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Monthly Renaissance | Al-Mawrid

Renaissance | November - 1993

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


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SA`DI (1184-1292 AD)

Administrator Issue: November 1993

    The rose can only bloom an hour: My Garden will forever flow'r (From Sa`di's introduction to "The Gulistan")     All night he wept unceasingly beside His friend, who lay inert upon the bed; At dawn, they found that he who watched had died, And lo the sick man had been cured instead.
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Difference Between Hadith And Sunnah

Imam Amin Ahsan Islahi Issue: November 1993

  Reflections     Hadith and Sunnah are generally taken as synonymous terms. This is not a correct impression. The words Hadith and Sunnah have entirely different connotations, and each one holds a different status in the Shariah. If we assign the same meaning to both the terms, it would create a lot of complications. For a
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The Punishment For Theft And Fornication

Dr. Shehzad Saleem Issue: November 1993

  The Penal Law (2)     THEFT   According to the Quran, the punishment for theft is amputation of the hands: "As to the thief, male or female, cut off their hands as a reward of their own deeds, and as an exemplary punishment from God. For God is Mighty and Wise. But whoever repents and mends his ways aft
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A Summary And Analysis Of The Meanings Of Surah Mujaadalah

Imam Amin Ahsan Islahi Issue: November 1993

  Quranic Exegesis     The surah can be divided into the following six sections.   Section I (1-4) A reference is made to an incident in which a pious woman had to face a severe difficulty regarding a religious issue; instead of becoming frustrated and showing distrust in the Almighty, she presented her case befo
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EDITORIAL

Dr. Shehzad Saleem Issue: November 1993

    It is generally held that the Quran unconditionally allows Muslim men to marry women belonging to the People of the Book. In our estimation, this is a mere misconception. No doubt, there is a Quranic verse which permits such marriages, yet its placement and context in the Quran makes this permission conditional upon certain circ
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