Renaissance Monthly Journal
Renaissance | November - 2005
A monthly journal promoting research and original thinking in the light of the original sources of Islam.
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Rhyme and Reason
In this world wonderful, colourful
The panting human, doing needful!
The heart doth desire the sublime
The beyond, will the soul climb
But Oh, how shall I say it all!
To exist, doth the human fall!
In the sky, though many a star
Islamic Stance on Abortion
Question: I have a 5-years-old boy and an 11-months girl. May God protect them from all harms! They are the centre of my life and I am living for them. I recently found out that I am pregnant although I was taking necessary precautions, but it
Author: John L. Esposito
The book explains various misconceptions o
The Rak‘at of the Prayer
The rak‘at of the prayer which have been fixed by the shari‘ah are:
These are the obligatory rak‘at of each of these prayers, leaving which a
Making Mistakes in the Prayer
In case a person makes a mistake or thinks that he has made a mistake in the utterances and practices of the prayer, the amendment prescribed as a sunnah is that if amends can be made for the mistake then they should be made and two prostrations (called “prostrations in lieu of a mistake&ldq
I Eloquence & Style (الاساليب و البلاغة)
1. The أَلَمْ تَرَ form of Address
About this form of address, Ghamidi writes (note 1): ‘This style of address in which plural entities are actually addressed by referring to a single entity i
أَلَمْ تَرَ إِلَى الَّذِينَ خَرَجُواْ مِن دِيَارِهِمْ وَهُمْ أُلُوفٌ حَذَرَ الْمَوْتِ فَقَالَ لَهُمُ
[These issues have been raised because of your questions about jihad and infaq. Believers!
To walk the path of righteousness is not an easy business. There are numerous thorns and thistles lying on the way to Paradise – the ultimate reward for piety and righteousness. In a society that is falling fast in the pit of moral depravation, when a conscious person starts to think in response to the