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Monthly Renaissance | Al-Mawrid

Renaissance | April - 2000

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

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Shall I Compose an Elegy?

Javed Ahmad Ghamidi Issue: April 2000

  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

Your Questions Answered

Dr. Shehzad Saleem Issue: April 2000

  Queries     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

Is Evil from Satan, Ourselves or Allah?

Administrator Issue: April 2000

  Criticism     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

The Dilemma of Homeless Muslim Women and Children in the USA

Administrator Issue: April 2000

  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

Muslim States of South-East Asia

Administrator Issue: April 2000

  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

Recommendations for Improving Education in Pakistan

Asif Iftikhar Issue: April 2000

  Reflections       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:   I. PROBLEMS   A. Low literacy level and low standard of education These are gene

Does the Qur’an Contain Non-Arabic Vocabulary?

Administrator Issue: April 2000

  Qur’an     Translator’s Note 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

The Message of Death

Dr. Khalid Zaheer Issue: April 2000

  Editorial       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

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