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Monthly Renaissance | Al-Mawrid

Renaissance | November - 2009

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


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Administrator Issue: November 2009

Queries Tariq Mahmood Hashmi   Friday Congregation        Question: I usually attend the Friday Congregation in the mosque in my locality. Last Friday I went to offer Friday Prayer in another mosque in my town. The imām, during the sermon, said that a person who doesn’t attend three consecutive Frida
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An Etiquette relating to Visiting the Mosque

Moiz Amjad Issue: November 2009

Hadīth (This write-up is prepared by the Hadīth Cell of Javed Ahmad Ghamidi)   روي أنه وجد النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم ريح ثوم في المسجد فقال: من أكل من هذه الشجرة فلا يغشانا في مسجدنا – يؤذينا بريح الثوم – حتى يذ
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Excellence and Inherent Limitations of the Isnād

Imam Amin Ahsan Islahi Issue: November 2009

Hadīth (Translated from Mabādī Tadabbur-i Hadīth by Tariq Hashmi)   Any Hadīthof the Prophet (sws), in its first instance, is reported by, at least, one of his Companions (rta). Passing through the chain of narrators down the subsequent generations, it reaches the compilers of the traditions. The chain of guarantors from
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Surah Takwir

Imam Amin Ahsan Islahi Issue: November 2009

Qur’ānic Exegesis (Translated from Tadabbur-i-Qur’ān by Shehzad Saleem)   Central Theme and Relationship with the Preceding Sūrah This sūrah portrays the horrors of the Day of Judgement mentioned in the previous two sūrahs – ‘Abas and Nāzi’āt – by the names tāmmah and sākhkhah. The e
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Head Covering for Women

Javed Ahmad Ghamidi Issue: November 2009

Editorial (Translated from Maqāmāt by Shehzad Saleem)   The Almighty requires of a Muslim woman to not display her make-up or other embellishments like jewellery before unknown men except what she has adorned her hands, feet and face with. The Qur’ān has made it mandatory upon Muslim women to follow this directive. It is for t
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Brief Introduction to the Contents

Administrator Issue: November 2009

In this Issue… Jhangeer Hanif     Head Covering for Women Jāved Ahmed Ghāmidī, while drawing upon injuctions of the Holy Qur’ān, explains his viewpoint on one of the most significant issues facing Muslim ladies in both Muslim and non-Islamic states.   Sūrah Takwīr Replete with myriad oaths, Sū
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