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Monthly Renaissance | Al-Mawrid

Renaissance | April - 1999

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

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Dr. Shehzad Saleem Issue: April 1999

  Queries       Research on the Equality of Sexes   Question: To my understanding, the feminists hold the view that men are women are equal in all respects. Therefore, all tasks which can be carried out by men can also be carried out by women. From what I have read, the research carried out in this centu

Where is Allah?

Administrator Issue: April 1999

  Criticism     Mr Katz in one of his articles* has stated that some verses of the Qur’an regarding the abode of Allah are mutually contradictory. Mr Katz has based his objection on the following verses of the Qur’an:   He it is Who created the heavens and the earth in Six Days, and is moreover firml

Omar Khayyam

Administrator Issue: April 1999

  Lest We Forget     On the whole surface of the earth, and in every region of the habitable world, I never encountered a man who as his equal. (Nizami1 of Samarqand)   Ghiyathal-Din Abu’l Fath ’Umar Ibn Ibrahimal-Khayyami, who is known to us as Omar Khayyam, was born and died at Nishapur, which in

Islam in the West and the Role of the Christian Church

Administrator Issue: April 1999

  News & Views     On Swedish initiative, two major international conferences have recently been held on Euro-Islam1 focusing on the relations between Europe and the Muslim world. At the same time, Islam is today a part of Europe, and as we have been talking of Eastern Christianity it may be Western Islam. During the la

Why Islamic Ethics?

Dr. Khalid Zaheer Issue: April 1999

  Reflections     The author in this article has attempted to answer the queries of those who do not appreciate the idea of studying a course on Islamic ethics in an academic programme focusing on business or business-related studies. It is being reproduced in this journal since it deals with many important issues. (

The Blessings of Hajj

Administrator Issue: April 1999

  Worship     Hajj, unlike all other religious practices, carries the potential of complete spiritual transformation for anyone. One comes across many living examples of this transformation phenomenon. Sometimes it happens almost accidentally as one is overawed by the sheer grandeur of the place and this, in itself is no sm

Surah Ma‘un

Imam Amin Ahsan Islahi Issue: April 1999

  Qur’anic Exegesis     Relationship with Preceding and Succeeding Surahs In the previous pair of surahs – Fil and Quraysh – itis explained that the tribe of Quraysh has been blessed with the favours of peace and sustenance because of the Baytullah (the House of God). These blessings required that th

Documentation and Evidence

Javed Ahmad Ghamidi Issue: April 1999

  Editorial     O ye who believe! When you acquire a loan for a fixed period, record it in writing, and a scribe write it down between you with fairness; he who can write should not refuse to write, and just as Allah has taught him to write, he also should write for others; the one who has acquired the loan should ha

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