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Monthly Renaissance | Al-Mawrid

Renaissance | July - 2001

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


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The Gender of God

Dr. Shehzad Saleem Issue: July 2001

  Responses     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
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Your Questions Answered

Dr. Shehzad Saleem Issue: July 2001

  Queries     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
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Gender Perspective in the UN Document

Administrator Issue: July 2001

  Viewpoint Gender Perspective in the UN Document on the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing: An Analysis of Platform for Action   Introduction The Fourth World Conference on Women finally adopted the document, ‘Platform for Action’, on 15th September 1995 in Beijing, China, after having gone throu
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Science as a Medium for the Propagation of Islam

Administrator Issue: July 2001

  Viewpoint     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
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Abrogation and the Unalterable Word of God

Moiz Amjad Issue: July 2001

  Criticism     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
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Betraying the Spirit of Law

Dr. Khalid Zaheer Issue: July 2001

  Editorial     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’.
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