Renaissance Monthly Journal
Renaissance | July - 2006
A monthly journal promoting research and original thinking in the light of the original sources of Islam.
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Lack of Universality in the Qur’an!
Question: The Qur’an claims to be an open book for those who want to have true guidance. But it usually addresses the Jews, the Christians and the Muslims only. Does Islam not consider other religions like Buddhism, Hinduis
Edited by: Sohail H. Hashmi1
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Islamic Political Ethics: Civil Society, Plur
Dr. Khalid Zaheer / Razi Allah Lone
This article attempts to cover the various issues critical to the understanding of riba. It concentrates on the controversial aspects of the debate on riba in the classical and, to a lesser extent, modern juridical writings. The understanding of r
Ahadith (plural of Hadith) are narratives which record the words, deeds and tacit approvals of the Prophet Muhammad (sws). They are mostly akhbar-i ahad(isolate reports). It is absolutely evident that they do not add to the contents of religion stated in the Qur’an and Sunnah. In technical terms, they do
The First Principle
Only that thing can be a Sunnah which is religious by nature and status. The Qur’an is absolutely clear that the prophets of Allah were sent to deliver His religion. In their prophetic capacity, the ambit of their thoughts and deeds was only that of religion. Everything besides t
Islam is the guidance which was first inspired by the Almighty in human nature and after that it was given by Him with all details to mankind through His prophets. Muhammad (sws) is the last of these prophets. Consequently, it is now he alone who in this world is the sole source of this religion. It is
In this Issue…
Sources of Islam
The first question one has to answer as he embarks upon a journey to understand Islam is what sources he should refer to for an authentic and proper understanding of this divine religion. It is this question that Mr Ghamidi addresses in his essay on the sources of Islam.