MAARIF RESEARCH JOURNAL

ISSN 2415-2315 (Online), ISSN 2221-2663 (Print)

ABSTRACT: Undoubtedly media is one of the most important pillars of any thriving country. A number of significant events have brought the Arab World into limelight during the last 15 years, ranging from the attack on Afghanistan in 2001 to Iraq War and the recent Arab Spring. For stories emanating from the Arab nations, western news agencies still remain the prime source of information for Urdu TV channels and newspapers. As a result, we see a lot of spelling and pronunciation mistakes when a script is transliterated and names and places from the Arab countries are mentioned. Contrary to English, Urdu is a language with almost similar Arabic alphabets that reduces the possibility of such errors. This article reviews some commonly used names, cities and countries of the Arab world taken from domestic and international Urdu news media, including renowned newspapers, news channels and news agencies. Last but not the least, the article gives some pertinent suggestions on cutting down the wrong use of words and their spellings so common in Urdu media these days. Media is entrusted with providing latest news and updates along with correct names and spellings of people and places.

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January 1st, 2015

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ABSTRACT: Freedom of expression is the fundamental right of human being. It is also admitted by the International Human Rights Commission. The constitutions of almost all countries favor this right openly whether it is enforced practically or not. Islam is the only religion that has not only admitted the right of freedom of expression but it has also given its followers the guidelines to exercise this right within the given codes and ethics. Similarly, Islam asks its followers to play their role in propagation of the truth everywhere. Even to say truth in front of the tyrant is considered as Jiha'ad (the Holy War). The pages of history are replete with such examples that the Muslims have sacrificed their lives and property for the sake of truth and righteousness.The era of the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him) and Khulafa-e-Rashidin (R.A) was an exemplary period for the freedom of expression. During that time, even a common man could speak, whatever he had in his mind, before the Caliph. The Caliph of the time was accountable for all his actions before a common man. That enlightened period of freedom of expression has alot to learn for democratic institutions, media and the next generation.

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January 1st, 2015

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ABSTRACT: This paper is a critical review of the belief of Ahmadies (Qadyani) that Prophet Essa (Peace be upon him) is dead. Ahmadies say that their belief is true in the light of the Holy Quran. However, this belief is contradictory to what have been said in the Holy Quran, sayings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) and the view of a great majority of Muslim scholars.

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January 1st, 2015

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ABSTRACT: Migration and Muhajir are two frequently used words in Quran, Hadith and other Islamic literature. As Migration or Muhajir is not a family or tribe, so neither any nationality or political and social identification can be established not any rights can be demanded. It is cherecter and spritual status, which is given value in Islam.

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January 1st, 2015

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ABSTRACT: Although Allama Shibli Noumani passed away in the age of fifty five years, yet he contributed in Urdu literature as much as an institute despite adverse circumstances which he faced throughout his life. He was not only a literary historian but he was recognized as an educationist, intellectual, critic, researcher, biographical writer, poet and epistolary writer. He planned many projects, some of them were completed while few remained incomplete. This article presents the details of those incomplete projects.

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January 1st, 2015

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