Renaissance Monthly Journal
Renaissance | May - 2002
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 responses, ie. the philosophy of mahr, you quoted verse 4:25 ‘pay them their dowers according to the custom’. I have read other translators that interpret the word that you have translated as ‘custom’ as ‘equitable’, ‘reasonable’. C
Please Interpret my Dream
Question: Could you please interpret my dream: I saw a man praying in the dark and he was reciting Surah Kawthar.
Answer: I am not an interpreter of dreams. It is normally thought that people who have religious knowledge also have the ability to interpret dreams. This
In one of the criticisms1 posted at ‘Answering Islam’, the author has pointed out a contradiction in 4:15-16 and 24:2. The former verses read thus:
And for the harlots among your women, call four witnesses, from among your people, against them. Thus, if they testify, then confin
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Lest We Forget
The Impact International
Writer, traveller and explorer, Muhammad Asad had a truly chequered life spanning three continents and two cultures. Born Leopold Weiss in the summer of 1900 in the Polish city of Lwow, then under Austrian empire, he was 14 when he escaped school and joined the Au
My father, Syed Fasihuddin, died a quarter of century ago, on February 21, 1977. With him ended one phase of my life. And another began. I was a few months away from my nineteenth birthday when it happened. His influence on me was as profound as a father can have on a son. During the time he was alive,
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْمِ
ا لمi(1) ذَلِكَiiالْكِتَابُiiiلَا رَيْبَ فِيهِ هُدًىivلِلْمُتَّقِينَv(2) الَّذِينَ
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious,
Today the world is becoming more and more sensitive to environmental pollution. Cleansing the atmosphere and human surroundings from things that are detrimental to any form of life has assumed unprecedented importance. This is of course a very healthy development. In the limited life span we