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Monthly Renaissance | Al-Mawrid

Renaissance | February - 2009

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


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Sūrah Bayyinah

Imam Amin Ahsan Islahi Issue: February 2009

Qur’ānic Exegesis   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
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Your Questions Answered

Dr. Shehzad Saleem Issue: February 2009

Queries   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
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Characteristic Values of Muslim Culture

Javed Ahmad Ghamidi Issue: February 2009

Reflections (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.[1] It implies that the whole society centred on belief in God and servant-Lord relationship. This centre
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Ascertaining the Time-Range for each Prayer

Moiz Amjad Issue: February 2009

Hadīth (This write-up was prepared by the HadīthCell 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
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Interpreting the Qur’ān in the Light of Hadīth

Hameed Uddin Farahi Issue: February 2009

Qur’ān (Translated from Farāhī’s Majmū‘ah Tafāsīr by Tariq Mahmood Hashmi)     I hold that in case the Qur’ān and the Hadīth 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
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Sūrah Al-i ‘Imrān (64-80)

Javed Ahmad Ghamidi Issue: February 2009

Qur’ānic Exegesis (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
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Brief Introduction to the Contents

Administrator Issue: February 2009

In this Issue…     Sūrah Bayyinah This is a commentary of Sūrah Bayyinah by Amīn Ahsan Islāhī. 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
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