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Monthly Renaissance | Al-Mawrid

Renaissance | August - 2009

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

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Implementation of the Sharī‘ah (Divine Law)

Javed Ahmad Ghamidi Issue: August 2009

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

Sūrah Fajr

Imam Amin Ahsan Islahi Issue: August 2009

Qur’anic Exegesis (Tr. by Shehzad Saleem)   Central Theme and Relationship with the Preceding Su#rah The previous surah, while directing our attention to certain signs and phenomena found in the heavens and the earth, ended on the note that no one can deny the immense power and wisdom and the infinite providence of the Almi

Fundamental Principles of Understanding Ahadīth

Imam Amin Ahsan Islahi Issue: August 2009

Hadīth (Translated fromMabadiTadabbur-i Hadith by Tariq Mahmood Hashmi)   We study and ponder over aḥādīth to fully benefit from the prophetic knowledge transmitted to the ummah in the form of traditions. Proper investigation in and contemplation on aḥādīth requires that the researchers in this discipline follow certain

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Administrator Issue: August 2009

In this Issue…     Implementation of the Shari#‘ah(Divine Law) Ghamidireflects on the ideology of people who believe in using force to implement the shari‘ah. He, while criticising their stance, presents arguments for his viewpoint that Islam enjoins a democratic framework for running the state affairs and tha

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