Renaissance Monthly Journal
Renaissance | January - 1999
A monthly journal promoting research and original thinking in the light of the original sources of Islam.
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Response: There seems to be a difference of opinion among Muslim scholars about bowing down before martial art fights. Some have told me that it is not allowed and that bowing of any form, whether at an angle of 9 degrees or 90 degrees, is an act solely reserved for the worship of Allah (swt). This is ho
Compilation of the Qur’an
Question: There are some Ahadith which say that some verses of Surah Tawbah were found after the collection of the Qur’an had been completed when the Prophet (sws) had passed away. Please explain.
Answer: AllAhadith which mention the collection and compila
The Nation of Islam is an American synthesis of traditional Islam, urban Christianity, and Black Nationalism. The organisation was founded in 1933 by W. D. Fard in Detroit, Michigan and was directed by Elijah Muhammad until his death in 1975.
Following the death of Elijah Muhammad, his son, W. Deen Moham
Zaid: ‘Have you read much?’
Khalid: ‘Not much. But I have thought much.’
Zaid: ‘You’ll not be offended by my questions?’
God Almighty has vowed to preserve the Qur’an from all possibilities of foreign interference and corruption. The Qur’an says:
It is indeed We Who have sent down this remembrance, and most surely We are its Guardians. (15:9)
The Qur’an is thus the p
Structure and Theme
In this Surah, the reality that a day will definitely come when every deed done by man be brought to light is depicted. All his labours will be exposed and nothing will remain hidden. Whatever good or evil he had done even where no one could have seen him will be plac
If they repent [of all un-Islamic beliefs], establish regular prayers and pay Zakat, leave them alone. (9:5)
This verse explains to the idolaters of Makkah the conditions which they had to fulfil to become the Muslim citizens of the Islamic state of Madinah. If this context of the