|Concept of thematic and structural coherence in Quran|
|Died||15 December, 1997 (aged 93)
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
|Resting place||DHA, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan|
Imam Amin Ahsan Islahi (1904–1997) was an India born, Pakistani Muslim scholar, famous for his Urdu exegeses of Quran, Tadabbur-i-Qur’an—an exegesis that he based on Hamiduddin Farahi’s (1863–1930) idea of thematic and structural coherence in the Qur’an.
It was sometime in 1925 when Farahi offered Imam Islahi to come and study the Qur’an with him. Imam Islahi abandoned his journalistic career to benefit from this opportunity. It was in this forming period of his life in which he learnt from Farahi the principles of direct deliberation on the Book of Allah. During this time, he also taught the Qur’an and Arabic literature at the Madrasah.
After Farahi’s death, Imam Islahi studied Hadith from a celebrated scholar of this discipline, Abdu’l Rahman Muhaddith Mubarakpuri. In 1936, Imam Islahi founded the “Daira-i-Hamidiyyah”, a small institute to disseminate the Qur’anic thought of Farahi. Under the auspices of this institute, he brought out a monthly journal “Al-Islah” in which he translated many portions of Farahi’s treatises written in Arabic. The journal was published till 1939, after which it was discontinued.