Renaissance Monthly Journal
Renaissance | June - 1992
A monthly journal promoting research and original thinking in the light of the original sources of Islam.
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Lest We Forget
MECHANICAL CONTRIVANCES AND MILITARY SCIENCE
The Arabs and their immediate Muslim successors to the mastery of the civilized world do not seem to have added very much to the engineering sciences they learned from the Greeks, though in mechanics they certainly improved the theory and performance of the
`Preaching'---the word instantly calls to mind the methods and devices long since popular among Muslims for propagating Islam. When a certain approach to a problem becomes time-honoured, people find it almost impossible to think of that problem without at the same time thinking of that approach to it.
Let us next examine the economic set-up of our country*. A detailed analysis reveals that the whole system is founded on vice and evil.
The foremost evil in it is the institution of Banking through which the whole nation's wealth is rendered at the disposal of a few individuals. In the guise of natio
The word sha`aair is the plural of sha`eerah and implies certain objects which indicate and symbolically represent certain realities. In religious parlance, it implies those manifestations of the Shariah which have been fixed by Allah and His Prophet (pbuh) as emblems to create an understanding of cer
The worldly life of ours, which is a very short duration of existence between birth and death, is only a trial, nothing more and nothing less than that. Whatever different phases man experiences here, whether in the form of success or failure, are all different manifestations of this trial. The culmination of this life, however,