading Pakistani religious party, Jamaat-e-Islami accuses Tolu-e-Islam of serving Western interests by distorting the true and simple message of Islam.
Ghulam Pervez worked closely with Mohammad Ali Jinnah (Qauid-e-Azam) for 10 years before Pakistan became an independent country, and was one of the few people who could have a face to face interaction with Mr. Jinnah without a prior appointment. He was also one of the only prominent Pakistani scholars who argued with the government of Pakistan not to accept objective resolution? as part of the constitution,[vague] because he feared that this step would ultimately lead to sectarian violence and bloodshed in the country and would not let Pakistan become a progressive state.
Pervez's best known works include Lughaat-ul-Quran (Quranic Dictionary with Arabic references from oldest research), Mafhoom-ul-Quran, Tabweeb-ul-Quran, and many research papers.