Renaissance Monthly Journal
Renaissance | August - 2002
A monthly journal promoting research and original thinking in the light of the original sources of Islam.
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Response: It has been presented time and again in these columns that the Qur’an is silent about the coming of Prophet Jesus (sws). But I somehow disagree. In fact, the Qur’an does tell us about his coming:
And [Jesus] shall be a sign [for the coming of]the Hour [of Judgement].Th
Protection of Previous Scriptures
Question: The God Almighty has protected the Qur’an from being tampered with ever since it was revealed. Why did He take the responsibility of protecting the Qur’an only and not the previous Divine Scriptures?
Answer: Various explanations have be
Publisher:Westview Press (November 2001)
I have often felt dejected at the way the foreign media projects the status of women under the banner of Islam. Whereas Islam enjoins perfect equality between men and women, it is heralded to the world as a faith that suppresses women, confines them within the four walls of their homes and al
Spending in the way of Allah is a great virtue. It occupies paramount importance in divine religions. All Prophets of Allah emphatically urged their followers to spend in the way of Allah. In this article, we shall take a brief look at some of the blessings of spending in the way of Allah.
Hajj occupies a very important position in the various forms of Islamic worship. The Holy Prophet (sws) once, answering a question about Islam, placed it among the basics of Islam. He defined Islam in the following words:
الْإِسْلَامُ أَنْ تَشْهَدَ أَنْ لَا إِلَ
Thus Spoke the Prophet (sws) …
[The Prophet, upon whom be peace, praised and glorified Allah, and then said:]1
O people! Listen to what I say, as I do not know if I shall ever meet you at this place after this year.
O people! Your blood and your property [an
Javed Ahmad Ghamidi /
In the previous verses, the Companions (rta) of the Prophet (sws) have been directed to offer the sacred duty of Hajj and to fight the Quraysh if they stop them from doing so.
وَمِنْ النَّاسِ مَ
Dhikr, in religious parlance, means remembering the Almighty. A believer’s day should be spent as much as is possible in his Creator’s remembrance. This remembrance not only reinforces his relationship with God his Lord, but also provides him with the inner strength to ward off evil when it c