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Monthly Renaissance | Al-Mawrid

Renaissance | March - 2001

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


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The Self

Administrator Issue: March 2001

  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
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Fate of Non-Muslims

Dr. Shehzad Saleem Issue: March 2001

  Responses     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
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Your Questions Answered

Dr. Shehzad Saleem Issue: March 2001

  Queries     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
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A History of Medieval Islam

Administrator Issue: March 2001

  Book Review               Book Name:          A History of Medieval Islam           Author:                &nbs
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An Open Letter to the Chief Executive of Pakistan

Administrator Issue: March 2001

  Reader’s Column     (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
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To God

Administrator Issue: March 2001

  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 dar
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On Religion and Habit

Administrator Issue: March 2001

  Reader’s Column     (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
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Common Prayer

Administrator Issue: March 2001

  Viewpoint     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
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Did Abraham (sws) Smash the Idols?

Moiz Amjad Issue: March 2001

  Criticism     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
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Spending in Allah’s Way

Dr. Khalid Zaheer Issue: March 2001

  Editorial     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
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