Renaissance Monthly Journal
Renaissance | October - 1995
A monthly journal promoting research and original thinking in the light of the original sources of Islam.
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Question: It is a common religious practice among the Muslims of our society to arrange a collective recitation of the Quran for the benefit of a recently departed soul. Is it proper to do so?
Answer: Any religious practice which has no real basis in the Quran and Sunnah of the Prophet, may Allah be plea
Since the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran and later since Communism's decline, the fad of opposing "Islamic Fundamentalism" (Islam to be precise) has been utilized as an effective substitute for the "national religion" of the US and an ideological substitute for anti-
This letter was written by the writer in response to an article in Newsweek on Bosnia: "So Much for the Vaunted `Safe' Areas" (24 July 1995).
In Mario Puzo's novel, "The Godfather", the law-abiding Amerigo Bonasera, who had al
If it has been accepted that the Quran and Sunnah will be the supreme law of the State and that all laws contrary to these will be obliterated, then the question arises that which interpretation of the Quran and Sunnah should be promulgated at the State level? Should Imam Abu Hanifa's interpretat
Nadir Aqueel Ansari
They say that a Saljuq monarch one day assembled his royal aids and remarked: `We have an expanding domain. We are doing whatever is possible for the welfare of our subjects. But, we are aware that we are not without foes. Foes that are lurking around our borders waiting for the
These two surahs form a pair as far as the subjects they discuss are concerned. The first surah warns its addressees of the terrifying events which shall take place on the Day of Judgement, while the second, with reference to these events warns them of their attitude of indifference
Muslims all over the world regard Muhammad (sws) to be a Prophet of Allah. Is this an emotional claim on their part, or merely a historical tradition they are clinging to? It is the verdict of the Quran that neither is the case: his Prophethood is, in fact, a convincing reality in the world of reason and