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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

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

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.

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

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

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

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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