https://alkashaf.pk/index.php/Journal/issue/feed Al-Kashaf 2024-02-25T17:57:09+00:00 Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Siddique editoralkashaf@gmail.com Open Journal Systems <p><strong>Al-Kashaf</strong> is an <a href="https://hjrs.hec.gov.pk/index.php?r=site%2Fresult&amp;id=1055322#journal_result">HEC-approved</a> quarterly, double-blind peer-reviewed, open-access journal. The journal is a multidisciplinary, trilingual (<strong>Urdu, English, and Arabic</strong>) publication covering all areas of the social sciences and their interlinked disciplines of knowledge. These subjects include legal studies, Islamic law, philosophy and theology, sociology, psychology, history, economics, social sciences in applied sciences and professions, social and natural sciences, etc.</p> https://alkashaf.pk/index.php/Journal/article/view/78 The BMW Model of Perceived Sacrifices of Artificial Intelligence (AI): An Interpretive Study 2024-01-03T09:54:25+00:00 Shiza Farooq shiza.farooq@iqraisb.edu.pk <p>The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race. It would take off on its own, and re-design itself at an ever-increasing rate. Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn't compete, and would be superseded. Course of human intellect is filled with such questions regarding the dangers and disasters of Artificial intelligence. The debate of how these questions, of the risks and sacrifices pertaining Artificial Intelligence and its use, are modified based on different contexts, remain an unsolved agenda for existing body of research. Lack of investigation about the adverse side of artificially intelligent platforms, is prominent gap residing between practice and literature. Therefore, the study aims to comprehend the impression of perceived sacrifices about the artificially intelligent platforms by making an attempt to categorize the sacrifices perceived regarding the usage of Artificial intelligence (AI) in the Pakistani context. Such information is gathered through a series of interviews from AI platform end users (specially Google, Facebook, Instagram, Tiktok, Snapchat, Deepfake and Chat gpt). The findings were analyzed by transcribing the data from above mentioned sources and applying the thematic analysis to reach final outcome. A BMW model has been categorized as a final outcome of this interpretive study and laid as ground to be used for future research aspirations regarding the adverse side of Artificial intelligence.</p> 2023-12-31T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 SHIZA FAROOQ https://alkashaf.pk/index.php/Journal/article/view/77 Unveiling the Power of the Right to Information: Promoting Transparency, Accountability, and Effective Governance 2023-12-27T16:26:11+00:00 Hafiz Muhammad Azeem hafizazeemkhokhar@gmail.com Abbas Sheer sheer.abbas@sharjah.ac.ae Muhammad Umar muhammad.umar@uos.edu.pk <p>The Right to Information (RTI) is one of the powerful tools that can be utilized to promote transparency, accountability, and effective governance in democratic countries. It enables citizens to access information about government activities. This access to necessary information can help them eradicate corruption. It also fosters public participation and promotes economic growth. RTI is part and parcel of democracy. It empowers citizens to make informed decisions after having a comprehensive insight into governmental actions of public importance. This paper explores the versatile objectives of RTI that are important in upholding good governance, diminishing corruption, promising accountability, facilitating public participation, fostering economic growth, and enhancing transparency. This paper is an attempt to unleash the transformative potential of RTI in shaping democratic societies. In the end, it is emphasized that we need vigorous enforcement mechanisms for the effective utilization of RTI in our society because RTI is one of the vital instruments that produce an informed, participatory, and accountable society. Ultimately, it strengthens democratic values and its institutions.</p> 2023-12-31T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Hafiz Muhammad Azeem, Abbas Sheer, Muhammad Umar https://alkashaf.pk/index.php/Journal/article/view/89 Understanding the Impact of Promoting Da’wah Using Social Media Platforms Among Pakistani Muslims 2024-02-14T11:57:22+00:00 Imran Khan Keerio imran_keerio@yahoo.com Kirshan Kumar Luhana Kirshan.luhano@usindh.edu.pk Asadullah Shah asadullah@iium.edu.my <p>Social media is a term used to describe websites and applications that allow users to create and share content or participate in social networking. Examples of popular social media sites and applications include Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Snapchat, and YouTube. Social media can be a powerful tool for Dawah or Islamic outreach. It can spread awareness about Islam, share Islamic teachings, and connect with people of different backgrounds and beliefs. Social media can also be used to engage. The sole purpose of this study is to find out how Islamic content can be promoted over social media in Pakistan, in other words, how Da’wah can be promoted over social media. Social Media platforms are widely used around the globe by Pakistani people, especially the youth of Pakistan, who spend most of their time on social media, so consider social media as a tool for how Da’wah content can be promoted in Pakistan. The methodology selected for this study is a quantitative approach using a survey questionnaire instrument. Data were collected from young youth of Pakistani students.&nbsp; The data indicates how Pakistani people use social media and what medium they like most. So, da’wah content can be converted to such content to maximize its social media promotion. It will help the buildup of a society based on Islamic principles.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> 2023-12-31T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Imran Khan Keerio, Kirshan Kumar Luhana, Asadullah Shah https://alkashaf.pk/index.php/Journal/article/view/88 The Impact of Poverty on Students Learning at Secondary School Level: An Analytical Study 2024-02-13T16:18:09+00:00 Dr.Hafiz Falak Shair Faizi hafizfalakshair@yahoo.com Muhammad Kashif Majeed kashich4302399@gamil.com Muhammad Nadir m.nadir@live.iium.edu.my <p>This study investigates the influence of poverty on students' learning outcomes at the secondary school level, focusing on the district of Muzaffargarh. Utilizing a quantitative approach, data was gathered through a questionnaire administered to 200 teachers across secondary schools, with a total of 996 8th-grade students participating from the district. Two primary research questions were addressed: 1) the impact of social and emotional issues on student learning, and 2) the impact of low academic achievement. The questionnaire's validity and reliability were ensured through expert opinion and Cronbach Alpha scores during the pilot phase in Muzaffargarh district. Analysis of the collected data revealed significant findings. Notably, female students in Tehsil Chowk Munda exhibited a superior performance by 23.95% compared to their counterparts in Tehsil Jatoi, where the performance margin was 11.59%. These results underscore the differential effects of poverty on academic outcomes, emphasizing the need for targeted interventions to address disparities and enhance educational equity among students facing socioeconomic challenges.</p> 2023-12-31T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Dr.Hafiz Falak Shair Faizi, Muhammad Kashif Majeed, Muhammad Nadir https://alkashaf.pk/index.php/Journal/article/view/92 مصنوعی ذہانت اورانسانی معاشرہ: مواقع اور مسائل کا جائزہ 2024-02-24T13:06:40+00:00 Justice Dr. Syed Mohammad Anwar syedmanwer@yahoo.com <p>Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other modern technologies have the potential to enrich and empower human society, yet they also pose challenges to human values and norms. AI is an important new technology, impacting domestic and global human society. This study aims to explore the dynamic relationship between technology and human society, presuming that technology is not good or bad but its application is good or bad. It presents a comprehensive overview of the opportunities and challenges posed by AI. To do this, this study adopts qualitative research methodologies utilizing library-based research methods. This paper is supported by putting historical and shariah perspectives on the evolutionary relationship between technology and society.&nbsp; Furthermore, the paper examines the diverse applications of AI across societal domains and proposes strategies for responsible integration across various fields. In essence, this paper serves as a beacon for scholars and academics, encouraging more research into AI's complex dynamics and profound impact on society.</p> 2023-12-31T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Justice Dr. Syed Mohammad Anwar https://alkashaf.pk/index.php/Journal/article/view/93 انسانی معاشی مسائل اور اسلامی تعلیمات : ایک تجزیاتی مطالعہ 2024-02-25T17:57:09+00:00 Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Sarwar drhafizmuhammadsarwar@gmail.com Hafiz Muhammad Bilal Hafizmuhammadbilal65@gmail.com Muhammad Faizan ul Mustafa faizanulmustafa92@gmail.com <p>Islam emphasizes the equitable distribution of resources and opportunities, ensuring that every individual can harness their abilities for personal development and societal benefit. It unequivocally prohibits actions that infringe upon the rights of others or involve deception, fostering an environment of integrity and fairness. Furthermore, Islamic teachings inspire and promote virtuous conduct, encouraging individuals to uphold ethical principles in their interactions with others. One of the core principles of Islamic economics is the concept of wealth redistribution to address societal inequalities. Islam recognizes the right of the affluent to contribute to the welfare of society by sharing their resources to alleviate poverty, disability, and incapacity. It condemns exploitative practices that exploit individuals for economic gain, advocating for ethical wealth accumulation that benefits the entire community. Central to Islamic economic teachings is the institution of Zakat, an obligatory form of almsgiving, and <em>Ushar</em>, a tax on agricultural produce. These mechanisms ensure the fair distribution of wealth within society, providing a safety net for the less fortunate and promoting social cohesion. By mandating these practices, Islam aims to establish economic justice and alleviate poverty through collective responsibility and mutual support. The principles of brotherhood, love, kindness, and sacrifice are foundational in Islamic economic teachings. These values underscore the importance of compassion and empathy in economic transactions, fostering a sense of solidarity and mutual assistance among members of society. Through adherence to these principles, Islam offers a framework for individuals to lead dignified lives characterized by equitable opportunities and communal welfare. In conclusion, Islamic economic teachings offer a comprehensive solution to addressing mankind's economic challenges. By promoting fairness, integrity, and compassion, Islam provides a blueprint for a just economic system where every individual can thrive while contributing to the betterment of society as a whole.</p> 2023-12-31T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Dr. Muhammad Sarwar, Hafiz Muhammad Bilal, Muhammad Faizan ul Mustafa