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Monthly Renaissance | Al-Mawrid

Renaissance | December - 2009

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


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Eating Garlic, Onion and Leek in Cooked Form

Moiz Amjad Issue: December 2009

Hadīth (This write-up has been prepared by the Hadīth Cell of Jāved Ahmad Ghāmidīwhich includes Moiz Amjad, Izhār Ahmad, Muhammad Aslam Najmi and Kaukab Shehzad)   روي أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم نهى عن هاتين الشجرتين وقال من أكلهما فلا يقربن مسجدنا وقال
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Companions (rta) of the Prophet (sws)

Imam Amin Ahsan Islahi Issue: December 2009

Hadīth Studies (Translated from Mabādī Tadabbur-i Hadīth by Tariq Hashmi)   The prophetic knowledge and practice have mainly reached the ummah through the Companions (rta), so they acquire a marked priority over the rest of the ummah. It is only the Prophet’s (sws) Companions (rta) through whom the rest of the people of the w
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Jihād and War in Islam

Javed Ahmad Ghamidi Issue: December 2009

Editorial (Translated by Asif Iftikhar)   Jihādmeans to exert oneself fully in an endeavour. Just as this term appears in the Qur’ān for a general struggle in the way of God, it also appears as a term for waging war in His way (qitāl fī sabīl-Allāh).  Two forms of this war have been described:   1.  
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Sūrah ‘Abas (Part 2/2)

Imam Amin Ahsan Islahi Issue: December 2009

Qur’ānic Exegesis (Tr. by Shehzad Saleem)    أَنَّا صَبَبْنَا الْمَاءَ صَبًّا(25)ثُمَّ شَقَقْنَا الْأَرْضَ شَقًّا(26) (That We poured forth water in abundance then cleaved the earth asunder.) The Qur’ān has not only asked man to reflect on his food i
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Sūrah ‘Abas (Part 1/2)

Imam Amin Ahsan Islahi Issue: December 2009

Qur’ānic Exegesis (Tr. by Shehzad Saleem)   Central Theme and Relationship with the Preceding Sūrah This sūrah forms a pair with Sūrah Nāzi‘āt, the previous sūrah. There is no basic difference between the central theme of both sūrahs. Both the style of the discourse and the manner of reasoning have very obvious s
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Brief Introduction to the Contents

Administrator Issue: December 2009

In this Issue…   Jhangeer Hanif   Jihādand War in Islam Jāved Ahmed Ghāmidī expounds his understanding of the Islamic guidelines on armed offensives. He differentiates war against disblief from a battle to curb oppression. He also enunciates certain conditions to be fulfilled before waging a war.   Sūr
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