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Monthly Renaissance | Al-Mawrid

Renaissance | May - 2000

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


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This Worldly Life: A Trial For Man

Dr. Khalid Zaheer Issue: May 2000

  Editorial     The worldly life of ours, which is a very short duration of existence between birth and death, is only a trial, nothing more and nothing less than that. Whatever different phases man experiences here, whether in the form of success or failure, are all different manifestations of this trial. The culminati
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Your Questions Answered

Dr. Shehzad Saleem Issue: May 2000

  Queries     A ‘Discrepancy’ in the Qur’anic Law of Inheritance   Question: A Hindu friend of mine has pointed out the following ambiguity in the Qur’anic verses which mention the law of inheritance. Please help me in removing his misconception. While alluding to these verses, he writes
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Can the Slander of Chaste Women be Forgiven?

Administrator Issue: May 2000

  Criticism     In one of his articles1, Mr. Jochen Katz has pointed out a contradiction in two verses of the Qur’an. He writes :   Those who slander chaste women are cursed forever2 [in this life and the Hereafter] according to 24:23. However, according to another verse of the Qur’an, the slanderer
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Islam and the Future of the World

Administrator Issue: May 2000

    Reflections     Dr Murad Wilfried Hofmann, Ex-German diplomat and author of ‘Islam: the Alternative’, ‘Islam 2000’, ‘Voyage to Makkah’, reverted to Islam in 1980. The article is an excerpt from his recent lecture on ‘Islam and the Future of the World’ delivered i
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The Qur’an as Literature

Administrator Issue: May 2000

  Qur’an   I   In the 1890s Richard Moulton, author of The Literary Study of the Bible, was able to justify the need for his work by pointing out that ‘Literature’, as opposed to ‘literatures’ – Greek, Hebrew, and German – ‘is a separate entity’ which, with its ‘
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