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Monthly Renaissance | Al-Mawrid

Renaissance | July - 1997

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


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Qital Without the Authority of the State

Asif Iftikhar Issue: July 1997

  Queries     Question:   In your editorial ‘Terrorism, Murder and Manslaughter All in the Name of Allah’ (published March-April, 1997), you have tried to prove that there is no concept of Jihad -- militant struggle to be more precise -- in Islam without the authority of the State. In this regard, I hav
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Smiling Alone*

Asif Iftikhar Issue: July 1997

Reflections          The strength to be weak                         to see oneself                  &nb
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Professionalism in Teaching

Asif Iftikhar Issue: July 1997

  Reflections     In a recent seminar on Professionalism in Teaching, a visiting scholar at Ali Institute of Education (a teacher training institute in Lahore), spoke on the issue. This article explains the points she made.   INTRODUCTION This article addresses the following questions related to ‘profes
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Women and Capital Punishment

Administrator Issue: July 1997

  Reflections     On 10 June 1996, a debate began in the academic and religious circles regarding the decision of the then ‘Federal Cabinet’ to abolish capital punishment for women. Not only does the concept of abolishing capital punishment for women clash with the constitution of Pakistan, it is also in the m
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A Criticism on the Liquidity Preference Theory

Administrator Issue: July 1997

  Reflections     The late Shaikh Mahmud Ahmad, though not very well known  to most people outside academic circles, was a meritorious scholar of our country. In a society as ours, where He who has more money or fame is the one who is worthy of praise and respect, a scholar as Shaikh Mahmud Ahmad is rarely afforded the
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Barnabas, His Gospel, and its Credibility

Abdul Sattar Ghauri Issue: July 1997

  Reflections     The name of Joseph Barnabas has never been strange or unknown to the scholars of the New Testament of the Bible; but his Gospel was scarcely known before the publication of the English Translation of ‘The Koran’ by George Sale, who introduced this ‘Gospel’ in the ‘Preliminary
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Huruf-i-Muqatta‘at: Farahi’s Theory

Dr. Shehzad Saleem Issue: July 1997

  Qur’anic Exegesis     More than one-fourth of the Qur’anic Surahs begin with certain abbreviated letters called Huruf-i-Muqatta‘at. These letters are actually the names of the respective surahs, as is evident from the Qur’an. Many Ahadith as well as the pre-Islamic Arabic literature endorse this vi
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Tawhid in Sufism

Asif Iftikhar Issue: July 1997

  EDITORIAL       The face was red with flushing blood as he tried to stop his breath for as long as he could. The eyes bulged out, though staring at nothing. Small rivulets of perspiration shone on the forehead, and the voice coming through the foaming mouth was barely audible. He could scarcely speak when he tr
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