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Monthly Renaissance | Al-Mawrid

Renaissance | October - 1999

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


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Zakah to Non-Muslims

Dr. Shehzad Saleem Issue: October 1999

  Responses     Response: In one of your answers you have mentioned that in the Qur’anic directives about the distribution of Zakah, there is no mention of faith, hence Zakah can be given to non-Muslims. I remember having read some time ago that Zakah cannot be given to non-Muslims. Is there a precedence for the d
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Your Questions Answered

Dr. Shehzad Saleem Issue: October 1999

  Queries       A Contradiction in the Qur’an!!!   Question: A non-Muslims friend has pointed out a contradiction in the Qur’an.He says that in the beginning of the fourth surah, the Qur’an asks the believers to marry more than one wife only if they are able to do justice with all their
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Immanuel of the Bible: Is it a Prediction for Christ (sws)? (II)

Abdul Sattar Ghauri Issue: October 1999

  Scriptures     2. The word ‘VIRGIN’, and the whole story about it The author of the Gospel according to Matthew has offered this prophecy of Isaiah as a proof of the miraculous birth of Jesus Christ from VIRGIN MARY in the following words:   22.Now all this took place that what was spoken by the
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Understanding the Qur’an: Some Initial Conditions

Imam Amin Ahsan Islahi Issue: October 1999

  Qur’an     Cleanliness and ablution are the initial conditions for the prayer. One can obtain its true blessings only if one fulfils these initial conditions before offering it. Similarly, there are some initial conditions for understanding the Qur’an.One can be blessed with this understanding only if one trie
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Islamic Punishments: Some Misconceptions

Javed Ahmad Ghamidi Issue: October 1999

  Editorial     The Shari‘ah ordained by the Almighty regarding punishments has already been elaborated upon by this writer in a separate discourse1. It is shown in this discourse that the Shari‘ah has specified the punishments of only five crimes2. The punishments of all other crimes have been left to the r
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