Al-Aijaz Research Journal of Islamic Studies & Humanities Al-Khadim Foundation, Matiari, Sindh, Pakistan en-US Al-Aijaz Research Journal of Islamic Studies & Humanities 2707-1200 Female Objectification in Anglophone Literature: A Critical Feminist Analysis of The Pakistani Bride by Bapsi Sidhwa <p>This research study delves into the exploration of the phenomenon of objectification in the novel <em>The Pakistani Bride</em> through the lens of post-colonial and feminist frameworks. Utilizing Homi K. Bhabha’s concept of the <em>third space</em>, the analysis unravels the negotiation of power dynamics rooted in colonial legacies. Laura Mulvey’s gaze theory provides a crucial framework for understanding the influence of the male gaze on female characters, shaping the portrayal of objectification. Chandra Talpade Mohanty’s intersectional feminism enriches the analysis by emphasizing the interconnectedness of gender, class, and post-colonial identity in shaping nuanced dimensions of objectification. Aijaz Ahmad’s political lens aided in scrutinizing societal structures, unveiling how they perpetuated or resisted objectification and contributing to a nuanced understanding of post-colonial societal dynamics. This research illuminates the complexities of post-colonial identity and resistance within the specific cultural and historical context of Pakistan, offering valuable insights into the intricate interplay of power, identity, and agency in the narrative.&nbsp;</p> Syed Muhammad Muaz Arshed Bukhari Dr. Muhammad Akbar Khan Aatika Riaz Copyright (c) 2024 Al-Aijaz Research Journal of Islamic Studies & Humanities 2024-02-26 2024-02-26 8 1 1 12 A research review of the effects and solutions of corruption from an Islamic perspective <p>Corruption is a pervasive societal ill that undermines the moral fabric of communities, hampers economic growth, and erodes public trust in institutions. This research delves into the multifaceted effects of corruption from an Islamic standpoint, seeking to understand its implications on individuals, societies, and governance structures. Drawing upon Islamic principles and teachings, the paper examines corruption as a violation of ethical and moral values outlined in the Quran and Sunnah. The research identifies a spectrum of consequences associated with corruption, ranging from economic disparities to social unrest and political instability. Through an exploration of Islamic jurisprudence, the paper highlights the inherent incompatibility of corruption with the principles of justice, accountability, and transparency promoted by Islam. Additionally, the study scrutinizes the root causes of corruption within an Islamic framework, emphasizing the importance of fostering a virtuous and just society. In proposing solutions, the research advocates for a comprehensive approach rooted in Islamic ethics. It underscores the role of education, ethical leadership, and institutional reforms in mitigating corruption. The paper also delves into the significance of fostering a culture of accountability and promoting values such as honesty and integrity as essential components of an Islamic anti-corruption framework. By synthesizing Islamic teachings with contemporary insights, this research contributes to the discourse on corruption, offering a nuanced perspective that integrates religious principles with practical solutions. In doing so, it aspires to provide a foundation for policymakers, scholars, and practitioners to develop strategies aligned with Islamic values in the ongoing global effort to combat corruption and promote ethical governance.</p> Abdul Waheed Usmani Dr. Muhammad Shamim Akhter Bashir Ahmed Dr. Muhammad Atif Aftab Copyright (c) 2024 Al-Aijaz Research Journal of Islamic Studies & Humanities 2024-02-29 2024-02-29 8 1 1 16