PAKISTAN ISLAMICUS (An International Journal of Islamic & Social Sciences) https://pakistanislamicus.com/index.php/home <p><a title="HEC Y Category" href="https://hjrs.hec.gov.pk/index.php?r=site%2Fresult&amp;id=1089473#journal_result" target="_blank" rel="noopener">HEC "<strong>Y</strong>" Category</a><br />PAKISTAN ISLAMICUS (An International Journal of Islamic &amp; Social Sciences) is a double-blind peer-reviewed scholarly journal in three languages: Arabic, Urdu, and English, published by the <a title="MIRC-PK" href="https://www.mircpk.net/about/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Muslim Intellectuals Research Center, Multan-Pakistan</a>. It is an Open-Access, Quarterly (from 01-July-2023), Peer-Reviewed Print and Online journal that has become a Multidisciplinary Academic Journal with an International Advisory Board representing various research fields. This journal is launched to promote the study of general areas of Islamic and Social Sciences (Miscellaneous).</p> Muslim Intellectuals Research Center, Multan-Pakistan en-US PAKISTAN ISLAMICUS (An International Journal of Islamic & Social Sciences) 2789-9365 <p><strong>This work is licensed under a <a title="Creative Commons Attribution" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/">Creative Commons Attribution </a></strong><a title="Creative Commons Attribution" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/"><strong style="font-size: 0.875rem;">4.</strong><strong style="font-size: 0.875rem;">0 International License.</strong></a></p> کیتھ میسی کا حروف مقطعات کے بارے میں نظریہ اور اسلامی روایت: تجزیاتی مطالعہ https://pakistanislamicus.com/index.php/home/article/view/117 <p>Orientalists have also presented their theories and ideas regarding the mysterious letters of the Quran. These theories encompass diverse viewpoints. According to some, these are ancient names of the chapters of the Quran. Some consider them as symbols indicating the central themes of the chapters. Others take them as references to individuals who were associated with these chapters. This article takes Keith Massey's theory on disjointed letters as the subject of investigation. According to him, the mysterious letters always appear in a specific order. Upon examining the thirteen different disjointed letter combinations found in the Quran, which are present in eleven different chapters, it becomes evident that the presence of letters in these combinations is neither random nor irregular. These letters are actually abbreviations of the names of individuals whom the writers of the Quran have taken the material. The categorisation of individuals' names could be for any reason, and then these individuals were ranked according to their importance, resulting in these disjointed letters appearing in a specific order and creating a certain structure and regularity.Keith Massey Orientalist</p> Dr Sumera Rabia Sadia Arif Sadaf Siraj Copyright (c) 2024 PAKISTAN ISLAMICUS (An International Journal of Islamic & Social Sciences) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2024-04-01 2024-04-01 4 02 01 12 سیرت نویسی میں قاضی عبد الدائم کے اختیارات: ایک تحقیقی مطالعہ https://pakistanislamicus.com/index.php/home/article/view/121 <p>Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) has been mentioned in the Holy Quran as a role model for all mankind. Therefore, every aspect of his biography needed to be preserved. So, just as the Muslims collected the Holy Qur'an with full authenticity, in the same way, they also preserved the hadiths and biographies of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). This task of protecting the hadith and Sunan was done with great zeal. Still, when the stage of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) biography came to be written in historical and chronological order, the standard of caution could not be maintained. Here, we feel the difference between “Muhadiseen” and “Muarrikheen” in terms of the quality of literature. The effects of this difference can be seen in several places in Muslim literature. Some of such influences are found in the books of <em>"Sirah”</em> because the differences in narration have always influenced the ultimate opinion of every Sirah writer. Authentic, approved, weak, and fabricated narrations are found to be contrary and contradictory to each other. Therefore, differences are also found in the traditions related to the characteristics of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) apart from his life at Makkah and Madinah. When any biographer sees the difference or diversity of these traditions, he is supposed to choose or prefer one of them through the application of particular logic or preference based on an unambiguous principle. The position has to be adopted by every biographer of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). <em>Qazi Abdul Daim</em>, the writer of the presidential award-winning book “Sayyed-ul-Waraa,” has adopted both approaches in his book. In this article, he has been taken into consideration in this regard.</p> Rukhsana Tabassam Dr Faridah Yousuf Copyright (c) 2024 PAKISTAN ISLAMICUS (An International Journal of Islamic & Social Sciences) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2024-04-02 2024-04-02 4 02 13 38 EFFECT OF CLASSROOM SEATING ARRANGEMENTS ON THE STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AT SECONDARY SCHOOL LEVEL IN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICTS OF KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA, PAKISTAN. https://pakistanislamicus.com/index.php/home/article/view/122 <p>This research article aims to investigate the effect of classroom seating arrangements on students' academic achievement at Secondary School level in the Southern districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The seating arrangement in a classroom can significantly influence students' engagement, interaction, and overall learning experience. Without proper classroom seating arrangement, the teaching-learning process is incomplete. The study was descriptive in nature. The population of the study consisted of all 10th grade students of Govt. High Schools in Southern districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Seven hundred respondents were selected as sample from the selected Govt. High Schools in Southern Districts. Respondents were selected by using a simple random sampling technique. Only 10th grade students from 12 schools six male and six female Govt. High Schools in Southern districts—with 348 male and 352 female students were included in this study. The purpose of the study was to determine how classroom seating arrangements affect Secondary School students' academic achievement in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's southern regions. To facilitate the collection of respondents' responses, a self-made questionnaire was used to collect data. SPSS was used to appropriately analyze the data. The sample size was determined using the formula proposed by John Curry in 1984. For data analysis, percentage, frequency, and linear regression were employed. The results clearly demonstrate that classroom seating arrangements have a significant impact on students’ academic achievement.</p> Nasir Ali Li Sen Yan Li Abdul Basit Khan Tanveer Ahmad Copyright (c) 2024 PAKISTAN ISLAMICUS (An International Journal of Islamic & Social Sciences) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2024-04-03 2024-04-03 4 02 01 13 CONTENT ANALYSIS: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF DIFFERENT GENRES OF PAKISTANI PODCASTS https://pakistanislamicus.com/index.php/home/article/view/127 <p>This study analyses the different genres of podcasts listened to and watched in Pakistan. The world of podcasts enables content producers to share what they have created and, through on-demand listening, could encourage vibrant communities. They still have an impact on stories and contemporary communication. Researchers are here tending to compare eight different genres of podcasts, i.e., comedy, music, sports, religion, technology, education, news, politics, and economy, with further different features of genre, i.e., language and tone, entertainment and fun, content focus, target audience and guest and host. Delving into the characteristics of each genre, including language and tone, entertainment and fun, content focus, target audience, and guest-host dynamics, this research aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the podcasting landscape. The technique that was used to gather the data involved listening to the podcast carefully, observing the characteristics of that genre, and then taking notes. This research employed both qualitative and quantitative analysis, implementing purposeful sampling to ensure a diverse representation of podcasts in Pakistan. Each podcast, with a duration of approximately 30 to 40 minutes, underwent content analysis. Within the article, the researchers have visually represented the viewership percentages of various podcast genres in Pakistan through an informative graph and explained how language and culture enhance the podcasting environment.</p> Hassam UL Haq Anum Shahid Fahad Abdullah Iram Sagheer Sabrina A Rasool Copyright (c) 2024 PAKISTAN ISLAMICUS (An International Journal of Islamic & Social Sciences) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2024-04-04 2024-04-04 4 02 14 32