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Tolu-e-Islam (English: Resurgence of Islam), also known as Bazm-e-Tolu-e-Islam, is an organization which focuses on understanding the Quran via logic, empiricism, and the appropriate application of the rules of Classical Arabic.[1] The words “Tolu-e-Islam,” meaning “dawn” or “resurgence” of Islam, were taken from "Tulu'i Islam", the title of a poem by the philosopher and poet Muhammad Iqbal.

History & Philosophy[edit]

The movement was initiated by Muhammad Iqbal, and later spearheaded by Ghulam Ahmed Pervez. In his writings and speeches Ghulam Ahmed Pervez, who succeeded Iqbal as Tolu-e-Islam's lead scholar, has deductively analyzed Quranic verses with little or no emphasis on hadith.[2] He also provided a new commentary on the Quran based on a re-translation of key verses, based on applying proper rules of classical Arabic and its conventions, which have been overlooked by the mainstream sects. As well as releasing a Quranic Dictionary (Lughat-ul-Quran) which translated many of the key words used in the Quran. Ghulam Ahmed Pervez did not reject all hadiths; however, he only accepted hadiths which "are in accordance with the Quran or do not stain the character of the Prophet or his companions".[3] The organization publishes and distributes books, pamphlets, and recordings of Pervez's teachings.[3]


Tolu-e-Islam does not belong to any political party, nor does it belong to any religious group or sect . It is strictly against sectarianism, because such acts of creating sects/divisions in Islam is equal in magnitude to "Shirk" i.e. rejection of Monotheism.[4] Tolu-e-Islam seeks to propagate the Quranic teachings so that the system of “Khilafat ‘Ala Minhaj-e-Risalat” (God's direct rule on Earth, where the Quran is the only source of derivation of law) is once again established.

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  1. ^ "The aim and objective of the Tolu-e-Islam". Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  2. ^ Latif, Abu Ruqayyah Farasat, The Qurʾāniyūn of the Twentieth Century,, Accessed December 5, 2013
  3. ^ a b "Bazm-e-Tolu-e-Islam". Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  4. ^ "The Quran, Verse 30:31-32". Quran Surah Ar-Room ( Verse 31 ) , Quran Surah Ar-Room ( Verse 32 )

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