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Monthly Renaissance | Al-Mawrid

Renaissance | January - 2001

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


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Change of Heart

Administrator Issue: January 2001

  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. &nb
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Understanding the Qur’an: A Fundamental Premise

Dr. Shehzad Saleem Issue: January 2001

  Responses     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
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Your Questions Answered

Dr. Shehzad Saleem Issue: January 2001

  Queries     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
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Seeing Life in a New Light

Administrator Issue: January 2001

  Reader’s Column     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
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Islam in the United States of America

Administrator Issue: January 2001

  Book Review               Author:              Sulayman S. Nyang.           Book Name:     Islam in the United States of America. (ISBN 1-87103-68
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Evolution of Law in Islam

Administrator Issue: January 2001

  Reflections     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
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Bismillahi’l-Rahmani’l-Rahim

Imam Amin Ahsan Islahi Issue: January 2001

  Qur’anic Exegesis       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
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The Citizens of Paradise

Dr. Khalid Zaheer Issue: January 2001

  Editorial     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
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