The Way to Salvation in the Light of Surah Al-Asr by Dr. Israr Ahmad Translated by Dr. Absar Ahmad & Dr. Sanaullah Ansari Revised by Iqbal Ahmad Siddiqui
THE WAY TO SALVATION IN THE LIGHT OF SURAH AL-ASR
As the topic of both articles is the same, naturally there might be some repetition. It might be asked what was the necessity of publishing both of them.
In this connection, it may be pointed out that the style and standard of both differ in many respects.
The first one is a written document in which, leaving aside the mental horizon of readers, the thoughts have been expressed smoothly and fluently in a particular style of writing and in a special linguistic tone.
The second article is basically a speech and its style portrays the sense of the spoken discourse and the language used is comparatively simpler. In this way the combination of these two articles, it is hoped, has enhanced its utility and efficacy.
Secondly, when studied seriously, it would become clear that wherever something has been repeated, it has also brought out a new point and there are many important items, which are either in the first one or absent in the other and vice versa. Both these articles are based on the sole aim, that is:
to explain to Muslims the correct doctrine of eternal salvation and deliverance, and the practical demands of the Islamic faith.
For this objective, I have compiled a selected course of the Holy Quran, the starting point of which is Surah AI-‘Asr. If Allah so wishes and gives us the means, we intend to bring out the entire course in the form of such booklets for our readers.