A critical analysis of the ideology of Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri with special reference to Islamic revivalism
Although 'The Revival of Islam and Muslims' has not been studied,
discussed and researched in the past as a specific subject of Islamic Sciences or
as a part of Islamic curricula in seminaries and educational institutions, at present
it has become a hot cake for intellectual and academic discourse among Muslim
and non-Muslim scholars alike. In this context the present study investigates,
examines and critically analyses the ideology of Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
regarding Islamic Revivalism.
This study examines the areas of Muslim Thought which have been
subjected to severe ailments and distortions, during the decline period of the
Muslim Ummah, leading them to inactivity and stagnancy. I also attempt to
suggest various remedial measures to overcome the prevailing conditions, using
the ideology of revivalism by Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri critically compared
with other ideologies of Maududi and al-Banna.
Furthermore, I will analyse the ideology of Dr Al-Qadri for the
reconstruction of the political, economic, juristic, religious and spiritual thought
of Islam in the contemporary context.
As Qur'anic Philosophy of Revivalism is a new concept in academia,
there is vast scope for investigation of this field to discover new horizons in this
particular subject ofIslamic sciences bringing forth some new aspects of research
regarding the revival of Islam and Muslims.
The present study will enhance the knowledge, background, rationale,
significance as well as the necessity of the revival of Islam and its religious,
spiritual, academic, legal, juristic, economic and political values and also create
awareness for the reformation of the prevailing declining and decaying
conditions of Muslim societies around the globe. Consequently, this thesis will
enable one to realise and appreciate the significance of revivalism in the
In the main, my methodology focuses on library research in relation to the
works of Dr Al-Qadri as well as other revivalists in contemporary Muslim
Thought. Thus, I will rely heavily on the Islamic core sources approach to Tafsir,
Hadith scholarship and Islamic law (Fiqh) in terms of textual analysis.