Renaissance Monthly Journal
Renaissance | November - 1991
A monthly journal promoting research and original thinking in the light of the original sources of Islam.
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Lest We Forget
Partronage at the Eastern Provincial Courts
When the power of the `Abbasid Khalifahs weakened in the provinces and distant governors began to wield more or less unrestricted authority, scientific inquiry continued unabated under the patronage of local rulers. It was thus that the short-lived Tul
In the recent past a lot has been said about the Islamic political law as enunciated in the Quran and Sunnah. Since our view about some of its clauses is different from the general view, we present here our interpretation of the law.
The basic principle upon whic
While going through Surah Faatiha, the opening surah of the Quran the reader is confronted with some other questions too and is likely to seek guidance, beyond the words of translations, in the interpretations of the Book to get satisfying answers. One of these questions is: Why has this surah
The doctrine of vicegerency of man has, over the years, remained the basis of Muslim political thought. In this regard, some of our scholars have also coined the term of `popular vicegerency' as against `popular sovereignity' of a democratic order. According to this doctrine, every man has been delegated some powers by t