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Monthly Renaissance | Al-Mawrid

Renaissance | March - 1991

A monthly journal promoting research and original thinking in the light of the original sources of Islam.

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Dr. Khalid Zaheer Issue: March 1991

  Queries     Question: Why is there a difference of opinion among scholars on the question of photography? Does Islam, in your opinion, prohibit it?. Answer: Devout Muslims of the sub-continent have always taken a firm stand against impressions resembling living beings, whether hand-drawn pictures or photographs by t

Freedom of Will, Determinism & Fatalism

Moiz Amjad Issue: March 1991

  Reflections     If man is to be held accountable for his deeds, it is essential that he be free to do right and wrong, if all his actions are predestined then he should not be held responsible for any of them. The Quran gives a definite answer to this, but before we do present it, let us first see how some of our philosop

The Islamic Law Of Diyat

Dr. Shehzad Saleem Issue: March 1991

Islamic Law     In recent times, the law of Diyat as stated in our Fiqh has remained a subject of debate and discussion. One group of scholars insisted that a woman's Diyat is half a man's Diyat, while another group insisted that according to the Quran and Hadith, there is no difference between the Diyat of a man and a

Surah Zilzaal

Dr. Shehzad Saleem Issue: March 1991

  Qur’anic Exegesis     CENTRAL THEME:    In this surah the reality that a day will definitely come when every deed done by man shall be brought to light, has been highlighted. All his labours would be exposed and nothing would remain hidden. Whatever good or evil he had done even where no one could ha


Dr. Shehzad Saleem Issue: March 1991

       It was the middle of the sixteenth century when in the West an uprising against the sacred kingship of the Pope began. The commotion which ensued ripped apart the bulwark of the Pope's sovereignity. The Pope in his kingdom had considered himself to be the deputy of God, and had claimed that all his decrees were


Asif Iftikhar Issue: March 1991

Reflections     The Importance of Self-Redemption in Religion and its Need in General Why were prophets* and messengers sent by God, scriptures revealed, and Divine laws enacted? To any mind sincerely endeavouring to determine the raison d'etre of this Divine scheme, there can be only one answer: to purge man's soul of h

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