Renaissance Monthly Journal
Renaissance | April - 2000
A monthly journal promoting research and original thinking in the light of the original sources of Islam.
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Rhyme & Reason
Shall I compose an elegy on thy death,
Or a sanguine lyric from mine tulip’s cud,
Milord --- may fall like mild dew on wreath
Of the claret buds to nip in the bud;
The love, the sweetest love of a crown-prince!
The greatest king, ah, killed the fated calf!
Shall I comp
The Mutashabihat of the Qur’an
Question: Inthe Qur’an, there are many verses which are ambiguous and unclear. The Qur’an itself calls them the Mutashabihat (3:7). My question is: Why has the Almighty revealed verses whose meaning is vague or unclear? Isn’t guidance the re
In one of his writings*, Mr Katz has stated that the various statements in the Qur’an regarding the origin of the Calamity are mutually contradictory. Mr Katz’s opinion is based on the following verses of the Qur’an: 4:78; 4:79; 38:41.
Wherever you are death will find you out
News and Views
You may have seen pictures of homeless people who live on the streets, but the thought may have never entered your mind that some of those homeless people could be Muslims, particularly Muslim women. In fact, there has been a noted increase in homelessness among Muslim women and their children in recent
News and Views
South-east Asiais world’s most vital area. Some Muslim states are also situated in this region. These states command a great prestige in their region in general and in the Muslim world in particular. They enjoy great fame in history. This article deals briefly with the following four Muslim states
Given below are some recommendations to the government for improving education in Pakistan. The recommendations follow a brief mention of the problems they might be helpful in tackling:
A. Low literacy level and low standard of education
These are gene
The Arabic text used is: Abu Ja‘far Muhammad Ibn. Jarir Tabari (224-310/839-923), Jami‘al-Bayan fi Tafsir al-Qur’an (30 vols. In 12: Beiruit: Daru’l-Ma‘rifah, 1406/1906; reprint of 1323 H. Bulaq edition). The reference under the title of each selecti
A pilot of our air force once narrated to me a personal experience of a lifetime: one that shook his imagination to the core and transformed his subsequent behaviour in life completely. He recounted:
On a routine flight, the engine of my aircraft developed some complications which