Renaissance Monthly Journal
Renaissance | May - 1994
A monthly journal promoting research and original thinking in the light of the original sources of Islam.
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QUESTION: Why has the meat of the pig and liquor been forbidden in Islam?
ANSWER: (a) The prohibition of the pig's meat is based on the natural inclination of the animal towards sexual perversion. The female species of this animal mates with a number of male species at the same time and the male spec
QUESTION: There are people who say that God does not exist and that the universe came into existence all by itself. What are the arguments for the existence of God?
ANSWER: The existence of God is a fact that cannot be denied. All explanations, save the one which asserts that an Omnipotent and Benevolent Cre
Lest We Forget
It was in May 1951, when Muslim India lost one of its greatest and most illustrious sons in Maulana Fazlul Hasan Hasrat Mohani who was the living symbol of Iqbal's conception of Mumin (True Muslim).
Hasrat was born at Mohan, District Unnao (UP) in 1875. He topped the list of successful candidates
The Purpose of Punishments
The Quran mentions the purpose of administering the punishments it prescribes:
The purpose of the death penalty is to safeguard man's existence in this world:
"There is life for you in Qisaas, O men of insight! that you may follow the limits set by Allah.&qu
The surah can be divided into the following six sections.
Section I (1-4)
The surah begins with the assertion that this world has not been created without a purpose. The effort undertaken by the Almighty in the creation of man to sustain and nourish him bears witness to the fact that the
The propagation of the truth has remained the mission of the Prophets, for it is the prerogative of every truth to be disseminated far and wide. Islam requires of a Muslim to propagate the truth according to his ability, position and status. It says that every person is the shepherd of his herd about which he shall be held accou