|Last updated:||3rd November 2019|
In the Name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful
We advise to refrain from commentaries of the Qur’ān by both individuals in question.
In principle, an individual should not rely on the Tafsīr (commentary) of the Noble Qur’ān by any non-Aalim (Islamic Scholar).
Dr Israr Ahmed is not an Aalim (Islamic Scholar) , and his incorrect views have been highlighted by scholars such as Shaykh Mawlānā Yūsuf Ludhyānwī (rahimahullāh) in his book “Dawr e Hāzir Meh Tajaddud Pasandoh ke Afkār.” 
Farhat Hashmi, has been noted as a free-thinking individual with views against the majority.
Darul Ifta Jami’āh Banoria Karachi have also issued a fatwa against Dr Farhat Hashimi. 
We recommend the following audio commentaries of the Noble Qur’ān:
https://www.tafseer-raheemi.com/category/audio/ (AUDIO > TAFSEER 1 & TAFSEER 2)
And Allah Ta’āla knows best
22 December 2019 / 25 Rabī’ul Ākhir 1441 AH
 http://askimam.org/public/question_detail/28352 & [بيان القرآن، داكتر إسرار أحمد، مقدمة]
 http://askimam.org/public/question_detail/28352 & [دور حاضر ميں تجددپسندوں كے افكار، ص٤٤٩، مکتبۃ لدھیانوی]
 http://www.askimam.org/public/question_detail/30297 & translation of Darul Ifta Jami’āh Banoria Karachi’s Fatwa at bottom