Renaissance Monthly Journal
Renaissance | March - 2001
A monthly journal promoting research and original thinking in the light of the original sources of Islam.
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Rhyme & Reason
Time poured from a source eternal – Unknown
Far away in the horizons – Unbound
It stretched its streak a thousand millennium – Untold
At a point it gathered its weight -- Unmeasured
A cell rolled, strove, reached its goal
A life was born – Unnamed
For many a screaming year
Response: In an answer published in your magazine regarding the fate of Non-Muslims who do not believe in the Prophethood of Muhammad (sws), you have explained the conditions for a person in order to enter Paradise. A friend of mine is still arguing with me on this matter. He says that Allah is the most
Women Changing their Names after Marriage
Question: Women usually change their last name (their father’s first name) after they get married, attaching their husband’s first/last name instead. Is there any Islamic significance in this tradition?
Answer: Islam does not require a woma
Book Name: A History of Medieval Islam
(The author can be contacted at [email protected])
There are of course many key issues that come to one’s mind as one thinks about the survival and well being of Pakistan: the real purpose of Pakistan’s creation in 1947, the sociopolitical chaos for over 50 years and revolutio
Rhyme & Reason
Is this another trial?
Is this another test?
Thou hast given me but little
And kept all the rest.
That little I secure O’ God
Thou givest the best.
Yet though the spring is here,
And everything is bright,
The trees seem so bare
A day seems a night.
(The author can be contacted at PPA2K01iss.nl)
Most of the religious practices are repetitive and periodic in nature. Muslims offer prayers five times a day, fast for about a month every year, and similarly Christians visit the Church every Sunday and also fast for forty days each year
One of the most promising new realities is the dialogue taking place on many different levels between Muslims and Christians. Commenting on Muslim and Christian sources, the author, Islamic scholar and former Anglican bishop of Jerusalem, sees even greater possibilities in shared, common prayer. The exce
In one of his articles*, Mr Jochen Katz has pointed out a contradiction in the various narratives of the Qur’an regarding some of the incidents in the life of Abraham (sws). Mr Katz writes:
The accounts of Abraham in 19:41-49, 6:74-83 differ quite a bit from 21:51-59. While in Surah 2
It is indeed only Allah who has given man whatever he possesses. Man’s life and all his belongings are the bounties of Allah. The only befitting way man can express his gratitude to acknowledge this truth is by presenting everything he has in his possession at the disposal of Allah. Spending a part