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Monthly Renaissance | Al-Mawrid

Renaissance | September - 2007

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

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The Character of a Happy Life

Administrator Issue: September 2007

  Rhyme and Reason     How happy is the born and taught That serveth not another’s will; Whose armour is his honest thought, And simple truth his utmost skill.   Whose passions not his masters are; Whose soul is still prepared for death, Untied unto the world by care Of public fame or private

The Psychology of Religion: A short Introduction

Administrator Issue: September 2007

  Book Review               Book Name:          The Psychology of Religion: A Short Introduction           Author:             &

A Resume of Arabic Philosophy

Administrator Issue: September 2007

  Reflections     Prior to Islam, the Arabs’ store of “wisdom” comprised of proverbs and aphorisms – the results of practical experience of mundane life, which were sometimes put in poetic verse form. They were characterised by observation of individual facts leading to no reflection on universals. I

The Originalist Approach to Understanding Islam

Dr. Khalid Zaheer Issue: September 2007

  Reflections   In order to understand the true message of Islam, we need to ensure that the Qur’anic text is interpreted properly.[1] The Arabic text of the Qur’an has to be given meanings by the reader to find out what God Almighty, its author, has stated. It is the correct interpretation of the book of God that woul

Heads for Zakah Spending

Imam Amin Ahsan Islahi Issue: September 2007

  Economic Shari‘ah     The heads for zakah spending have been enlisted in Surah Tawbah as under:   إِنَّمَا الصَّدَقَاتُ لِلْفُقَرَاء وَالْمَسَاكِينِوَالْعَامِلِينَ عَلَيْهَا وَالْمُؤَلَّفَةِ قُلُوبُهُمْ

Belief in God (1): His Being

Javed Ahmad Ghamidi Issue: September 2007

  Faith and Beliefs     هُوَ اللَّهُ الَّذِي لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا هُوَ عَالِمُ الْغَيْبِ وَالشَّهَادَةِ هُوَ الرَّحْمَنُ الرَّحِيمُ  هُوَ اللَّهُ الَّذِي لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْمَ

Occasion of Revelation

Hameed Uddin Farahi Issue: September 2007

  Qur’an     It is commonly held that the sha’n-i nuzul[1] is in fact a narration of a particular incident or incidents, which spurred the revelation of a verse or set of verses. I am afraid this is not correct. The sha’n-i nuzul of a revelation, in fact, refers to the circumstances encompassing the addres

Brief Introduction to the Contents

Administrator Issue: September 2007

  In this Issue     Occasion of Revelation This is an excerpt from the commentary of the Holy Qur’an by Imam Farahi – a very academic discussion about the true nature of the narratives that purportedly divulge the sha’n-i nuzul(occasion of revelation) of a surah or part of a surah of the Holy Qur&rsq

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