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Preface to English Edition

In the name of Allah, the Rahman, the Raheem

On 23-8-1990 the chairperson of the Tolu-e-Islam Trust and its other members requested me to translate the (URDU) book Quranee-Qawaneen by Allama Parwez into English. I labouriously spent about 3 to 4 months in preparing its manuscript which I returned to the Trust, for getting it typed, so as to enable me to provide it the required shape before printing. For reasons unknown to me, the manuscript was kept unattended for nine long years. And it was in the year 1999 that I was again asked to take it back for completion. Being, by them an old man of 91 years, with tremendous loss of energy and with poor eye sight, I advised the Trust to seek the help of Mr. A.S.K. Joommal, editor Al-Balagh, Lenasia (South Africa), an eminent English writer to complete the job. The later accepted it graciously and returned the manuscript after removing all sorts of errors. After proof reading it was sent to the press for printing. By the grace of Allah the Almighty the English translation of the book Quranee-Qawaneen is now presented herewith, under the title Quranic Laws.

January 14, 2000
(Abdul Wadud)