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Monthly Renaissance | Al-Mawrid

Renaissance | July - 2009

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


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The Time for the ‘Āsr Prayer

Moiz Amjad Issue: July 2009

Hadīth  (This write-up is prepared by the Hadīth Cell of Jāved Ahmad Ghāmidī )   روي أنه كانت عائشة تقول: أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم كان يصلي العصر والشمس في حجرتها قبل أن تظهر. It is narrated that ‘Ā’ishah (rta) u
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Revelation and Reason: Understanding and Resolving the Dilemma

Administrator Issue: July 2009

Viewpoint [1]     Introduction Religions which are revived and presented by a Prophet or a Messenger of Allah, appear to argue in a rational (i.e. reasonable) manner. Indeed, such revived religions secure an edge for themselves by pointing out the irrational and unsubstantiated nature of beliefs and practices in the aged forms
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Evidence from the Holy Qur’ān

Hameed Uddin Farahi Issue: July 2009

The Qur’ān (Translated from Farāhī’s Aqsām al-Qur’ān by Tariq Mahmood Hashmi)     It has been sufficiently proved that the basic purpose of an oath is to ratify a statement. It has also been established that gloriousness of the muqsam bihī is not a necessary characteristic of the oath. This is an addition
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Sūrah Tāriq

Imam Amin Ahsan Islahi Issue: July 2009

Qur’ānic Exegesis (Translated from Tadabbur-i Qur’ān by Shehzad Saleem)   Central Theme and Relationship with the Preceding Sūrah This sūrah is the counterpart of the previous one: Sūrah Burūj. Both have the same central theme. The only difference between the two is the style of the discourse and the arguments pres
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Sūrah Burūj

Imam Amin Ahsan Islahi Issue: July 2009

Qur’ānic Exegesis   Period of Revelation and Subject Matter This sūrah was revealed at the time when the disbelievers of the Quraysh began persecuting people who were embracing Islam. They were angry at people giving up their ancestral religion and accepting a new one. In this sūrah, the Quraysh are warned that if they do not
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Women Travelling with a Mahram

Javed Ahmad Ghamidi Issue: July 2009

Editorial (Translated from Maqāmāt by Shehzad Saleem)   The Prophet (sws) is reported to have forbidden women from travelling without a mahram and has said that they are not allowed to travel alone. The period of this journey is mentioned in some narratives to be one, in some others to be two and still others to be three days
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Brief Introduction to the Contents

Administrator Issue: July 2009

In this Issue…     Women Travelling with a Mahram This essay outlines how Jāved Ahmed Ghāmidī looks at the prophetic narratives that ask women not to travel without a mahram. He exhibits that it was a specific directive given in consideration of the specical circumstances of those times.   Sūrah Bur
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