Renaissance Monthly Journal
Renaissance | February - 1997
A monthly journal promoting research and original thinking in the light of the original sources of Islam.
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Religious Parties in or society can be classified into three categories on the basis of their aims and objectives.
The first category comprises religious schools of thought which have organised themselves into religious parties to propagate their specific thoughts and safeguard their rights and interests. The basic principle u
The government should take the following steps to Islamise our society at the social and penal levels and to improve the existing situation in both these areas:
AT THE SOCIAL LEVEL
1. All the institutions of the state should help establish a society in which people should be honoured and respect
Let us analyse the influence of the Mosques on our society. In this regard, the Sunnah set by the Prophet (sws) is that the Friday address should be delivered by the head of state and his administrators and only they should lead the Friday prayers. However, in case of any legitimate plea on their part, some other person can addr
The system on which the general system of education in our country is based is the legacy of the British rule in our sub-continent. It is the brain-child of a nation which still rules our minds more than four decades after its departure. It was implemented to achieve the mental servitude of the Muslim subjects and to gain their
A detailed analysis of the economy reveals that the whole economic set-up of our country is based on great vice and evil.
The foremost evil in it is the institution of Banking. Through this institution, the whole nation’s wealth is rendered at the disposal of a few individuals. In the guise of national development and st
On the one hand, the Islamic form of government is an aristocracy in that the individuals who comprise the government are elected on the basis of their piety and political acumen and, on the other hand, it is a democracy in that they are elected and have to run their state affairs on the basis of consultation among them.
1. The rulers should be the servants of the citizens of Pakistan and their doors should always remain open to the public; they should live among the masses and with the same standard of living. All their stately residence and palatial houses should be put to national use.
Surah Muzzammil forms a pair with Surah Muddaththir the succeeding surah with regard to the subject discussed in them. It directs the Prophet (sws) to prepare himself for bearing the burden of a heavy responsibility, while Surah Muddaththir explains this very responsibi
For as long as the political process has trudged along after the last martial law, political leaders have been falling out over who has done more for the country. Yet, the widespread social malaise these days indicates a general lack of confidence in any leader’s ability or in his sincerity or in b
Shehzad Saleem presents a nine-point programme based on the ideas of Javed Ahmad Ghamidi for the measures our next rulers need to take to avert the catastrophe our nation seems to be heading towards, to spur on the development of our country and to enable us as members of the Ummah to fulfil our obligation of testifying to the t