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Monthly Renaissance | Al-Mawrid

Renaissance | June - 2009

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

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Urging People to Attend the Congregational Prayers

Moiz Amjad Issue: June 2009

Hadīth (This write-up is prepared by the Hadīth Cell of Jāved Ahmad Ghāmidī)   روي أنه قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: لو يعلم الناس ما في النداء والصف الأول ثم لم يجدوا إلا أن يستهموا عليه لاستهموا. ولو يعلمون م

Honorific Oaths

Hameed Uddin Farahi Issue: June 2009

Qur’ān (Translated from Farāhī’s Aqsām al-Qur’ān by Tariq Mahmood Hashmi)     Oaths have been used to bestow honor on or glorify 1) the muqsam bihī, 2) the oath-taker himself or 3) the addressees. The Arabs were characterized by truthfulness and honesty. It was a hallmark of their nature. It was never pos

Sūrah Ghāshiyah

Dr. Shehzad Saleem Issue: June 2009

Qur’ānic Exegesis (Translated fromTadabbur-i Qur’ān by Shehzad Saleem)   Central Theme and Relationship with the Preceding Sūrah This sūrah forms a pair with Sūrah A‘lā, the previous sūrah. There is no essential difference between the central themes of both sūrahs. Just as the previous sūrah sounds assur

Sūrah A‘lā

Imam Amin Ahsan Islahi Issue: June 2009

Qur’ānic Exegesis (Tr. by Shehzad Saleem)   Central Theme and Relationship with the Preceding Sūrah Sūrah Tāriq, the previous sūrah ended on urging the Prophet (sws) to show patience and to wait for the decision of God. He was told that those who have become persistent in denying him have been given respite by the Almi

Islam and the Taliban [1]

Javed Ahmad Ghamidi Issue: June 2009

Editorial (Translated by Asif Iftikhar, Fellow, al-Mawrid, Lahore)   The Taliban says that democracy is a concept alien to Islam. The ideal way of setting up an Islamic government in our times is the one that it adopted for Mullāh ‘Umar’s government in Afghanistan. The constitution, the parliament, and elections are nothin

Brief Introduction to the Contents

Administrator Issue: June 2009

In this Issue…     Islam and the Taliban Ghāmidī reflects on the present day situation faced by Muslims in Pakistan and other countries as well. He, while analyzing the Taliban dogma, presents his understanding of Islam about democracy, the judiciary and the parliament. He reinforces that education and mutual discussion

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