Despite his being a staunch Mutazali, Allama Zamakhshari declares the Holy Quran to be a miracle on account of its unique coherence and cohesion. For the first time in the history of Quranic exegesis, he made a subject of the mutual juxtaposition of Quranic words, sentences, verses and surahs such discussions on the Quranic cohesion as are related to literary and communicative aspects such as metaphor, simile, allusion and syntax. Similarly, he demonstrated the Quranic cohesiveness by beautifully applying the roles and regulations of rhetoric on the verses of the Holy Quran. Such forms of coherence and cohesion did he adopt as can be declared as the fundamentals of the idea of the Quranic cohesion. In this regard, this article is the first such comprehensive study of the Tafseer e Kashaf.
An old disputed subject of purdah of woman's face and voice was discussed in Question and Answer columns of a learned Urdu magazine "Zindagi-e-Nau" (October and December 2010). . Criticizing the answer of a writer, a critic had raised the following questions: Were woman used to participate in discussions in mixed gatherings of two sexes after the age of companions of the Prophet (PBUH)? Can women participate in the community meetings, parliaments, elections, etc? Can women occupy administrative and business posts and offices, etc? In this paper a detailed study of women's rights of politics, business, and social activities has been made in the light of the Qur'an, the Sunnah of the Prophet (PBUH), and his four rightly- guided caliphs.