Renaissance Monthly Journal
Renaissance | April - 2001
A monthly journal promoting research and original thinking in the light of the original sources of Islam.
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Rhyme & Reason
In my loneliness, and alone
Grey clouds, all darkness pressing,
No soft voice, no soothing tone,
What could be more a blessing
Than tears in solitude?
In sorrow and in despair,
Restless, restless in the mood:
No voice, no tune to hear,
No desire, no need for food –
Response: In one of your replies, you have said that legally telephonic marriage (Nikah) cannot be objected to. You also said that people generally do not know that a better alternative exists according to which a guardian can be appointed to supervise or conduct the Nikah~in the absence of one party. Co
Change of Plans in Mosque Construction
Question: A plot was fixed for a mosque but is in use as a cycle stand since long. Can this plot be substituted by another one for the mosque?
Answer: Yes, the plot reserved for the mosque can be substituted by another one. And, if the circumstances are s
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Behold! in the creation of the heavens and the earth and the alternation of night and day there are indeed signs for men of understanding. (3:190)
I have only recently begun to pay heed to the wordings of the Qur’anthat u
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It was the time of the beginning of the freshman class. Students were rushing to their classrooms anticipating their ideals to be realized. Kim was one of them. Eyes brimming with intellect, he was walki
Islam claims to be a divine religion. In fact, Islam claims to be the only divine religion which exists in its original shape. It claims to be the religion prescribed by God for man since man’s inception. It claims to entail the original unadulterated teachings of God, which
In one of his articles1Mr. Jochen Katz has pointed out a contradiction in 2:219, 5:90, and 47:15 and 83:22, 25.
2:219 reads as:
They ask you about [drinking] wine and gambling. Say: ‘Both these are great sins and [yet] have few benefits for people; and the sin
The Prophet (sws) is reported to have said: ‘Both the lawful (Halal) and the unlawful (Haram) things are obvious, and in between them are doubtful [Mushtabihat] matters. Whoever forsakes those doubtful things lest he may commit a sin, will definitely avoid what is clearly unlawful; and whoever indu