Renaissance Monthly Journal
Renaissance | February - 2001
A monthly journal promoting research and original thinking in the light of the original sources of Islam.
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Rhyme & Reason
If you can keep your head when all about you
are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
if you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
but make allowance for their doubting too;
if you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
or being hated d
Women leading Worship Rituals
Question: Why can’t women give the Friday sermon or lead the Friday prayer?
Answer: Before I answer this question, I would like to point out that in this regard, the Sunnah set by the Prophet (sws) is that the head of state and his representatives should del
(The author can be contacted at: alisalman74hotmail.com)
Marginalism, as economists say, lies at the core of economics. It is Marginalism, thinking and evaluating at the margins, which helps in economic decision-making. ‘Don’t take the ‘total’ picture. Think ins
Islam...What is it? A religion? A way of life? It’s a word we, as Muslims, take very much for granted. Being born Muslims in a Muslim country we don’t bother to look beyond the fact of our being followers of Islam. We assume that just by offering prayers five times a day, fasting in t
This paper was prepared for the 9th Annual Conference of Pakistan Agricultural Scientists Forum held in 1997 at Abbotabad, (Pakistan).
Science has increased food production, controlled diseases, globalised communication, alleviated man’s miseries and added tremendously to his
This article is written by a well known Jesuit who has lived and worked in the sub-continent. He speaks of the great value of the Muslim Ummah, the sense of brotherhood and solidarity in the Muslim world. He indicates how the five pillars of Islam reinforce that community sense, and how Muslims feel that
In one of his writings* , Mr Jochen Katz has pointed out a contradiction in 26:192, 195-6. He writes that in the referred verses, the Qur’an says:
It [the Qur’an] is indeed a revelation from the Lord of the Worlds (26:192), ... in clear Arabic speech and indeed IT [the Qur’an]
A temporary loss of health is one of the great blessings Allah Almighty enables his servants to experience. When one falls ill, all worldly engagements involuntarily come to a standstill -- engagements about which man normally imagines that they are unavoidable. Man comes to realise that after all he is