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Monthly Renaissance | Al-Mawrid

Renaissance | September - 2001

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


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Toleration of Lewdness by the Prophet (sws)

Dr. Shehzad Saleem Issue: September 2001

  Responses     Response: In one of your answers, you state this Hadith from the Sahih of Bukhari one such incident from which the extent to which gatherings of music and dance had reached can be imagined. It is narrated that after the battle of Badr,  once Hamzah (rta) along with a few companions was witnessing th
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Your Questions Answered

Dr. Shehzad Saleem Issue: September 2001

  Queries       Separating from an Unattractive Fiancé   Question: Is it valid for me to end an engagement to a man who is of good character just because I cannot stand his physical appearance? He is shorter than I and that is very unattractive to me, but I feel that I am torn between my religion
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Road to Mecca

Administrator Issue: September 2001

  Book Review               Title:The Road to Mecca           Author:Muhammad Asad           Pages: 400           Publisher:Simon and Sc
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The Impact of Islam on Hinduism

Administrator Issue: September 2001

  Viewpoint     Before I discuss the impact of Islam on Hinduism, I shall endeavour to explain briefly what Hinduism generally means today to an enlightened Hindu. This religion is much misunderstood. An eminent Muslim scholar with whom I discussed the subject, admitted that 99.9% of the Muslims still believe that Hinduism
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Some Notes on Muslims in Canada and the US

Administrator Issue: September 2001

  Reflections     I. The Religious Situation in Canada and the USA Although the Christian population has been dominant in North America since the 1700s, there have always been significant religious minorities. Of course, the indigenous peoples who met the European explorers from 1492 onwards were the original dominant pre
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Marrying the Wives of Adopted Sons

Moiz Amjad Issue: September 2001

  Criticism     In one of his articles,1Mr Jochen Katz has pointed out a contradiction in 33:37 and 33:4-5. Explaining the contradiction in these verses, he writes:   It is important that Muslims can marry the divorced wives of adopted sons (33:37), yet it is forbidden to adopt sons (33:4-5).   The
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Benevolence

Dr. Khalid Zaheer Issue: September 2001

  Editorial     Benevolence (Ihsan) has been emphasized over and over again in Islamic teachings. The Qur’an says:   Indeed Allah ordains justice and benevolence. (16:90)   Benevolent behaviour is considered a natural response of a believer to the spiritual realization of the tremendous bless
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