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Monthly Renaissance | Al-Mawrid

Renaissance | May - 1996

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


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Human Rights and the Game of Nations*

Administrator Issue: May 1996

  Reflections   Context The issue of human rights has emerged as perhaps the most significant in international law over the last few decades. The developed nations have been very eager for governments in the underdeveloped world to follow their lead in according certain fundamental rights and liberties to all citizens. Ostensibl
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A Critical Look at the Alternatives to the Popular Models of Interest Free (IF) Banking

Dr. Khalid Zaheer Issue: May 1996

  Reflections     Introduction   Conventional banking is unacceptable to Islam for many reasons, not just because interest is a part and parcel of its operations. IF banking was the ambitious response of many Muslims to the challenge which Islamic rejection of conventional banking had necessitated. Since the respon
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An Important Principle for the Members of the Parliament

Administrator Issue: May 1996

  Islamic Manifesto     Anyone who has deeply observed our political system and has knowledge of its working principles and rules knows that its has become a political tradition in our country that when the representatives of different political groups get elected, they forsake their personal opinions and back their own pol
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The Book of Psalms

Administrator Issue: May 1996

  The Scriptures     PSALM 4   To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm of David.         Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress, have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer. 2.   O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn
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Surahs Falaq-Naas

Dr. Shehzad Saleem Issue: May 1996

  Quranic Exegesis     MUTUAL RELATIONSHIP   These two surahs form a pair as regards the subject discussed in them. However, the style of the first surah is predominantly argumentative while that of the the second sentimental -- sentimental in the sense that there exists a strong element of appeal to invoke the
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Surahs Lahab-Ikhlaas

Dr. Shehzad Saleem Issue: May 1996

  Quranic Exegesis     MUTUAL RELATIONSHIP   These two surahs form a pair as regards the subject discussed in them. The first surah informs the Prophet (sws) of the divine punishment which awaits the leadership of the Quraish, particularly the greatest enemy of Tauheed, Abu Lahab and all his accomplices, while in t
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Surahs Kaafiroon-Nasr

Dr. Shehzad Saleem Issue: May 1996

  Quranic Exegesis     MUTUAL RELATIONSHIP   These two surahs form a pair as regards the subject discussed in them. Surah Kaafiroon is a declaration of the Prophet's renunciation of the Quraish while Surah Nasr, as a result of this renunciation, is a harbinger of glad tidings of divine help and victory to t
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Quid Rides?*

Asif Iftikhar Issue: May 1996

  Editorial     A strong relationship is based on love. And there are many who say ‘I love you’, but few who live up to it. Without loyalty love is mere infatuation -- at best ‘humour’, which fails to stand the test of time, howsoever strong the expression of love may have been:   Many a
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IMAM HAMBAL

Administrator Issue: May 1996

  Lest We Forget   (164 A.H./780A.D. -- 241 A.H. / 855 A.D)     The grand Durbar of the greatest of the Abbaside Caliph, Mamunar Rashid, at Tarsus, was packed to its capacity. A frail bodied person, with a resolute look and a calm countenance, was carried forward by the guards through a long row of distinguis
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