Renaissance Monthly Journal
Renaissance | August - 2000
A monthly journal promoting research and original thinking in the light of the original sources of Islam.
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Rhyme & Reason
Huge waves and foams
Splash across the sea shore;
My spirit restless roams
For knowledge much more.
Knowledge of the Arts,
Of things that are fine,
To gather their fragments and parts
That they be eternally mine.
To be drenched with love,
For desire to learn
And thirst, whi
Why is Riba Forbidden?
Question: What is the basis of forbidding Riba? Also, if it is accepted that it is prohibited, is there a way allowed by Islam to earn money through money lent? I ask this question since investing money on the basis of profit and loss sharing is not at all feasible these d
In one of his articles,* Mr. Jochen Katz has pointed out a contradiction in the narrative of the Qur’an regarding the event (relating to the history of the Jews) of the worship of the Golden calf. This ‘contradiction’ is based on 20:86-92 and 7:149-151.
In this article, there are, in fact
News & Views
Young women, both Muslim and non-Muslim living in the US, face an important dilemma. Societal, family, cultural, and even economic situations dictate that an intelligent, self-respecting woman who wants to ‘do something’ with her life and accomplish something ‘meaningful’ must
Calling the Qur’an amazing is not something done only by Muslims, who have an appreciation for the book and who are pleased with it; it has been labelled amazing by non-Muslims as well. In fact, even people who hate Islam very much have still called it amazing.
One thing which surprises non-muslim
We certainly do not perceive God, but we do observe this world. History has recorded the story of the fashion in which we have beheld it for the last five thousand years. We have observed it from widely different angles. The Bedouin of deserts, and the unsophisticated tillers of soil had their share of i