Renaissance Monthly Journal
Renaissance | January - 2001
A monthly journal promoting research and original thinking in the light of the original sources of Islam.
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Rhyme & Reason
You watch them cry,
Suffer and die.
They leave sheer poverty.
Hunger overcomes the progeny’s mind.
Working day and night,
They lore equanimity.
Streets are swarmed with beggars,
And revenging wolves.
They turn the world upside down,
And keep the demonical wheel turning.
Response: I might have misunderstood but from what I gather, in an article titled ‘Understanding the Qur’an: A Fundamental Premise’ published in your Nov2000 issue that the argument in favour of Jihad is not valid today? Is that what it exactly means?
Comment: The article says that th
Suicide in Special Circumstances
Question: I know that suicide is prohibited in Islam. What I want to know is if it is allowed in certain circumstances? I can think of two such circumstances: a soldier who has secrets of his country in his heart kills himself so that he is not caught by the enem
The author can be contacted at: IslamMuhammadAly.com
In August 1997, when I was about to leave for the United States for higher education, a lot of things were going on in my life. I had just recovered from a bout of Typhoid and Jaundice; I had screwed up my A-Levels exams; I was recov
Author: Sulayman S. Nyang.
Book Name: Islam in the United States of America. (ISBN 1-87103-68
The pre-Islamic Arabs had no systematic law. Their conduct in individual life was controlled by the conventions of the family or the clan to which they belonged. In the broader aspects of their lives, a clan, sub-tribe and tribe would usually have recourse to the arbitration of the oldest man (Shaykh) amon
Meaning of the Verse
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Ever Merciful.
Historical Status of the Verse
A study of the QurÆan reveals that since ancient times there has always been a mention of the m
It is only Allah whose discretion holds supreme in this world. No one else’s discretion has in reality even a trace of authority. However, for the sake of trial, Allah has sanctioned freedom to man, who has been given considerable liberty in an otherwise completely enslaved existence to see how he