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Monthly Renaissance | Al-Mawrid

Renaissance | August - 2003

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


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The Wind

Administrator Issue: August 2003

  Rhyme & Reason   Arub Saqib     Breezing through the meadows Flowing past the blazing sun Whooshing and weaving against trees Uniting earth and sky as one   Blowing along the horizon Collecting rainbows of petals and leaves on your way Present to see each happy and sad moment Present t
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Whither Jihad?

Administrator Issue: August 2003

  Response   Jhangeer Hanif     Question: I do not agree with you when you say in your answer that a state is essential to carry out Jihad. First, a Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad (sws) whose meanings are something like: ‘Jihadwill continue till the Day of Judgment and no just or unjust ruler will be able
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Rights of the In-Laws

Administrator Issue: August 2003

  Responses   Jhangeer Hanif     Response:I thank you for your reply. However, what I am trying to seek here is from the point of view of parents themselves. You have said that children should and must show kindness towards their parents and after marital contract, the moral obligations are on respective spouse
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Your Questions Answered

Administrator Issue: August 2003

  Queries   The Online Team     (Answered under the supervision of Editor)   Status of Eunuchs   Question: What is the status of eunuchs in the Islamic Shari‘ah. I mean if a eunuch wants to live in accordance with Islamic laws, what laws would apply to him: of men or of women? Moreover,
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An Islamic Alternative?

Administrator Issue: August 2003

  Viewpoint   Equality, Redistributive Justice, and the Welfare State in the Caliphate of ‘Umar (rta) Shadi Hamid     The ideological battle of the 20th century that pitted socialism against capitalism cost millions their lives. In the end, socialism failed. Yet, even capitalism, as an idea, has fa
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A Letter to My Long Lost Relative

Administrator Issue: August 2003

  Reflections     I have actually attempted to re-kindle a lost relationship through the following letter. My prayers go out to all who are attempting to do the same. Please award me a prayer too.I invite everybody and anybody to use this letter in whatever manner they desire if they wish to pursue a similar effort. &
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The Lesson I Learned

Administrator Issue: August 2003

  Reflections     Much as I wish to live a happy life I am compelled to live a miserable one. My aspirations are shattered and my dreams are eroded beyond repair. The peace and serenity I plan to bring to my life is somehow impeded by the irony of fate. One after the other obstacles keep popping up, eventually leaving me we
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Some Types of Corruption in the Text of the New Testament

Abdul Sattar Ghauri Issue: August 2003

  Scriptures     Like the Old Testament (OT) text, there exists various types of corruption in the New Testament (NT) text as well. The scholarly book named ‘The Text of the NT, its Transmission, Corruption, and Restoration’[1] deals exclusively with this theme. The heading of Chapter VII of the book is “T
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Pre-requisites of Nikah (Marriage)

Javed Ahmad Ghamidi Issue: August 2003

  Islamic Law     وَأُحِلَّ لَكُمْ مَا وَرَاءَ ذَلِكُمْ أَنْ تَبْتَغُوا بِأَمْوَالِكُمْ مُحْصِنِينَ غَيْرَ مُسَافِحِينَ فَمَا اسْتَمْتَعْتُمْ بِهِ مِنْهُنَّ فَآتُوهُنَّ أُجُورَ
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Surah Baqarah (8-16)

Javed Ahmad Ghamidi Issue: August 2003

  Qur’anic Exegesis   Javed Ahmad Ghamidi /  Shehzad Saleem     وَمِنْ النَّاسِ مَنْ يَقُولُ آمَنَّا بِاللَّهِ وَبِالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ وَمَا هُمْ بِمُؤْمِنِينَ يُخَادِعُونَ اللَّهَ وَالَّ
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Reason and Revelation

Dr. Shehzad Saleem Issue: August 2003

  Editorial     It is generally believed in our religious circles that the teachings and directives of Islam only appeal to our emotions and sentiments; they do not address our intellect and as such they have to be accepted and obeyed without being inquisitive into the logic and philosophy behind them. The Asharites, th
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