Renaissance Monthly Journal
Renaissance | February - 2000
A monthly journal promoting research and original thinking in the light of the original sources of Islam.
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Rhyme and Reason
‘I was alive once...and that was when you were not dead.’
The voice echoed through the thunderous rain and I never even noticed for once, the other coffin that was lying besides yours. Maybe it wasn’t even there till they offered you to the black soil on that bleak Sep
Mawlana Abu’l H~asan ‘Ali Nadwi, an Islamic scholar of global repute, breathed his last at his native village in Rai Bareilly district of Uttar Pradesh on December 31, 1999. He was 85.
President of All India Muslim Personal Board (AIMPLB) and founder member of the Makkah-based Rabitah al-‘
View of the Orientalists on the History of theQur’anic Text
Arthur Jeffery in his preface to the Kitabu’l-Masahif of Ibn Abi Dawud has summarized the views of the German oriental scholar Theodore Noldeke (d:1930) and his successors on the history of the collection of the Qur’anic text. T
Critical Analysis of the Reports that Mention the Collection of Abu Bakr (rta) and the Recension of ‘Uthman (rta)
Following is a narrative of S~ahih Bukhariwhich mentions the collection of the Qur’an by Abu Bakr (rta):
Musa Ibn Isma‘ilnarrates fromIbrahim Ibn S
TheQur’an we have with us today is the very one – word for word -- which was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (sws). It was collected both in the form of a book and learnt by heart by many companions of the Prophet (sws) during his own life time and then transferred verbally as well as in
Mankind seems to be divided by religious categorisation. Some religious groups are more exclusive in their approach than others. However, the approach of condemning people belonging to other faiths, although it has become a much less pronounced problem in recent times, has not vanished completely.