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Monthly Renaissance | Al-Mawrid

Renaissance | July - 2002

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


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Women as Head of State

Dr. Shehzad Saleem Issue: July 2002

  Response     Response: While browsing your web site, I came across the February 2002 issue of your magazine which contained the following query: Can a Woman become the Head of State? What you said was that if she enjoys the confidence of the majority, she can become the head of state. The fact that is it haram (prohib
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Your Questions Answered

Dr. Shehzad Saleem Issue: July 2002

  Queries     Reading Wazifahs   Question: Ourfamily is facing a bit of crisis. Can you recommend some sort of wazifahto recite. My family wants to do read it on a Friday. Also suggest the most appropriate time for reading it? Answer: Readingthe so called ‘wazifahs’ in times of crisis was not the
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Attitude of a Muslim towards Depression

Administrator Issue: July 2002

  Reader’s Column     If you have grown tired of life, or wish to go someplace where you can be alone, or you are always nervous, stressed and gloomy, you are probably suffering from depression. One could expect such a person to be suffering from this ‘illness’ who is incapable of fulfilling his needs or a
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Promoting Human Values in an Era of Technology

Administrator Issue: July 2002

  News & Views     Message to Muslims for the end of Ramadhan ‘Id al-fitr 1422 AH/2001 AD by Cardinal Francis Arinze, president, Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, 00120 Citta del Vaticano, [email protected]     Dear Muslim Friends,   1. I am writing to you again thi
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News Line

Administrator Issue: July 2002

  News & Views   Courtesy:     BrusselsIslamic Center   Brussels: The Islamic Cultural Center here was started way back in 1963 by diplomats representing Islamic countries in Belgium, when a small place in one of the localities of the city was rented for the purpose. When in 1967 King Faisal of
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Playing God

Administrator Issue: July 2002

  Reflections     Pity. It is a pity – with a new evil being inculcated in our society at every blink of the eye. And yet, we claim to be proponents of a faith bejeweled with doctrines of peace, love, harmony and virtuosity. The irony is that such a slogan ought not to be the basis of the defenders of the faith. And t
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Orientalism: Its Changing Face and Nature

Administrator Issue: July 2002

  Reflections     The author is a Research Scholar, Department of Islamic Studies, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi 110 062, India. (Editor)   Orientalism, when defined in simple words, implies the Western attempt to ‘understand’ the East, particularly the Muslims and their faith, Islam. On a broader scale,
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The Law of Divorce (1)

Javed Ahmad Ghamidi Issue: July 2002

  Islamic Law     یَاَیُّہَا النَّبِیُّ إِذَا طَلَّقْتُمُ النِّسَاء فَطَلِّقُوہُنَّ لِعِدَّتِہِنَّ وَأَحْصُوا الْعِدَّۃَ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّہَ رَبَّکُمْ لَا تُخْرِجُوہُنَّ مِن بُ
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Abrogation in the Qur’an

Tariq Mahmood Hashmi Issue: July 2002

  Qur’an     The issue of abrogation in the Qur’an has remained a widely researched area of study regarding the divine book. In technical parlance, abrogation is called ‘Naskh’. If one casts a deep look at the works of the scholars who have presented their views on this issue, one can easily discern
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The Sword of Poise

Dr. Shehzad Saleem Issue: July 2002

  Editorial     The Almighty has made this world a place for trials and tests. Here each person has been given the chance to prove his mettle and become worthy of an eternal reward in the Hereafter. If he is unable to do so, he shall have to face the ignominy of Hell. The Qur’an we read every day and the prayer we
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