Renaissance Monthly Journal
Renaissance | August - 2006
A monthly journal promoting research and original thinking in the light of the original sources of Islam.
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I read with great interest the letter written by Mr Asif Iftikhar regarding the above in the June 2006 issue of Renaissance and also its response by Mr Shehzad Saleem on the same subject.
May I contribute further to this sensitive but important issue by saying that, as a practicing psychiatrist i
Does a True Islamic Society Exist?
Question: Is there any state in the world which is a true Muslim state, following only the Laws of Islam? If yes, please mention the name. If no, then how can we tell non-Muslims what our society, culture and laws are a
‘Allamah Iqbal’s (b. 1877 d. 1938) and Fethullah Gülen’s (b.1938) ideas about democracy in the Islamic context are very similar. ‘Allamah Iqbal had indeed made a proposal of spiritual democracy to the ummahin his “Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam” in his
A major issue afflicting Muslims in some parts of India is that of enforced ghettoisation. Periodic anti-Muslim riots and pogroms, sometimes instigated by state authorities in league with fiercely anti-Muslim Hindutva groups, have forced Muslims in several places to shift to separate localities for safety.
An important requirement of religion is that its followers should also continue to urge others to adopt and adhere to it. It is this requirement of religion for which the terms da‘wah (preaching) and tabligh (propagation) are used. We Muslims have always been aware that the radiance of fai
In this Issue…
The Islamic Shari‘ah of Preaching
Allah Almighty has explained his shari‘ah regarding preaching in detail as He has done in some other spheres. As we ponder over the Qur’anic verses pertaining to preaching, we find that the duties prescribed in the shari‘ah are different