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Monthly Renaissance | Al-Mawrid

Renaissance | December - 2008

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


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The Psalm of Life

Administrator Issue: December 2008

Rhyme and Reason     Tell me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream ! — For the soul is dead that slumbers, And things are not what they seem.   Life is real! Life is earnest! And the grave is not its goal; Dust thou art, to dust returnest, Was not spoken of the soul.   Not enj
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Interpreting Islam

Administrator Issue: December 2008

Book Review       Book: Interpreting Islam Editor: Hastings Donnan Publisher: Vistaar Publications, New Dehli Year: 2002   The book Interpreting Islam is a collection of essays by as many as ten different authors compiled into one book, edited by Hastings Donnan. It is a collection of essays by western academ
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Experiences, Questions, Analysis

Dr. Khalid Zaheer Issue: December 2008

Reflections   I am narrating my experiences with some devout Christians that I had while I was staying in Britain for my studies. I am mentioning a brief account of them followed by some questions that come to my mind on those experiences; at the end, I have mentioned my own analyses of the situation arising out of the fact that reli
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The Obligatory Religious Practices of Islam

Moiz Amjad Issue: December 2008

Hadīth   روي أنه قال رجل من أصحاب رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: نهينا أن نسأل رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم عن شيء فكان يعجبنا أن يجيء الرجل من أهل البادية العاقل فيسأله ونحن نسمع. فجاء رجل
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Surah ‘Asr

Imam Amin Ahsan Islahi Issue: December 2008

Qur’anic Exegesis   Central Theme, Relationship with Preceding Surah and Sequence in the Subject Matter In Surah Takathur, the previous surah, those people are warned who waste all their lives in planning to amass wealth until death stares them in their eyes and they do not even get the time to think of the higher objective for w
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Brief Introduction to the Contents

Administrator Issue: December 2008

In this Issue…     Surah ‘Asr Amin Ahsan Islahi demonstrates, as it is often proclaimed, that the Surah ‘Asr is the epitome of the pristine teachings of the Holy Qur’an. For this, he not only employs linguistic and historical resources but also evokes referents in the Holy Qur’an.   The Ob
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