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Monthly Renaissance | Al-Mawrid

Renaissance | August - 2004

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


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Researcher’s Companion to Ghamidi’s Al-Bayan: Surah Baqarah (83-100)

Dr. Shehzad Saleem Issue: August 2004

  Qur’anic Exegesis       I. Meaning & Morphology (الصرف و اللغة)   1. ‘الّرُسُل’ (Al-Rusul) The word ‘الّرُسُل’ (Al-Rusul) is a plural of ‘الّرَسُوْل’ (Al-Rasul). As pointed out by Ghamidi (note 12), the word has two connot
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Surah Baqarah (83-100)

Javed Ahmad Ghamidi Issue: August 2004

  Qur’anic Exegesis       وَإِذْ أَخَذْنَا مِيثَاقَ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ لاَ تَعْبُدُونَ إِلاَّ اللّهَ وَبِالْوَالِدَيْنِ إِحْسَاناً وَذِي الْقُرْبَى وَالْيَتَامَى وَالْمَسَا
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Epitomizing the Moral Ideals

Administrator Issue: August 2004

  Editorial     The time of the great fair had come again. I would have been deprived of the tremendous opportunity to view it had I not left home to buy for my father some medicines from the market. The heat was on; rhythmic sounds of the drums, a long series of outstretched golden shawls1, devout youth with red lips2 and
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Your Questions and Answered

Tariq Mahmood Hashmi Issue: August 2004

  Queries     (Answered under the supervision of the Editor)   Islamic Decree on Abortion   Question: My question concerns the Islamic stance on abortion. I am aware that the Islamic Shari‘ah does not allow it. I would like to know whether there are any exceptions in this regard. Does rape, incest or
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Little Time

Administrator Issue: August 2004

  Reflections     Many a time when people are suggested to read and understand their religious scriptures, they explain that they are unable to do so because they cannot find enough time. Especially in the busy life of today it is becoming more and more difficult to find time for such activities and a part of it is understa
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A Discussion on Sufism, Epistemology, and Usul

Asif Iftikhar Issue: August 2004

  Dialogue       This discussion took place last year through e-mails among a number of students at McGill and Concordia Universities in Montreal, Canada. The gist of the original is presented here for the readers. (Editor)   Hassan A Mian’s letter:   Assalamu ‘alaykum  
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The Islamic Law of Worship Rituals

Javed Ahmad Ghamidi Issue: August 2004

  Islamic Law       The objective of Islam is purification of the soul. Attainment of excellence in this purification relies on a person’s relationship of servitude with the Almighty. The stronger this relationship, the greater a person is able to achieve purification both in his concepts and in his deeds.
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