Renaissance Monthly Journal
Renaissance | July - 2001
A monthly journal promoting research and original thinking in the light of the original sources of Islam.
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Response: In one of your answers you have said that Allah is a neutral, genderless term. How can it be when Allatalso comes from the word ilah (deity) and means ‘goddess’? The Qur’an repeatedly refers to God as ‘He’. Not only that but there are also other patriarchal terms s
Marriage of Adulterers and Adulteresses
Question: Would you be able to explain this Qur’anic verse to me?
Let no man guilty of adultery marry but a woman similarly guilty, or a polytheist; nor let any such a woman marry but a man similarly guilty or a polytheist; to the beli
Gender Perspective in the UN Document on the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing:
An Analysis of Platform for Action
The Fourth World Conference on Women finally adopted the document, ‘Platform for Action’, on 15th September 1995 in Beijing, China, after having gone throu
In this paper1, I venture to explain the thesis that not only Islam and science are inseparable from each other but also that in the present age, science is the most effective medium for the propagation of Islam.
I invite attention to the very first Kalimah, the faith formula, converting an individual into
In one of his brief articles1, Mr Jochen Katz has pointed out an apparent inconsistency in two sets of verses in the Qur’an. On the one hand, 6:34, 6:115 and 10:65 imply that no one can change the words of God, while on the other hand, 2:106 and 16:101 clearly imply that God changes His directives and
The Qur’an, in general, criticizes the behavior of some People of the Book and says that the arrival of Jesus (sws) was meant in the divine scheme to instill the real spirit of the law among the Jews who had reduced Torah to a ‘collection of lifeless injunctions and spiritless rituals’.