Tolu-e-Islam

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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 believe that the Qur'an itself must be the primary source of guidance for believers and deny the authority of the hadiths which are against the quraan .

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 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 which goes against Quranic teaching, however they do not blemish the personality of Muhammad or his companions. 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.

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.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]

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.

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