Renaissance Monthly Journal
Renaissance | March - 1997
A monthly journal promoting research and original thinking in the light of the original sources of Islam.
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Surah Muddaththirforms a pair with Surah Muzzammil, the preceding surah with regard to the subject discussed in them. Surah Muzzammildirects the Prophet (sws) to prepare himself for bearing the burden of a heavy responsibility, while Surah Muddaththirexplains this very respon
Question: Why is there a difference of opinion among scholars on the question of photography? Does Islam, in your opinion, prohibit it?.
Answer: Devout Muslims of the sub-continent have always taken a firm stand against impressions resembling living beings, whether hand-drawn pictures or pho
These days the blasphemy law concerning the defamation of the Prophet (sws) has become a subject of debate. The ‘Ulama’are unanimous in demanding the imposition of the death penalty on every person found guilty of such a sacrilege, while there are some intellectuals who consider punishing s
... that whoever took a life1, unless it be for murder or for spreading disorder on earth2, it would be as if he killed all mankind; and whoever saved a life, it would be as if he saved all mankind. (5:32)
And he who kills a believer intentionally, his reward is Hell;