Renaissance Monthly Journal
Renaissance | February - 2009
A monthly journal promoting research and original thinking in the light of the original sources of Islam.
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Central Theme and Relationship with Previous Sūrah
This sūrah is the counterpart of Sūrah Qadr, the previous sūrah. The exaltedness of the Qur’ān is mentioned in it and it is explained that the reason because of which the People of the Book and the Idolaters of Makkah had formed an alliance at
Sex out of Wedlock
Question: I have a Hindu friend who wants to understand Islam. He wants to know why having sex with one’s girl friend is prohibited by Islam. Please answer this for me.
Answer: The basic reason for this prohibition is that Islam lays its soc
(Translated from Ghāmidī’s Maqāmāt by Tariq Mahmood Hashmi)
The successful prophetic mission of Muḥammad (sws) gave rise to a culture which was based on and dominated by the value of ‘ubūdiyyah. It implies that the whole society centred on belief in God and servant-Lord relationship. This centre
(This write-up was prepared by the HadīthCell of Javed Ahmad Ghamidi)
روي أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال:أمني جبريل عليه السلام عند البيت مرتين. فصلى الظهر في الأولى منهما حين زالت الشمس وكان الفيء مثل الشر
(Translated from Farāhī’s Majmū‘ah Tafāsīr by Tariq Mahmood Hashmi)
I hold that in case the Qur’ān and the Hadīth contradict each other, the Book of God will take precedence because it is the final judge and the criterion. Now I intend to explain this point in detail.
I have been h
(Translated from Ghāmdī’s al-Bayān by Shehzad Saleem)
قُلْ يَا أَهْلَ الْكِتَابِ تَعَالَوْاْ إِلَى كَلَمَةٍ سَوَاء بَيْنَنَا وَبَيْنَكُمْ أَلاَّ نَعْبُدَ إِلاَّ اللّهَ وَلاَ نُشْرِكَ
In this Issue…
This is a commentary of Sūrah Bayyinah by Amīn Ahsan Islāhī. He has unveiled many grammatical and semantic implications of the Qur’ānic text.
Sūrah A%l-i ‘Imrān (64-80)
This is an annotated translation of twenty verses of Sūrah A%l-i ‘Imrā