Renaissance Monthly Journal
Renaissance | September - 1998
A monthly journal promoting research and original thinking in the light of the original sources of Islam.
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One of the areas where there are serious reservations in the minds of some people about the Qur’anic teachings is the question of the extent of freedom an individual enjoys in being guided towards the right path or in being misguided away from it. It is alleged that the Qur’an info
Brutus: Who is here so vile that will not love his country? If any, speak; for him I have offended. I pause for a reply.
All: None, Brutus, none!
Brutus: Then none have I offe
These surahs form a pair with regard to their subject matter. In both of them, besides the real theme, the Prophet (sws) is assured that he has no responsibility beyond reminding and cautioning the disbelievers. It is up to them to take heed, and it is then up to Allah to sei
The economic law of Islam given to man by the Almighty through His last Prophet (sws) for the purification of the economy is based on the Qur’anic philosophy of creation: the Almighty has created this world as a trial and test for man; every person has therefore been made to depend on others for his li
Response: In one of your answers you have stated that there is nothing wrong with women plucking their facial hairs. I have some reservations about your deduction as I have contrary evidence:
`Abdullah Ibn Mas`udhas reported: Allah curses those ladies who practice tattooing and those who get th
The Philosophy of Tayammum (Dry Ablution)
Question: What is the logic behind Tayammum for it really does not clean you?
Answer: In Islam, each directive has a form and a spirit. The form is its outward manifestation and the spirit its inner one. The form is dependent on external circumstances,
News & Views
What is the present position of Islam in contemporary Russia and China? In order to provide a perspective answer to this vital question this article presents a summary of an up to date history of Islam in these two famed states of the world.
History of Islam in Russia
The long history of