Description of Manuscript “Sitr wa Hijāb” by Shaikh Abdullah Jan Al-Sirhindī and His Methodology
توصيف المخطوط "ستر وحجاب" للشيخ عبد الله جان شاه آغا السرهندي (المتوفی سنة 1393هـ) ومنهج المؤلف فيه
Keywords:Manuscript, Sirhindi Family, Shah Agha, Sindhi Ulema
The Holy Quran is primary source of the knowledge in Islam. It provides guidance to the followers in each step of their individual, family, and social life. Due to this higher status of the Quran Muslim scholars of all the times tried to find out the solutions of issues faced by the society. Sheikh Abdullah Jan Shah Agha Sirhindi, a well-known scholar of Sindh’s Sirhindi Family, also performed his due role in academic way in this regard. His literature is available in both published and manuscript form. In this research paper, an attempt has been made to introduce a rare manuscript of a unique thematic Study of Quran titled: "Risalah Sitr Wa Hijab" by the Sindh’s scholar. The research evaluates the methodology of the Sheikh critically and analytically in an objective manner. The importance of the manuscript has been highlighted shortly. The manuscript is easily understandable and he tried to convey the message of the Qur'ān in the social context of his time. It is worth mentioning that exegesis method of the Sheikh for presenting his point of view on Sitr and Hijab in the light of Qur'ān is valuable among the scholars, useful for general public and of great importance for the readers.