Renaissance Monthly Journal
Renaissance | March - 1998
A monthly journal promoting research and original thinking in the light of the original sources of Islam.
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The Muslims of the world, taken as one body, do not present the image of a coherent personality. There is, that is to say, no consensus among them about certain fundamental issues. They are not all committed to the same world-view, they do not have the sense of a shared destiny, and they are not quite agreed
‘Woman for a Woman’
Question: If a man murders a woman, then according to ‘Qisas’ (as I understand) -"a woman for a woman" should be killed. But why should an innocent woman be killed? Why not the murderer himself? Please explain.
Answer: If the referred Qur’anic ver
The eminent Islamic scholar, Mawlana Amin Ahsan Islahi, 93, who died in Lahore, Pakistan, on 15 December 1997, will long be remembered for his lasting contribution to Qur’anic studies, especially for his approach based and evolved around the concept of order and coherence in the contents of the divi
An Islamic State is an ideological state. Keeping in view its specific ideology, its citizens can be classified into two categories:
1) Those who become its citizens after accepting its ideological basis.
2) Those who assume its citizenship as a consequence of a treaty.
The First Catego
Thus Spoke the Prophet (sws) …
[The Prophet, upon whom be peace, praised and glorified Allah, and then said:]1
O people! Listen to what I say, as I do not know if I shall ever meet you at this place after this year.
O people! Your blood and your property [a
Both these surahs form a pair with relation to the subject discussed in them.
The central themes of both surahs is to warn their addressees with reference to the great upheaval of the Day of Judgement of the fact that this great Day shall come only to info