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Monthly Renaissance | Al-Mawrid

Renaissance | June - 2000

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


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Javed Thus Spake

Javed Ahmad Ghamidi Issue: June 2000

  Rhyme & Reason       Prelude   Of fancy, when thy ruby blood-drop stains The tulip red, and rises insurgent To the supreme power of nature and regains, Eternal providence: O’ refulgent – O’ Zephyr, ay, thou art pernicious, dead, And thine largesse roams the desert free;
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Your Questions Answered

Dr. Shehzad Saleem Issue: June 2000

  Queries       Praying after ‘Asr   Question: I have heard that one should not pray after the ‘Asr prayer until Maghrib. Is this true? Answer: According to the established Sunnah of the Prophet (sws), the only forbidden times for prayer are sunrise and sunset. This precautionary measure i
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Islam

Administrator Issue: June 2000

  Book Review     Islam: (A Book) Author: Alfred Guillaume Publishers: Penguin Books, Edinburgh, 1954 pages: 206   Alfred Guillaume, the learned translator of Sirah Ibn Ishaq, one of the oldest known biographies of the Holy Prophet (sws), is the author of the book under review. The book is written
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Inquiry in Paradise

Administrator Issue: June 2000

  Criticism     Mr. Katz, in one of his writings*, has pointed out a contradiction in the Qur’an, on the basis of three separate verses of its Qur’an.   These verses of the Qur’an are as follows: 23:101, 37: 27, 52:25.   For when the trumpet is blown, that day there shall be no kinship
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Muslim Rule in Iran

Administrator Issue: June 2000

  News & Views     Iranis one of the most ancient civilisations and the most famous states of the world. Up to 1934, it was known as Faris. The present name, Iran, is derived from ‘aryana’, which means the land of the Aryans. In olden times, the frontiers of Iran and Afghanistan were different from those of
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Christian Theology and the Bible

Nadir Aqueel Ansari Issue: June 2000

  Scriptures   Nadir Aqueel Ansari     Sources of Christian Theology Bible is the basic source of Christian Theology. This is a position to which the Christian opinion has now crystallised. This does not however mean that other sources like a) Tradition, b) Reason and c) Religious Experience have had a minor
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Surah Kawthar

Imam Amin Ahsan Islahi Issue: June 2000

  Qur’anic Exegesis     Central Theme In the previous surah – Ma‘un -- it is explained to the leaders of the Quraysh that they had totally disregarded the purpose for which Abraham (sws) had settled his children in the whereabouts of the Baytullah, and for which he had prayed to the Almighty to bless
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The Call to Eternity

Dr. Khalid Zaheer Issue: June 2000

  Editorial     While life is indeed a priceless blessing, death puts an end to it, at least in this present, apparent world. How should a believer react to the phenomenon of death, specially when a close one has disappeared as a result? The question assumes considerable importance when the deceased appears to have rece
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