There are some rules and regulations for research in every art and science. You cannot reach the correct conclusion unless you follow them. In the present jurisprudence also “Interpretation of statutes” is a compulsory subject. It has definite rules and regulations and unless they are given due consideration no interpretation by any legal expert can be acceptable.
We come across numerous interesting “new Interpretations” in the book named “Islam” written by the Director of Islamic Research, Dr. Fazlur Rehman. According to him only three daily Salah were originally made obligatory, and two more were added in the last years of the Prophet’s life. Hence their number has the possibility of accepting changes.
“Anyhow, the fact that basically there were three daily Salah is also supported by the incidence that there is one narration according to which Prophet (PBUH) has converted the four Salah into two”. Anyway it happened in the post-prophetic era that the number of Salah without any alternative choice, was strictly fixed as five. In this way the fact that the number was basically three got swept away in the flood of traditions reported in support of the number of five”. (Monthly “Fikr-o-Nazar, vol: 5, p.259)
In the previous article we had exposed one aspect of the modernistic school of thought that they have made the Western way of thinking and living a criterion of right and wrong. In this article we are making some further submissions about the way of thinking and the method of argumentation of the modernists which are of fundamental importance to the subject under discussion. We intend to point out the reasons why all the efforts of our modern researchers have led them to the path of distortion in the name of “research”.