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Monthly Renaissance | Al-Mawrid

Renaissance | April - 2009

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


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Sighting the Moon

Javed Ahmad Ghamidi Issue: April 2009

Editorial (Translated from Maqāmāt by Shehzad Saleem)   The Almighty has prescribed the month of Ramadān for keeping fasts and the month of Dhū al-Hajj for offering the hajj. Since both these months belong to the lunar calendar, the issue of ascertaining the days of these months has always remained under discussion. Even b
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What should a Person say when he hears the Adhān?

Moiz Amjad Issue: April 2009

Hadīth  (This write-up is prepared by the HadithCell of Jāved Ahmad Ghāmidi)   روي أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: إذا قال المؤذن: الله اكبر الله اكبر فقال أحدكم: الله اكبر الله اكبر، ثم قال: أشهد أن لا إله إلا ا
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Jihād in the Qur’ān

Dr. Shehzad Saleem Issue: April 2009

Queries        Question: My question relates to an opinion often expressed in various articles of your journal that jihād carried out by the Messengers of God was specific to them only. Please elaborate.      Answer: In this regard, the following points will perhaps serve as a clarification.
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History, Form, Meaning and Use of Oaths

Hameed Uddin Farahi Issue: April 2009

Qur’ān (Translated from Farāhi#’s Majmu#‘ah Tafāsi#rby Tariq Mahmood Hashmi)     Sometimes one needs to stress a statement or to emphasize promises in order to convince one’s audience. This is especially demanding in serious interpersonal, national, international and collective matters. When two person
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Sūrah Al-i ‘Imrān (100-117)

Javed Ahmad Ghamidi Issue: April 2009

Qur’ānic Exegesis   يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوَاْ إِن تُطِيعُواْ فَرِيقًا مِّنَ الَّذِينَ أُوتُواْ الْكِتَابَ يَرُدُّوكُم بَعْدَ إِيمَانِكُمْ كَافِرِينَ  وَكَيْفَ تَكْفُرُونَ وَأ
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Surah Duha

Imam Amin Ahsan Islahi Issue: April 2009

Qur’ānic Exegesis   Central Theme and Relationship with Preceding and Succeeding Sūrahs This sūrah along with the succeeding one: Alam Nashrah form a pair. In both these sūrahs, the Prophet (sws) is assured that he will succeed in the mission he has been entrusted with by the Almighty. All the hardships he is now
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Brief Introduction to the Contents

Administrator Issue: April 2009

In this Issue…   Sighting the Moon A brief exposition by Jāved Ahmed Ghāmidī touching upon a contemporary issue that Muslims face, especially in the Indian Sub-continent. Ghāmidī, while explicating relevant Hadīth narratives in their proper context, proposes a solution that needs to be deliberated upon.   Sūra
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