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Monthly Renaissance | Al-Mawrid

Renaissance | October - 2003

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


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In Hope and in Fear

Asif Iftikhar Issue: October 2003

    Rhyme & Reason     Demons all around me Lord Of them the worst is me Though your name I hail my Lord I am but frail my Lord So far from longed destiny Yet, to your mercy, your love My struggling hope does cling            I know my failings
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Influence of a Tablighi

Administrator Issue: October 2003

  Responses     Question: I thank you for your reply and the time that you spent in writing back to me.  If I may add to my previous mail; it will give me a chance to better explain to you the situation. For one, I am thankful that I am a Muslim but I am at the same time ashamed to be so now. Frankly, I regret saying t
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Your Questions Answered

Administrator Issue: October 2003

  Queries     (Answered under the supervision of the Editor)     Fighting Hopelessness   Question: My problem is that I feel hopeless all the time not just because I think too much but because whatever happens to me is against my will. It is okay if it happens once or twice but it seems to happen ch
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Approaches towards Understanding Islam

Administrator Issue: October 2003

  Reflections     For a common Muslim, there arise many questions in the mind when he tries to understand and practice the Islamic faith. Be it the early inclination towards the creed or the general tendency towards Islam, each stage carries or continues to carry with it various questions regarding religion. These questions
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Gratitude

Tariq Mahmood Hashmi Issue: October 2003

  Reflections     Expressing gratitude to the Almighty is the foremost basis of our relation with Him. This expression pertains to the heart, the tongue and the deeds we do. Expression of gratitude by the heart means that it should be brimming with thankfulness to God for His innumerable bounties and favors. The heart, when
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West and the Role of the Christian Church

Administrator Issue: October 2003

  Viewpoint     By way of introduction, I like to make a few remarks about this subject for it is so vast.   Islam in the West Islam has four faces. Islam can be seen as the self-realization of the Arab Nation, as a great monotheistic religion, as a body politic, and as a civilization.1 I will deal with all these
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Surah Baqarah (26-29)

Javed Ahmad Ghamidi Issue: October 2003

  Qur’anic Exegesis   Javed Ahmad Ghamidi /  Shehzad Saleem     إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يَسْتَحْيِي أَنْ يَضْرِبَ مَثَلًا مَا بَعُوضَةً فَمَا فَوْقَهَا فَأَمَّا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا فَيَعْلَمُونَ
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Status of Non-Muslim Citizens

Dr. Shehzad Saleem Issue: October 2003

  Editorial     The issue of citizenship of an Islamic State is a very sensitive one and needs elaboration. This elaboration is all the more required in the wake of events that are ensuing after the tragedy of Sep 11 2001. It is generally held by Muslim authorities that the non-Muslim citizens of an Islamic state are
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The Social Law of Islam: Basic Principle

Javed Ahmad Ghamidi Issue: October 2003

  Islamic Law     Man by nature is a living being who likes to live in a community. The reason that the Almighty has bestowed him with this nature is that He does not create human beings at their very birth in the prime of their youth; similarly, human beings do not generally die in their youth without passing through old a
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